Marking its 15th year, The Sooke River Bluegrass Festival is a family event featuring bluegrass and Appalachian old-time music and a Saturday night Big Top Square Dance under a circus tent. To honour Canada's 150th birthday, the festival is pleased to announce an all-Canadian lineup featuring some of the best national and West Coast musicians who perform in the bluegrass and old-time traditions. Workshops, jam sessions and children's activities take place throughout the weekend. Weekend passes are only $50 with camping available on site through the Sooke River Campground.
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Sarah Jane Scouten (Country & Folk)
“I like her songs, each one has a great line or two that jump out and slap you in the face. She can do funny and she can do sad, there’s just something special in her stanzas that are better than most. Picture a feisty 12 year old Tom boy in a dress gripping a sling shot.”
- C.R. Avery
“Sarah Jane Scouten is the real new deal. New songs... more info
Nomad Jones is a hot and happening Western Canadian bluegrass outfit equally comfortable ripping on rollicking classics or serenading on sultry ballads. Drawing on an extensive repertoire from traditional ‘grass right thru the acoustic music spectrum, Nomad Jones will entertain you with their blood harmonies and intriguing instrumentals. Over the... more info
Bluegrass band from Victoria, BC, Canada. Their repertoire consists primarily of traditional bluegrass songs,
with a sprinkling of country, folk blues and pop tunes served up in bluegrass style.
Their songs feature close heartfelt duet and trio harmonies,
backed by strong banjo, mandolin and dobro instrumentals. more info