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Day 1 Overview - WELCOME!

Location: CFS Stage

Special thanks Varga + Associates Private Wealth Management of RBC Dominion Securities
- for being the ones bringing you our opening day Friday June 29th, the kick off day of the Canada Day long weekend, a very generous contributor that will now hear their name mentioned from the stage continuously throughout the festival.

Welcoming with Elders Della Rice Sylvester /Town Crier - as it should be, with protocol and pageantry.

Noon   Dennis ‘n’Andy Show - two solo artists that become very, very funny as a duo…a tradition to open the festival with them.

1pm   Chuck McCandless - a mainstay of folk music, this Irish singer / songwriter, boated from Ireland and  landed to Manitoba and who now calls the valley home, was there in the beginnings of the Winnipeg Folk Festival and uses his vocals and banjo in a Pete Seeger -ish kinda way.

2pm   Schayde Dame -  she has grown up in the valley but her voice belongs everywhere, whether a cover or an original, she owns the song

3pm   Carlson Dance - a valley dance institution they have stayed with the times, their weekly showcases at the festival will amaze you

4pm  Jared Popma - a young performer who brings modern technology into the realm of traditional folk and also writes his own

5pm  James Meyer & friends - South Cowichan/Shawnigan Lake is well represented by this bunch of kids, not sure exactly what yet but you will be glad you caught what it is they will do

6pm   Non Stop Talk - young 4 piece from Victoria combining rock, funk and jazz to create a unique sound that'll get you on your feet

7pm   Porter Brothers - three young local farm boys, home schooled, happen to have a sixth sense about rock’n’roll music...they also end the festival

For artist bios, check out our Lunch in the Park page.

Earlier Event: June 22
Burger & Band Fundraiser and Gala
Later Event: June 29
Teacher/Student Showcase