RiverFest: New music festival on the block

iverFest is located on the beautiful and historic grounds of the Haig-Brown House next to the roaring Campbell River

A new musical event debuts this weekend and will help Campbell River reach its potential to be the Island’s newest arts and cultural hub.

With so many talented local musicians and artists, it’s no wonder why Riverites have their pick of so many family events to entertain them on any given weekend.

On Sunday, The Campbell River and North Island Transition Society and River Town Productions have teamed up to bring the community RiverFest.

RiverFest is located on the beautiful and historic grounds of the Haig-Brown House next to the roaring Campbell River.  This music festival will have not one, but two stages for music lovers to choose from.  With 17 different musical acts filling out the day, people will be exposed to local musicians, as well as some up-and-coming acts from around Vancouver Island.

Some local favourites include 50th Parallel, Cat and the B-Sides, Doug Folkins, and Jenny Hoopnosis and from the other corners of the Island, they have Alexandria Maillot, Keisja Cox, Pamela Tessmann, and newly formed BirdSong including local Kaely Cronk, and Victoria’s Ellisa Hartman and Alana Johnson.

On top of all the amazing musical acts, there will be an artisan village, a silent auction, a selection of food vendors, a masseuse, a fantastic Kid Zone, and to kick off the whole event, there will be an outdoor Zumba class led by Stereo Fitness at noon.

Tickets are $10 and kids aged 10 and under are free and they ar available at The Music Plant, Stereo Fitness, and the Sundance Java Bar.  RiverFest is held at 2250 Campbell River Rd at the Haig-Brown House from noon until 9 p.m. on June 24.  People are encouraged to bring blankets to lounge on during the day.  For more information and contest opportunities, “like” them on Facebook.