Welcome to the Cowichan Valley Bluegrass Festival
June 14 -16 2019
The Sweet Lowdown
Clover Point Drifters
High Quadra Ramblers
More of the best in bluegrass and old-time to be announced!
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 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.
*A production of the Sooke River Bluegrass Festival Society
The Lonely Heartstring Band
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.