Calling all folk music lovers! The season of summer music festivals is so close we can taste it, and it wouldn’t be complete without the beloved Vancouver Folk Music Festival.

Taking place at Jericho Beach Park (ʔəy̓alməxʷ), the massive beach music fest brings together some of the best international and Canadian folk artists around, from established names to emerging artists.

The three-day festival draws more than 40,000 people to the beautiful Jericho Beach every year for a weekend of dancing, eating and vibing. There are also children’s activities available, which makes the event a huge draw for families as well.

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Here are all the artists slated to take the stage:

  • The Milk Carton Kids
  • Iris Dement
  • 47Soul
  • Dobet Gnahoré
  • Jeremy Dutcher
  • Highway 61 Reimagined
  • Krutb
  • The Wood Brothers
  • Leif Vollebekk
  • Piqsiq
  • Moontricks
  • James Vincent McMorrow
  • Bcuc
  • Buenrostro
  • Kevin Breit & Cyro Baptista
  • John Boutté
  • Alvin Youngblood Hart
  • Barney Bentall
  • Hayley Wallis
  • Mick Flannery
  • Ndidi O
  • Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves
  • Big Lazy with Paul Pigat
  • Kym Gouchie Trio
  • Gordon Grdina’s The Marrow
  • Wendy McNeill
  • Mel Parsons
  • Dawn Pemberton
  • Daniel Lapp & TMT
  • Making Movies
  • Chris Pierce
  • Second Moon
  • Grace Petrie
  • Katie Tupper
  • Suzie Ungerleider
  • Pharis and Jason Romero
  • Zar Elektrik
  • Scott Smith’s Adventures in Pedal Steel
  • Chris Smither

In the meantime, you can help support this year’s festival by donating directly to the organizers. Oh, and early bird tickets are now on sale, offering the lowest prices of the year!

Early bird passes are currently on sale for $230 per person for the weekend.

So there you have it, Vancouver! Get ready for music that will have you on your feet no matter how hot the sand is.

Vancouver Folk Music Festival 

When: July 19th to 21st
Where: Jericho Beach Park
Cost: $230 for the weekend