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For the 3rd consecutive year, the Vancouver Folk Music Festival has come in first in the voting for Best Local Music Festival by Georgia Straight readers.

We are thrilled and honoured to be your favourite music festival.

THANK YOU for your support and your votes! Thanks to the Straight for making it possible.

We want to celebrate with you with a very special ticket offer!

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For 37 years, the festival has welcomed amazing artists and music from around the world to Vancouver. Together with you, we've discovered up-and-coming local bands along with traditional artists from ancient cultures on the other side of the world, and everything in between. We've shared the park with folks of every age, background, lifestyle - all of us drawn together by the music, the vision, the experience. 

We met artists like Ani DiFranco for the first time at the festival. We've cheered Pete SeegerBilly BraggUtah Phillips and Dan Mangan on festival stages. We danced to Queen IdaMichael Franti and Mokoomba, grooved to Noura Mint Seymali & Bookman Eksperyans& stomped with Serena Ryder. From the voices and sounds of the Andes, to desert blues, to workers anthems, to so much more - we've learned about global struggles and triumphs - and we recycled and composted, too! VFMF2014-davidniddrieAfter almost 4 decades, we're still going strong, #1 in the city, and looking forward to another incredible festival, #38, in 2015 - thanks to folks like you who've been with us along the way.

Vancouver's "BEST LOCAL MUSIC FESTIVAL"
has a special offer for you!


Purchase 2015 festival adult weekend passes at the lowest discount price of the year!


A limited number of 2015 festival adult weekend passes are now on sale for the incredibly low price of $125 (tax incl) as a Thank You to all our supporters, and to celebrate being voted Vancouver's favourite local music festival. 

Buy now - while quantities last!

You can also call us at 604-602-9798 or stop by our box office at #100, 2425 Quebec Street during regular office hours. 

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We're already excited about bringing you VFMF #38, July 17-19, 2015 at Jericho Beach Park. It's going to be another fabulous festival, so grab your ticket to the show today!

 

Jenn Grant & Matthew Barber in Concert

Wednesday, November 5
8pm (doors @ 7pm)
CBC Studio 700, 700 Hamilton Street

Join us for an intimate evening of music with two of Canada's favourite singer/songwriters.

"(Jenn Grant is) one of the best singers in the world right now." - Rich Terfry (aka Buck 65), CBC Radio 2 Drive
"Barber's honest voice is the perfect instrument for his subtle and tuneful dissection of matters of the heart." - Exclaim

Tickets available online & by phone at 604-602-9798.


 VFMF 2014 - The world came to our own backyard!

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The final notes have been sung, the instrument cases packed up, the lanterns have left the park - and we've said our sad farewells to VFMF #37.

But what amazing memories we have to take with us: those perfect on-stage moments, the songs that made us weep, the rhythms that made us dance. Yes, an incredible festival was experienced by all - yet again!

Thank you for coming to the 37th Annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival. Thank you to the brilliant artists from around the world and at home who came to play. Thanks to everyone who contributed toward making these wonderful memories possible. Read some of our RAVE REVIEWS here.

NEW! Recapture the spirit of VFMF 2014!

Check out the amazing video below, featuring some great footage from this year's festival.

Then scroll down to see some fabulous images from 2014, courtesy of the festival's photo committee and others, and more.

Photo Gallery

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 Sing Out! For Pete - a Tribute to Pete Seeger 

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 Andrew Bird and the Hands of Glory

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Stage Three at Sundown 

 

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Miranda Mulholland of Great Lake Swimmers

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Sorrow, Tears and Blood: Afrobeat and the music of post-colonial Nigeria. Read more...

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“You Gets No Bread With One Meatball” Josh White Sr.: an African-American Pioneer of Folk, Blues and Social Activism. Read more...

 

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Pete Seeger: the Last Popular Front Singer. Read more...