music festivals

Here Patrick Metzger, bass, from left, Jason, Pharis and Marc Jenkins perform at Arts on the Fly 2019 in Horsefly. The Romeros will once again take the stage as Arts on the Fly returns. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Horsefly music fest returns with format change and September dates

Arts on the Fly will take place on two days, with day-only tickets and no camping

  • Jun 23, 2022

 

A colourful float makes its way down Ste. Catherine St. during the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in Montreal, Sunday, March 22, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Students, festival organizers make masks a choice as Canada nears St. Patrick’s Day

Return of the Irish holiday doesn’t come without risks, even though provinces have lifted mandates

 

Tim McGraw sings “Something Like That” in a video posted to Youtube.com. The American artist is booked to perform during the 2022 Rockin River Fest in Merritt, B.C.

Tim McGraw, Darius Rucker headline summer’s Rockin River Fest in flood-hit Merritt

‘Now more than ever, we need things to be excited about,’ city’s mayor says

Tim McGraw sings “Something Like That” in a video posted to Youtube.com. The American artist is booked to perform during the 2022 Rockin River Fest in Merritt, B.C.
Singer-guitarist Dallas Good of The Sadies, right, performs at Arts on the Fly 2019 in Horsefly, B.C. Good, 48, died suddenly on Thursday, Feb. 17. (Maren Patenaude photo)

Death of Dallas Good, singer-guitarist in The Sadies, mourned in Cariboo

The Sadies were one of the headliners at Arts on the Fly 2019 in Horsefly

Singer-guitarist Dallas Good of The Sadies, right, performs at Arts on the Fly 2019 in Horsefly, B.C. Good, 48, died suddenly on Thursday, Feb. 17. (Maren Patenaude photo)
Bass Coast raised $21,100 for disaster relief; music festival is back for 2022 (Photo - basscoast.ca)
Bass Coast raised $21,100 for disaster relief; music festival is back for 2022 (Photo - basscoast.ca)
Jason and Pharis Romero’s latest album Bet on Love garnered three Canadian Folk Music Awards. Here Patrick Metzger, bass, from left, Jason, Pharis and Marc Jenkins perform at Arts on the Fly 2019 in Horsefly. Both Metzger and Jenkins performed on the album, as well as John Reischman on mandolin. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Organizers eye return of Arts on the Fly festival for 2022

The community of Horsefly plays host to the event

Jason and Pharis Romero’s latest album Bet on Love garnered three Canadian Folk Music Awards. Here Patrick Metzger, bass, from left, Jason, Pharis and Marc Jenkins perform at Arts on the Fly 2019 in Horsefly. Both Metzger and Jenkins performed on the album, as well as John Reischman on mandolin. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Rita Coolidge played the main stage at Vancouver Island Musicfest in 2017. (Black Press file photo)

This year’s Vancouver Island MusicFest to virtually showcase beauty of Comox Valley

Returning July 9 through 11 with more than 25 hours of music performances

Rita Coolidge played the main stage at Vancouver Island Musicfest in 2017. (Black Press file photo)
Shambhala Music Festival has been postponed to 2021. File photo

Virtual Shambhala Music Festival postponed due to allegations of sexual violence

Postponement announced following sexual violence allegations made against performer Billy Kenny

Shambhala Music Festival has been postponed to 2021. File photo
Jason and Pharis Romero perform at the opening night of Arts on the Fly 2019 which has been cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19 precautions. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Arts on the Fly confirms it is cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19 precautions

‘We were so close to announcing our lineup before the pandemic hit’: AOF society

  • May 4, 2020
Jason and Pharis Romero perform at the opening night of Arts on the Fly 2019 which has been cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19 precautions. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Shambhala Music Festival has been postponed to 2021. File photo

Shambhala Music Festival postponed to 2021

The popular electronic music event near Nelson announced the news Tuesday

Shambhala Music Festival has been postponed to 2021. File photo
Vancouver Island MusicFest has been cancelled, due to COVID-19. File photo

COVID-19 forces cancellation of Vancouver Island MusicFest

Announcement regarding tickets forthcoming

Vancouver Island MusicFest has been cancelled, due to COVID-19. File photo
The Community Arts Council of Williams Lake’s program manager Venta Rutkauskas has taken on the popular Performance in the Park culture series which she hopes will grow into an event that showcases all of the performing arts, not just singing. (Patrick Davies photo- Williams Lake Tribune)

All forms of performing arts wanted for Performances in the Park

Registration is still open for the 2020 Performances in the Park until March 3

The Community Arts Council of Williams Lake’s program manager Venta Rutkauskas has taken on the popular Performance in the Park culture series which she hopes will grow into an event that showcases all of the performing arts, not just singing. (Patrick Davies photo- Williams Lake Tribune)
Gene Simmons dances with guests onstage at CannaFest 2018.                                (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Gene Simmons to launch new Titans of Rock music festival in Grand Forks

The rock legend has partnered with Chuck Varabioff to run Titans of Rock in Grand Forks

Gene Simmons dances with guests onstage at CannaFest 2018.                                (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)