Get Ready For Some Historic Beats!

The Perseverance Folk Festival is Back!

Bringing the past to the present.

VanIsle has always been dancing to the beat of its own drum! The Perseverance Folk Festival is back, bringing a classic beat to the Comox Valley.

This Labour Day weekend, join the Cumberland Museum and Archives and friends for an old-fashioned folk festival in the heart of the historic Village of Cumberland.

You’ll hear songs and stories “that fit between the cracks.” Passed down through generations and all about our messy and beautiful history.

Friday evening features Katrina Kadoski’s one women musical ‘Cougar Annie Tales.’ The true tale of the island gal who had four husbands, eleven kids, and shot down 70 cougars!

Saturday is a full day of diverse artists featuring Veda Hille, West My Friend, The Fits, Jesse Waldman, Nice Verde, Senyue, The Blackwood Two and more! 

Bring down a blanket, a picnic and the whole family for a full day of fantastic music from local and visiting artists.

On Saturday Festival tickets cost $40 each, and Kids 16 and under are FREE. Friday is $15 for Saturday pass holders, and $20 for everyone else.

Parking is available at Dunsmuir and Sutton Road (CRI lot) and behind the Museum and Cultural Centre.

You can check out more on the full lineup or get advanced tickets here.

If you really have a passion for music, and history and would like to volunteer – they have an application for that as well!

If you just wanna relax and enjoy the tunes, come on down. You’ll get an awesome musical experience, and you just might learn a little something new about the place we call home.