FernFest-Friday-2022

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MAIN STAGE – Fernwood Square

5:00pm WELCOME BY DIANE SAM
We are so grateful to have Diane Sam at FernFest to open our festival.

The Lekwungen Traditional Dancers are not able to attend due to a personal matter. Sending them our thoughts at this time.

5:10pm
BABY BOY & THE EARTHLY DELIGHTS
What do surrealist painter, Hieronymus Bosch, and reggae have in common? Both artistic expressions are at the forefront of the roots-rock/reggae-inspired group Baby Boy & his Earthly Delights. Think of The Clash’s dabble into reggae with Sandinista! with the sweetness of Jack Johnson and you’re close to the vibe of Baby Boy & the Earthly Delights.
5:50pm LOCRIAN TONES Locrian Tones is a collection of friends who all share a deep passion for music. With influences stemming from jazz, gospel, R&B, and afrobeats, versatility remains at the core of our values.
6:45pm THE CAPITAL CITY SYNCOPATORS The Syncopators have endeared themselves to audiences with a fresh take on the prohibition-era novelty dance band. Tuba, trumpet, and tenor banjo, together with washboard and drums, play a fun mix of 20s and Western Swing music, with a few ’80s tunes thrown in for laughs.
7:25pm FIESTA LATINA FOLKLORE DANCERS Fiesta Latina is a Mexican/Latin Folklore Dance Group that likes to share culture through the art of dance.
7:55pm  THE PROJECTORS Making their live debut at this year’s FernFest, The Projectors developed a sound reminiscent of early 2000s indie and garage rock.
8:55pm DOWNTOWN MISCHIEF Do you like a special time funk and chakra melting feel? Downtown Mischief with erupts rhythm while the pyroclastic soul buries the local townsfolk in hot spicy lyrical vibes. Not even Pliny the elder could talk the people off dancing.

 

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LITTLE FERNWOOD STAGE – 1923 Fernwood Road

6:00pm IDLE LANE Idle Lane is a loosely chaotic psych rock 4 piece band in the vein of 90’s Smashing Pumpkins.
7:00pm LISTENING PARTY Listening Party is an indie, rhythmic, psychedelic duo formed in 2005. From the Cowichan Valley, the band consists of Lindy Gerrard (Vocals/Drums) and Trenton McClaren (Guitar/Bass/Synth/Vocals).
8:00pm BONNUIT Based out of Victoria, BC, Bonnuit draw inspiration from late 70’s post-punk (Joy Division, the Cure, Wipers) and mid 90’s post-hardcore (Unwound, Lotus Plaza, The Pixies) to create a soundscape of their own.
9:00pm TREMBLERS OF SEVEN Tremblers of Sevens is two people who sound like ten. They mine everything from traditional blues, devotional gospel, meditative Turkish delights, and klezmer nuptial nights.

 

5:00pm – 10:00pm Bike Valet Parking Parking lot on Gladstone Avenue beside the Vic High Farm Leave your car at home and bike (walk or bus) to FernFest. We’ll have free bike valet parking on site through Capital Bike.

 

FOOD Enjoy some tasty eats from our BBQ. We’ll be serving locally-made smokies, veggie sausages, and kid’s dogs, chips, and Phillips sodas. 5pm – Late

DRINKS Hang out in Fernwood Square & Little Fernwood, listen to the music, dance, & enjoy local Phillips & Merridale brews. (All ages location, 19+ for alcohol) 5pm – 10pm

All proceeds support FernFest!

 

FernFest-Satruday-2022

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June 22 at 10:00am to June 25 at 9:00pm Silent Auction airauctioneer.com/fernfest-2022-auction Bid on an amazing selection of items including gift certificates, hotel stays, coffee, art, experiences, and more! Our auction will be held online at airauctioneer.com/fernfest-2022-auction. Bidding starts on Wednesday, June 22 at 10am and runs until Saturday, June 25 at 9pm. You can pick up your items at the Fernwood Community Centre from June 27 to 30, 2022. Thank you to all our auction donors!
11:30am –
5:30pm
Artisan Market Gladstone Avenue between Fernwood Square and the Fernwood Community Centre Over 40 local vendors will be showcasing their unique items, bringing you handmade clothing, jewelry, soaps, art, treats, and more! Thanks to
­@­thefernwoodmakersparty for collaborating on curating and coordinating this market!
11:30am – 5:30pm Field of Dreams William Stevenson Park, behind the Fernwood Community Centre Family and kids’ activities galore & all things fun: bouncy castles, musical petting zoo, community art projects, Fernwood Look & Find Scavenger Hunt, community acupuncture, games, face-painting, pop-up performances, live painting, bubbles, magic, & live music!
11:30am – 5:30pm Non-Profit Hub William Stevenson Park, behind the Fernwood Community Centre Talk to local non-profits about the cool things they do in the community!
11:30am – 12:30pm Heritage Walking Tour Meet at the Wishing Tree in Fernwood Square Heritage Walking Tour with Nick Russell of the Victoria Heritage Foundation. This walk will tour the heritage buildings in the neighbourhood.
1:00pm – 3:30pm Development Walk Meet at the Wishing Tree in Fernwood Square Development Walk with Soma Morse, co-chair of the FCA Land Use Committee. The walk covers a wide variety of development issues from approved, active, & proposed developments, housing issues, urban forest, parks, parklets and gardens, and Fernwood’s water system. The walk is 3km long with 10 stops.
11:30am – 5:30pm Fernwood Look & Find Scavenger Hunt On the Field of Dreams at William Stevenson Park Fernwood Look & Find Scavenger Hunt with John Threlfall!
2:15pm – 3:15pm Thought into Lyric Workshop Little Fernwood Stage, 1923 Fernwood Road Thought Into Lyric: Expressing yourself through lyrical improvisation with Kady Savard! Join Kady for a fun and creative interactive workshop learning to write and share lyrics. Everyone is welcome!
Noon – 10:00pm BBQ & Drinks Fernwood Square FernFest’s BBQ brings you delicious eats including locally-made smokies, veggie sausages, and kid’s dogs.
FernFest will be pouring fresh Phillips Beers and Merridale Cider. (All ages location, 19+ for alcohol)   All proceeds support FernFest!
1:00pm – 2:30pm Seniors’ High Tea Fernwood Community Centre, 1240 Gladstone Avenue Join in on some good ol’ fashioned fun in the Fernwood Community Centre. Pastries, tea, and good conversation. (55+ years please)
11:30am – 10:00pm Bike Valet Parking Parking lot on Gladstone Avenue beside the Artisan Market Leave your car at home and bike (walk or bus) to FernFest. We’ll have free bike valet parking on site through Capital Bike.

