Hit Jericho Beach for the Vancouver Folk Music Festival Coming Back This July

Main Stage, Photo: David Niddrie/VFMF

Thanks to “a tremendous outpouring of support” after a huge public outcry, music lovers can rejoice and hit the beach once again this summer for the 46th annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival (VFMF) at Jericho Beach Park from July 14-16.

The festival’s organizers have regrouped with renewed energy and enthusiasm to bring music back to the beach this summer. VFMF plans to have around 40 live outdoor performances across a trio of daytime and one evening stage during the three-day festival weekend.

Photo: Erik Price/VFMF

2023 Lineup

Its already announced roster of folk, world, and roots musicians from across the globe includes a Grateful Dead tribute band, lo-fi roots singer Tré Burt, British guitar virtuoso Albert Lee, Arizona-based Tex-Mex band Calexico, Canadian women’s music icon Ferron, multi-instrumentalist Joachim Cooder, Juno Award-winning First Nations singer-songwriter William Prince, and music legends Joe Henry and Albert Lee.

As for local talent, performers from beautiful British Columbia include the likes of Jill Barber, Jim Byrnes, Krystle Dos Santos, The High Bar Gang, Rich Hope, Samantha Parton, San Pedro Cinco, and The Sojourners.

West Stage, Photo: David Niddrie/VFMF

Jericho Beach Park

Hosted oceanside in one of the most beautiful locations for an outdoor music festival held anywhere, audiences can expect an eclectic, inspiring, and enjoyable musical experience in keeping with the festival’s four-decade-long track record of entertaining crowds.

There’s also plenty to see outside of live music at the festival including a Little Folks Village for kids and families, food vendors from Pete’s Eats outdoor food court, an artisan market, and a beer and wine garden.

Jericho Beach Park, Photo: Sheila Say/VFMF

Founded in 1978, the Vancouver Folk Music Festival is an internationally renowned, community-based celebration known for presenting some of the finest traditional and contemporary folk and roots music from around the world.

Each year, VFMF draws more than 40,000 attendees including children and families to the scenic Jericho Beach for a weekend of good music, lively dancing, and stellar vibes.

For full festival info and to purchase tickets, visit VFMF’s website.

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