Alberni Forest Fest is back stronger than ever: Mayba

This summer, for the eighth year, Forest Fest will fill the air at McLean Mill with music, spoken word and other excitement, from July 29–31.

The Alberni Forest Fest took a hiatus last year, but it’s back with a vengeance, says spokesman John Mayba.

“Last year we had no Forest Fest, as the organizing committee was taking a much needed break, and in my case, a chance to spend time with our first grandchild,” he said.

This summer, for the eighth year, Forest Fest will fill the air at McLean Mill with the joy of music and spoken word and all other excitement, July 29–31.

“This year we are particularly excited to have some of the Island’s best writers coming to the first Words in the Woods Writers Festival,” he said.

On the music scene the committee is bringing in three well-known groups, two of which are new to Port Alberni. Bobs and Lolo, a recognized favourite with the children will present Forest Fest’s first children’s concert on Saturday morning July 30 at 11 a.m.

In the tradition of bringing in great gospel music, the Sojourners from Vancouver will take up the beat on Sunday, July 31 at 3 p.m.

“But my greatest excitement is our signing of David Francey to play the Saturday night Mill Deck concert,” Mayba said.

“We first saw David perform on the mainstage at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival several years ago. Like Eric Bibb who appeared at Forest Fest two years ago, David is a world renowned artist who has become a family favourite.”

Please go to www.forestfest.ca for complete details. Early bird priced advanced tickets are available at Echo Centre and the Rollin Art Centre.

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