Day 24 - Elders Day
Jul
21
11:00 AM11:00

Day 24 - Elders Day

The words senior and senile are too close together so we chose the word Elder , which commands respect and honour

11am - Dale Manason - seen regularly on the Farmer’s Market stage, his variety of tunes is quite enjoyable

Noon - Cowichan Harmonica Band - there are many harmonica players in our valley who gather for fun times every Tuesday at 10am at the Seniors Resource Centre and today at noon for all of us

1pm - Dennis & Andy - these two locals work together as good as any comedic musical duo you may have seen

2pm - Ukululus - yes, they are return this year to honour the ukulele

3pm - Taarka - from stateside, seamlessly fusing brilliant instrumental chops with songwriting of great depth and creativity, cooking up musical “sustenance that stays with you long after you’ve pushed away from the table.”

4pm - Ravenhill Ranters - autoharp and acoustic guitar with beautifully vocalised, well crafted songs being delivered

5pm - Cooper Wolfe - a Latin Jazz fusion duo with spanish guitar and piano from Victoria

6pm - Chris Ho - a songwriter from Victoria worth catching, he brings along his beatboxing buddy to join him

7pm - Brock Meades Trio - a bass player from our valley and now with years at the VIU Jazz program behind him, he brings his band to entertain us

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Day 25 - Showcase Monday
Jul
22
12:00 PM12:00

Day 25 - Showcase Monday

Noon - Jonathon Stewart - original acoustic folk from Saskatchewan

1pm - Schayde Dame - guitar/vocal-originals /fave covers

2pm - Chuck McCandless - an elder in our folk scene but don’t tell him that

3pm - Harry Hull - musical interlude on piano

4pm - Kieran West / Logan McKillop - two Manitoba singer-songwriters trading off songs during their set

5pm - The Wanted - from Toronto-combine old time gospel harmonies and unplugged vintage rock ‘n roll in a sound that is transformational - The Carter Family meets Chuck Berry

6pm - Logan and Nathan - alternative folk duo from the hills of Alberta

7pm - Terry Boyle - now in Ladysmith, think Irish balladeer

DUNCAN SHOWROOM
9:30pm - Showroom After 9 Series
The Wanted - harmonies designed to be witnessed at the Duncan Showroom

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Showcase Mondays
Jul
22
4:00 PM16:00

Showcase Mondays

4pm - Kieran West / Logan McKillop - two Manitoba singer-songwriters trading off songs during their set

5pm - The Wanted - from Toronto-combine old time gospel harmonies and unplugged vintage rock ‘n roll in a sound that is transformational - The Carter Family meets Chuck Berry

6pm - Logan and Nathan - alternative folk duo from the hills of Alberta

7pm - Terry Boyle - now in Ladysmith, think Irish balladeer

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Day 26 - Blues on Tuesday
Jul
23
12:00 PM12:00

Day 26 - Blues on Tuesday

Noon - Anneda - now singing with the Pink Floyd tribute band PIGS, this is her solo show

1pm - Chuck McCandless / Bill Hamilton - when old friends can perform on the same stage sharing songs, the audience feels the love

2pm- Harold Anderson - his cover repertoire is immense as is his own song book

3pm - Teacher Student Showcase - Kathy White Dancers

4pm - open mic - make sure to sign up if you want the chance to perform one song

5pm - Rockland Moran - a slide guitar master, he has put in his blues playin’ time

6pm - Shake n Cor - as a trio, original tunes played that take you to a European jazzy bluesy feel

7pm - Renovation Blues Band - straight up rockin’ blues covers out of Nanaimo with some fine originals

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Day 27 - Walkabout Wednesday
Jul
24
12:00 PM12:00

Day 27 - Walkabout Wednesday

Noon - Andy McCormack - so many Canadian songs that were hits and this guy knows them

1pm - Luke Morton - soon to be a dad, his song writing muse is about to change for sure

2pm - Teo - a local busker on guitar and piano, he sings many songs you will remember as he effortlessly takes us on a musical journey

3pm - Teacher Student Showcase - Obrien’s School of Irish Dance

4pm - History Talks - The Station - what does happen in that multi coloured building across from the festival?

