Barney Bentall's Cariboo Express is at the Vancouver Island MusicFest which runs July 10-12 this year.

Barney Bentall's Cariboo Express is at the Vancouver Island MusicFest which runs July 10-12 this year.

Vancouver Island MusicFest brings big names to Comox Valley

Festival offers more than 200 musical performers on six fully programmed stages

The Vancouver Island MusicFest has been bringing great music to the Island since 1995. Produced by the not-for-profit Comox Valley Folk Society, the largely volunteer driven festival is one of Vancouver Island’s most popular music events.

Over the years, VI MusicFest has grown in attendance but remains true to its original vision; a rural, family-friendly, sustainable and successful music event that puts the Comox Valley on the cultural map and involves thousands in a rich celebration of music and community.

This year’s VI MusicFest offer more than 200 musical performers on six fully programmed stages as well as instructional workshops, yoga sessions, an interactive kidzzone, art displays, a beer and cider tent, top-notch food and craft vendors, on-site camping and a magical riverside venue at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds.

One of the magical components of Vancouver Island MusicFest is their spectacular site and the distinct settings for each performance area. Each stage has its own personality and as you move from stage to stage, you feel as though you have entered a new venue. Whether you’re in the Concert Bowl, on the Grassy Knoll or square dancing in The Barn, you’ll be having a hand-clapping, toe-tapping fun time.

Highlights include David Gogo and Band in The Barn at 7:30 and country music superstar Lyle Lovett and his Large Band in the Concert Bowl at 9pm on Friday, July 10. On Saturday, July 11, see Barney Bentall’s Cariboo Express at 8:45, Quinn Sullivan at 10:15 and Buddy Guy at 11:15 in the Concert Bowl.

With more than 200 performers, there’s something for everyone.

For more information go to islandmusicfest.com

 

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