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Why is Lovefest such an ongoing success?

Image credit: Kim Pauley singing ‘The Book of Right On’ during Wiley Ferguson’s performance – Igor Backmann photo

(The podcast of this program opens with a clip of saxophone player Dave Blinzinger’s version of the blues classic ‘Route 66,’ in which he added lyrics like ‘Get your kicks right here on Cortes Island’ and ‘When you take that Linnea Farm trip, get your kicks on Route 66.’)

I can’t take too much heat anymore and had to pack it in by 4:30, but it was already apparent that this year’s Lovefest was another success. 

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The Line-up for Lovefest 2023 on Cortes Island

Rex Weyler, one of the principle organizers, emailed Cortes Currents a list of the15 acts performing at this year’s Lovefest. A number of local favourites are in the line-up.

The festival will be opened by the Klahoose First Nation and Brenda Hanson is among the performers. 

Singer/songwriters Jemma Hicken, Jessie Roy and Sachika will be onstage. So will Scotty & Shelly, and the innovative professional multi-instrumentalist Michael Keith

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Better than ever: Lovefest 2023

Lovefest will be returning to Cortes Island on August 12. 

“Lovefest just has its own momentum. It exists because the community wants it. There’s nothing political about it. We get to enjoy some good music, have fun together and just be with each other as a community,” explained Rex Weyler, one of the key organizers. 

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