Cumberland will be taking their music to the street on Saturday as the Waverley Hotel presents its annual Rock The Block concert that evening.
Vancouver band Delhi 2 Dublin will headline the show, before heading to the United States for a festival tour south of the 49th parallel.
Roots Roundup will take to the stage on Dunsmuir Avenue as well, entertaining the crowd with their eclectic sound – a hybrid of rock, reggae, ska, folk and punk.
Fiddle player Michael Fraser will be there for a set of gypsy jazz, as will American entertainer DJ Eliazar, who has been spinning tunes around the globe while collecting tunes on his travels here and there since the tender age of 14.
From the outskirts of Chicago, to homegrown talent, Island musicians will also be featured at Rock the Block.
The Courtenay/Nanaimo-based electronic music production team Wax Candy visuals has become a familiar host to venues across Vancouver Island and will be on hand to show off its cutting edge lighting and mapping techniques. And Gordon Carter, Vancouver Island’s answer to Bruce Cockburn, will perform a selection of his songs, inspired by the labour history of Cumberland.
Spry Bry and Bizarnival will also be there.
Tickets are $42 and 10 per cent of the proceeds go towards the Cumberland Forest.
Tickets are available at Bop City, the Waverley Hotel, by phone 250-336-8322 and online at cumberlandvillageworks.com.