Mark your calendars! In just under two weeks yet another exciting year of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival is coming up during the weekend of July 13-15, 2018.
An unforgettable yet “incredible weekend of music from close to home and around the globe” is the statement of the day. Headlining the weekend events are: Neko Case and Ry Cooder to Rodney Crowell and James McMurtry; from The Dead South, Carole Pope and Archie Roach to Ranky Tanky, Wazimbo & Banda Kakana and Dakhabrakha.
After being founded in 1978, this Vancouver marquee event was originally held in Stanley Park and then relocated to Jericho Beach Park a year later. Each and 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.Throughout the past few years, the event has played a major role in developing artists and audiences on so many different levels: regional, national and international. Vancouver’s local entertainment newspaper the Georgia Straight named the Folk Festival the “Best Local Music Festival”. This event draws nearly 30,000+ energetic and enthusiastic participants each year.
Be sure to check it out!