A major event on the world folk and roots music circuit, the Vancouver Folk Music Festival
challenges audiences to expand their understanding and appreciation of what 'folk' can
mean in a global context. Bringing attention to exciting young artists who are pushing the
boundaries and honouring the elders of the tradition, the Festival is an acknowledged
leader in creating new ways of working with artists in developing forums and vehicles for
experimentation, improvisation and education.
The Festival features more than 70 hours of music on eight outdoor stages --three
evenings of mainstage concerts and two full days of performances throughout the park.
The Festival also features a twenty-vendor food area, a crafts market, a stage and activity
area dedicated to the Little Folks and their families, and the Festival Community Village
where local community-building organizations and businesses are represented.
All of this takes place in the spectacular outdoor setting of Jericho Beach Park, amidst
groves of pine and cedar trees and against a backdrop of the beautiful coast mountains
rising above a modern city skyline.
Meanwhile, the appearance of many Festival guest artists at other venues around town in the days
before and after the Festival Weekend create a unique city-wide folk and roots celebration, creating
opportunities to get up close and personal with Festival guest artists.
The Vancouver Folk Music Festival is a world of music on the beach for one magic weekend every
summer. We'll see you in the Park!