5pm - Duncan Has Talent - preliminaries - Originals

6pm - Raine Hamilton - from Winnipeg, her star is coming to the front as folk clubs / festivals across the country recognise her prowess as a songwriter/performer

7pm - McCandless Family Band - in memory of June Rossetto, this family band makes everyone smile and with much Irish content, as well as tasty originals

TRAIN STATION
2-4pm - Art in the Park - Cowichan Valley Arts Council sponsored

CITY SQUARE STAGE
7:30pm- Porter Brothers - local trio of farm boys havin’ fun playin’ and writin’ songs

8:30pm - Ridley Bent - think country although his song writing skills are genre crossing, the creator of hick hop, he brings a stellar back-up band of the lower mainland’s finest

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Ridley Bent
Jul
24
8:30 PM20:30

Ridley Bent

a ‘countrified’ singer / songwriter he spins tales as tall as they come, and the characters are as large as life or larger, a cast of hard-drinking, fast-driving characters who tend to be a shade less hell-bent on self-destruction than they are with keeping their lives between the lines and out of the ditch.

and the musicianship he surrounds himself with will make this a very memorable performance

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Day 28 - Specialty Thursday
Jul
25
12:00 PM12:00

Day 28 - Specialty Thursday

Noon - Brian Gauci - an acoustic guitar player from Toronto now calling Ladysmith home

1pm - Steve McKinnon Trio - veterans of the music scene, a most memorable performance always given

2pm - Harry Hull - piano-originals with standards filtering thru

3pm - Teacher Student Showcase - Celtic Rhythm Dancers

4pm - James Hamilton - from Victoria, his foray into the sitar has been a blessing for the island, so come, sit back and float away

5pm - Duncan Has Talent - preliminaries - Originals

6pm - Kelly Hunt - please to take note of this frailin’banjo, songwriter from Memphis with a violin accompanist, her star is very much rising

7pm - Joe Charron - with a new CD causing much commotion in the folk world, this ‘over nite’ success does not change his feet on the ground approach to all that he does

CITY SQUARE STAGE
7-8pm - Supersoul Thursday - 25 Drum Circle

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Specialty Thursday
Jul
25
12:00 PM12:00

Specialty Thursday

6pm - Kelly Hunt - please to take note of this frailin’banjo, songwriter from Memphis with a violin accompanist, her star is very much rising

7pm - Joe Charron - with a new CD causing much commotion in the folk world, this ‘over nite’ success does not change his feet on the ground approach to all that he does

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Supersoul Thursday
Jul
25
7:00 PM19:00

Supersoul Thursday

25 Drum Circle

Duncan’s Burly-Men will bring their powerful, established drum-circle to City Square to set the foundation for a full on jam session, bring your instruments or dancing feet and let your spirit soar as you connect with community through the rhythm of the drums.

NEXT DATE: Aug. 1st

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Day 29 - Fun Friday
Jul
26
12:00 PM12:00

Day 29 - Fun Friday

Noon - Jessica Blakney - 1/3 of the Hardware Girls, she is a song writer, a singer and living in Chemainus

1pm - Paul Washington - country swing and roots country shapes his songwriting

2pm - Jade Blakney - 1/3 of the Hardware Girls, she is a song writer, a singer and also living in Chemainus

3pm - Teacher Student Showcase - Carlson’s Dance

4pm - Julie Hampton aka Electra Day - stateside folk performer who is much a poet, mark this one in your book

5pm - Duncan Has Talent - finals - Originals

6pm - Hell Katz - rockabilly from the valley

7pm - Rooster Tooth - rockabilly from the mainland

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Day 30 - Sociable Saturday
Jul
27
11:00 AM11:00

Day 30 - Sociable Saturday

11am - Zumba with Roz - get your sweat on with this group activity

Noon - Clarissa Rodger - from the valley and just coming to the stage, she sings cover songs with an ability to own them

1pm - Arbutus Ridge Performing Arts Society - betcha this is gonna be classic rock as the Arbutus Ridge jammers come into downtown Duncan

2pm - K-Tones - flute and keyboards and some technology, this Saltspring duo will mezmerize you with covers and remarkable originals

