Who’s ready for a summer concert on the water? A mobile concert series is setting sail next month, and it’s coming to Jericho Beach (Iy̓ál̓mexw, ʔəy̓alməxʷ) this July. Slated to perform at Festival Afloat 2022 is Juno-nominee Desirée Dawson, who guests can paddle out to listen to, or enjoy from the beach.

The cause

The benefit concert is in support of several causes, including the Heiltsuk Nation’s legal battle to protect the Great Bear Sea, and the Gitxaała Nation’s campaign to cancel mineral leases on Lax k’naga dzol (Banks Island).


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The concert

Festival Afloat 2022 Salish Sea Tour will kick off in Vancouver on Thursday, July 7th, making its way to Gabriola Island on July 11th, Victoria on July 13th, and end at Galiano Island on July 16th. The concert series will make additional stops as well – with various local artists performing. So, get ready for some amazing performances!

Best of all? Thanks to the sustainable seafood cannery Scout, the festival will take place on the deck of the Providence. AKA – the oldest boat in B.C! If you’re keen on exploring a piece of our province’s history for yourself, you can also book 3-hour Indigenous-led tours aboard the Providence starting Tuesday, June 21st.

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Tickets for Festival Afloat 2022 are by donation, and all proceeds will go towards the RAVEN trust. RAVEN (Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs) is dedicated to raising legal defence funds for Indigenous groups protecting their traditional territories.

All shows will start at 7 pm, weather and tides permitting. You can register to stay updated on any event changes here.

So, grab your paddles and towels and get ready to experience Jericho Beach from a completely new perspective. We’ll see you there, Vancouver!

Festival Afloat 2022

When: Thursday, July 7th, with additional dates across BC
Where: Jericho Beach
Cost: Tickets are by-donation