In a statement made on their Facebook Page, the Sooke River Bluegrass Festival Society has announce that “after 16 successful festivals at Sooke, we will be moving in 2019 and rebranding as The ‘Cowichan Valley Bluegrass Festival‘.” The statement goes on to announce Claire Lynch, The Slocan Ramblers, The Lonely Heartstring Band, The Sweet Lowdown, Clover Point Drifters, Country Squall and Nomad Jones as part of the lineup.
The inagural Cowichan Valley Bluegrass Festival will take place at Laketown Ranch Father’s Day weekend Friday June 14 to Sunday June 16, 2019. It is the same venue home to Sunfest Country Music Festival, Laketown Rock, and Laketown Shakedowns.
The society says that the festival had outgrown the former site in Sooke with campsites selling out months in advance. Laketown Ranch provides the festival more camping capacity, better day parking and improved accessibility for those with mobility challenges.
Ticket information and a full lineup is still to be announced.
Cowichan Valley Bluegrass Festival
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CowichanBluegrass