May 18, 2024


Buzz The Music

Mission People Tunes Competition reveals listing of artists

The lineup for the 2024 Mission People Tunes Festival was launched on April 2, and contains a stellar collection of songs artists and groups.

The 37nd yearly pageant takes spot July 26-28 at Fraser River Heritage Park.

This year’s competition presents a broadly various roster of talented artists and groups from throughout Canada, the US, and further than. Additional than 20 functions will perform at daytime stages and on the evening main phase in the park.

“We’ve offered people a passport to a environment of songs for 37 many years, and this summer months is no various,” reported Inventive Director Michelle Demers Shaevitz.

“We’re excited to invite music lovers from in close proximity to and significantly to be a part of us in Fraser River Heritage Park for a weekend whole of folks tracks, blues riffs, Celtic tunes, Americana sounds, world-wide rhythms and a lot more.

“This year we’re thrilled to welcome a varied assortment of singer-songwriters, artists, musicians, dancers, and academics whose influences are rooted listed here in Canada and about the globe. Audiences will listen to Indigenous throat singers and bluegrass musicians, the voices of impressive girls, Trinidadian rhythms, Swedish people tunes – and so a lot a lot more. Festival-goers can also obtain their personal folks and expertise the question of crankies, take part in workshops, have family members exciting with Wee Folks pursuits, sing out in our Pageant Choir and be part of in a contra dance session.”

Weekend passes, one day and night tickets are on sale now at Early Chook price ranges. The deadline for purchasing tickets at this price reduction rate is June 3rd, 2024. On June 4th, ticket rates maximize to the Advance charge.

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Principal Stage:

The festival’s Night Principal Phase live performance lineups offer a prospect to practical experience a lot of of the festival artists in a single sitting down. It is a great way to shell out a summer’s evening.

(lineup matter to transform)

Friday, July 26:

Indigenous Welcome, Fränder, Crys Matthews, Conor Gains, Scorching Damn Scandal.

Saturday, July 27:

Huge Minor Lions, PIQSIQ, Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton, Devin Cuddy Band, Kobo City.

Sunday, July 28:

Mia Kelly, Jackson Hollow, Catherine MacLellan, Shauit.

Anything kicks off Friday night, July 26 with the very first principal phase live performance. Saturday and Sunday (July 27 and 28) sees collaborative workshops, concerts and dances on 4 daytime levels and efficiency parts, with a showcase of artists on the evening main phase both of those days. Every single calendar year is enjoyable, and this year’s lineup presents pageant-goers a probability to definitely connect with the audio by way of participatory workshops, the Festival Choir, contra dancing and weekend jams. The pageant also offers interactive pursuits for Wee People.

In addition to the wonderful tunes in a gorgeous atmosphere, there are both Food items Court docket and Artisan Current market distributors and a certified, shaded Beer Garden on internet site.

Attendees can also pick to camp in the park for an additional fee.

Much more than 300 enthusiastic and focused neighborhood volunteers assure the competition operates smoothly.

“We create our pageant so folks from in close proximity to and considerably can practical experience and celebrate amazing artists, their music, traditions, cultures and views. When we all occur together, exterior, in a attractive normal setting and a welcoming community, one thing exclusive happens. We invite everyone to appear and Obtain Your Folks,” claimed Demers Shaevitz.

About the artists:

Huge Minor Lions (BC/OH)

This duo’s songs is “is a blissful marriage of new folk and advanced pop” – a mix of “soul, spirit and exciting.”

Devin Cuddy Band (ON)

Devin and his band of musical aces supply a up to date brand of nation-folks-rock, steeped in the legacy of rock’s founding fathers, honky-tonk heroes, Jelly Roll Morton and the kings of jazz.

Festival Choir (BC and everywhere you go)

Now in its 8th 12 months, Mission Folk’s Festival Choir is a local community-powered celebration of song that anyone is invited to be a part of.

Fränder (Sweden/Estonia)

Among the today’s most trendsetting Scandinavian bands, siblings Gabbi, Daniel, Natasja Dluzewska’s fashionable acoustic folk sound is rooted in the riches of Nordic tradition.

Conor Gains (ON)

An outside the house-the-box synthesis of Americana roots with common soul, fashionable R&B, and the melodies of psychedelic southern pop/rock all certain with each other by an artist with an ear for jazz.

