The list of artists whose careers broke out after appearing on one of the workshop stages at Jericho Beach is too long to print. This year will just add more names to the list.” – Stuart Derdeyn, Vancouver Sun

From global grooves and roots rhythm to songs old and new, tunes that will warm your heart, touch a nerve, or make you kick up your heels – have we got a music festival for you!

On July 13 – 15 join us at Jericho Beach Park for another incredible weekend of music from close to home and around the globe.

We’ve got icons and upstarts and more than a few surprises, stunning newcomers and long-time favourites, and amazing new sounds to discover. From Neko Case and Ry Cooder to Rodney Crowell and James McMurtry; from The Dead South, Carole Pope and Archie Roach to Ranky Tanky, Wazimbo & Banda Kakana and Dakhabrakha, it's a gathering of sound, sight and experience you simply won't see anywhere else.

MEET YOU AT THE BEACH!


ARTIST SPOTLIGHT – DORI FREEMAN

Listen to Dori Freeman sing, and like her ace UK record producer Teddy Thompson, it’ll take you "10-12 seconds to realize she’s great."

This Appalachian artist from Galax, Virginia is only in her mid-twenties, kind of new on the scene – but arrives with a voice and the songs of a well-seasoned veteran, an old musical soul.

NPR spoke to a collective surprise when it said “it's startling to hear such a fully formed singing and songwriting voice come out of nowhere."

Dori’s voice and music is honest, emotional, genuine, rootsy Americana with a fresh and unique edge. Hear it once, and you know you’re in the presence of a great new talent. Why not start your festival Saturday at Dori’s concert on Stage 5 at 10am?

Watch her HERE

Thank you, Vancouver!

For the 22nd annual Georgia Straight "Best of Vancouver 2017" you voted us "Best Local Music Festival" for the 6th year in a row. We are supported by an amazing community of folks without whom the festival would not be able to happen. To everyone who participated, volunteered, performed, attended – and voted – for the VFMF, you are "The Best."

Vancouver Folk Music Festival is the BEST FESTIVAL in the City!

In a “who’s the best” poll seeking the Stars of Vancouver, the VFMF is truly honoured to again receive this very special #1 award.

Thank you to everyone who made this happen!

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