Music legend David Crosby headlines Vancouver Island MusicFest at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds this weekend.

David Crosby leads off a weekend of music

The 17th annual Vancouver Island MusicFest is uopn us once again.

The 17th annual Vancouver Island MusicFest is uopn us once again.

Music fans are packing their bags, shaking out their tents, loading up their campers, pulling out the sandals and the sunhats and gearing up for what is destined to be the a tweekend of music and merry making. An unparalleled line up is scheduled to perform this July 7-10 including David Crosby, Holly Cole, Randy Newman, Jon Anderson, Arrested Development, Albert Lee and John Jorgenson – and so many, many more.

Festival fans are encouraged to avoid line ups and the rush by picking up day or weekend passes now at the Sid Williams Theatre Box office.

This year also marked the addition of a very special Thursday Night Event for VIMF and this years inaugural concert is certainly one for the history books.

The musical magic kicked off with 26 time Grammy Award winner Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas.

Make your 2011 Vancouver Island MusicFest a four-day adventure and usher in the summer with friends, family, community, a whole bunch of amazing music!

Park and Ride with the Destiny River Festival Express. Remember that kids 12 and under are totally free.

To find out about the entire 2011 performer roster, stage schedules, ticket prices, shuttles and park and rides, gate times, kidzzone, camping and more check out www.islandmusicfest.com