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Rising Appalachia Returns!
RA-ConcertNewly-minted VFMF 2015 favourites, North Carolina's own musical activists and innovators, Rising Appalachia return to Vancouver for a special show at the Fox Cabaret in mid-August. Buy your tickets HERE or call 604.602.9798.
Friday, August 14, 8pm (doors 7pm)
The Fox Cabaret, 2321 Main Street 
"incredible harmonies and fiddle-flying that kept the earth-stomping going strong... an easy call for overall festival highlight" - Hello Vancity
"A myriad of influences - folk, roots, soul and world music... innovative yet grounded." - ConcertAddicts.com
See their videos for Medicine and Scale Down.

Young Artists In Concert

This year we ran our first-ever Young Artist Program to assist up-and-coming musicians in their career development. Twelve aspiring musicians between the ages of 16 and 24 participated in songwriting workshops, Q&A's with industry veterans, and a recording session at the VPL's Inspiration Lab. 

Now you can come see them live in concert! Join us for a free show at the VPL.

Saturday, August 15, 2-4pm
Vancouver Public Library, Main Branch
350 W. Georgia Street

The 2015 Vancouver Folk Music Festival was a roaring success, filled with brilliant sunshine and an amazing array of music from near and far. The artists and their music drew us to our feet, made us dance, laugh, cry, sing along, catch our breath...think. 

Thank you for sharing this amazing weekend with us!

We joined together in beautiful Jericho Beach Park, from across BC and Canada, the United States and beyond, connected by our love of great folk, roots and world music!

Thanks to our team of dedicated, hard-working volunteers who make the Festival happen year after year. Cheers to our funders, sponsors, community partners, members and sustaining donors. Without you, none of this would be possible! If you loved this year’s festival and want to help keep the music going, click HERE.

Enjoy a small gallery of images from the weekend. Thank you to our incredible photo committee for capturing the magic!


Keep sharing your Instagram photos with us #vfmf2015. We're on Twitter @vanfolkfest.