The Vancouver Folk Music Festival looks at dissolving
The 2023 festival is canceled, and the non-profit is thinking to dissolve for good.
This year marks 45 years since the Vancouver Folk Music Festival's founding. My connections to the festival go back to 1987, almost a decade before I was born, when Spirit of the West – featuring my friend and former bandmate Jay – played there. Now, a chapter closes: the 2023 festival is canceled, and the non-profit society plans to dissolve for good.
(Coastal Jazz is on a better but still too-interesting trajectory.)
The media outlets had their stories out on Tuesday when the news dropped, so you might not be hearing it here first. It's sad news. When we took a look at some 2022 VFMF artists in this Update from last year, I didn't see any trouble on the horizon...