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Gillbilly Festival to welcome Juno Award winners for 2nd Annual Event

Tuesday • June 20, 2017

Gillbilly is coming back for more banjo-pickin,' fly fishin' fun than you can shake a stick at!

The 2nd Annual Festival will be held in beautiful Fernie, BC, September 29 - October 1, 2017. 

Gillbilly is two full days of music and fun hosted by the The Old Type Music Society. A perfect mix of old-time music, jamming, food, good times and plenty of free time for fishing on the Elk River. Not into fishing? bring your bike, hike or do some busking downtown in beautiful Fernie, BC.

Here are some of the exciting things to look forward to:

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.

Plus, all included in 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.

For full schedule, pricing, ticket links, and more info, please visit the official event website.

Accommodation deals:

Snow Valley Motel & RV Park: mention Gillbilly for rooms starting at $72/night

Park Place Lodge: mention Gillbilly for rooms starting at $112/night

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