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Unity Music Festival looks forward to third year in Slocan Valley

Folk Fusion Dance performed at last year
Folk Fusion Dance performed at last year's Unity Fest.
— image credit: Schafer Photography photo

The Unity Music Festival will be held at the beautiful beach site of Slocan City on July 27 and 28 with a pre-festival all-ages event July 26 at the Slocan Legion featuring Adham Shaikh.

This is the third year for the family festival and the organizers are looking forward to working with the local service groups and the village in this cultural celebration. The festival site will have two stages, a kids zone, workshops, live art and the beautiful swimming beach of Slocan City along with the breathtaking vista of Valhalla Park.

A partial lineup has been announced and includes: The Boom Booms, Kytami, Shane Philips, Erica Dee, Slocan Ramblers, Dark Fire Cloud, DSE, Mushana Marimba, Bo Conlan and Carol Street, Rob Goblin, and dj’s. An updated lineup can be found at unitymusicfestival.ca.

Festival tickets are on sale online and at local ticket sellers: Packrat Annie’s in Nelson, Evergreen Foods in Crescent Valley, Gaia Tree Whole Foods in Winlaw, Mountain Valley Station in Slocan and Mercado in Silverton. Advance tickets are $65 (at the gate $85).  Kids 12 and under are free.

The festival is still looking for vendors, volunteers and local residents who may want to provide camping. Volunteer signup sessions are happening at Full of Beans Coffee Shop in Slocan City every Thursday morning from 8 to10 a.m. or you can sign up online at the website.

The festival is run by The Slocan Valley Cultural Alliance, a non-profit society dedicated to promoting music, art, dance and culture in the valley. Profits are donated to children and youth groups.

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