Aaron C. Lewis, a Cape Breton singer-songwriter, has been a professional musician since he was 16 years old. Today, as a an established vocalist and seasoned, and polished musician, Aaron plays a variety of instruments. He has toured all over the world, including seven years with The Carleton Showband. Aaron has shared the stage with such names as Joe Diffie, Alabama, Tommy Hunter, Charlie Pride, and John Allan Cameron to name only a few. Among the many awards Aaron has received is The Akademia Music Award, an award dedicated to recognizing excellence in music throughout the world for his single “Warm Beer”. In the early 1990s, he received an Honorary Citizenship of Newfoundland, being the first to receive such an honour by a Premier, and in 2018 was inducted into The Nova Scotia Country Music Hall Of Fame. Aaron will be performing with fiddle-piano duos Kimberley Fraser and Mac Morin, and Howie MacDonald and Beverley MacLean at the Festival this year.