ANNOUNCING THE LINEUP FOR THURSDAY NIGHT, JULY 13!
Canada Far & Wide: Grands Esprits
Thursday, July 13, 7pm (gates 6pm)
Main Stage, Jericho Beach Park
The Vancouver Folk Music Festival has teamed up with fellow Folk Festivals in Winnipeg, Calgary, Canmore, and Regina to curate a groundbreaking live touring collaborative project called Canada Far & Wide: Grands Esprits – a celebration of the Canadian songbook. This free, festival-opening evening concert showcases an eclectic range of amazing Canadian artists performing songs written by some of Canada’s most renowned and talented composers – and making each of those songs their own!
Performers include Cris Derksen, Mélisande (électrotrad), Cold Specks, C.R. Avery, Katie Moore, Jim Byrnes, Women in the Round, Carolyn Mark, Choir! Choir! Choir!, Leonard Podolak, The Funk Hunters and Paul Pigat.
You’ll hear the much-loved songs of renowned composers with surnames like: Bolduc, Cockburn, Cohen, Lightfoot, McGarrigle, Mitchell, Sainte-Marie, Snow, Tyson and Young – along with songs penned by the Hip, Arcade Fire, our own Spirit of the West, and others. And you’ll get to sing-along, too!
What an amazing night of song it’s going to be – a night to celebrate the festival’s 40th birthday – a night to remember for the next 150 years!
Tickets are FREE. Reserve yours now by clicking HERE.