The 17th annual Vancouver Island MusicFest is fast approaching and there is excitement in the air all over Vancouver Island! Music fans are packing their bags, shaking out their tents, loading up their campers, pulling out the sandals and the sunhats and gearing up for what is destined to be the a truly fantastic weekend of music and merry making!

An unparalleled line up is scheduled to perform this July 7-10 including David Crosby, Holly Cole, Randy Newman, Jon Anderson, Arrested Development, Albert Lee and John Jorgenson – and so many, many more. Festival fans are encouraged to avoid line ups and the rush by picking up day or weekend passes now at the Sid Williams Theatre Box office.

This year also marks the addition of a very special Thursday Night Event for VIMF and this years inaugural concert is certainly one for the history books. The musical magic kicks off with 26 time Grammy Award winner Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas. Tickets for the exclusive BC concert are still only $50 when you purchase (or present) your VIMF weekend pass! Or your can attend the concert only for just $75. This is the ONLY appearance by Alison Krauss & Union Station in BC – and a landmark presentation for Vancouver Island MusicFest. Gates open at 6 pm.

Make your 2011 Vancouver Island MusicFest a 4 day adventure and usher in the summer with friends, family, community, a whole bunch of amazing music! Early Bird Camping opens this Wednesday at 3 pm. Park and Ride with the Destiny River Festival Express. Remember that kids 12 and under are totally free! To find out about the entire 2011 performer roster, stage schedules, ticket prices, shuttles and park and rides, gate times, kidzzone, camping and more check out

Meg Cursons - - cell: 250-218-0520 - Vancouver Island MusicFest
July 8-10, 2011 -


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