After a 2 year hiatus, the Vancouver Folk Music Festival is returning to Jericho Beach Park for its 45th year! The festival runs July 15th, 16th, and 17th – tickets are on sale HERE.
The festival has unveiled the lineup for the event, and it’s something you won’t want to miss:
Alejandro Escovedo, Allison Russell, Asleep At the Wheel, Beledrone, Bella White, Blue Moon Marquee w/ Duke Robillard, Christine Tassan et les Imposteures, Clerel, Debashish Bhattacharya, Five Alarm Funk, Ford Pier, Fortune Block, Frazey Ford, Golosa La Orquesta, Haley Heynderickx, Housewife, Kanatal, Lache Cercel & The Roma Jazz Ensemble, Lennie Gallant, Molly Tuttle, Quote The Raven, Redbird, RevoluSon, Robben Ford, Russell deCarle, SGaanaGwa, Shovels & Rope, SINNOI, Stringband Sundae, Suzie Ungerleider, Taj Mahal, The Bros. Landreth, The New Pornographers, Vancouver Fiddle Club, VILDÁ, and Witch Prophet.
Going back to a live music festival after doing virtual events for 2 years is exciting for the VFMF team.
“I am so happy to have so many great Canadian and International artists coming this year,” says Artistic/Executive Director Debbi Salmonsen. “As well as legends like Taj Mahal, and many great Canadian and US musicians, we have artists joining us from Chile, Finland, India, Korea, Mexico, and Taiwan. This year our ‘folk music’ definition has really spread its wings into many roots genres. We can’t wait to see our Folk Fest fans, vendors and volunteers in person again this year. We are working hard to ensure a safe and joyful experience for everyone. I also want to express our gratitude to the Musqueam Nation for allowing us to hold our event on their unceded traditional land.”
Beginning on Friday, July 15th, and running through to Sunday, July 17th, the festival features 3 daytime stages, as well as the evening Main Stage. On Friday, the gates will open at 3 pm with music from 4 pm – 11 pm. The gates open at 11 am on Saturday and Sunday with music from 12 pm – 11 pm. Tickets are free for children 12 and there are concession-priced tickets for elders, students, and youth. The 2022 festival features a Little Folks area, an artisan market, food vendors, and an adult beverage garden.
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.