R19A Music Festival

R19A Music Festival

The first annual Route 19A Music Festival is a family friendly event that gets rolling along Vancouver Island’s Highway 19A on August 30 with stops in Qualicum Beach before arriving in Parksville the following weekend. Take in evening concerts, a dance, and a musical storytelling evening, all featuring headline performers. Don’t miss the two free matinees, one with local professional musicians and the other with emerging young artists who’ll amaze you with their musicality all the while capturing your heart.

Let’s start with Qualicum. The opening event on Friday, August 30 is a blockbuster dance with two bands, the blues rock group Auntie Kate and the Uncles of Funk, and the Zydeco ensemble Bijuox du Bayou. On Saturday afternoon, bring a lawn chair and relax as gypsy jazz trio String Fever, folk duo Zach and Jim,…

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