Vancouver Island MusicFest http://www.islandmusicfest.com A fantastic summer music festival in the Comox Valley. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:33:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9 MusicFest Concert Bowl Evening Performances http://www.islandmusicfest.com/2014/musicfest-concert-bowl-evening-performances/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=musicfest-concert-bowl-evening-performances http://www.islandmusicfest.com/2014/musicfest-concert-bowl-evening-performances/#comments Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:33:26 +0000 http://www.islandmusicfest.com/?p=9036 The post MusicFest Concert Bowl Evening Performances appeared first on Vancouver Island MusicFest.

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Hey VI MusicFesters – watch for our full schedule coming soon but for now, here’s the evening and sunday morning shows on the concert bowl stage…we can’t wait!!
- Friday Night –
Opening Ceremonies
Sam Baker
Roy Rogers & The Delta Rhythm Kings with Carlos Reyes
The Royal Southern Brotherhood
Dulsori
Angelique Kidjo

- Saturday Night –
The Kruger Brothers
Jimmy LaFave & Friends
The Lowrider Band
Mokoomba
Bonnie Raitt

- Sunday Morning –
The Blind Boys of Alabama

- Sunday Night –
Della Mae
Quique Escamilla
Les Tireux d’Roches
The Mavericks

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West My Friend Podcast http://www.islandmusicfest.com/2014/west-friend-podcast/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=west-friend-podcast http://www.islandmusicfest.com/2014/west-friend-podcast/#comments Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:47:24 +0000 http://www.islandmusicfest.com/?p=8808 The post West My Friend Podcast appeared first on Vancouver Island MusicFest.

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Whether you call them ‘indie roots’ or the previously unheard of ‘chamber folk’, Victoria-based West My Friend takes pristine vocals, harmonies, instrumentation and dramatic flair to places you’ve never imagined for a four-piece band.
Armed with their just-released second album When the Ink Dries, West My Friend will head north in July to make new friends at this year’s MusicFest.
Dan caught up with Eden Oliver, Alex Rempel, Jeff Poynter and Adam Bailey in late March.

Listen Now

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HoneyCutters Podcast http://www.islandmusicfest.com/2014/honeycutters-podcast/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=honeycutters-podcast http://www.islandmusicfest.com/2014/honeycutters-podcast/#comments Wed, 02 Apr 2014 17:29:49 +0000 http://www.islandmusicfest.com/?p=8800 The post HoneyCutters Podcast appeared first on Vancouver Island MusicFest.

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They’ve got their passports so they can bring their Appalachian honky tonk outside the U.S. for the first time – to the Vancouver Island MusicFest.
The Honeycutters have two country roots albums under their belts and a third on the way later this year.
Dan found lead vocalist and songwriter Amanda Ann Platt in Asheville, North Carolina.

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First 2014 MusicFest Podcast Features Blind Boys of Alabama! http://www.islandmusicfest.com/2014/first-2014-musicfest-podcast-features-blind-boys-alabama/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=first-2014-musicfest-podcast-features-blind-boys-alabama http://www.islandmusicfest.com/2014/first-2014-musicfest-podcast-features-blind-boys-alabama/#comments Sun, 23 Mar 2014 16:50:47 +0000 http://www.islandmusicfest.com/?p=8779 The post First 2014 MusicFest Podcast Features Blind Boys of Alabama! appeared first on Vancouver Island MusicFest.

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LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE

On the road for 70 years – that’s right, since 1944 – the Blind Boys of Alabama will take the Vancouver Island MusicFest to a higher place July 13. Increasingly a major highlight of the festival, this year’s Sunday morning Concert Bowl spirit celebration promises to be another amazing event.

MusicFest Podcaster,Dan MacLennan caught up with Blind Boys co-founder Jimmy Carter in March to talk about the legendary group, their latest album, and the utter joys of voices lifted in praise.

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE

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Two Free Workshops/Performances http://www.islandmusicfest.com/2014/two-free-workshopsperformances/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=two-free-workshopsperformances http://www.islandmusicfest.com/2014/two-free-workshopsperformances/#comments Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:41:32 +0000 http://www.islandmusicfest.com/?p=8758 The post Two Free Workshops/Performances appeared first on Vancouver Island MusicFest.

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Two Free Workshops/Performances

Vancouver Island MusicFest began the ‘Music In The Schools’ program in 2013. This year it includes public workshops open to anyone who wants to attend.

“It’s a simple concept,” explains MusicFest’s Artistic Director, Doug Cox, “we have all these great performers coming to the Valley to do shows and they also happen to be great teachers. We started last year with the idea the VI MusicFest Concert Series would pay some of the performers to perform in the schools for the kids with hopes of inspiring the children and show them that there are so many possibilities for them within the arts. If we were able to do that for even one kid – then it is worth it.” This year MusicFest also began their annual bursary program and will award 3 high school students with bursaries for secondary studies in any arts performance or production discipline.

