Lighthouse Bluegrass Festival

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Country and Region CanadaBritish Columbia
Type of Festival Dance, Music
Location of Festival Qualicum Bay, British Columbia, Canada
Festival Contact Information

Bob and Linda Thornburn
Mid Island Bluegrass Society
Phone: +01 250-752-0383
Sheena McCorquodale
Phone: +01 250-757-9991

Festival Description

The bluegrass music festival is organized by Mid Island Bluegrass Society. The programming includes music and dance performances, open mic sessions, and workshops — instrumental, clogging, and jamming. Festival-goers can enjoy camping on site that offers spaces for tents and RVs. The festival celebrated its inaugural edition in 2011.

Festival Dates June 27 - 30, 2013
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Programming 2013:
  • The first two days have a series of jam class workshops, lead by Dr Banjo, Pete Wernick. Friday late afternoon, the bluegrass bands begin playing and there are more workshops, vendor sales, band contests, raffles, and more. Several bluegrass bands play over the weekend, and there is lots of music-playing in the campgrounds where old friends meet up and new friends are made. People stay up late and play music all weekend…it is a fabulous time.
Lineup 2013:
  • Long Road Home
  • Dr Banjo — Pete and Joan Wernick Duo
  • Annie Lou
  • The Unseen Strangers
  • Cloverpoint Drifters
  • Hub City Ramblers
  • Scout Mountain
  • Maple Mountain Boys
  • Backporch Banjo
  • and more…


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