Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Lille Gard Fest 2011

The second Lille Gard ever to grace the forests of Kelowna is coming again this summer.

July 2, and 3. Just go ahead and take a permanent marker to all of your calendars and write in these words: Lille Gard Fest = Canada Day Weekend frivolity.

For those who weren't there, Lille Gard Music Fest is a sweet little gathering of friends and music lovers – a weekend full of frivolity & community building experience for everyone with lots of amazing live music on stage. Last year there were about 250 people who hung out for the weekend. Some camped, some played (20+ artists), some ran sound, some organized, some cooked, some tried to empty the porta-potties.... you get the picture.

Make sure you join the Facebook Event here if you haven't seen it. You'll be able to post pictures and comments and all that stuff...

Lille Gard Fest is not your typical music fest. There is no cost and no pay for the bands. The musicians are coming to hang out, to celebrate community and to play for the pure joy of it. We are keeping our little fest very simple and grassroots, so come and enjoy good music, good food and good friends in a beautiful country setting.

SCHEDULE (subject to change)

12:00- 12:45 – Kanorous
12:45 – 1:30 - Ryan Donn and Leah West
1:30 – 2:15 - Ariel Smith
2:15 – 3:00 - Dave Krysko & Martina Griffiths
3:00 – 4:00 - Songwriters-In-The-Round (Featuring Joel Strauss, Zoe Fitch, Mark Irving and Rachel MacGregor)
4:00 – 4:45 - Nico
4:45 – 5:30 - Jane Eamon and Gord Brush
5:30 – 5:45 - Storytelling (featuring Bruce and Brian Wiebe)
5:45 – 6:45 - The Creeks
6:45 – 7:30 - Michael O’Neil and Suzy Gemmell
7:30 – 8:15 - Andrew and Zachari Smith
*tweener while the next band sets up – Scott Gibson (spoken word)
8:15 – 9:15 - Daniel Huscroft and Ryan McAllister band
9:15 – 10:00 - Ari
*tweener while the next band sets up – Scott Gibson (spoken word)
10:00–11:00 - Ord/Strauss Blues Revue
11:00-12:00 - Kim McMechan

9:00 - 10:30 - Pancake (Crepe) breakfast
10:00-10:45 - Loni Moger
10:45 – 11:15 - Joanne Stacey
11:15-12:15 - Ezra Kwizera
12:15-1:00 - Joshua Smith trio
1:00-2:00 - The Spirit Jump Gospel Band

* There will be food and snacks available to purchase. Sat. night and Sunday morning
* Portapotties
* No Fires, No Pets
* Donations will be accepted to help cover some of the costs of the fest
* Limited (rustic) camping is available contact Andrew and Tami to reserve a spot at

Your own tent, Food & Drink, Friends


For more info, please contact Andrew & Tami Smith

Join our Facebook Event page here 
And here's the compilation disc we've put together (thanks to the generous donations of the artists) in order to fund this backyard party of artists. Feel free to show your support and download this digital piece of goodness.

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