3pm - Mick Gibb - from Lantzville, he is a late comer to the stage but a prolific songwriter of good tunage

4pm - Donna & Bill Konsorado - across the street neighbours from Mick in Lantzville, Donna’s Aberta foothills heritage comes thru in her originals and approach to their music utilizing banjo / acoustic guitar /keyboards and foot percussion

5pm - Terry Brennan - a magnificent singer-songwriter calling Victoria home, he has risen from the jaws of illness to share his great abilities at performing

6pm - Jessifer Vaira - originally from Ladysmith, her fine musicianship and community spirit keep the ‘open mics’ in Vancouver happening

7pm - Luv Train - r&b / blues vocals from a sweet lady of soul, Lady V along with hubby Larry B.on keys, they always have a stable of seasoned players with them

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Day 31 - Gospel Music Day
Jul
28
11:00 AM11:00

Day 31 - Gospel Music Day

More and more, gospel music is becoming the way to keep congregations in the present and available to the public

11am - Church of Nazarene - a yearly event since our inception, this church brings their musical Sunday service to the park for all to enjoy

Noon - Jared Popma - with messages of hope and light, young Jared is proving himself as a stellar musician

1pm - Ditty Bakes Spirit Music Emporium - Alisha Baker and friends spread the gospel thru their music

2pm - New Life Baptist - they bring their musical treat to the park as well so as to celebrate the newness of faith and worship

3pm - Blu& Kelly Hopkins - from the interior, this husband –wife team bring fine folk/blues music to the stage

4pm - Wayne Kozak Quartet – the second of his yearly performances for us, always a musical treat in that r&b / jazz/blues feel

5pm - Ashley Wey Trio - more jazz for a Sunday afternoon, a fine vocalist and pianist, the trio makes her shine even more

6pm - ABACAXI - Amelia Thomas presents some of Brazil's best music from enchanting bossa novas to heart racing sambas tosweep you away to Rio right in the heart of Duncan

7pm - Blackberry Wood - whoopah!-musical entertainment that needs be witnessed instead of described, and as an audience you might become engaged in their process

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Day 32 - Showcase Monday
Jul
29
12:00 PM12:00

Day 32 - Showcase Monday

Noon- Steady Rollin’ Jay - acoustic blues is what turns his musical muse on

1pm - Schayde Dame - a guitar and her voice, ah yes, her voice

2pm - Harold Anderson - from introspective originals to covers you will remember his show (aka-Homeless Harold)

3pm - Teacher Student Showcase -Lara’s School of Middle Eastern Dance and Rhythm

4pm - Chey Peterson - chef by day at the Old Firehouse Wine Bar, creative folk rock musician at other times, when he can

6pm - Kelly Hunt - from Memphis-being said again, her star is rising big time, come see why

7pm - Sean Ashby - guitarist for Sara McLaughlin for years, his solo show is exceptional

DUNCAN SHOWROOM
9:30pm - Showroom After 9 Series
Kelly Hunt
- Kelly at the Showroom - what a delightful thought

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Showcase Mondays
Jul
29
4:00 PM16:00

Showcase Mondays

4pm - Chey Peterson - chef by day at the Old Firehouse Wine Bar, creative folk rock musician at other times, when he can

6pm - Kelly Hunt - from Memphis-being said again, her star is rising big time, come see why

7pm - Sean Ashby - guitarist for Sara McLaughlin for years, his solo show is exceptional

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Day 33 - Blues on Tuesday
Jul
30
12:00 PM12:00

Day 33 - Blues on Tuesday

Noon - Teo - an ability to sing /play the classics we all know makes it easy to understand how this busker has become so popular

1pm - Without a Net - politics and unions in a Pete Seeger styling involving Irish and Klezmer united

2pm - Don Wilke - slide guitar , slack key guitar, songwriting with a blues/rock yet folk point of view

3pm - Teacher Student Showcase - Kathy White Dancers

4pm - open mic - last chance to use the open mic

5pm - Brandy Moore - recently to the island, she sings the blues interspersed with r&b standards with an ownership that is tres cool

6pm - Gerry Barnum & Crew - from Nanaimo, this guy has stayed the course of original blues and his performances are most engaging

