Fun For All Ages

Passionate Performances

Campground Jamming

Big Top Square Dance

Great Friends

Welcome to the Cowichan Valley Bluegrass Festival

June 14 -16 2019


Claire Lynch

The Slocan Ramblers 

The Lonely Heartstring Band 

Nomad Jones

The Sweet Lowdown

High Quadra Ramblers

Clover Point Drifters

Paul Silveria

Jenny Lester 

Genevieve and the Wild Sundays

Adam Iredale-Gray, Frank Evans, Robert Alan Mackie 


More of the best in bluegrass and old-time to be announced! 


Laketown Ranch Music Park ~ 2 km west of Lake Cowichan, BC


A new festival with deep roots

The Cowichan Valley Bluegrass Festival is thrilled to announce its inaugural event at Laketown Ranch Music Park, Lake Cowichan, B.C. on Father’s Day weekend June 14-16 2019.

With unlimited camping, a cozy western town setting with 5,800 sq. ft of covered performance area, tents for acoustic jam sessions and our signature Saturday night square dance, the all-ages festival will bring a new experience to fans familiar with our former site at Sooke, B.C. which we had outgrown after 16 successful festivals.

Nestled amid the high hills of the beautiful Cowichan Valley, the site is close to the numerous amenities of the area including wineries, lakes, hiking, cycling, house boating and all that the gorgeous region has to offer.

To launch our festival at our exciting new location, we are thrilled to have three-time Grammy nominee Claire Lynch and two bands familiar to our previous festival patrons – the Slocan Ramblers and The Lonely Heartstring Band. We are equally excited to have top local and regional artists Nomad Jones, The Sweet Lowdown, the High Quadra Ramblers, Clover Point Drifters and Paul Silveria.  

More of the best in bluegrass and old-time music will be announced.



The Lonely Heartstring Band

Claire Lynch

The Slocan Ramblers


The Cowichan Valley Bluegrass Festival  is held at Laketown Ranch Music and Recreation Park, 648 – 8811 Youbou Rd, Lake Cowichan, BC V0R 2G1. Driving time from Victoria is approximately 80 minutes and from Nanaimo, 50 minutes. For maps and detailed directions see our LOCATION page.

Get to Vancouver Island by sea:
BC Ferries
Black Ball Ferry Line
Washington State Ferries
Victoria Clipper

or by air:
Victoria International Airport
Harbour Air
Kenmore Air


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Coverage of the 2018 Festival by CHEK News