Headliner update: Buffy Sainte-Marie is regretfully announcing her retirement from live performance due to health. We, along with all of her fans wish her all the best for her health. Fleet Foxes will now perform as the headlining act.
The Burnaby Blues + Roots festival returns to Deer Lake Park this summer with free admission! Headlining the festival is American indie-folk band Fleet Foxes.
The 2023 Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival will also feature performances by Allison Russell, The Dip, Boy Golden, The Trade-Offs, and Bebe Buckskin from the First Up with RBCxMusic program.
This free event taking place on August 12, 2023 in Deer Lake Park includes the return of signature attractions and amenities including the family zone, food trucks and more.
Fleet Foxes is an American indie folk band from Seattle, Washington. Led by lead singer-songwriter Robin Pecknold, the band released their fourth critically acclaimed album Shore in the fall of 2020. Shore earned the band their second Grammy nomination (Best Alternative Music Album), and sweeping praise (MOJO five stars, Rolling Stone four stars, Pitchfork fifth consecutive Best New Music) with Rolling Stone calling the album “...the most immediately rewarding Fleet Foxes record since their brilliant 2008 debut.”
Allison Russell is an artist, activist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist of extraordinary power, talent, and grace. A founding member of the acclaimed groups Our Native Daughters (with Rhiannon Giddens, Leyla McCalla and Amythyst Kiah), and Birds of Chicago (with her husband/musical partner JT Nero), the Montreal native has begun to emerge as a potent force among creative circles worldwide.
Allison has been nominated for three GRAMMY awards, multiple Americana UK and US awards including Best International Artist, four Canadian Folk Music Awards, and her new album appeared on the long list of the prestigious Polaris Prize in 2021.
Founder and minister of The Church of Better Daze, he wants to help people seeking to improve on yesterday's themes. His songs, like hymns, are hopeful, fresh and upbeat. Redefining jam band and stoner cultures by turning dead heads into lively brains, Boy Golden wants to unite us all in a hazy dream under one roof.
The Dip is a pop, rhythm and blues band that was formed in 2013 by jazz music students at the University of Washington in Seattle. The band combines a typical pop instrumentation with a 3-part horn section. They have released three full-length albums as well as two instrumental EPs.
The Trade-Offs' iconic brand, is distinguished by the deep brooding voice of Josh Qaumariaq and soulful background of Jeff Maurice set against blues and rock and roll sounds echoing from the depth of the Northern tundra. In a blend of Inuktitut and English lyrics, The Trade-Offs sing the Arctic blues about universal themes of light and darkness and closeness and isolation. While the band is a staple of the Iqaluit music scene, they have played across Canada on big and small stages alike, including mainstage performances at major festivals and at the iconic Cameron House in Toronto.
The honeyed snarl of Metis/Cree artist Bebe Buckskin is a reckoning force. Somewhere between acid-laced vintage rock and the contemporary protest of her fearless roots, we find this powerful songstress cutting an impressive swath. Substantially experienced as a songwriter and performer, she now finds herself on a momentous upswing, and ready for the climb.
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