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  • Friday • September 29, 2017
  • 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
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  • Saturday • September 30, 2017
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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  • Sunday • October 1, 2017
  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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A celebration of Fly Fishing & Old-time Music hosted by the Fernie Old Type Music Society

A reboot of the hugely popular event held in 2016. Gillbilly 2017 promises to be even bigger and better. Come and celebrate Banjos and Flyfishing...together at last! Old Time and Bluegrass Music Workshops, Concerts, Flyfishing, Live music and Jam Sessions, Community Dances and lots of River time!

HIGHLIGHTS:

Pharis & Jason Romero • It’s true! This Juno-award winning, epic banjo-building duo are coming down to entertain and teach at Gillbilly this year. Jason is also a huge fan of fly-fishing so we are really excited to bring them in for the weekend.

Jim & Lynda McLennan • Further proof that music and fly-fishing go hand-in-hand, this husband and wife team are legends in the fly-fishing circuit in Canada, and also perform as a duo. In addition to their professional fly-fishing instruction, Jim teaches guitar regularly at the FAMI music camp in Bragg Creek.

Chris Coole • A founding father of the Gillbilly movement, Chris is one of Canada’s top banjo pickers, song-writers, and side-men. Touring with The Foggy Hogtown Boys, The Lonesome Ace Stringband, as well as being the go-to musician to support the legendary David Francey. Chris anchored the fest last year, and we’re stoked he’s coming back for round 2.

AND MORE, ALL INCLUDED WITH YOUR WEEKEND PASS:

  • Welcome reception & Elk River primer.
  • 2 full concerts.
  • Late night jams.
  • Taco feed on Saturday night.
  • Toast & Jam on Sunday morning.
  • Fly-fishing and music workshops.
  • Free time to bike, hike, river walk, fish or nap!
  • Good friends, good tunes, good times.
  • Unbeatable scenery in Fernie.
  • All happens right in Fernie’s historic downtown core.
  • CLICK HERE FOR FULL SCHEDULE

PRICING:

$100 per person Weekend Pass includes:

  • Wine and cheese reception & Saturday Taco Bar.
  • Both evening concerts at The Arts Station. (Friday Sept. 30 & Saturday Oct. 1)
  • Hosted and spontaneous jams downtown.
  • Informal music and fishing workshops at the Arts Station and other downtown venues.
  • Time to fish, bike, hike and relax in this charming BC town.
  • REGISTER NOW!

$85 per person Youth Weekend Pass (age 12-16) includes:

  • Includes everything in the standard weekend pass. 
  • Note: There is no childcare, nor are the programs designed for youth, so if your tween/teen is able to focus and play along with adults they are more than welcome to come.
  • All youth MUST be accompanied by a registered adult. 
  • REGISTER FOR YOUTH TICKETS NOW!

 WHERE TO STAY?

Gillbilly accommodation specials available at:

Watch the FACEBOOK event page or Old Type Music Society website for updates.

  

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  • oldtypemusic.com/gillbilly
  • The Arts Station, 501 1st Ave, & Clawhammer Press, 441 2nd Ave, Historic Downtown Fernie