Announcing: the 2016 lineup!


Shari Ulrich
Angela Harris
Ari Neufeld
Boris Sichon
Carnival Band
Chicken-Like Birds
Gerald Charlie
Deanna Knight & Hot Club of Mars
Jack Garton & The Demon Squadron


The Sojourners
La Candela
Nadine Davenport
Phil Williams
Michael Jantzen
Professor Banjo and Shout!WhiteDragon
Ranj Singh
Dan Huget
Jean Pierre Makosso


Lion Bear Fox 
Khari Wendell McClelland

Jenny Ritter and the Kingsgate Chorus
Robt Sarazin Blake
She Could Be Trouble
Swamp City
Tim Sars Trio
Jimmy D. Lane
Kat Wahamaa

And don't forget… workshops, collaboration stages, artisan market, Wee Folks area!

$29 adults
$10 youth (13-18)
12 & under FREE

Pay what you can! (Donations taken at the gate)

On-site camping for Friday & Saturday nights available for purchase with Saturday admission ticket



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We won’t be $29 forever - Mission Folk Music Festival 2016

MFMF-Poster-2016-11X17-webThe Mission Folk Music Festival celebrates their 29th year on July 22, 23 & 24 at Fraser River Heritage Park.

Board chair John Vissers credits new community partnerships and the generosity of individuals who supported fundraising efforts with building the capacity to offer a show this year. “Recent changes and funding challenges created uncertainty about this year’s event, but so many people want us to continue, it’s been a real boost to our efforts to carry on.”

“The 29th annual event will definitely be a departure from past years,” said Michelle Demers-Shaevitz, general manager. “The festival will have a more intimate feel both in terms of size and scope. We’ll be smaller but with the same commitment to artistic excellence and eclectic programming, with the heart and passion that has carried this much loved festival through these many years.”

Sponsored through a generous patron, Friday evening features two acts starting at 7pm, and is a gift to the community of Mission.

Saturday offers a main stage, side stage and participatory workshops, folk art and import market, food concessions and festival bistro. At the behest of festival-goers, a children’s area returns to the event with something for the child in everyone.

Sunday morning starts with a rousing Gospel session. An afternoon of Blues and will be held off-site at the Historic Dewdney Pub. The full festival line-up will be announced in early June so stayed tuned to the website.

Friday and Sunday events are by donation as organizers ask patrons to “pay what you can.” As a thank you to the community, Saturday’s show will be offered at the reduced rate of $29 per person (+GST) in recognition of the festival’s 29th year. Youth rate (13-18) is $10 and children 12 and under are admitted free of charge. On-site camping will be offered on Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets for Saturday and camping go on sale May 26 at


The Mission Folk Music Festival needs your help to keep going. 

Funding cuts over the past 10 years have hurt us.  We need to raise a significant amount of money to continue operating.  We can’t do it without your help. 

Please support this arts event that has brought so much great music to our ears.

We need 300 friends to give $300 each. Your gift will help keep the music playing.

Please give what you can to help.

THANK YOU to our generous 300 x 300 donors:  John Vissers, Lisa Luky, Michelle Demers-Shaevitz & Ben Shaevitz, Brad Keithley, Pat Thompson & Mike Keating, Elspeth Bowers, Carlo Billinger (Rex Cox Men's Wear), Cec Itzkow, Detta Penna, Bev & Ian James, Steve Edge & Margaret Whale, Maureen Sinclair & Ed Sarfeld, Chuck Russell & Lynn Easton, Dania Staciw, Ken Selvaraja (Lanka Jewels), Susan Curror, Robert Martens, Shawn Jodway, Margot Greger & Len Janzen (The Pantry Natural Foods), Anne Gallantree, Lisa Siddons, Michelle Cervo, Heidi Smith and Scotty Scodellaro, Kat Wahamaa, Daniella Cairns, Merlyn Horton, Rosemary Caskey, Don Lanoville, Gwen Kallio, Kevin & Daphne Bice, Randy & Carmen Cairns, Laurie Webb & Robin Shackleton,  Dennis Taylor, Ed & Maryann Jantzen, Michael Demers, Doyle & Margaret Clifton, Alexander Daughtry, Sheila Bailey, Robert & Sheila Demers, Lacy Whitford & Lee Phillips (Evoke Wellness), Philippe Quillévére & Karen Wooten, John & Mary-Ann Taves, Wendy Cutler, Orson Van Dyk (our littlest donor!), Kirsten Ernst and all of the anonymous donors. Please join them!

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