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Event Archive - Natalie Maines, STEVE EARLE & THE DUKES, The Waterboys, Devotchka, The Cat Empire, Hannah Georgas, Kathleen Edwards, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Iron, Danny Michel and the Garifuna Collective, Hanggai, Cold Specks

Sat. July 20th 2013 Jericho Beach Park (All Ages)
10:00am - 11:00pm doors at 10:00am
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For the best weekend of your summer - the 36th annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival presents some of the world’s finest traditional and contemporary folk, world and roots music artists July 19-21 on the Pacific shores of Jericho Beach Park. Over 60 local, Canadian and international artists and groups will perform, from new discoveries to renowned and famous names. The festival features seven daytime stages with workshops, sessions and concerts, early evening stages and evening Main Stage concerts. There’s a Little Folks Village with crafts and workshops for kids and families, an Artisan Market, Folk Bazaar, a Food Area with tastes from across the globe, and other fun things to see and do. Children 12 and under get in free when accompanied by an adult.

This year’s lineup includes Steve Earle & the Dukes, the Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines, The Waterboys, DeVotchKa, The Cat Empire, Kathleen Edwards, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, Hannah Georgas, China’s Hanggai, Loudon Wainwright III, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, Kobo Town, Italy’s Stefano Saletti and Piccola Banda Ikona, Nomadic Massive, Danny Michel with the Garifuna Collective, Sara Watkins, Black Prairie, Kinnie Star, Kaki King, Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys, Whitehorse, India’s Raghu Dixit Project and many more!


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TICKETS ON SALE...APRIL 1! A protégé of legendary songwriters Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, Steve Earle has proven his mastery as a singer/songwriter in his own right. Earle came out of the gate blazing with 1986 release Guitar Town, followed by 1988’s chart topper Copperhead Road and never looked back. Since then his songs have been recor... more info

The Cat Empire (Jazz meets reggae meets rock)

Australian band, The Cat Empire, will head out on a highly-anticipated North American tour this spring, performing shows coast-to-coast. Returning annually or bi-annually to the continent for over 12 years now, the group didn't make it to North America in 2014, causing fans to turn to social media, posting online petitions, lobbying via Facebook an... more info

Hannah Georgas

Trumping the name of her critically adored debut album, Hannah Georgas has had a better than “Good” year since releasing her debut This Is Good in April, 2010. This Is Good, produced by Ryan Guldemond (Mother Mother) and Howard Redekopp (Tegan and Sara, You Say Party, New Pornographers), displays a montage of a self-assured singer-songwriter... more info

Kathleen Edwards (Alt-Country)

Ottawa native Kathleen Edwards spent 2010/2011 cooped up recording a new record with co-producer Justin Vernon (aka Bon Iver). The first fruits of their labour can be heard on the just released 7" entitled Wapusk. The full-length album, Voyageur, is scheduled for release in January 2012. Since the release of her debut LP, Failer (2003), Kathleen... more info

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars (West-African/Worldbeat)

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars are a testament to the indomitable human spirit and the transcendent power of music. Born in the midst of a violent, decade-long civil war, the band and its music celebrate our ability to sustain hope, inspiration and creativity even in a climate of rage, loss and madness. Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars are com... more info