7pm - South Island Rhythm Kings - watch out, these south island blues dudes come to make you boogie

CITY SQUARE STAGE
8:30pm - Papagroove

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Day 34 - Walkabout Wednesday
Jul
31
12:00 PM12:00

Day 34 - Walkabout Wednesday

Noon - Dennis Atkins - last chance this year to catch this well mannered singer/songwriter originally from Manitoba

1pm - Anneda - you may have seen this singer on stage at the Farmers Market throughout the spring, she caught our ear immediately

2pm - Scott Owen - singing from his soul, his hardships slip away when he performs his originals and well chosen folk gems

3pm - Teacher Student Showcase - Obrien’s School of Irish Dance

4pm - Health Talks - Laser Therapy with Josh Crawford

5pm - Duncan Has Talent - preliminaries - Instrumentals

6pm - Chris Hergesheimer - armed with a microphone, a laptop, a guitar and an ego, he performs his acoustic songs from the heart and dials in old and new school beats in order to throw out live lyrics, creating an authentic middle class West Coast vibe of conscious and catchy hip hop with messages that are relatable and realistic

7pm - Victor Nezrallah - from Ottawa, this veteran performer will entertain you well, you buy one of his cd’s

TRAIN STATION
2-4pm - Art in the Park - Cowichan Valley Arts Council sponsored

CITY SQUARE STAGE
7:30pm - Groove Social - showcasing Scott McGill’s originals and his choice of covers that allow us to hear his vocal r&b prowess, this trio comes to get a groove goin’

8:30pm - Shuffle Demons - weird cats from Toronto are resurrecting the “out of my house, roach” feel of their hip 3 saxophone based jazz fusin’ cool stuff...we glad they are

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Groove Social
Jul
31
7:30 PM19:30

Groove Social

Scott McGill chose the Cowichan Valley over living in Vancouver some years back and we are the benefactors of that decision... a music teacher at Brentwood, he continuously keeps his own chops up by performing solo, as a duo or with his band Groove Social...

with a vocal range that gives one goosebumps…
be prepared to groove

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Shuffle Demons
Jul
31
8:30 PM20:30

Shuffle Demons

what do you get when you cross 3 amazing saxophonists dressed in wacky clothes, a crazy dancing drummer and a killer upright bass player and have them sing songs about Buses, Roaches and Hockey and spend 1/2 their time playing in the audience? The Shuffle Demons, that's what!!! They were a band that captured the imagination of a generation with their antics and amazing no holds barred playing and stopped traffic on a regular basis.

And now they're back!!

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Day 35 - Specialty Thursday
Aug
1
12:00 PM12:00

Day 35 - Specialty Thursday

Noon - Andy McCormack - the master of cover tunes, he reads the audience to decide his set list

1pm - Naomi Payan - this woman is a superb singer and songwriter, glad she lives in our valley

2pm - Scott McGill - guitar /vocals, his soul/r&b/pop/originals and choice of covers accent his vocal prowess in those genres

3pm - Teacher Student Showcase - Celtic Rhythm Dancers

4pm - Madison Galloway - from Toronto and on her way to the Filberg Festival, she brings her guitar palying buddy to showcase her debut cd,

5pm - Duncan Has Talent - preliminaries - Instrumentals

6pm - Andrea Smith / Marisha Devoin - two vocalists that also write songs and play their instruments oh so well

7pm - Chris Antonik - an awarded blues player from Toronto, he brings his band to rock us out of this day

CITY SQUARE STAGE
7-8pm - Supersoul Thursday - Sound Yoga with Sarah

DUNCAN SHOWROOM
9:30pm - Showroom After 9 Series
Madison Galloway - young singer songwriter from Toronto with her debut CD in hand

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Supersoul Thursdays
Aug
1
7:00 PM19:00

Supersoul Thursdays

Sound Yoga with Sarah

Based on traditional yogic principles of chakras, kundalini and nada (sound), Sarah brings formal training and love of music/singing to create a beautiful immersive practice. With 20 years of diverse yoga practice, Sarah trained to become a yoga teacher at the Nada Yoga School in Rishikesh, India, and is certified in Sound Yoga. She shares her gifts, follows her heart, and helps spread harmony through sound practice. No chanting/singing experience necessary.

