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This festival has been a Burnaby tradition since 2000. Held on the scenic lawn of Deer Lake it attracts music lovers from far and near.
This is the only blues and roots festival in the Lower Mainland, the festival usually attracts more than 5,000 visitors. The entire festival is child-
The festival runs between 1pm through to 10pm. The gates open at at 12 noon.
Between the musical sets, people strolled among food carts, the wine and beer garden, and the Artisan Village.
The setting for this festival is idyllic with its beautiful views of Deer Lake and the kayakers drifting on the still waters of the lake behind the stage. Be sure to bring your sunscreen
Past Performers include Blue Rodeo, John Mayall, K.D. Lang, Imelda May, David Lindley, The Secret Sisters, Taj Mahal and Serena Rider.
Music is best when it’s enjoyed live, and in the open air. With a scenic setting like Deer Lake Park and a jubilant festival crowd the Burnaby Blues & Roots Festival is becoming an indispensable part of summertime.
What to bring:
Low back beach style chairs-
Maximum blanket size: Individual 6’x3’, Couple 6’x6’
Maximum cooler sixe: 22’ long x 15’high x 15’ wide. on the site
Refillable water bottle
Water (commercially sealed plastic bottles)
Hats and sunglasses
There is no parking available near the vicinity of the festival. Here are a few alternatives:
Bicycles (bike racks on site located by the main entrance)
Located at BCIT parking lot (Lots D, E, F, and G)
Shuttles start at 10:30am and run throughout the course of the day.
The park walkway is wheelchair accessible, and there will be special needs seating available on site. Should you require special needs seating, please contact the Shadbolt Centre Box office at 604.205.3000 where arrangements will be made for you.