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You've voted the Vancouver Folk Music Festival "Best Local Music Festival 2015"!
For the fourth year in a row, the Vancouver Folk Music Festival has been voted "Best Local Music Festival" in the Georgia Straight Best of Vancouver poll! This is truly an amazing thing. Thanks to everyone for your vote and support. It takes a community to keep our festival alive and thriving – and the VFMF is a reflection of a great community coming together to create something special every year. To everyone who participated, volunteered, performed, attended – and voted for – the VFMF, you are The Best. Thank you again!
Please note that as of October 1, our new address is:
275 East 1st Avenue, Unit 230
Vancouver, BC, V5T 1A7

Marln Williams Concert

Marlon Williams with Guests
Friday, January 29
The Media Club,  695 Cambie Street
Doors 8:00pm, show 9:00pm
Tickets $15 +s/c 

2015 Festival favourite Marlon Williams is back for a special encore concert. We gave him multiple standing ovations at the Festival and now have a chance to get to know him better in a more intimate venue. Get your tickets HERE or call 604.602.9798 

What they said about this year's festival

Grant Lawrence's love letter to the VFMF in Westender
"It was one of those weekends, one of those events, where it felt great to be a Vancouverite, to revel and celebrate in all we have, backed by a live soundtrack from across the planet." Full story

The Staff at VanCityBuzz
"This past weekend's Vancouver Folk Music Festival was pure jubilation... The relaxed, accepting and overall joyful atmosphere made it a true pleasure to attend." Full story

Francois Marchand, Vancouver Sun
"Sunny skies and great music make Folk Fest a scorching success."

"Jericho Beach Park was positively beaming from Friday to Sunday, garnering fans of all ages, from the old folk guard to the family clans and a surprisingly strong younger, groove-seeking contingent." Full story

Leslie Ken Chu & Anna Bouey, Vancouver Weekly
"With an eclectic international roster, Vancouver Folk Music Festival once again brought together some of the finest talents from around the world, and they in turn brought their stories with them. Personal histories, cultural histories – every performer had a tale to tell. Perhaps Jill Barber summed up the weekend best after she and her brother covered Bobby Charles’ I Must Be in a Good Place Now: “I feel like we’re all in a pretty good place now. What a day! What a festival!” Full story

Tiina Liimu, Beatroute Magazine
"Three days, seven stages, incredible weather, bold curatorial choices, all framed by astonishing scenic vistas filtered into a praiseworthy list of how a festival is done right. While maintaining artistic integrity plus an undercurrent of social justice, the 2015 festival atmosphere hooked in first-timers and cemented the annual tradition." Full story

Rod Mickleburgh, Mickleblog
"Artistic director Linda Tanaka managed once again to assemble a vintage brew of the known, the barely known and the unknown into an eclectic, heady mix of outstanding music. There were fewer ultra-headliners than unusual this year, and yet the festival was terrific. All these people I’d never heard of. How dare they be both young and great…?" Full story


Backstage At Vancouver Folk Music Fest 2015

Thank You Canada

Posted by Melbourne Ska Orchestra on Sunday, August 16, 2015

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.