For more information go to SoundSeedYoga.ca

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Day 36 - Fun Friday
Aug
2
12:00 PM12:00

Day 36 - Fun Friday

Noon - Chuck McCandless - his originals along side of his covers shows music knows no age

1pm - Paul Ruszel - a local folk musician who still sings of hope and healing knowing it will work

2pm - Steve McKinnon - ending the Lunch in the Park Series with one of our finest

3pm - Teacher Student Showcase - Carlson’s Dance

4pm - Guitar Bill - from Victoria, a solo guitarist that can use a loop pedal real well

5pm - Duncan Has Talent - finals - Instrumentals

6pm - Tequila Bedspins - drummer Andy Okell mentioned this new band to me, they is good

7pm - Sweet Potato Brown and the Troublemakers - she has a thing for Steve Earle’s music and it shows in her own song writing and of course in her choice of covers

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Day 37 - Sociable Saturday
Aug
3
11:00 AM11:00

Day 37 - Sociable Saturday

11am - Zumba with Roz - last one for this year’s festival, the ultimate workout with Rozlast one for this year’s festival, the ultimate workout with Roz

Noon - Jared Popma - he brings his tap dancing friend to join in his expeditions into his music

1pm - Spent Rent - Simon Sayz has played the festival for 5 years and now he has a band

2pm - Chris Baron & Megan Cronin - this couple from stateside have been in our community for a week, same as last year, so they can enjoy that we do live in ‘a rather fun place to be’

3pm - Brian Gauci - this has turned into a yearly thang where Brian ends up playing his instrumentals behind a cloth curtain as we ready for Shakespeare in the Park

4pm - Shawnigan Players present Shakespeare in the park - Much Ado About Nothing

5pm - Shawnigan Players present Shakespeare in the park - yes, in downtown Duncan

6pm - Shawnigan Players present Shakespeare in the park - Measure For Measure

7pm - Shawnigan Players present Shakespeare in the park - do trust you enjoy theatre in the public park

CITY SQUARE STAGE
8:30pm -Tri-Continental - an awarded collection of folk’s finest-Bill Bourne / Madagascar Slim / Lester Quitzau

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Day 38 - Country Music Appreciation Day
Aug
4
11:00 AM11:00

Day 38 - Country Music Appreciation Day

Country music comes in many packages, here are but a few…

11am - Jim Scales - country favourites done extremely well

Noon - Professor Banjo - old style country on banjo

1pm - Paul Washington Trio - inspired by the country swing elite and roots writer’s, Paul brings to the table country as it should be

2pm - Chris Andres - there must always be outlaw country and Chris wears that hat

3pm - Anneda - she brings her band for her final performance at the 39 days of July 2019

4pm - Lady O with Leon Nagasaki - Lady O is a wonderful addition to our community and her stand up bass playing and vocals lead her and us to some magnificent places

5pm - Smilin' Jack Smith / Joe Mock - 5th decade of performing touring the world, these veterans bring it home - blues, country folk in an admirable fashion (Joe Mock was the guitar player in Pied Pumkin)

6pm - O’Briens Irish School of Dance - the showcase

7pm - Modern Thought - “these guys should be playing arenas!” bringing big sound with big hooks driven to make every show unforgettable.

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Day 39 - Youth Day
Aug
5
12:00 PM12:00

Day 39 - Youth Day

Noon - contestants DHT - it is by invite
1pm - Winners DHT - we see who shows up

2pm - Malakai - youthful energy with no boundaries

2:30pm - Amanda Nixon - sweet vocals and great writings

3pm - The Lucky Brothers - two young guys who really enjoy entertaining

3:30pm - Not Yet - the Duncan Music Rock Band class

4pm - Porter Brothers - their star is rising, great originals

4:30pm - Jared Popma - a singer, songwriter, guitar player along with his tap dancin’ buddy

5pm - James Meyer and friends - south end students rocked it on stage this year

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40th Day of July 2019
Sep
1
4:00 PM16:00

