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. New to the event this year is Victoria-based blues sensation, Paul Black and Brentwood Bay local, Jennifer Louise Taylor.
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.
Schedule of events
Watch the official site for the schedule of musicians here.
Single day: Individual $25, Family $50
Weekend: Individual $40, Family $90
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.
More information about Texada Island is available on the Texada Arts, Culture and Tourism Society site.