11am - 3pm
Location: Charles Hoey Memorial Park - MNP Stage
(except where noted)
Each Sunday celebrates segments of our community.
Stellar concerts added from 4pm till 8pm to complete the Sundays.
Event Sundays Schedule
July 2, 11am - 10pm
‘Day 1 of the 151st year'
11am Hanna Morten – local singer/songwriter home from university
Noon King Tide – Paul Ruszel guitar and vocals, Rayne Cooper fiddle, vocals and bodhran, Andy Cooper vocals, mandolin and small pipes
1pm Andrea Smith – from Nanaimo, she has a certain feel, that certain style of soulful vocal delivery that endears her to her audience as soon as she starts
2pm Reid Williams Trio – local singer/songwriter worth catching
3pm Hardware Girls – as duo this time, original folk / pop
4pm Stay At Home Dad’s – what the boys do to original rock in the garage/ basement late at nite
5pm Bella Cat – from Ottawa, she brings her r&b/soul trio to make sure this day is special
6pm MIND – from Victoria, Dave Zelinsky of Tower and Trees has a pop indie rock project he is presenting to the world with his new CD
7pm Dirty Mountain – alt country –rock-folk originals from Victoria that are putting Eli Hart’s name out there as a singer and a songwriter
** 8:30 - City Square Stage - concert by Canada’s premiere Pink Floyd Tribute Band - PIGS
July 9, 11am - 10pm
11am - Stilted Balloon Man – Constructing animals and hats out of balloons
Noon - Beverley and Ray
1pm - Norman Foote in concert
2pm - The Wizard and The Enchantress
Appealing to the 8 and under crowd. Park opens at 11am with various hands on activities/ games / face painting /mini-train ride / 2 bouncy castles / swing ride / horse rides / roaming balloon magician.
For more information, visit our Children's Day page.
July 16, 11am - 3pm
Programming by Cowichan Intercultural Society
Welcome drummers / Zumba / Salsa Dancers / Folk Dancers and more!
11:00 – Welcome & Recognition of First Nations Territory (Gus & Morne)
11:15 – Cowichan Valley Folk Dancers
12:15 – Fiesta Latina
1:15 - Zeiad & Michael Syrian – inspired Drumming
1:35 – Norwegian Folk Dancers
2:00 – Zumba, Salsa Rueda & more – Roslyn, Danny, Krystoff & company
July 23, 11am - 3pm
Gospel Music Day
11am Church of Nazarene – a full band takes to the stage to give up a musical fellowship service
Noon Dale J. Manason – a singer-songwriter who knows the gospel music end of things real well
1pm Homeless Harold – Harold knows about gospel music having toured with gospel bands through out the prairies for years a story to tell for sure
2pm Chuck McCandless – with a banjo in his hand and a mind full of songs and stories, you will be entertained in a folkish way
July 30, 11am - 3pm
11am Nick the Entertainer – using keyboards as his prop, his songs are humorous as is comedy routine, which I am sure we will get to hear
Noon Harold Anderson – he sings the songs of the 50’s/60’s by the great singers of that time
1pm Ukelulu – Duncan’s very own ukulele quartet
2pm Brass, Wind & Rhythm – a local swing band that has been in existence for several years now with about a dozen players that play a variety of songs from early l900s to present day.
August 6, 11am - 8pm
Country Music Appreciation Day
11am - Jenny and Mel – a venture into ol’ timey style country
Noon - Harold Anderson – Classic country tunes from the 50’60’ 70’s made famous by the great voices of the time
1pm - Mary Egan – local singer /songwriter being heard in Nashville
2pm - Jim Scales – classic country pop
3pm - Joley & Nina with Jensen-Wade - strong female harmonies on some great cover tunes
4pm - Joe Charron – Country-roots-folk singer/songwriter "a novelist's attention to detail and the soul of a honky-tonk poet."
5pm - Black Moon – 5-piece foot stompin’ hillbilly explosion. Lap steel, three-part harmonies and a red-headed firecracker selling it all up front.. Originals and barn dance covers with a classic honky tonk sound. Family friendly yet not boring at all.
6pm - Chris Andres – alt-country songwriter/singer from up-island
7pm - Beth Marie Anderson - Victoria based recorded country singer/songwriter
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’.