Mission Folk Music Festival Announces 2022 Lineup – Mission City Record

The Mission Folk Music Festival has announced its roster of musical artists who will perform at the 35th annual festival, July 22-24, at Fraser River Heritage Park.

The 2022 festival features a diverse roster of talented artists and bands from across Canada, the United States, Estonia, Taiwan and Chile. More than 20 acts are planned on the day stages and on the evening main stage.

Tickets are on sale now with a special 35th anniversary discount – for the next 35 days only.

MFMF Artistic Director Michelle Demers Shaevitz has cooked up a weekend that features both familiar names and exciting new discoveries – spanning a musical world.

“It is a pleasure for us to return in person to Fraser River Heritage Park for our 35th anniversary festival,” said Demers Shaevitz. “I’m thrilled to welcome people to the park to share incredible world music with them. This year’s lineup offers festival-goers everything from singer-songwriter folk to Celtic, blues, bluegrass and the unique nu-folk soul of Puuluup in Estonia, the electrifying sound of Golosa La Orquesta in Chile, and for our final act on the Saturday night main stage, the dynamic Quebec zydeco of the Winston Band – and much more.

From the heart of the BC Rockies, Shred Kelly will help kick off the festival on Friday night, and a Canadian treasure, William Prince, will close the show on Sunday.

The festival kicks off Friday night (July 22) with a lineup of concerts on the main stage. Saturday and Sunday (July 23 and 24) see music workshops, concerts and collaborations on three daytime stages, with a showcase of artists on the main evening stage on both days.

This year, the festival brings its Wee Folks programming to every stage of the day so children and their families can listen to music while they play.

In addition to the Great Melody, there are food and craft vendors, as well as a licensed shaded bistro on-site. Participants can also choose to camp in the park for an additional fee.

More than 300 enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers ensure the smooth running of the festival.

To celebrate the festival’s 35th anniversary, weekend passes are on sale for 35 days for $105 for adults, $90 for seniors (60+) and students, and $50 for youth ( 13-18).

The offer is valid until May 31. On June 1, higher ticket prices come into effect.

Buy your tickets at: http://www.missionfolkmusicfestival.ca/

List of artists:

William Prince (Manitoba)

From his roots in the Peguis First Nations, Prince’s influences range from his childhood gospel to the pantheon of classic outlaw country singers to baseball and the great beyond.

(Sunday evening main stage)

Music The Winston (QC)

A joyous hybrid of Zydeco, French-Canadian roots, rock and Cajun music – get ready to dance!

(Saturday night main stage)

Shred Kelly (BC)

A five-piece alternative folk-rock band from the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Shred is guaranteed to kick your blood circulation up a notch or two!

(Friday night main stage)

Shakura S’Aida (Ont.)

Born in Brooklyn, raised in Switzerland and based in Canada, blues singer S’Aida has been rocking people with her powerful hits for years.

Golosa La Orquesta (Chile)

Milonga, Chachachá, Bolero, Waltz, Tango, Swing, Festejo! An explosive mix of Latin American rhythms and sounds – and more!

Ayanasabee, ON

An Oji-Cree singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with a soulful voice.

The McDades (AB/QC)

Music of Celtic origin fusing the spontaneity of jazz with infectious global rhythms – a sound like no other.

Clerel (Cameroon/QC)

This born singer, soul singer and songwriter is blessed with an effortlessly elegant aesthetic.

Puuluup (Estonia)

A pinch of surrealist nude folk, a dollop of modern folklore, loopers – and a talharpa revival!

Kanatal (Taiwan)

Four talented indigenous musicians Amis with multi-ethnic origins come together to create music that boldly crosses borders.

Ronnie Dean Harris (BC)

Harris, aka Ostwelve, is a Sto:lo/St’át’imc/Nlaka’pamux multimedia artist, performing Indigenous hip-hop on Coast Salish territory.

Amanda Rheaume (Ont.)

Amanda’s roots and guitar ballads introduce crucial dimensions to the world of American music and Heartland Rock.

Lonesome Town Painters (BC)

A traditional East Van bluegrass quartet.

Graham Lindsey (ON)

With his mandolin, his tenor banjo and his guitar, this artist is passionate about Celtic music and shares this passion with you.

Crow quote (NL)

This Americana duo combines soft harmonies with a sometimes bewitching aesthetic that bewitches and seduces at the same time.

Good Medicine Songs / Éy St’elmexw St’elt’ílém (BC)

Demonstrate the power of song and storytelling to bring Halq’eméylem language and culture to life.

The Sky Crescent (BC)

This indie-folk quartet creates music with rich, soaring harmonies and dynamic instrumentation.

Strongbow and Wry (BC)

Everyone is invited to join friendly veteran fiddlers/musicians, Tony Ivan O’Hara and Jennie Bice (AKA Strongbow and Wry) for a festival jam!

Robert Sarazin Blake (WA)

He’s one of Bellingham’s finest songwriters and performers, and an interesting guy with insightful things to say.

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