Vancouver’s much loved music festival celebrated its 39th year with 60 international, national and local musicians, performing live and outdoors in Jericho Park, over the course of three days and nights.
The Vancouver Folk Music Festival attracts a wide range of patrons from families to a young generation of music goers, all who can enjoy the wide range of genres being played over the weekend. There are six stages to choose from, including the main stage, which always starts in the evening and closes out the night.
This year’s performers included local favourites, Vancouver indie band supergroup The New Pornographers, and award winning spoken word poet Shane Koyczan, both who had very strong performances. Koyczan was accompanied by Vancouver folk duo Twin Bandit. The very busy Twin Bandit, who was on tour, flew from Ontario to BC to join us at the festival.
The surprise of the weekend was the very powerful performance by Lee Fields and the Expressions. Lee Fields is an American soul artist who has been performing for 43 years. His performance caught everyone’s attention. The host even said that it was probably the best performance in the Folk Festival ever(!).
Vancouver Folk Fest 2016, Day One. Photos by Jon Vincent.
Vancouver Folk Fest 2016, Day Two. Photos by Jon Vincent.
Vancouver Folk Fest 2016, Day Three. Photos by Jon Vincent.