Updated List of Performers

Here is an updated list of performers, both regionals and headliners:

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Backroads Home
The Boreal
The Brazen Harlots
C’est La Vie
Chad-E-Ose
Jean Christian
The Damn Beavers
The Dearly Departed
Devarrow
Ease West
Gypsy Moondogs
Hank Sinatra
Hillbilly Scrabble
The Hundred Schools of Thought
Jazzmatazz ‘n the Cooleraters!
Kids Sing-a-long with Bumbling Sisters and Friends
Theresa Michelle Mohr
My Son the Hurricane
Nice Verdes
Pico’s Puppet Palace
Play Back
Murray Porter
Ranger Dan
The Racket
The Rats
Brad Reddekopp
Saltwater Hank
Rob Sturney
Sister Says
Stacy Reynolds Band
Sweet Alibi
THEE NIGHT BAMM
Rachelle van Zanten
Luke Wallace
Way North of Dixie Jazz Band
Sim Wilson

Campfire Ban

It now appears very unlikely that the prohibition on open burning will be lifted before festival time. Mark has looked into getting an exemption for the festival but the answer was “No”. So, for the first time in our history, we are advising everyone to be prepared for a festival without campfires.

Click here for more information on fire bans. We are in the Northwest fire centre.

Wildfires, campfires.

Our region is currently under a campfire ban. The information bulletin states that the ban will be in effect “until Oct. 21, 2017, or until the public is otherwise notified.” So, at this point, although it is possible that the ban will be lifted before our festival takes place, we need to people to be aware that there might be no campfires at KVMF this year. Here’s hoping that we get some rain before then.

Click here to red the information bulletin.

The schedule for the schedule

People are asking us when the KVMF schedule will be ready. Believe us, we’re as eager to get it out as you are. However, it is by nature a very dynamic document and our artistic directors are hard at work. A preliminary version, subject to constant change, might be available a couple weeks before the festival. At the earliest, the “official” version will be available one week before. Hang in there. It’s going to be great!

Work bee this Sunday!

Our first work bee is happening this weekend, starting at 11 am on the festival grounds! Bring yard work tools, maybe carpentry tools if that’s your thing, or just yourself and your desire to help make this year’s festival a success.

Thee will be a work bee, same time same place, every Sunday until Festival time, except for the first weekend in July.

Your participation in a work bee goes toward your volunteer hours to earn a free pass to the festival:

  • 10 hrs = weekend pass
  • 6 hrs = youth weekend pass (youth=12-18 years old)
  • 24 hrs = weekend pass plus meals at Hospitality Kitchen (must be completed BEFORE the festival)

2017 Line-up So Far

Hey folks, here are the confirmed acts for this year’s festival, so far. This list doesn’t differentiate between headliners and those whom we’ve usually described as “regional performers”. Aaron and Brandi, our artistic directors, are still in negotiation with more bands, so this is not yet a complete list.

Pico’s Puppet Palace
Nice Verdes
Sweet Alibi
Murray Porter
My Son the Hurricane
Rachelle van Zanten
Devarrow
Luke Wallace
Sister Says
The Racket
The Boreal
The Hundred Schools of Thought
The Rats
Hank Sinatra
Chad-E-Ose
Playback
Gypsy Moondogs
Theresa Michelle Mohr
The Dearly Departed
Brad Reddekopp
Backroads Home
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THEE NIGHT BAMM
The Brazen Harlots
Ease West
Sim Wilson
Stacy Reynolds Band
Ranger Dan
C’est La Vie
Rob Sturney
The Damn Beavers
Way North of Dixie Jazz Band
Hillbilly Scrabble

General Meeting

We’re having a general meeting of the Kispiox Valley Music Festival Society at 2 pm on Sunday, April 30th, in the hall on the Kispiox Valley Community Grounds!

New members welcome! Come on out and help make this year’s festival great!