Texada Roots & Blues Festival

Texada Island is rich in history, from First Nations to Spanish exploration and ore mining. But in the last few years, the island has also become rich in roots and blues music. Impressively, the Texada Roots and Blues Festival musical talent is all locally sourced, drawing on amazing talent from within 100 kms of the shores of Gillies Bay.

Festival Dates: -
Community: Texada Island
Province: British Columbia
Festival Type: Music

The Texada Roots and Blues Festival, held for two days in early August, is fast becoming a “must-do” event for the island communities in the Georgia Strait. It also brings in the mainlanders, too.

More than a dozen performers take to the shady stage at the Gillies Bay Ball Park. Expect to see artists from Texada Island, including Concrete Beach, and The Texada Boyz, while Powell River musicians Tyler Bartfai, Sam Hurrie, John Burton and the Walter Matella Trio will make the trip over to perform. 

Get ready for the Texada Roots & Blues Festival. Plan your trip today...

This is two full days of great music. So, bring your lawn chairs, kick back, relax and let those toes tap to the tunes. Stroll through the farmers’ market to pick up some food or fresh veggies to nosh on, and be sure to check out the art. Texada is known for its arts and crafts scene. There will also be a kids’ zone for the younger crowd and for the adults, there will be a special spot to taste local craft beverages.

Get a preview of the Texada Roots & Blues Festival here.

Schedule of events

Watch the official site for the schedule of musicians here.


Single day: Individual $30, Family $50

Weekend: Individual $60, Family $100

More information:

The Texada Roots & Blues Festival is held annually at the Gillies Bay Ball Park on Texada Island. Come for the weekend and camp at the Shelter Point Park.

For more information about the event check out the official Texada Island Blues & Roots Festival.

Get ready for the Texada Roots & Blues Festival. Plan your trip today...

More information about Texada Island is available on the Texada Arts, Culture and Tourism Society site.

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