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July 6, 2007

Joan Armatrading Headlines Vancouver Island Musicfest

Written by
cindy mcleod

festivals, blues music live, Canada

A World Of Blues & More at Vancouver Island Musicfest

The Vancouver Island Musicfest kicks off this weekend, running through Sunday at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds in Courtney.

Headlining the festival is British blues singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading, Texas guitar great Guy Clark, and North Carolina traditional bluesman Watermelon Slim and the Workers, among the over 200 performers who will make appearances on five different stages.

Other festival features include instructional workshops, yoga sessions, an interactive kidzzone, art displays, a beer and cider tent, top-notch food and craft vendors, non-profit information displays, on-site camping and a magical riverside venue at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds.

Friday Evening Performances Concert Bowl

4:30 – 4:50 – Opening Ceremonies – welcoming
5:00 – 6:00 – Outlaw Social
6:15 – 7:15 – Slammin All-Body Band
7:30 – 8:45 – Dougie Maclean
9:00 – 10:10 – Leroy Bell and His Only Friends
10:45 – 12:00 – Los Lobos

Saturday Evening Performances Concert Bowl

5:00 – 6:00 – Sarah Borges & The Broken Singles
6:15 – 7:30 – Guy Clark
7:45 – 8:45 – Watermelon Slim & The Workers
9:00 – 10:30 – Joan Armatrading
10:50 – 12:00 – Elan

Sunday Evening Performances Concert Bowl

5:00 – 6:00 – John Boutte
6:15 – 7:15 – Carmen Souza
7:30 – 8:45 – Don McLean
9:00 – 10:15 – Los Rastrillos
10:30 – 11:45 – Bedouin Soundclash

for more info visit www.islandmusicfest.com/

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