Vancouver Folk Music Festival July 17 – 19

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It may be more hippie than hipster, but I have a massive soft-spot for the Vancouver Folk Music Festival. It’s so lovable, with it’s blankets on the grass and its world music and its kids-running-around-in-face-paint. Not that it doesn’t have music-festival street cred, too: It was named one of ten best outdoor concerts in North America by USA Today.

If you think folk music sounds less-than-exciting, you’ve never been to this festival!

The Vancouver Folk Music Festival challenges audiences to expand their ideas of “folk” by featuring artists from around the world who perform in folk and roots genres as diverse as hip hop, gospel, blues, reggae, and Latin rock.

2009 Vancouver Folk Music Festival Lineup

In addition to the 60+ artists and seven daytime stages, festival-goers can re-fuel at over 20 food vendors, browse arts and crafts, and take kids to the Little Folks Area (face-painting, hello!).

The three-day festival happens this weekend, July 17 – 19, at Jericho Beach Park. Tickets are available here; kids 12 and under are free.

And if you have memories or stories about past Vancouver Folk Music Festivals, please share them!

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  1. I hav recently launched my blog and put up some fun photos of the event for your interest!

    Kind Regards,

    Dean Buscher
    http://www.dbphotoandfilm.com/blog/

    • Dean,

      Thanks for the link! I really loved your pictures.

      And: Nice shot of the crazy orange sky from Saturday (July 25). That sky was amazing!

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