Vancouver Island MusicFest

Nigeria's Femi Kuti and the Positive Force provided some Afrobeat at the Vancouver Island MusicFest Friday night. Photo by Erin Haluschak

Fans flock to Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds for Vancouver Island MusicFest

Fans filled the fairgrounds in Courtenay for the return of live music

 

Nigeria’s Femi Kuti and the Positive Force provided some Afrobeat at the Vancouver Island MusicFest Friday night. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Vancouver Island MusicFest returns to the stage

Fans filled the fairgrounds in Courtenay for the return of live music

 

Vancouver Island MusicFest takes place at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds, July 8-10. Terry Farrell photo

Everything you need to know about Vancouver Island MusicFest – July 8-10, Comox Valley

Vancouver Island MusicFest executive producer Doug Cox says planning the first live…

 

Vancouver Island MusicFest’s gospel/spiritual set on Sunday morning always draws huge crowds to the main stage. This year’s star-studded line-up will be a sure-fire hit. Black Press file photo

TALES FROM MUSICFEST: Sunday morning gospel show always a big draw

Robert Moyes Special to Black Press No matter how late they stay…

  • Jul 2, 2022
Vancouver Island MusicFest’s gospel/spiritual set on Sunday morning always draws huge crowds to the main stage. This year’s star-studded line-up will be a sure-fire hit. Black Press file photo
Jim Byrnes, seen here at the 2019 Filberg Festival in Comox, will be the host for Vancouver Island MusicFest’s Old-Time Radio Show. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Legend Jim Byrnes, seen here at the 2019 Filberg Festival in Comox, will be the host for Vancouver Island MusicFest’s Old-Time Radio Show. Record file photo

TALES FROM MUSICFEST: Dialing in an old-time radio show

By Robert Moyes Special to Black Press There’s a wonderful song by…

  • Jun 26, 2022
Jim Byrnes, seen here at the 2019 Filberg Festival in Comox, will be the host for Vancouver Island MusicFest’s Old-Time Radio Show. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Legend Jim Byrnes, seen here at the 2019 Filberg Festival in Comox, will be the host for Vancouver Island MusicFest’s Old-Time Radio Show. Record file photo
Vancouver Island MusicFest is putting the call out for food vendors for the July 8-10 festival. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

Vancouver Island MusicFest putting out the call for food vendors

Vancouver Island MusicFest executive producer Doug Cox is dealing with an unexpected…

Vancouver Island MusicFest is putting the call out for food vendors for the July 8-10 festival. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
Laura Jayne’s work, “SHE,” has been unveiled as the Vancouver Island MusicFest’s official poster for the 2022 event.

Courtenay artist Laura Jayne designs 2022 Vancouver Island MusicFest poster

With the return of its live festival this July, Vancouver Island MusicFest…

Laura Jayne’s work, “SHE,” has been unveiled as the Vancouver Island MusicFest’s official poster for the 2022 event.
Legendary bluesman Taj Mahal will play in Courtenay at Vancouver Island MusicFest on July 9, 2022. Photo courtesy minttalentgroup.com

Taj Mahal returning to Vancouver Island MusicFest stage

Executive producer Doug Cox is bringing back one of the greatest blues…

Legendary bluesman Taj Mahal will play in Courtenay at Vancouver Island MusicFest on July 9, 2022. Photo courtesy minttalentgroup.com
Many volunteers have been with Vancouver Island MusicFest since its inception in 1995. File photo

Off The Page podcast: Vancouver Island MusicFest

Marketing manager Sue Wood talks about hosting the first in-person festival in two years

Many volunteers have been with Vancouver Island MusicFest since its inception in 1995. File photo
The Blues Band (top), John Boutte (middle left), Ferron (middle right), Jr. Gone Wild (bottom left) and Femi Kuti & The Positive Force will all be at Vancouver Island MusicFest this summer, July 8-10, at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds. Photos supplied.

Vancouver Island MusicFest starts rolling out 2022 performers

Canadian, American, British and Nigerian acts named in first announcement

The Blues Band (top), John Boutte (middle left), Ferron (middle right), Jr. Gone Wild (bottom left) and Femi Kuti & The Positive Force will all be at Vancouver Island MusicFest this summer, July 8-10, at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds. Photos supplied.
The Blues Band (top), John Boutte (middle left), Ferron (middle right), Jr. Gone Wild (bottom left) and Femi Kuti & The Positive Force will all be at Vancouver Island MusicFest this summer, July 8-10, at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds. Photos supplied.

Vancouver Island MusicFest starts rolling out 2022 performers

Canadian, American, British and Nigerian acts named in first announcement

The Blues Band (top), John Boutte (middle left), Ferron (middle right), Jr. Gone Wild (bottom left) and Femi Kuti & The Positive Force will all be at Vancouver Island MusicFest this summer, July 8-10, at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds. Photos supplied.
Colin James (right) and his band put on a great show at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds as part of the 2019 Vancouver Island MusicFest. After a two-year absence due to the pandemic, MusicFest will return in 2022. Photo by Terry Farrell

Vancouver Island MusicFest returning in 2022

Here’s great news for music festival fans - Vancouver Island MusicFest is…

Colin James (right) and his band put on a great show at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds as part of the 2019 Vancouver Island MusicFest. After a two-year absence due to the pandemic, MusicFest will return in 2022. Photo by Terry Farrell
Leonard Sumner (main photo) will be performing at Vancouver Island MusicFest, as well as curating a special session, featuring some of his favourite Indigenous performers from across the country, including (right side, from top) Fawn Wood, Caley Watts, and Wyatt C. Louis. Photos supplied.

Vancouver Island MusicFest features Indigenous talent from across the country

Gerri Trimble Special to Black Press Leonard Sumner’s coming back to Vancouver…

  • Jul 5, 2021
Leonard Sumner (main photo) will be performing at Vancouver Island MusicFest, as well as curating a special session, featuring some of his favourite Indigenous performers from across the country, including (right side, from top) Fawn Wood, Caley Watts, and Wyatt C. Louis. Photos supplied.
14-year-old Liam Docherty is one of the youngest performers at this or any Vancouver Island MusicFest. Photo via liamdochertymusic.com

Plenty new at the 2021 Vancouver Island MusicFest

Black Press to stream 25 hours of music July 9-11

14-year-old Liam Docherty is one of the youngest performers at this or any Vancouver Island MusicFest. Photo via liamdochertymusic.com
Jeff Plankenhorn, a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter playing in this year’s virtual Island Musicfest, at his studio in downtown Campbell River. Sean Feagan Photo / Campbell River Mirror

Multi-instrumentalist Plankenhorn sliding into MusicFest

Jeff Plankenhorn, a musician living in Campbell River, is performing in this year’s Island MusicFest.

Jeff Plankenhorn, a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter playing in this year’s virtual Island Musicfest, at his studio in downtown Campbell River. Sean Feagan Photo / Campbell River Mirror
Helen Austin performing with Trent Freeman at the 2018 Vancouver Island MusicFest. Austin is one of the many performers listed for the 2021 event.

Vancouver Island MusicFest goes virtual for 2021

Black Press to stream 25 hours of programming July 9-11

Helen Austin performing with Trent Freeman at the 2018 Vancouver Island MusicFest. Austin is one of the many performers listed for the 2021 event.
Tools of the trade at the 2019 Vancouver Island MusicFest. Photo by Terry Farrell

Vancouver Island MusicFest goes virtual for 2021

Black Press to stream 25 hours of programming July 9-11

Tools of the trade at the 2019 Vancouver Island MusicFest. Photo by Terry Farrell