Blue Heron Night of Music returns to Revelstoke

The family-friendly music festival’s line-up features a mix of bluegrass, country, folk and soul.

The Blue Heron Night of Music festival is back for a second year. Photo: Blue Heron Night of Music/Facebook.

Revelstoke’s Blue Heron Night of Music festival returns this Friday with what looks to be an incredible line-up of bluegrass, country, folk and funk/soul musicians.

Mariel Buckley returns as one of the headlining acts. In a post on her Facebook page, the Calgary-based country musician called the festival one of her “favourite events of the year.” Along with Buckley, the festival line-up includes a selection of musicians from throughout Alberta and the Okanagan.

Here’s a look at who’s performing at this year’s festival:

Mariel Buckley. Buckley is no stranger to Revelstoke, having also performed at the Revelstoke Arts Council’s Street Fest earlier this summer.

Boots and the Hoots are a country western band from Red Deer Alberta who try to combine the musicianship of country music’s golden era with Hee Haw humour and western storytelling.

Amelie Patterson is a singer-songwriter from Alberta’s Bow Valley whose bluesy vocals, folk-rock guitar playing and candid lyrics are garnering attention in the Canadian music scene.

Sweet Barry Wine are a collective of Calgary-based musicians who love to groove out while playing funk, soul and R&B.

Hailing from Kelowna, Under The Rocks bring an energetic dynamic to their live shows performing pieces inspired by traditional and contemporary bluegrass music.

This is the second year for the family-friendly festival, organized by Sarah Erikson. The one-day festival takes place on private property south of Revelstoke. Those attending are encouraged to either ride their bikes or hop on the shuttle that will run to and from the festival throughout the evening for only $2.

The Blue Heron Night of Music for Folks In The Stoke takes place this Friday, Aug 30 from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. at 3668 Airport Way. Tickets for the festival are $35 each, available at the Revelstoke Visitors Centre. Kids get in free. For more details, including information on shuttle pick-up locations visit the Blue Heron Night of Music event page on Facebook.