Vancouver Folk Music Festival

July 19, 2019

July 21, 2019

$40 to $185

Jericho Beach Park, 3941 Point Grey Rd Vancouver

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Events Description

The Vancouver Folk Music Festival is a Canadian cultural institution – a unique community-based celebration with an internationally-renowned reputation for presenting the finest traditional and contemporary folk and roots music artists from around the world. Now in its 40th year, it continues to be one of the city’s most beloved, enjoyed, and respected events.

The Festival draws 38,000+ enthusiastic attendees annually to beautiful Jericho Beach Park, folks eager to experience the music and culture of more than 60 international, national, and local acts. Every year, two and even three generations of families join friends and fellow community members to share in the music, dance, food, children’s activities – and the magical ambience of the festival.

On the weekend, starting on Friday afternoon,  festival-goers will be treated to an array of concerts and workshops on five daytime and two evening stages. The evening Main Stage concerts, a brilliant showcase featuring some of music’s brightest lights, run from 6-11pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

From 4pm to 6pm on Friday, and from 10am to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday,  Daytime Stages located around the park site offer up over 50 concerts and workshops. “Workshops” are collaboratory gatherings of two or more artists and groups who come together to share music and songs with each other and the audience around particular themes or subjects. The beating heart of the festival experience, these “you have to be there live” experiences often spark the most memorable moments of the weekend.

In addition to the great music, there are a wide range of Food and Artisan vendors on site along with a Folk Bazaar along the beachfront, the Big Rock Beer Garden, the Little Folks Village full of activities and entertainments for the whole family, the Community Village, where local non-profit organizations share their mission and work, and CD and Merchandise sales. The festival prides itself on its environmental and sustainability initiatives, and on making the festival accessible – and lots of fun. Around 1400 volunteers help to make the festival a success. There is ample bike parking on site, and visitors are encouraged to bike, walk, or take transit rather than drive to the festival. No bottled water is sold on site – audience members are asked to bring their own bottles – and water refill states are located around the site.

2019 Lineup: 

Aerialists
Black String
Danny Boudreau
Basia Bulat
Matthew Byrne
Celeigh Cardinal
Andrew Collins Trio
Copperhead
The Dardanelles
Desiree Dawson Trio
Steve Dawson
Brother Tito Deler
Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers
Bobby Dove
Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
Mike Farris & the Fortunate Few
Luca Fogale
Front Country
Amos Garrett & Julian Kerr
Raine Hamilton String Trio
The Hamiltones
David Hidalgo
Zaki Ibrahim
Illiteratty
Kirchen Cox and McRae
Kitty & the Rooster
Joey Landreth
La Mexcalina
Larkin Poe
George Leach Band
Le Vent Du Nord
Locarno
Lonesome Ace Stringband
Los Pachamama y Flor Amargo
Corb Lund
Don McGlashan
Pablo Menendez & Mezcla
Midnight Shine
Irish Mythen
Namgar
Tal National
Oktopus
Marin Patenaude
Rad Trads
Rebirth Brass Band
John Reischman & the JaybirdsRiit
Sam Roberts Band
Pharis & Jason Romero
Lucy Rose
Rosie & the Riveters
Sarah Shook & the Disarmers
Vivek Shraya/Too Attached
Ruby & Smith
Son of James
Nano Stern Trio
Emily Triggs
Tsatsu Stalqayu (Coastal Wolf Pack)
Sunny War

 

Who is it for?

All ages

HOW MUCH

Tickets :

Day pass: $40 to $80

Weekend Pass: $65 to $185

Children 12 and under FREE when accompanied by a paying adult.
How to get tickets?

Buy Online
At the door

Site Box Office
Friday: 12:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am – 10:00pm

WHEN & WHERE

Date & Time:

Friday, July 19  to Sunday, July 21, 2019 – Schedule

East Gate (4th Ave):
Friday: 3:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am – 10:00pm

West Gate (by Sailing Club):
Friday: 3:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9:30am – 10:00pm

Access Gate (patrons with disabilities/mobility issues only):
Friday: 3:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am – 10:00pm

EVENING MAIN STAGE SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

5:50 Musqueam Welcome

6:00 Midnight Shine

7:20 Le Vent du Nord

8:40 Larkin Poe

10:00 Corb Lund

SATURDAY

6:00 Front Country

7:20 Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers

8:40 Basia Bulat

10:00 Sam Roberts Band

SUNDAY

6:00 Tsatsu Stalqayu

7:05 David Hidalgo & Steve Dawson

8:25 Rebirth Brass Band

9:45 The Hamiltones

10:45 Finale

Venue & Address :

Jericho Beach Park – 3941 Point Grey Rd
Vancouver
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