Event Archive - 21st Annual FernFest!: Leisure Club, Deep Sea Gypsies, The Choir, Zoubi and the Sea, Masala World Percussion, DJ Waxstatic

Sat. June 18th 2016 Fernwood (NRG) Community Centre Victoria BC (All Ages)
9am - 10pm doors at 5pm
Celebrating 21 years!! Can you believe it?! Boy-oh-boy, do we have some exciting stuff lined up for all of you. We hope that you're able to come on down and celebrate both summer and community with us once again this year, June 17th & 18th!

With live music, food & drink, kid/family activities, silent auction, art projects, artisan market, beach lounge, magic and more, you're certainly in for a treat this year.

Friday, June 17
The festivities commence on Friday as we fire up the grill, open the bar, and kickoff with the first of 17 amazing and diverse musical acts gracing the gazebo stage, including: Leisure Club, Deep Sea Gypsies, The Choir, Zoubi and the Sea, Masala World Percussion, and DJ Waxstatic.

Saturday, June 18
We kick off Saturday with a pancake breakfast courtesy of the Fernwood Inn before commencing the Kidical Mass Bike Parade. The Field of Dreams will once again be providing some family-fun, and Senior's Tea is at the community centre for our more experienced patrons. Be sure to check out the Artisan Market with over 40 local vendors too!

The musical extravaganza continues with performances from Chance Lovett & The Broken Hearted, Tight Hair, Blackwood Kings, Johnny Dangus, Bučan Bučan, The Fernwood Coalition, Wise Child, Brothers in Farms, The Half Moon Shine, and Slim Sandy & the Hillbilly Boppers.

Thirsty? Hungry? Thirsty AGAIN?? We've got you covered with beer and soda from Phillips, cider from Merridale, and tasty bites being served hot off the BBQ! Benji Duke will once again assume the role of MC/spiritual guide for the festivities, with additional grooves being provided by DJ Coldbeef between sets.

This is shaping up to be one of the biggest and best FernFests yet, so we hope you can make it on down and join in this free summer solstice neighbourhood celebration!


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Deep Sea Gypsies (Blues Based Rock n Roll)

Evolving from Langford, BC. The Deep Sea Gypsies perform a lively set, driven by music from all decades. For some, the blues rock aspect is enough to encourage an encore. For others, the funky break downs have crowds raising their glasses. Past albums: Clement Rd. Chilco Rd. Peatt Rd. Cedar Hill X Rd Rough Waters more info

The Choir (Choir)

Victoria’s The Choir is a non-auditioned, community choir that sings all-original arrangements of pop, folk and indie music. What started as a small project based out of Larsen Music in early 2013 turned big in no time: 100 great people who love to sing their hearts out! The Choir has had a string of very fun and successful concerts, and performa... more info
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Zoubi and the Sea (Indie/Rock/Surf)

What is a Zoubi? She is a quirky, quiet creature raised in the woods on Hornby Island, BC. After performing the majority of the West Coast music festivals and opening for Jon and Roy, Tara Lightfoot, Rising Appalachia, Fortune Killers and Carmanah; Zoubi sought out a new adventure. In 2017, her unshakable passion for music brought her to Toronto, O... more info