Mission Folk Fest returns to Fraser River Heritage Park in July

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      Get ready to folk it up. 

      The annual Mission Folk Fest is returning for its 37th year this summer, with more than two dozen artists taking to the stage in the beautiful Fraser River Heritage Park. 

      “We’ve offered folks a passport to a world of music for 37 years, and this summer is no different,” says artistic director Michelle Demers Shaevitz in a statement, promising “a weekend full of folk songs, blues riffs, Celtic tunes, Americana sounds, global rhythms and more.”

      Taking place across three days at the end of July, the day will see a community festival vibe—with a daytime stage, workshops, and family activities. Soak up the sun in a beer garden, or peruse the food court and artisan market. Then, the evening sees musicians from as far as North Carolina, Sweden, and Trinidad take the stage. 

      Some of the bigger artists taking to the stage include Juno-winning Americana duo Big Little Lions; Ontario’s roots and folk maestros the Devin Cuddy Band; and Scandinavian sibling musicians Fränder. 

      There’s plenty of provincial representation on the lineup, too, from Fraser Valley genre-mashers Gin and Tall Tales to fresh bluegrass from Jackson Hollow, or folk and roots singers Jesse Waldman and Beau Wheeler joining forces as a duo.

      Both day tickets and weekend tickets are available, as well as camping passes.

      “When we all come together, outside, in a beautiful natural setting and a welcoming community,” adds Demers Shaevitz, “something special happens.”  

       

      Mission Folk Music Festival 2024 

      When: July 26 to 28

      Where: Fraser River Heritage Park (7494 Mary St, Mission)

      Admission: From $50 for a day pass or $125 for a weekend pass, available here

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