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MAIN STAGE – Fernwood Square

12:00pm MYLES FROM HOME Myles from Home is a singer-songwriter who sings, plays guitar and harmonica and enjoys chess on the beach. His friends call him Beach Santa.
1:00pm CHAI An emerging voice in Neo-Soul, Chai fuses dreamlike soundscapes, soulful vocals and honest lyrics into her musical storytelling.
2:00pm THE CHOIR &
THE CHORUS
We’re folks from Victoria who sing original arrangements of pop, folk and indie music.
3:00pm RANGER Ranger is a 4 piece rock/soul band offering smooth uncluttered melodies, and thoughtful, textural instrumentation.
3:40pm JEZREEL &
ANA ROMM
Jez and Ana are excited to share some original music and covers with Jez! They’ve blended their styles well and I think you guys will enjoy!
4:10pm BOOGIE HOUSER Boogie Houser is a Victoria-based, seven-piece band featuring a horn section. The style, dubbed “klez-hop” by the group, blends funk, soul, jazz, hip hop, ska, and indie.
5:10pm GRAPEFRUIT IS IMPOSSIBLE Fun, unconventional music inspired by hip hop, jazz, funk with a citrus twist.
6:10pm LOGAN STAATS Logan Staats is a Mohawk singer-songwriter from Six Nations. His music is contemplatively composed and offered to listeners needing comfort.
7:05pm LIAM MACKENZIE AND THE MOONDOGS Liam Mackenzie and The Moondogs are a high energy rock’n’roll band that takes its cues from the heartland to the American South, mixing country with roots and a grin of angst.
8:05pm FERN BURN CLUB The Fern Burn Club is a hobby and performance collective that provides space, safety resources, and fuel for fire spinning.
8:45pm TIGHT HAIR Tight Hair Disco Band plays hits, mostly from the 70’s and 80’s, from such artists as Chic, Donna Summer, Blondie, Abba, Bee Gees, The Emotions, and many many more! Our burning passion for disco music is fuelled by our freaky disco dancing followers.

 

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LITTLE FERNWOOD STAGE – 1923 Fernwood Road

2:15pm THOUGHT INTO LYRIC WORKSHOP WITH KADY SAVARD Thought Into Lyric: Expressing yourself through lyrical improvisation with Kady Savard! Join Kady for a fun and creative interactive workshop learning to write and share lyrics. Everyone is welcome!
3:30pm MUSICIANS IN THE ROUND Join us for a hour of musicians in the round with multiple performers sharing their songs with us.
4:45pm VINYL HOUR WITH DJ COLDBEEF DJ Coldbeef, FernFest’s resident DJ for the past decade, will be spinning all old school funk, soul, hip hop, and breaks on vinyl for an hour of dancing.
6:00pm HARD.TIMES WITH LADY PHYL Hard.times writes jazz grooves, lo-fi tracks, and hip-hop beats in quintuplets and records them to tape.
7:00pm THE ODD NEIGHBOURHOOD The Odd Neighbourhood is a recording project by Travis Adams. The act’s live performances are done in part with three other musicians; Hogan Smith on Bass, Troy Pawloski on drums and percussion, Jordan Faganello on synthesizers and Travis Adams on guitar and lead vocals.
8:00pm SARAH OSBORNE & THE MAGIC BUTTONS Sultry folk with a psychedelic country twist on a sparkly train ride textured by the seasons and a detour to the bottom of the sea.
9:00pm WES CARROLL CONFABULATION Wes Carroll Confabulation walks the tight-rope, balancing detailed arrangements with the power of spontaneity. ~ original jazz, hip hop, and soul ~

 

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FIELD OF DREAMS STAGE – William Stevenson Park, 1240 Gladstone Ave

11:30am THE FROLICKERS Your friendly neighborhood Frolickers are here to make you feel good with catchy songs about love, hot cups of cheese, and someone named Autumn.
12:30pm BEX Bex play musical reflections of a healing heart that reignite your soul’s vitality.
1:30pm GARETH OWEN AND IMINAH KANI Gareth Owen and Iminah Kani blend the traditions of Flamenco guitar with their
own passionate styles, using the guitar as a vehicle to express a unique sonic
language. Together they form an experience of raw intensity and duende.
2:30pm PINKY The Artist Project ‘PINKY’ is a mix of lofi folk noir with the occasional mix of drum machines and experimental sound.
3:30pm SOFIA SOL Sofía Sol is originally from Colombia and a new addition to the Victoria music scene. She has had a passion for singing all her life and her soulful voice will send you into a whimsical trance.
4:30pm SLIM SANDY & THE HILLBILLY BOPPERS Slim Sandy and the Hillbilly Boppers play swinging Hillbilly Jazz, rockabilly, and country blues from the 30’s to the 60’s.