Hazelton Hootenanny 2018 Music
We are back for our second year August 17-19 at Bulkley Canyon Ranch, just 10 km by road to New Hazelton on Hwy 16. Come celebrate everything awesome about Northwest BC and take part in a unique event that brings together live music, skill building workshops, farm tours, and local craft beer. Family-friendly and intimate, with a maximum of 200 weekend passes available. Swimming is available next door at Ross Lake Provincial Park.
Get your Earlybird Full Weekend Pass by July 15 for $50; Latebird pass by August 15 for $60 or at the gate for $75.
Saturday Weekend Pass is $60 at the gate.
Day passes at the gate only. Friday night $30, Saturday $40, Sunday $25. Humans under 12 free.
Camping is $5 per person. No dogs allowed. This event takes place on a working farm with sheep, llamas and three farm dogs.
Athabasca Barn Burner Classified as "Stoke Folk", this trio knows how to put the hoot in Hootenanny. Like a song played on your grandfather's guitar. Singing songs of the bible, the bottle and everything in between. Guaranteed to be lots of fun. From Jasper, AB the trio of Michelle Beauregard, Liam Cullen, and Marc Gervais. Listen Now!
Cabin Fever is an upbeat, blues, alternative group based in Smithers, BC. they have dedicated themselves to playing festivals throughout the valley in the last four years. Their energetic and lively presence will have you dancing in no time! Members include Molly Moolman on vocals.
Coastal Drifters This band has been growing its fanbase since 2015 and are a northwest festival favourite. Rock n Roll, Surf Rock, Garage Rock from Terrace, BC. Oscar Carlick, Brandon Seymour, Waddy Robinson, Alvin Seymour. Listen Now!
Crowmarsh Alt rock/blues band from Prince George B.C. Karl Wyssen and his band released their debut album in 2018. Have a listen at Listen Now!
Jaimey Hamilton is an exciting new quartet of young musicians formed in 2017. The band features the combined talents of Jaimey Hamilton (Voice and Guitar), Jesse Carvalho (Guitarist), Joshua Litton (Bassist, Strings), and Michael Wilford (Drummer). All four musicians met while studying at the Victoria Conservatory of Music and are all currently working towards their diploma of music performance. Jaimey’s first EP album ‘Parachute’ is available for download now! Listen Now!
Kesia Nagata is from Kispiox Valley and played a sold out show here earlier this year with Eli Larsen. Her debut album "Looking for Horses" is getting rave reviews. Soul soothing chords and lyrics. Kesia will also be performing at the Spirit of the North Classical Music Festival at the Bulkley Valley Farmers Market Saturday morning. Listen Now!
Mob Bounce Local favourites and rising stars, Mob Bounce has been nominated for Best Radio Single "Vision Quest" at this year's Junos 2018 Indigenous Music Awards. Two man band MC/Producer - Heebz The Earthchild and MC - The Northwest Kid. Watch and Listen Now!
Orchestra North Academy Straight from the Classical Music Festival in Smithers, this entourage of all-star musicians will treat us to a concert Sunday afternoon at 12:30. An uplifting performance for all music lovers that will have all of us dreaming about days gone by. Check out their website to learn more about this innovative program which offers development and networking opportunities for professional musicians. Artists and Faculty: Roxi Dykstra, violin/violin; Tawnya Popoff, viola; Pedro Meiriles, violin and Flora Camuzet, cello.
Parlour Panther from Vancouver BC makes gorgeous gritty rock with beautiful soundscapes, three-way soulful vocals, dark and dirty guitar riffs, and infectious pounding rhythms.
Lyrics of passion and fury, Parlour Panther shows you Queer love, female empowerment, and artist reflections of classism, truth and triumph.Steph on guitar/vocals, Lee on synth/vocals and Charles on drums/vocals - the trio writes songs collaboratively and their full-length album "Hot Magic" drops June 1st.Listen Now!
Thee Night Bamm is a high-energy rock trio made up of brothers that met at birth and have been playing music together ever since! They blend upbeat hooks with heavy riffs and danceable tempos that are sure to create a fun and intense live concert experience. Through music, they tell stories and share the energy of their unique brotherly friendship. THEE NIGHT BAMM are currently releasing their self-recorded debut album and are getting ready to set out on an action-packed tour this summer 2018.Listen Now!
The Racket is an alternative rock trio originating in the small communities of Hazelton and Smithers in northern BC. Since their formation in 2011, they have been writing original music. A few of their influences are Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jack White, and Jeff Buckley. From their live performance you can expect stomping folk rock, tight and funky grooves, and heavy n’ steady blues rock. Being raised in the northern BC festival scene and having toured and headlined festivals all over BC in the last two years, they know damn well how to get a crowd on it’s feet, dancing the night away. The trio also has tons of experience satisfying a smaller crowd in an intimate venue such as a cafe or house show. Currently, the trio is promoting their new self-titled album they released in September, 2016. With a lot of songs revolving around social change, their goal is to set the new age to a heavy downbeat…Listen Now!
Simbiyez Wilson. Her name means “child of the stars.” and if you know Sim, you'll agree this name suits her. This Witsuwit’en singer-songwriter grew up in Smithers surrounded by music and now shares her gift of an ethereal voice backed up by powerful guitar chords at almost any venue you can think of, from Farmers Markets to mainstage at music festivals. A combination of catchy originals and blow your mind covers will have you spellbound. Listen Now!
Zonnis Soulful acoustic roots with Andrea Zonnis (vocals) and Adam Zonnis (vocals & guitar). Earthy, political, dirty, this band sings about the stuff of life.Listen Now!
Workshops - click here for details!
Food and Beverages
We'll be serving the very finest food and drink featuring locally grown, raised or crafted menu items. We're excited to welcome Outback BBQ from South Hazelton featuring a pig roast on Saturday, and Pies and Fries from Prince Rupert featuring seafood from the coast. For our beer garden, we'll be serving up delicious brews from Sherwood Mountain Brewhouse (Terrace), Smithers Brewing Company, and Bulkley Valley Brewing. There will be cider available on tap as well.
Ice Cream and Smoothies will be offered by Outback BBQ and will feature local fruit. Come try out the Fender Blender and show us your pedal power!
On-site Camping and Alternate Lodging
There is lots of room for rustic camping on our farm (some in a quiet zone and some near all the action) at a fee of $5 per person. This is rustic camping with no hook ups or showers but RVs are welcome. Please bring your own water. If you prefer Glamping, the K'san Campground is only 15 km away and has full service sites and hot showers. There are also some great motels in New Hazelton including Robber's Roost and the Bulkley Valley Motel.
Zero Waste - reduce, reuse, recycle. Please sort your refuse into bins provided for recycling and composting. No Glass please.
Renewable Energy - To the greatest extent possible, all power for the festival will be provided by solar panels and batteries. We discourage the use of generators unless absolutely necessary. If a generator must be used, it will be done in a way that does not disturb other campers and does not interfere with workshops and live music performances.
Cars and bicycles - Parking will be provided at the gate. We encourage everyone to walk or bike on the festival grounds. Road access to the stage and beer garden area is restricted to loading and unloading and for escorting people with mobility limitations.
Barrier-free Access - All festival offerings are accessible on ground levels. There are wheelchair friendly washrooms and parking spots available. We welcome everybody and encourage diversity.
Animal Care - Looking after the resident farm animals is our first priority. We have sheep, llamas, three dogs and a cat. Snakes and mice look after themselves (ha!). Please do not feed our animals unless cleared by festival staff (and generally the answer is no, unless you are on a tour and we provide animal feed). Please leave your dogs at home or tied up at your site or in your vehicle. Thank-you.
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