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!
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:
$100 per person Weekend Pass includes:
$85 per person Youth Weekend Pass (age 12-16) includes:
WHERE TO STAY?
Gillbilly accommodation specials available at: