Chemainus Bluegrass Festival
Chemainus bluegrass extravaganza & festival. July 16, 2022
One of the wonderful events presented each year by the Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society

2022 Performers

Backspin Band We've been busy hiring the bands. This year, we decided to make it an all-BC affair, and we've got some great music lined-up for you.

From the Lower Mainland, we're bringing the Backspin Band. They are a great group of musicians, featuring some well-known names in BC bluegrass - Jay Buckwold, Hugh Ellenwood, Colin Goldie, Randy Goulding and Kate Main.

Clover Point Drifters bluegrass band
Clover Point Drifters
The Clover Point Drifters are a bluegrass band from Victoria, BC. Their repertoire consists primarily of traditional bluegrass songs, with a sprinkling of country, folk, blues and pop melodies served up in the bluegrass style. Their songs feature close heartfelt duet and trio harmonies, backed by strong banjo, dobro and mandolin accompaniment.

The band has been active since January 2000, but the members each have a decades-long love affair with bluegrass music. For more info, please visit

The band takes its name from a magnificent point of land that overlooks the Strait of Juan de Fuca near "Mile Zero" in Beacon Hill Park, the first marker on a trek from Canada's west coast to the east.

Scout Mountain Bluegrass Band
We also feature a lot more great bands. Here's one you love, it's Scout Mountain, from Powell River. This five-piece band came together to do traditional bluegrass music, and they do it with with lots of harmony.

The band is greatly inspired by the stylings of Doyle Lawson, but they also have a large range of artists they look up to: Jr Sisk, Tony Rice, Joe Val, Del McCoury, Jim and Jesse, The Louvin Brothers, the Stanley Brothers, and of course Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs... Well yes the list goes on and on.

Photo of Bluegrass Fever
The 2022 festival's host band will once again be Bluegrass Fever, a band that is always highly appreciated by the crowd.

Blugrass Fever is based on Vancouver Island and plays traditional, modern and original bluegrass music. The band has developed a solid reputation as one of the most crowd-pleasing bluegrass bands.

Over the past few years, the group has become the host band for this festival.

For more info about the band, please visit

We'll also be featuring a wonderful brother/sister act from Powell River - Erin and Dylan. We'll have more info about them very soon...
Thank you very much to our 2019 sponsors - please consider joining them in 2022...
2016 Spomsors: Long & McQuade, Village Dental, Sawmill Taphouse, Times Colonist, Chemainus BIA, 49th Parallel, Mid-Island Co-op, Leggion Branch 191

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