The community of Horsefly will come alive this weekend with the sound of music for the 10th annual Arts on the Fly Music Festival.
By all accounts, this year’s event promises to be a great show with the talents of local entertainers and out-of-town poised to take the stage July 10 and 11.
The opening ceremonies will kick off the festival Friday evening on the Main Stage at 6:30 p.m.
Then, local singer Bernadette Ducharme will perform first at 6:45 p.m., followed by Sam Tudor at 7:45 p.m.
At 8:45 p.m. Friday night Red Haven will take the stage, followed by Little Horsefly Country Band at 9:45 p.m.
Miss Quincy and the Showdown are scheduled to perform at 10:45 p.m. and wrapping up the evening will be a midnight performance by Entengados.
On Saturday the entertainment will get underway at noon and run non-stop until after midnight on the Main Stage.
Saturday evening performances will include the likes of Drum and Bell Tower, Pharis and Jason Romero, Bottoms up Baring Burlesque, Fans and Motor Supply Co., Dawn Pemberton, and Wooden Horsemen. There are also many other entertainers throughout the day on all three stages.
For the first time in festival history, the entire camping area on the Horsefly River will be reserved for festival pass holders only. Parking on festival grounds and in all camping areas will be reserved for ticket holders and festival staff.
As this is a family festival, campers under 18 will require a guardian.
An increased volunteer presence will help keep the roads and bridge clear of pedestrian traffic. Camping will have two separate areas: one that accommodates the sleepers and one that welcomes late night jam sessions.
As well as entertainment, there will also be workshops held throughout the event and many vendors on-site.
Tickets for the event are available at the Bean Counter in Williams Lake and at Clark’s General Store in Horsefly.