Access the Vancouver Folk Music Festival 2024

Sunday July 21, 2024 with orientation at 10:15 am Access Gate, Jericho Beach Park, Vancouver

Enjoy the magic and the music at a special price!

The Vancouver Folk Music Festival is offering members of the Blind and Partially Sighted community a very special rate to attend a full day of the festival on Sunday July 21. Tickets are priced on a sliding scale from $10 to $75 that includes a free companion ticket (a savings of over $200 for two people).

The Festival will also provide sighted guide meet ups at a designated transit stop at 10 am. An orientation session will be offered at 10:15 am at the Access Gate. Patrons will get an overview of the day’s schedule and a chance to meet the Festival’s Designated Accessibility Volunteers and ask any questions. Navigational assistance will be provided to the most accessible seating at your choice of 3 outdoor stages. The first performance begins at 11 am.

Purchase your tickets by emailing or calling 604-364-5949.

The Access Gate is located on the east side of Jericho Beach Park, at the end of West 2nd Avenue. Here you’ll find an easily accessible drop-off/pick-up area (access is via Point Grey Road through the parking lot for vehicles dropping off passengers on West 2nd Ave.) Pedestrians can access from the 4th Ave transit stop and proceed via the Fire Lane to the Access Gate. HandyDART service pick-ups and drop-offs at this location. There is limited designated parking for those with Provincial Access Parking Permits in the Service Lot at the end of Point Grey Road (first-come, first-served). An accessible washroom is located adjacent to the Access Gate and additional accessible washrooms are found throughout the site.

The Festival is cashless, so bring your credit card, debit card, Apple Pay or Google Pay to purchase snacks and merchandise on site.

About the Festival

The Vancouver Folk Music Festival has been a Canadian cultural institution since 1978. It is a 3-day annual festival that takes place in ʔəy̓alməxʷ (Jericho Beach Park), on the unceded territory of the Musqueam Nation. Now in its 47th year, the festival’s mission is to bring traditional and contemporary folk and roots music to diverse audiences in an environment of community collaboration and discovery. This year’s festival features 40+ music acts from 15 countries, 9 US states and 6 Canadian provinces & territories. Full Artist Lineup

Sunday, July 21 Headliners

BCUC – Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness (Soweto)
The Milk Carton Kids (California)
The Wood Brothers (Tennessee and BC)
Jeremy Dutcher (Quebec)

Full performance schedule for the day coming soon!