Gin and Tall Tales (BC)

This is first new music from the coronary heart. These Fraser Valley favourites perform a repertoire of their personal tunes that span the realms of folk, jazz, pop and funk.

Ground Influence (BC)

Fulfill Vancouver’s most recent contra dance band, presenting each perennial favourites and first tunes in energetic arrangements that will bring about liftoff.

Sizzling Damn Scandal (WA)

Just one of Bellingham’s most inventive and popular bands, Very hot Damn’s seem is a distinctive mix of blues, classic jazz, folks and Americana tied with each other by gritty vocals and cynical, absurdist lyrics.

Jackson Hollow (BC)

Come hear pure bluegrass played with a unique freshness and vibrancy – “simple, potent and quickly magnetic”. This is a band on the increase!

Mia Kelly (QC)

A poetic lyricist with a impressive and flexible voice, Kelly’s audio is a exclusive mix of people, rock, and blues, with a knack for adapting the tales of individuals she connects with in her expertly crafted tunes.

Kobo Town (ON/Trinidad)

This entrancing JUNO-winning Trinidad/Canadian band has been described as “an intoxicating blend of lilting calypsonian wit, dancehall reggae and trombone-hefty brass” (Guardian).

Graham Lindsey (ON)

Lindsey writes and plays inventive and dynamic Celtic tunes in a centuries-aged custom, his masterful playing of mandolin, tenor banjo, guitar and other devices attracts audiences like a musical magnet.

Crys Matthews (NC)

Now becoming hailed as “the future Woody Guthrie,” Crys Matthews is among the the brightest stars of the new technology of social justice music-makers.

Catherine MacLellan (PEI)

From coronary heart-wrenching ballads to uplifting anthems, MacLellan’s songs has a universal attraction that speaks to the struggles, triumphs, and joys of daily life.

Moira & Clare (NS)

This multi-award-nominated sister duo writes lighthearted, indie folk-pop tunes – and their voices harmonizing w/ the kind of familial magic that only genes and residing jointly your full existence can reach.

Gillian Moranz (BC)

A passionately unbiased wordsmith whose smoky vocals weave by way of the cracks of poetic fragments where tricky-gained lyrics uncover the profound that is concealed in basic sight. –

The Marcus Mosely Ensemble (BC)

Under the course of a towering determine in BC music and the arts, the Ensemble is a tiny, functional group with a broad repertoire and a full, superb, chill-up-your-backbone gospel seem.

The Pairs (ON)

Driven by soaring sister harmonies, The Pairs is a quirky trio with an unbottled chemistry that quickly connects them to regardless of what viewers is fortunate sufficient to sit in front of them.

Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton (CA)

Influenced by the likes of Fat Waller and “Blind” Lemon Jefferson, Paxton is possessed of the uncanny capacity to rework regular jazz, blues, people, and nation into the in this article and now.


Sisters Tiffany Ayalik and Inuksuk Mackay develop and carry out Inuit-design and style throat singing – equally historic regular tracks and eerie new compositions.

Podorythmie (WA)

Large power, very good time performances of French Canadian new music and dance with fiddle, accordion, music and loads of tough shoe stage dancing interspersed with crankie (relocating panorama) displays.

Recychestra with Boris Sichon (BC)

Mission’s Musical Maestro, the incomparable Boris Sichon, sales opportunities an orchestra of musical devices created from recycled materials. Instrument makers grow to be gamers in this one of a kind and groundbreaking recycled orchestra.

Shauit (QC)

Singing in Creole, French, English, and in his own Innu-aimun language, Shauit’s tunes are honest, at times political, reflections on his lifetime, tradition and worldview.

Etienne Siew (BC)

Siew crafts his new music from the elegance of the West Coastline and the forests of BC. His lifetime activities and imaginative tales are woven into his tunes of adore, reduction and triumph around adversity,

Potent Bow & Wry (BC)

Jennie Bice and Tony O’Hara provide the very best of everything from rock to people, roots, funk and blues by means of sizzling fiddle and cheeky wit!

Jesse Waldman & Beau Wheeler (BC)

Two amazing BC singers and songwriters, the two possessing produced waves in the folk, blues and roots music scenes in the province. have joined their appreciable forces.

Young Artist Showcase (BC)

A unique accumulating of younger people who have worked tricky to find out and create their songwriting and effectiveness skills with the guidance of two impressed and creative teachers.