40th Day of July 2019

yes, there is a 40th day in our July.
one more kick at the can for summer we reckon and on the Sunday of Labour Day weekend

we figure that before families get back to school and fall schedules that our fantastic summer festival feel should be brought to the forefront one more time

Sunday September 1st from 4pm - 9pm
again, we take over the city square to present a varied array of music, ‘free’ to the public

headlining at 8pm: Salsahall Collective – ending the day with a 9 piece dance from Vancouver
proving we do live in ‘a rather fun place to be’.

special guests at 7pm: Don’t Freak Out from Nanaimo

proving we do live in ‘a rather fun place to be’

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Day 23 - Sociable Saturday
Jul
20
11:00 AM11:00

Day 23 - Sociable Saturday

11am - Zumba with Roz - come to the park for an hour and get your exercise

Noon - Jonathon Churcher - an extended stay in the north gave this songwriter much fodder with which to draw his new material from

1pm- ADD - old guys playing old songs with a youthful energy

2pm - Bill Levity - an active thespian as well as a songwriter

3pm - Up Your Alley - friends having fun musically

4pm - Stone Poets - from Vancouver, three experienced writers and performers, three distinct voices, harmonizing beautifully together to celebrate the song

5pm - Heartwood - very fine local songwriters, Jack Connolly and Genevieve Charbonneau, in an acoustic fashion

6pm - Hardware Girls - a mother and two daughters cover folk /pop/rock/ songs as well as write their own ( yes, Dad also writes)

7pm -Stephanie Cadman / Daniel Lapp / Corwin Fox - fiddlers beware, royalty will be on our stage alongside the splendid accompanist Corwin Fox

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Fun Friday
Jul
19
6:00 PM18:00

Fun Friday

6pm - The Steadies - rock steady with this trio’s roots/reggae feel (performing at Craig Street Brew Pub at 9:30pm as well)

7pm - Lennon &Morquan - lennon does the rapping with Morquan laying down the beats and then Morquan taking us out with his spinnin’ of reggae/roots

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Day 22 - Fun Friday
Jul
19
12:00 PM12:00

Day 22 - Fun Friday

Noon - Scott Owen - an IFF volunteer, he is regular at our festival too

1pm - Kelly Roxanne Gervan - a teacher in our community performing / writing/songs with an organic feel

2pm - Andy McCormack - a walking talking and performing retro musician

3pm - Teacher Student Showcase - Carlson’s Dance

4pm - Quin Etheridge-Pedden - a combination of fiddle, guitar and voice, with both original and cover tunes from Nanaimo

5pm – The Replacements - swing with a bluegrass feel

6pm - The Steadies - rock steady with this trio’s roots/reggae feel (performing at Craig Street Brew Pub at 9:30pm as well)

7pm - Lennon &Morquan - lennon does the rapping with Morquan laying down the beats and then Morquan taking us out with his spinnin’ of reggae/roots

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Supersoul Thursday
Jul
18
7:00 PM19:00

Supersoul Thursday

Kundalini Yoga with Hayley

Hayley discovered Kundalini Yoga over 15 years ago and loved how it invigorated her spirit and invited positive change in her life. This yoga of awareness is a dynamic blend of physical postures, breathing, movement, stretching, meditation, mantra and relaxation. Curious about Kundalini Yoga? Come and join in! Bring a yoga mat, blanket and water.

NEXT DATES: July 25th / Aug. 1st

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Day 21 - Specialty Thursday
Jul
18
12:00 PM12:00

Day 21 - Specialty Thursday

Noon - Dennis Atkins - a Manitoban who has a country / roots feel to his song writing and he his choice of covers are also of country origin

1pm - Up Your Alley - Nina and crew are here to have musical fun

2pm - Hanna Elise - original tunes in a duo format

3pm - Harry Hull - musical interlude with on piano

4pm - James Hamilton - sunny afternoon music on Sitar

5pm – Sari Alesh and friends - yes, he will be here

6pm - Guys Who Write Songs - three local singer-songwriters in a panel format

7pm - The Fates - 3 gals from Calgary that sing and perform originals that will captivate your attention

CITY SQUARE STAGE
7-8pm - Supersoul Thursday - Kundalini Yoga with Hayley

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Rick Scott and Nico Rhodes - Roots & Grooves
Jul
17
8:30 PM20:30

Rick Scott and Nico Rhodes - Roots & Grooves

unfettered alchemy of musical mastery and mischief

when Nico Rhodes was in grade 4, Rick Scott played a concert at his school. When Nico was 23, he arranged Rick’s music for symphony. Now they’re touring to standing ovations as the inter-generational duo of ROOTS & GROOVES, an alchemy of musical mastery and mischief

spiced with humour and loving kindness.

