EAR TO THE GROUND
WHAT The Vancouver Folk Music Festival:
WHEN: July 15 -17
WHERE: Jericho Beach Park
WHY: THe Vancouver Folk Fest needs no introduction. It is a little world of its own, and one of the best musica festivals this city has to offer. The musical lienup is always eclectic, opting for quality and variety over big names. This year is no different, with artists from Senegal, Estonia, and Venezuela will the share 5 stages with artists from North America and Europe. Highlights include the return of Bruce Cockburn, local legends The New Pornographers, and American indie favourites, M. Ward and Lord Huron. But the Folk Fest is also about more than music. There are food carts, an artisan market, a Little FOlk's Village and so much more to experience. Set against the backdrop of Jericho Beach and stunning sunsets, it is a must-visit Vancouver event. Visit www.thefestival.bc.ca for tickets and info.