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The 2016 Annual General Meeting of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival Society will take place on the evening of Wednesday, February 24th at 7:00pm at the Croatian Cultural Centre at 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver. Read more . . . 
Please note that as of October 1, our new address is:
275 East 1st Avenue, Unit 230
Vancouver, BC, V5T 1A7


Blues Double Bill
Dawn Pemberton & Cécile Doo-Kingué 
Friday, February 12
Fox Cabaret
Doors at 7:30pm / Show at 8:30pm

Cécile Doo-Kingué teams up with Vancouver's Dawn Pemberton for a do-not-miss night of no-holds-barred soul blues!

Cécile Doo-Kingué blew more than a few folks away at last summer's festival. “Committed, uncompromising, and passionate,” Doo-Kingué is one of Canada's finest guitarists. She blends blues, soul and afro-folk with fiery licks, a powerfully resonant voice and evocative melodies to take your breath away.

Dawn Pembertons vibrant, soulful voice has been capturing ears on the local music scene for almost a decade. This 2015 Western Canada Music Award winner for Urban Recording of the Year has pundits predicting “Dawn will be crowned the new queen of Canadian soul.”

Be there when two of this country’s most celebrated women blues artists and their bands join forces to deliver some serious heat and heart on a dreary February Friday night.   BUY TICKETS


Jean Grant with special guest Joshua Hyslop
Friday, February 19, 9pm (doors 8pm)
Fox Cabaret
Hot off her sold out shows across North America, Europe and Australia, Halifax songstress Jenn Grant returns to Vancouver for one show.
2015 has been a great year for Jenn as her record Compostela picked up two Juno Award nominations, Adult Alternative Album of the Year and Songwriter of the Year and she received a Music Nova Scotia Award for 'Best Folk Album' for 2015. She released a Deluxe Edition of Compostela in OctoberBUY TICKETS


Amelia Curran with special guest Dominique Fricot
Friday, March 11, 9pm (doors 8pm)
Fox Cabaret
Newfoundland-born singer-songwriter Amelia Curran graces the Fox Cabaret March 11. The National Post describes this Juno Award-winner’s velvety-smooth voice and carefully crafted lyrics as “a bit like Leonard Cohen being channeled in a dusty saloon by Patsy Cline.”

Opening is Vancouver singer/songwriter Dominique Tricot. BUY TICKETS

Elephant Revival with special guest Mandolin Orange
Thursday, April 7, 8:30pm (doors 7:30pm)
Fox Cabaret
Elephant Revival, the Colorado-based folk music five-piece known for incorporating a wide-spectrum of influences including Scottish and Celtic vocals, traditional folk, psychedelic country, bluegrass and jazz return to Vancouver.

Opening is Mandolin Orange, one of the most remarkable pair of voices on the Americana scene today. BUY TICKETS

Food Vendor Applications Now Open for 2016 Festival
Apply on-line. Applications will be accepted and reviewed by Festival staff based on a balanced, full selection with focus on local, ethical and sustainable practices. All applications (both new and returning) will be assessed individually on their offerings without bias. Completed applications must be submitted no later than February 28, 2016.