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Event Archive - Rootsfest 2002 Friday Night Mainstage: Linda Tillery And The Cultural Heritage Choir, Canadian Song Circle With:, John Mann, Stephen Fearing, Amy Sky, Jeff Healey's Jazz Wizards, Third World

Fri. August 16th 2002 Sandown Park (All Ages)
8:00 pm
MC Valdy
Tickets Available Now Other Info

Weekend passes are available until Friday, August 16 at these 3 outlets:

McPherson Box Office in Victoria
3 Centennial Square
Toll-free 1-888-717-6121

Laurentian Bank of Canada
764 Fort Street

Thrifty Foods
Tickets available at all locations on Vancouver Island and in Tsawwassen. Buy your tickets at Thrifty Foods and receive a $5 discount. You must shop in person. No phone or mail order tickets are available from Thrifty Foods.

NB: You can now purchase tickets online through Paypal.

In order to cover handling and Paypal costs, the cost per ticket will be $42 US. Tickets will be mailed to the shipping address you provide.

Children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult with paid admission.

Performance times are as follows:

Friday Aug. 16 6pm - 11pm
(gates open 5pm)
Saturday Aug. 17 10am - 11pm
(gates open 9:30am)
Sunday Aug. 18 10am- 11pm
(gates open 9:30am)

Early-bird (until June 6) June 7 - July 15

Weekend Pass $45

Weekend Pass $55

July 16 - Aug 16 Gate Sales (Aug. 16-18)

Weekend Pass $69
Friday Evening Only $35
Saturday Only $45
Sunday Only $39

Friday Evening Only $35
Saturday Only $45
Sunday Only $39


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Linda Tillery And The Cultural Heritage Choir

While singing for the play Letters From A New England Negro in 1992, Linda Tillery was introduced to some field recordings of traditional African-American music. "My God," she exclaimed, "this is what I've been looking for!" Tillery poured over documentary recordings and ethnomusicology research to uncover a treasure-trove of spirituals, work song... more info

John Mann

Dear Friends and Colleagues, I would like to let you know that I have been diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease. I know this will come as a shock to many of you. It wasn’t for me. I’ve had my fears and suspicions, but I was remaining hopeful that there was some other cause for the problems I was experiencing. Hearing the news has ... more info

Stephen Fearing (Contemporary roots/folk/rock)

Stephen Fearing’s music embodies a fierce intelligence, a haunting candor, and a steady-handed pursuit of fleeting beauty. He exudes an abiding love for his craft and a respect for his audience that is reflected in two Juno awards and a touring circuit that includes festival stages and concert halls across Canada, Europe and The United States. A... more info

Jeff Healey's Jazz Wizards

"Man, he is really going to revolutionize the way the guitar can be played." When Stevie Ray Vaughan uttered those words after watching Jeff Healey perform, he wasn't being prophetic. He was simply stating a fact. Jeff Healey was born in Toronto on March 25, 1966 with a rare form of eye cancer called Retinoblastoma that left him blind at the age... more info

Third World (Reggae)

With 10 grammy nominations, performances on six continents, and four decades of hits, Third World have earned the title of “Reggae Ambassadors”. Born as a roots reggae group in the early 70s, Third World have made a name for themselves by constantly defying conventions and expectations. Despite many of their contemporaries sticking to their gun... more info
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