Vancouver Island MusicFest has released some day passes to meet the demand for the festival that is bringing such names as David Crosby, Holly Cole, Jon Anderson and Randy Newman to the Comox Valley this July.
“This is really indicative of the calibre of this year’s lineup and the excitement felt by folks about seeing some of the greatest musical legends of our time,” said festival associate producer Meg Cursons. “Unfortunately, some of our audience members are not able to attend the entire weekend due to work schedules or child care, but we don’t want this to stop them from experiencing this unbelievable lineup. With a sold-out 2011 event imminent, we wanted to make sure some day passes were available for these folks.”
The excitement kicks off July 7 with a special concert event with 26-time Grammy Award winner Alison Krauss with Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas. This is their only West Coast show this summer.
Tickets for Alison Krauss are only $50 with the purchase of a weekend pass to VIMF or $65 for the Thursday night only. After June 30, this price goes up to $75.
July 8 is shaping up to be a colourful night with Portland-based carnival performance troupe March Fourth Marching Band, Americana supergroup Red Horse, astounding reggae/blues talent Corey Harris and the 5X5 Band, world renowned magician Jeff McBride and hip-hop groundbreakers Arrested Development. Adult passes for Friday are $69.
The evening of July 9 features a legendary roster with Jon Anderson, the unmistakable voice of progressive rock icons Yes; guitar greats John Jorgenson and Albert Lee; modern American music master Randy Newman and a truly brilliant Saturday night closer with bluegrass powerhouse The Travelin’ McCourys coupled with the “sacred steel” of the Lee Boys. Saturday passes (which give you all day and all night of music) are $89.
Sunday Evening is shaping up to be one of those truly unforgettable MusicFest nights with the introspective and exquisite songs of Rodney Crowell, compelling and sultry jazz diva Holly Cole, a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration with The Night Train Music Club and a performance by one of the defining voices of our generation, David Crosby. Tickets for Sunday (all day and night) are $89.
Stop by the Sid Williams Theatre today, call them at 1-866-898-499 or go to www.sidwilliamstheatre.com to order online.
To find out more about the incredible list of performers gracing the six stages of Vancouver Island MusicFest this summer, check out www.islandmusicfest.com.
— Vancouver Island MusicFest