Inaugural Likely Music Festival coming up Aug. 1-2

Locals in Likely are busy preparing for the first-ever Likely Music Festival Aug. 1 and 2.

As the anniversary of the Aug. 4, 2014 Mount Polley Mine breach approaches locals in Likely are busy preparing for the first-ever Likely Music Festival Aug. 1 and 2.

Billed as “Pull Up Yur dam Breaches,” the festival will feature music, vendors and children’s workshops all taking place at Cedar Point Park.

The music lineup includes Barefoot Caravan, Country Calibre, MystryCwby, Chicken Little Bird, Flannel Roots, Perfect Match, Folky Strum Strum, Sara Towle, Jeff Windborne and Richie and the Poor Boys.

The Children’s workshop will be facilitated by Okanagan-based Barefoot Caravan and begins Friday, July 31 at 9 a.m. with a gathering circle.

Participants in the workshop will be introduced to the elements of rhythm, write songs collectively, and individually, share and then perform songs on the Sunday.

A weekend pass is $50 or a day pass for $30,  available at the Williams Lake Visitor’s Centre, the Likely Information Centre, the Valley General Store in Likely or at the festival gate.

Kids 12 and under by donation.

People are encouraged to bring chairs and reminded that dogs must be on a leash.

If anyone has any questions with regards to the music festival, about registering as a vendor or wants to register children for the workshop, please feel free to contact Lawna 250-790-2379 or lawnab@hotmail.com.