Big News! Plans are underway for a brand new multi-genre Musical Festival for this Labour Day long weekend (September 2-3, 2017)! Produced by the Gabriola Arts Council as part of our 20th anniversary celebrations, the Gabriola Music Fest will offer a Main Stage with more than 16 top-notch bands and performers from around the west coast, and including everything from folk to pop, blues to R&B, reggae to Latin, and rock to electronic. After the sun goes down, festival-goers will move into the Roxy Theatre to enjoy late-night, world-class DJs and live performance artists from around the world.
This festival of music, arts, and creative culture will be a celebration of diversity, inclusivity, mindfulness, and compassion, and—alongside awesome musical performances—will also include arts vendors, delicious plant-based food, tons of family activities, art installations, nature and art workshops, yoga, meditation—and that’s just the beginning! Through a collaboration with Poetry Gabriola Society, you can also enjoy the work of some of Canada’s most innovative and interesting poets and performance poets.
The enthusiastic festival organizers are making some big promises: to provide a weekend-long immersion in some of the best independent, innovative, and inspired music in Western Canada; to enrich the lives of participants through the arts; to creatively inspire, entertain, engage, and invigorate the local community and those who visit the Island; to promote and honour inclusivity both onstage and off; to take care of all fellow beings through a mindful, sustainable, responsible event; and to promote empathy, compassion, happiness, a healthy spirit, and a truly positive vibe.
Standing on a big rock in the ocean, surrounded by good people, great music, fabulous vibes, and more art than you can imagine. Where else would you want to be?