Special Events in Duncan City Square
Every Wednesday evening during the festival superb musical entertainment is showcased on the City Square Stage.
Bring your chairs and your neighbours.
Walkabout Wednesdays Schedule
Wednesday July 5th
7:30pm Braden Gates
A young man, which may come as a surprise to anyone who has heard his brand of classic foot stompin', fiddle playin', guitar pickin' folk… along with his crafty songwriting abilities he makes each of his performances a very memorable moment
8:30pm Digging Roots
Juno-winning First Nations power whose musical style blends folk-rock, pop, blues and hip hop influences. Imagine an AK-47 that shoots love. The notion is audacious, to say the least. But audacity is Digging Roots' stock in trade.
Wednesday July 12th
7:30pm Eric Harper
He won so many hearts at 39 Days of July 2016 that when a late cancellation for this Wednesday July 12th's 7:30pm show happened we immediately thought of him...Yes he was available and ready to go...a studied flamenco guitar player that along with his wit and stage presence makes for a memorable concert.
8:30pm The Honey Tongues
The Honey Tongues were born, as was a new distinct genre – 'Swamp Opera' – that combines Americana roots grit and indie swing with soulful harmonies and beat-boxing. Crafting delicate folk arrangements and stomping dance numbers, the band embraces a wide palette – from accordion to saxophone to mandolin to mouth percussion – to express the ancient soul of the modern era. Whether it’s songs about shadows, earth magik, grimey handshakes or lovers old and new, this band of many faces will show you them all.
Wednesday July 19th
7:30pm Daniel Champagne
A young Nashville based transplanted Australian singer / player that will blow your mind with what he gets out of his acoustic guitar.
8:30pm Shari Ulrich
From her days with Pied Pumpkin, Hometown Band, UHF she continues to wow her audiences with new material while giving us glimpses into the writing of her vast repertoire.
Wednesday July 26th
7:30pm Eliza Mary Doyle
As one of Saskatchewan's most respected and highly regarded banjo players, this young lady entered the music scene in 2001 and has not skipped a beat since…her lengthy tenure in Nashville provided her with all the muse she needed to bring her all gal trio to the world.
8:30pm Lonely Heartstrings Band
This multi-talented group of musicians from Boston is a classic Bluegrass quintet—always far greater than the sum of its parts… combining soulful instrumental virtuosity with soaring three-part harmonies, their growing repertoire of original songs and compositions showcases not only their considerable talents, but a dedication to meaningful roots-conscious music.
Wednesday August 2nd
7:30pm Cheko and the Lion Rockers
Based in the Cowichan Valley, a full reggae band with a strong message of love and consciousness and a sweet roots vibe! You will know you is supposed to dance.
8:30pm Downtown Mischief
A 9 piece progressive funk/hip-hop/jazz collective hailing from Victoria, BC. Come find their dance groove.
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’.