This coming Saturday July 14th The James Bay Market will be hosting a Folkwest Fundraiser!
A Full day of great music!
Raffle Prizes! (Including 2 Weekend Passes to Folkwest!)
Full Vendor Attendance with Several New Vendors
Fresh Local Produce
Baked Goods & Preserves
The James Bay Market Society is a big supporter of Victoria’s Lower Island FolkFest Society; a non-profit cultural organization dedicated to the presentation, preservation and promotion of traditional and contemporary folk music and regional cultural traditions involving both professional and emerging musicians from British Columbia, other parts of Canada, and around the world. Our primary event is FolkWest, an annual summer music festival in Victoria as well as concerts throughout the year. Their mission is to create peaceful, celebratory events, based on the values of respect, caring, cooperation, environmental sustainability and accessibility. Through workshops and mentoring, the Lower Island Folkfest Society provides learning opportunities for both artists and audience to foster and preserve folk music traditions.
Folkwest is an annual 2 day music festival showcasing folk-roots music. Planted in folk tradition, Folkwest is committed to presenting music that takes traditional influences and creates something new; folk and singer/songwriter music for a new generation, as well as acts that represent the purest forms of regional cultural traditions such as Appalachian, bluegrass, old-time, Acadian, Quebecois, Metis, western-swing, Cape Breton fiddling or acoustic blues (to give just a few examples).
STAY TUNED FOR THE REST OF THE MUSIC SCHEDULE DETAILS! IT’S GOING TO BE AMAZING!
Summer is finally here and Sunshine is predicted to stick around for a while so come out and enjoy some food, pick up some great local produce, bring the family, enjoy the tunes and have a look at the variety of beautiful hand-crafted, quality local products available from our talented Artisans!
The James Bay Market is located only blocks away from Dallas Rd on one side and steps away from the Inner Harbor, Fisherman’s Wharf, The Parliament Building and a number of other beauty locations in central Victoria City! For Visitor’s and Local’s alike it’s a fantastic little taste of a country community right in the middle of the city!