Stratford News Kiwanis Music Festival begins this month SHARE ON: Ethan Rabidoux, staff Wednesday, Apr. 2nd, 2014 In the weeks to come some, over 5,000 performers will compete on six stages throughout the city. The Kiwanis Festival of the Performing Arts launches its 88th season on April 14th with an Evening Ensemble at St John’s Church in Stratford. Drama and music competitions take place through the rest of April. Dancers take to the stage on May 3rd. More information can be found at the festival’s website.