Welcome to the 39 Days of July
Pick up your copy of the 2017 brochure at various locations
in downtown Duncan.
Live music every day...
and in the evenings too!
June 30 - August 7
In downtown Duncan, BC
Artistic Director’s Message...
‘It is nice to live in a community that allows one to be ‘crazy’ and it appears my community enjoys encouraging me to be so, I like that.’
‘a rather fun place to be’… Rob McKenzie
‘I don’t care, put whatever you want’… or ‘Sound check-whats that?’
...Dr. Ted Cadillac
Here we are again, defying gravity or whatever it is we do. Yes, we is ‘gonna run those daily marathons’ again, for the 6th year and probably with huge, infectious smiles on our faces for the whole of the 39 Days of July… the longest music festival in the world.
Such a scenario created, where people can be happy, content, excited, energized, as well as in awe of the present moments, be it alone in a crowd or warmed by the masses, a sense of community does prevail, a feeling of inclusivity, a sensation much needed in these times.
Providing this outdoor venue for musicians so as they can be connected to those audiences who enjoy being pleased is a daunting task that requires my attention from the day 2016’s festival wrapped up till opening day 2017. Thank goodness for the presence of Ted Cadillac (Dr) who joins me on pulling this off when the time comes. I love what I do - we love what we do and knowing the audiences are groovin’ to our efforts makes it all appear worthwhile.
Each year has brought more recognition for the 39 Days of July as a necessary community cultural event that needs find ways to be continued. Spread the word to your friends, business acquaintances and encourage them to join you for an evening so they can bear witness. Call up our local politicians - for sure invite them to join us. Remember elections are in 2018.
Managed to be slightly over budget on the entertainment costs again this year and I trust my judgment will impress you enough that when that donation bucket comes your way, you might dig deeper to help us out.
For that matter, support live music whenever you can by showing up to the many eateries/pubs in our valley that hire musical talent to enhance your evenings out, the many community groups that showcase their students musical abilities and of course the Duncan Showroom.
Thank you to my community for allowing me the privilege of bringing so much diverse entertainment to your attention this year.
Here’s to being in ‘a rather fun place to be’.
All of these scheduled musical events are designed to bring community together to celebrate our diverse local / Canadian and international music scenes, to give the opportunity to meet our neighbours, share a common experience and hopefully be able to now greet each other with a friendly smile on any future happen chance connections. We are proving that downtown Duncan and the Cowichan Valley is... ‘a rather fun place to be’.