June 28, 2010 | Tips from Travellers >
Smithers, Festivals & Events
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Do you desire good music? Crave dancing? Love to eat good food, and
be surrounded by awesome people? Come to Smithers annual Midsummer
Music Festival, located at the fairgrounds.
I had the privilege to
attend and perform at this year's festival with the local vocals-
Smithers' community choir. Midsummer is the stomping ground for many
of our local musicians, and coming from such a broad base of talent,
there are alot. This year featured bands such as Mamaguroove (from
Dunster), Tambura Rasa, and the one and only Jim Byrnes.
camped both Friday and Saturday night, providing great opportunity to
stay up late to enjoy music into the wee hours, and get up early (but
not too early) enough to get a steaming hot chai with breakfast.
festival offers an eclectic assortment of shopping, activities for
children, jam zones, and ethnic foods from different vendors. Luckily,
the weather held out for us festival-ers, and a good time was had by
all. There is always something for everyone, whether you enjoy folk,
bluegrass, punk, or rock music, so I highly recommend and invite
everyone to visit the midsummer festival.