To find the best, the rarest, the unheard of that should be heard; to nurture local artists while reaching around the globe to bring in the world's great music; to encourage audiences to discover new musical forms and ideas and to become aware of the richness and diversity of music of many peoples and cultures as well as the richness in our own community, province and country; to balance the new and even daring with brilliant reflections of familiar sounds and traditions and bring it all together in a festival that works in the small town of Mission on a weekend in July; this is the artistic vision of the Mission Folk Music Festival.
In pursuing this vision, the Mission Folk Music Festival has carved out a niche that is unique among Canadian festivals. Programming includes yet reaches far beyond the annual roster of touring artists to present music and cultural expressions special to this festival, artists often not seen at festivals anywhere else in Canada. The festival’s audiences have come to expect and appreciate music they’ve not heard of before; they’ve come to trust that whatever appears on the Mission stages will excite and expand their lives and musical horizons.
Staged in one of BC’s loveliest parks overlooking the Fraser River, the Mission Folk Music Festival takes place the last weekend in July. Founded in 1988, the festival is known for the quality of its programming and the beauty of the site. Accessible and affordable with small-town friendliness, shaded day stages, Folk Art Market and other festival amenities, the festival is a joy to attend and is perhaps the most comfortable and audience friendly outdoor festival venue in BC.
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