A weekend of eclectic music and sunshine at Vancouver Island Musicfest

Thousands attended Musicfest in Courtenay this weekend.

Early Saturday afternoon it was announced that the event was sold out.

Audiences had six stages to choose from, some were big performances and other more intimate interview or workshop type sessions.

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Jocelyn Doll/Campbell River Mirror The Barenaked Ladies were met with thunderous cheers at Vancvouer Island Musicfest in Courtenay on Sunday evening. Below from left to right: Ed Robertson, lead singer, Tyler Stewart, drummer and Jim Creeggan, bass player. Musicfest was officially sold out on Saturday afternoon.

Jocelyn Doll/Campbell River Mirror The Barenaked Ladies played at Vancouver Island Musicfest on Sunday evening, playing a mix of their hits as well as a Canadian music medley grand finale.

Jocelyn Doll/Campbell River Mirror Tyler Stewart, drummer for the Barenaked Ladies.

Jocelyn Doll/Campbell River Mirror Kevin Hearn, keyboard player for the Barenaked Ladies.

Jocelyn Doll/Campbell River Mirror Jim Creeggan, bass player for the Barenaked Ladies.

Jocelyn Doll/Campbell River Mirror Rita Coolidge played the main stage at Vancouver Island Musicfest on Saturday afternoon. She also participated in a discussion with Holger Petersen about her life in music at The Cross Roads stage as well as the gospel/spiritual set on Sunday morning.

Jocelyn Doll/Campbell River Mirror Emilyn Stam and Filippo Gambetta ran the Bellows and Buttons Workshop at the Crossroads Stage on Saturday afternoon.

Jocelyn Doll/Campbell River Mirror Ilam, who is currently based in Montreal, played their unique afro blues and pop rock sound on the main stage on Friday evening as well as the Grierson stage on Saturday morning.

Jocelyn Doll/Campbell River Mirror Bill Krichen played the main stage on Friday afternoon. He also participated in a discussion with Peter North and Redd Volkaert about his life in music on Saturday afternoon, the Country meets Blues shot in the Barn on Saturday afternoon, the Remembering Chuck Berry performance on the main stage on Sunday afternoon and the Songs of Sam Cook performance on the Grierson stage on Saturday afternoon.

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