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Day 20 - Walkabout Wednesday
Jul
17
12:00 PM12:00

Day 20 - Walkabout Wednesday

Noon - Chuck McCandless / Bill Hamilton - old friends have the opportunity to share the stage and songs together again

1pm - Kent Ball - Lake Cowichan now has this folk/rock/pop musician calling it home

2pm - Paul Washington - in honour of the many songwriters he has studied, his recently released self-penned CD will be featured

3pm - Teacher Student Showcase - Forte School of Music

4pm - History Talks - Habitat for Humanity - Mid-Vancouver Island - Marcel Aubin

5pm - Zigue - returns by popular demand for one more show

6pm - Brittany Jean - a singer/songwriter in the Pacific Northwest

7pm - Beatlemania - unplugged (Deaf Aids)- no song books required for this sing - a long presentation

TRAIN STATION
2-4pm - Art in the Park - Cowichan Valley Arts Council sponsored

CITY SQUARE STAGE
7:30pm - Andrea and Marisha - guitar /stand up bass/vocals - two beautiful voices with a sense of soul in their originals and covers

8:30pm - Rick Scott and Nico Rhodes bring you Roots & Grooves - a dulcimer and a keyboard - an alchemy of musical mastery and mischief spiced with humour and loving kindness.

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Day 19 - Blues on Tuesday
Jul
16
12:00 PM12:00

Day 19 - Blues on Tuesday

1pm - Scott McGill - originals and covers with a vocal range that is classic r&b

2pm - Jarid Starfire Wilkins - a sensitive singer and songwriter worth listening to

3pm - Teacher Student Showcase - Kathy White Dancers

4pm - open mic - every Tuesday, room for 9 players, one song each

5pm - Ken Hamm - a Canadian blues legend in the finger-pickin’ styling

6pm - Whitey Somers Blues Band - based out of Nanaimo, blues originals

7pm - Black & Gogol - a big guy with a big voice singing the blues- guitar and a keyboard master

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Showcase Mondays
Jul
15
4:00 PM16:00

Showcase Mondays

4pm - Leenie Bennett - adversarial life challenges has strengthened this mainland singer-songwriter whose tunes cut to the bone

5pm - Blisk - 4 ladies from Toronto entertain with hopes of audience inclusion in their Slavic & Balkan stylings

6pm - Monte and the Pythons - original rock / blues from a stalwart valley musical veteran

7pm - Beverley and The Sweet Band - more original folk/rock with a killer band

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Day 18 - Showcase Monday
Jul
15
12:00 PM12:00

Day 18 - Showcase Monday

Noon - Lindsey Elzinga - singer-songwriter returns from music school in Nelson

1pm - Don Wilke - up style blues on slide guitar / Hawaiian stylings

2pm - Without a Net - Irish and klezmer music can sometimes go together

3pm - Teacher Student Showcase - Canada Best Karate

4pm - Leenie Bennett - adversarial life challenges has strengthened this mainland singer-songwriter whose tunes cut to the bone

5pm - Blisk - 4 ladies from Toronto entertain with hopes of audience inclusion in their Slavic & Balkan stylings

6pm - Monte and the Pythons - original rock / blues from a stalwart valley musical veteran

7pm - Beverley and The Sweet Band - more original folk/rock with a killer band

DUNCAN SHOWROOM
9:30pm - After 9 Series
Blisk - from Toronto, Slavic & Balkan musical stylings

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Day 17 - Intercultural Day
Jul
14
11:00 AM11:00

Day 17 - Intercultural Day

Intercultural Day is proudly supported by Cowichan Intercultural Society | Immigrant Welcome Centre of Cowichan

