The anticipation of spring has us dreaming about the beautiful warm summers in B.C., our minds turn to the upcoming season filled with eclectic music festivals scattered throughout the province. Here’s a preview of some upcoming festivals to anticipate, inviting you to revel in the sunshine, absorb the melodies, and immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of these highly anticipated musical celebrations.


TD Jazz Fest by Richard Hum


June 14-16 Cowichan Valley Bluegrass Festival, Cowichan Lake

June 17-29 PRISMA, Powell River

June 19-23 Victoria Ska & Reggae Fest, Victoria

June 21-30 TD Jazz Fest, Victoria

June 21-July 1 Vancouver Jazz Fest, Vancouver

June 28-30  Laketown Shakedown, Cowichan Lake




July 5-7 Smithers Midsummer Music Festival, Smithers

July 6 Khatsahlano, Vancouver

July 12-14 Vancouver Island Musicfest, Courtenay

July 12-13 BC Metal Festival, Armstrong

July 12-15 Bass Coast, Merritt

July 19-21 Pachena Bay Music Festival, Pachena Bay

July 26-28 Roots and Blues, Salmon Arm

July 26-28 Mission Folk Festival, Mission

July 26-29 Shambhala Music Festival, Salmo


Sunfest (@sunfestcountry/Instagram)


August 1-4 Sunfest Country Music Festival, Cowichan Lake

August 2-4 Kaslo Jazz Etc Festival, Kaslo

August 8-11 Nanaimo Blues Festival, Nanaimo

August 16-18 Robson Valley Music Festival, Dunster

Mid August Ambleside Music Festival, North Vancouver