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Event Archive - 20th Annual FernFest: The New Souls, Man Made Lake, The New Groovement, Capital City Syncopators Trio, Knacker's Yard, Brothers in Farms , cAthedrAls , The Tower of Dudes, Coastline, Masala, BOUSADA, Slim Sandy and the Hillbilly Boppers, Travel Light, SUZANNAH, Fried Banshees

Sat. June 20th 2015 Fernwood (NRG) Community Centre (All Ages)
10am - 10pm doors at 5pm
Presented by: Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource Group
20th Annual FernFest:
Fernwood's most highly anticipated neighbourhood celebration!

Held over the summer solstice & inspired by the incredible people & energy of Fernwood, FernFest brings live music, performances, food & beverages, an artisan market, kid's activities, art projects, a silent auction, surprises & magic to Fernwood Square.

Friday, June 19th: 5-10pm
Come to dance to all your favourite local bands including Coastline, Knacker's Yard, Capital City Syncopator Trio, and The New Groovement.

Saturday, June 20th:

10am-3pm: Mini Stage & Kid's Zone on the Field of Dreams. Tons of activities for all ages!

10am-5pm: FernFest Artisan Market with over 30 local vendors - you won't be disappointed!

12-10pm: Live music including Suzannah, Travel Light, Slim Sandy & the Hillbilly Boppers, Bousada, Masala, The Tower of Dudes, cAthedrAls, Brothers in Farms, Man Made Lake & The New Souls.

Enjoy lunch and dinner at our BBQ with Phillips Brewing Co. & Merridale Cider on tap!

Performers, magic, surprises... don't miss out!


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The New Souls (Soul/Pop/R&B)

The New Souls are a six-piece soul/R&B band. All of them lovers of soul music, a union was created to express soul music in a way that feels soulful to them, a way to incorporate broader musical influences into a genre that is based on feeling the music, and more specifically, the groove. The band is getting ready release it's first EP for spring... more info

Man Made Lake

Charles Bukowksi said that “the history of melancholia includes all of us.” Man Made Lake is a band... true. But more importantly, they’re a family. Brothers coming together to make real music that speaks both to the “sudden painful joy” and that history Bukowski spoke of. Music that reaches into both mind and body to coax out some respon... more info

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

Knacker's Yard (Celtic Folk)

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Formed: 2013 From: Victoria BC Description: A six piece acoustic band playing traditional Celtic/ English songs, ballads, and instrumentals dating from the 1300s-1980s. Instrumentation: Mandolin, 5-String Banjo, Guitar, Vocals, Bodhran, Bones, Fiddle, Uilleann Pipes, Tin Whistle, Octave Mandolin, Accordion For fans of: The Dubliners... more info

The Tower of Dudes

The Tower of Dudes is a high-octane, traveling folk-gypsy-country-punk band that employs an impressive variety of instruments. Their energetic stage presence and rapid fire delivery has been known to incite dancing, chanting and demented sing-a-longs that only end when this band of half-crazed misfits either pass out, or explode. Their eclectic... more info

Masala (World Percussion)

Masala is a 15-person mobile percussion ensemble, all acoustic, always ready for a dance party. West African, Afro Cuban, Haitian, Brazilian mash up. We love to play for people who love to dance and for worthy causes. more info


BOUSADA is one of the most intriguing artists on the West Coast right now. Ottawa-born, Graeme Bousada has travelled from coast to coast, working the land, building community activism and absorbing culture from all over Canada. After honing his skills on the guitar for many years, BOUSADA began drawing influence from the world of electronic music. ... more info

Slim Sandy and the Hillbilly Boppers

Rockabilly trio from Victoria more info