Every year for the last 35 years, thousands of people have been able to say, "Oh my God, it was amazing!" Have you been one of them? Do NOT let this year's concert series go by without your attendance...world class entertainment and small town atmosphere meet here in Harrison Hot Springs to create a music festival like no other...see you there!
Straight from the Valley...
The Festival kicks off with a sampling of the Valley's finest performing artists.
UFV Bhangra Club
UFV Bhangra Club is the official team of the University of the Fraser Valley. It was founded by students of the university in the Fall of 2010 to preserve the art and culture of Bhangra, a South Asian genre that has become hugely popular in the Fraser Valley in the past decade
Langley Ukulele Ensemble
In the more than 30 years of its existence, The Langley Ukelele Ensemble has become one of Western Canada’s most distinctive and accomplished youth musical organizations, playing arrangements of pop, classical and folk music with precision, dexterity and a sense of fun.
The Sabir Sisters
The Sabir Sisters (Shamma, Roxanna, Sarah and Laila) are individually and collectively among BC's most well-known fiddlers. Combining step-dancing, influenced in equal parts by Ottawa Valley style and tap, with classic Canadian fiddling and strong singing, The Sabirs are Fraser Valley treasures.
Artistic voices of the Caribbean diaspora and one of the grooviest calypso bands anywhere. Founded by Trinidadian-Canadian songwriter Drew Gonsalves, Kobo Town is named after the historic neighborhood in Port-of-Spain where calypso was born. Kobo Town takes the intricate wordplay of classic Caribbean music and runs it through a 21st Century filter.
The best there is in acoustic blues, an Eric Bibb performance is an enriching experience, both musically and spiritually. A native New Yorker, who has spent most of his life in Europe, Eric is the son of Leon Bibb, nephew of John Lewis of the Modern Jazz Quartet, and godson of Paul Robeson.
Literary Café ...An evening of readings and music courtesy of UFV students and faculty.
Theatre...Two one act plays from the 2014 University of the Fraser Valley Theatre Directors’ Festival.
Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson... Award-winning contemporary pipers unite and reinvent the traditional sounds of Ireland & Scotland. Individually they’re two of the best players around but collectively they create a chemistry which is almost magic. They are not only vastly talented but have created a sound that is bursting with emotion and energy - a fusion of pipes and flutes which pushes the boundaries of what the instruments can achieve.
Mokoomba...A distinct blend of traditional Tonga music and the vibrant youthful energy of southern Africa. Exuberant youthful energy bursting with natural talent and contagious rhythm, the six young men of Mokoomba represent Zimbabwe’s next generation of hope. Musically distinct, Mokoomba combines traditional and modern instruments with a rich blend of rhythms, creating a vibrant sound consisting of traditional Tonga music yet embracing the sounds of southern Africa’s diverse cultures.
Quique Escamilla...Quique is a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and producer living in Toronto. With his stylistically flexible band, he fuses traditional Mexican musical styles such as Ranchera and Huapango with modern sounds of rock, reggae, pop, ska, cumbia, bolero and other Latin American rhythms.
Nathan Music Co...Part country, part wild Gypsy music and part rootsy pop. All homemade in the prairies.
Nathan Music Co. (formerly Nathan) has been at the forefront of alternative country music in Canada since the early 2000's.
Riccardo Tesi & Banditaliana...
A fresh and sunny kaleidoscope of Tuscan sounds, Mediterranean flavours and jazz improvisation. Banditaliana was founded by internationally renowned composer and concertina player Riccardo Tesi, rated as one of the most daring and authoritative musicians on the European world music scene.
For tickets, call 604-796-3664, order on-line at www.harrisonfestival.com