11am - Teo - singing in Filipino for today

Noon - Cheko - from Mexico singing in Spanish

1pm - Sari Alesh - from Syria, his violin prowess is a needs hear

2pm - Blisk from Toronto - a polyphonic Slavic & Balkan vocal experience backed by hypnotic percussion and dance

3pm - The Mozart Piano Quintet for piano, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn

4pm - Gals Who Write Songs - 3 local singer/songwriters share the stage

5pm - Belly Dancing - Georgia Foster has organized a 3 hour extravaganza of island dancers
6pm - Belly Dancing - take lots of pictures of the very colourful costumes
7pm - Belly Dancing
- make noise when appreciation is due

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Day 16 - Parade Day!
Jul
13
12:00 PM12:00

Day 16 - Parade Day!

10am - Panago Grande Parade
parade route through downtown Duncan
For more information >> The Grande Parade page.


Noon - Dale Manason
- classic covers –guitar and vocals

1pm - Cowichan Pipe Band - the sit down affair

2pm - TerraZetto - from Nanaimo, their music hails from Continental, Latin and Americana roots, and is sung in French, English and Portuguese blending original composition with hand picked traditional tunes from around the world

3pm - Leenie Bennett - from Vancouver, you needs hear her

4pm - Porter Brothers - 3 farm boys that are rocking out -mostly originals

5pm - Eric’s Basement - in a classic style yet fresh originals from this trio

6pm - Arbutus Roots - if you went into Duncan Music you might see some this band working and teaching when not playing their awesome originals and arrangements of covers

7pm - Cheko and the Lion Rockers - local reggae / roots for to dance to in the park

CITY SQUARE STAGE
8:30pm - Beautiful Maladies - tribute to the music of Tom Waites

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The Grande Parade
Jul
13
10:00 AM10:00

The Grande Parade

*(please note new time)

in conjunction with the City of Duncan, Municipality of North Cowichan the annual Grande Parade takes place meandering throughout downtown Duncan
*please note the route…always a treat as various business and organizations strut their stuff.
with invited marching bands as well

Also…it is this weekend that the DDBIA showcases their events Downtown Duncan Day and One Friday Night

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New Groovement
Jul
12
8:30 PM20:30

New Groovement

11 piece funk/hip-hop machine from Victoria, BC
What happens when you mix sweet R&B and sultry soul together with a splash of hip-hop, and then add a generous helping of funk? You get a genre-bending mash-up of the funkiest, hard-groovin’, booty-shaking dance music that is The New Groovement. Eleven members work their collective magic to create the group’s powerhouse sound.

visit their website

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Day 15 - Fun Friday
Jul
12
12:00 PM12:00

Day 15 - Fun Friday

Noon - Dennis Atkins - acoustic guitar with a countrified set list of covers and originals during his lunch hour from work allows him a 50 minute set for our festival

1pm - Matt Kinnunen - a frequently seen busker at the Farmer’s Market, he showcases his originals

2pm - Luke Morton - a local simplistic storyteller, his song writing skills will impress you

3pm - Teacher Student Showcase - Carlson’s Dance

4pm - Guitar Bill - solo guitar/ loop artist from Victoria

5pm - Duncan Has Talent - finals - Cover / Show Tunes

6pm - Bopoma - marimba brought to you by the Community Farm Store

7pm - Bopoma - for your dancing pleasures

CITY SQUARE STAGE
another Friday night in downtown Duncan presented by the DDBIA
Could be 6 7pm - Funky Lowdown - 4 piece funk driven group from Nanaimo

8:30pm - New Groovement - a 9 piece collective of funk/r&b out of Victoria

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Supersoul Thursday
Jul
11
7:00 PM19:00

Supersoul Thursday

Tai Chi Demonstration

The Chenyu Taiji Performance Troupe has been practicing daily for 4 years under the guidance of Master Lou Zheng, owner of Island Bagel. Chen Style Taijiquan, designed to enhance health and achieve self-defense, has more than 300 years of history and combines negative (Yin) with positive (Yang), moving from force and fast to slow and yielding. Come enjoy the performance and learn some moves.

NEXT DATES: July 18th / 25th / Aug. 1st

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