Bluegrass fest in Chilliwack this weekend

Labour Day weekend in Chilliwack is synonymous with the high lonesome sound of bluegrass.

Labour Day weekend in Chilliwack is synonymous with the high lonesome sound of bluegrass.

Chilliwack Heritage Park will be hopping Sept. 2-4 with cook-outs, camping and seven of the best bluegrass bands found anywhere, says organizer Ana Macedo.

“Whether you want to camp all weekend or just spend a day, Chilliwack’s 24th annual Bluegrass Festival is a great way to wrap up your summer,” she says.

On the roster this year is Missouri-based headliners Cedar Hill — back by popular demand. Others include newcomers Bull Harman and Bull’s Eye and the Earl Brothers followed by III Generation, Foggy Hogtown Boys and Great Northern Planes while Highrise Lonesome rounds out the program.

“Many people come to the Bluegrass Festival to experience the overall ambience by camping, taking part in the corn shucking contests, enjoying the free corn roasts every night and playing their instrument of choice.

“Festival goers consider Chilliwack’s Bluegrass Festival one of the highlights of their year and other visitors are encouraged to experience this same wholesome entertainment.”

The music kicks off at 7 p.m. on Friday and continues throughout the weekend. Reserve tickets by calling the Chilliwack Arts Centre at (604) 392-8888 or pick them up at the door.