Sooke River Bluegrass Festival: The Slocan Ramblers, Sarah Jane Scouten , Nomad Jones, The Unfaithful Servants, Clover Point Drifters, Twin Bandit , Country Squall, Riverside Bluegrass Band, THE WOOLY BEARS, Craig Marcuk

Fri. June 16th 2017 (All Ages)
Presented by: Sooke River Bluegrass Festival, Victoria Bluegrass Association
Marking its 15th year, The Sooke River Bluegrass Festival is a family event featuring bluegrass and Appalachian old-time music and a Saturday night Big Top Square Dance under a circus tent. To honour Canada's 150th birthday, the festival is pleased to announce an all-Canadian lineup featuring some of the best national and West Coast musicians who perform in the bluegrass and old-time traditions. Workshops, jam sessions and children's activities take place throughout the weekend. Weekend passes are only $50 with camping available on site through the Sooke River Campground.

Sarah Jane Scouten (Country & Folk)

“I like her songs, each one has a great line or two that jump out and slap you in the face. She can do funny and she can do sad, there’s just something special in her stanzas that are better than most. Picture a feisty 12 year old Tom boy in a dress gripping a sling shot.” - C.R. Avery “Sarah Jane Scouten is the real new deal. New songs... more info

Nomad Jones (Bluegrass)

Nomad Jones is a hot and happening Western Canadian bluegrass outfit equally comfortable ripping on rollicking classics or serenading on sultry ballads. Drawing on an extensive repertoire from traditional ‘grass right thru the acoustic music spectrum, Nomad Jones will entertain you with their blood harmonies and intriguing instrumentals. Over the... more info

The Unfaithful Servants

The Unfaithful Servants have gained a reputation in Western Canada as a must-see act. With an original and exciting approach to acoustic music, the group serves up explosive instrumentals, compelling story-telling and high-powered vocals. With critically acclaimed performances under their belt (Vancouver Island MusicFest, Salmon Arm Roots & B... more info

Clover Point Drifters (Bluegrass)

Bluegrass band from Victoria, BC, Canada. Their repertoire consists primarily of traditional bluegrass songs, with a sprinkling of country, folk blues and pop tunes served up in bluegrass style. Their songs feature close heartfelt duet and trio harmonies, backed by strong banjo, mandolin and dobro instrumentals. more info

Twin Bandit

Twin Bandit is a contemporary Americana, traditional folk duo consisting of Hannah Walker and Jamie Elliott. Their original songwriting will bring to mind familiar memories of new love and old scars paired with an intimate live performance that will leave you feeling soft and aglow. The banditas met at Vancouver’s non-profit St. James Music Acade... more info

Riverside Bluegrass Band

Riverside Bluegrass Band is an extraordinary group, comprised of some of the best musicians in BC. Danny "Bluegrass" Eberhardt on guitar/vocals, Stehen Harrison on banjo, Tad Ruszel on mandolin/guitar/vocals, and Eric Adams on bass vocals. Talented, energetic, exciting and fun to watch. We are certain everyonewill enjoy their fresh new sound! more info