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Free Festival in Fernwood: Celebrate Summer Solstice at FernFest!: The New Groovement, Kikeyambay, Shoestring Bourbon, The Leg-Up Program, Mufaro, Downtown Mischief, San Felix, Medana, The Aaron Wood Band, Fox Glove

Sat. June 21st 2014 12pm - 10pm @  Fernwood Square Gazebo (All Ages) 12pm - 10pm
Presented by: Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource Group, FERNFEST
FernFest is a FREE two-day arts, music, and family festival held in the heart of Fernwood!

Join us Friday night and all day Saturday, June 20th & 21st, to revel in all that Fernwood and beyond has to offer over Summer Solstice.

We've got live music, BBQ, Beer Garden, Artisan Market, kid's activities, the Field of Dreams & mini stage, and much more!

FernFest is put on by the Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource group to celebrate our vibrant community. This festival always leaves you with a sense of wonder and shared celebration. Please join us in the Square June 20th & 21st for tons of live music in a setting like you've never experienced before!

The New Groovement

The New Groovement is an eleven-piece funk machine that blends elements of R&B, soul, and hip hop to create a funk-i-fied feast for the ears. If James Brown and Run DMC had a love child this would be it. The band’s sound is as unique as it is versatile with its punchy horns, sweet vocals, clever rhymes, and tight percussion. Combined with an ener... more info

Kikeyambay (West African/Electric Afrofusion)

Kikeyambay is a Victoria, British Columbia-based musical project led by Guinean percussionist and vocalist Alseny Michel Diallo, and often joined by world-renowned dancer and singer N’nato Camara. Diallo’s passion for and knowledge of both traditional and modern Guinean music has inspired a group of Victoria musicians to create a project tha... more info

Shoestring Bourbon

Dirty, Funky Rock and Roll. Get down with Shoestring Bourbon! more info

The Leg-Up Program (Soulful Indie LeftCoast)

The Leg-Up Program is a collaboration of Victoria artists. Formed in late 2013 to fill-in for a local block party, The Leg-Up Program tore the roof off with their hip hop funk rock soul orchestra and musical collective with approximately 17+ members who contribute to their huge sound. Made up of members from many other local bands, the collectiv... more info

Mufaro (Zimbabwean Marimba)

An energetic Zimbabwean Style Marimba band from Metchosin,BC more info

Downtown Mischief (Funk/Jazz)

Local bands, Boots of Mischief and DownTown HoeDown, joined forces and became Downtown Mischief. DTM has gone through numerous lineup changes over the past few years, refining their sound and tightening up their overall act along the way. Fronted by two MCs, a singer, and an explosive horn section, DTM blends elements of jazz, funk, and hip hop, me... more info

San Felix

The members of San Felix had been wandering around Victoria aimlessly until the Summer of 2013, at which point they stumbled in to each other and began to make music. Rumour has it they operate as a hive mind, which explains the cohesive harmonies, flowing transitions from alt-folk to post-punk, and their tendency to blink in unison. The six-piece,... more info

Fox Glove (Folk)

Fox Glove is an all-female trio based in Victoria BC that brings together elements of folk and alt pop to create a genre they like to call “Fox Pop.” Renn Madeleine Bibeau, Claire Butterfield, and Chelsea Kanstrup have very different voices and ranges, but together they create a unified blend that has been compared to that of bands like the Sta... more info
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