Another aspect of VI MusicFest’s Community Outreach initiative is the addition of a new public workshop series to the program. The first free workshop will be a creative writing workshop with singer-songwriter Linda McRae. Linda has been doing workshops all over the US and Canada including workshops in prisons and schools. She recently had the distinction of even doing a workshop at Fulsom Prison that was very well received. McRae will also perform in concert at The Cumberland Hotel on Friday April 4th. Tickets are available at The Cumberland Hotel or at www.islandmusicfest.com

The second free workshop takes place Tuesday, April 8th at 8 PM at the Komox Band Hall. ‘Sugar & Gold’ – The Story Of The Underground Railroad In Canada, features Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley. This is a 50-minute, interactive, lively, performance that is perfect for all ages. The performance includes storytelling, songs, and slides, all telling the history of the Underground Railroad in Canada, the story of the first Black settlers.
MusicFest Free Workshops/Performances

The Linda McRae free creative writing workshop will be held at the Holiday Inn Express in Courtenay on Saturday, April 5th from 12 to 3 PM. Registration is limited for this event and will be accepted on a first-come basis at:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/vancouver-island-musicfest-presents-creative-writing-workshop-w-linda-mcrae-tickets-10360256807?ref=ebtnebregn

Underground Railroad in Canada, the story of the first Black settlers workshop takes place Tuesday,
April 8th at 8 PM at the Komox Band Hall. This is a free, perfect for all ages event, is open to the public.
Advance registration is available at:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/musicfest-presents-diana-braithwaite-chris-whiteley-sugar-gold-the-story-of-the-underground-tickets-10847261451?ref=ebtnebregn

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Camping On Sale March 1st! http://www.islandmusicfest.com/2014/camping-sale-march-1st/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=camping-sale-march-1st http://www.islandmusicfest.com/2014/camping-sale-march-1st/#comments Fri, 28 Feb 2014 17:21:08 +0000 http://www.islandmusicfest.com/?p=8708 The post Camping On Sale March 1st! appeared first on Vancouver Island MusicFest.

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Hey MusicFesters!

Camping goes on Sale Saturday March 1st at 8:00 am
Online only.
You must have a weekend pass to camp, 3 day passes combined will not get you entrance into campground.
Camping will fill up fast so don’t miss out!

Camping prices and info listed here.

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2014 Vancouver Island MusicFest Bursary http://www.islandmusicfest.com/2014/2014-vancouver-island-musicfest-bursary/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=2014-vancouver-island-musicfest-bursary http://www.islandmusicfest.com/2014/2014-vancouver-island-musicfest-bursary/#comments Wed, 05 Feb 2014 00:42:12 +0000 http://www.islandmusicfest.com/?p=8631 The post 2014 Vancouver Island MusicFest Bursary appeared first on Vancouver Island MusicFest.

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2014 Vancouver Island MusicFest Bursary has been created to assist graduating Comox Valley students who wish to continue their studies at a post-secondary institution in a field related to the performing arts both technical and performance or the entertainment industry (including film and video).

Check our out bursary page for all the details

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2014 Vendor and Volunteer Applications http://www.islandmusicfest.com/2014/2014-vendor-volunteer-applications/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=2014-vendor-volunteer-applications http://www.islandmusicfest.com/2014/2014-vendor-volunteer-applications/#comments Sat, 01 Feb 2014 19:19:43 +0000 http://www.islandmusicfest.com/?p=8602 Interested in applying as a vendor at Vancouver Island MusicFest? Want to volunteer with us? Our vendor and volunteer pages now include the 2014 application forms.

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Our vendor and volunteer applications are now available. If you are wanting to apply as either a vendor or volunteer check out the links below.

Check out our vendor page here

Check out our volunteer page here

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MusicFest 2014 Lineup Announcements Have Begun! http://www.islandmusicfest.com/2014/musicfest-2014-lineup-announcements-begun/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=musicfest-2014-lineup-announcements-begun http://www.islandmusicfest.com/2014/musicfest-2014-lineup-announcements-begun/#comments Thu, 16 Jan 2014 01:19:15 +0000 http://www.islandmusicfest.com/?p=8497 The post MusicFest 2014 Lineup Announcements Have Begun! appeared first on Vancouver Island MusicFest.

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Check Our Performers Page Every day for A New Announcement!

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Get Your Weekend Passes While You Can for this summers fantastic Vancouver Island MusicFest.

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Holger Petersen Interviews Albert Lee and James Burton at MusicFest 2013 http://www.islandmusicfest.com/2013/holger-petersen-interviews-albert-lee-james-burton-musicfest-2013/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=holger-petersen-interviews-albert-lee-james-burton-musicfest-2013 http://www.islandmusicfest.com/2013/holger-petersen-interviews-albert-lee-james-burton-musicfest-2013/#comments Thu, 31 Oct 2013 19:25:20 +0000 http://www.islandmusicfest.com/?p=8364 The post Holger Petersen Interviews Albert Lee and James Burton at MusicFest 2013 appeared first on Vancouver Island MusicFest.

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Interview with James Burton and Albert Lee

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