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 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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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 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 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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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 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 - from Nanaimo, a delicious voice and wonderful songwriter and her choice of other’s originals will also blow you away

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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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!!

visit website

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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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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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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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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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