Many moons ago I lived in Vancouver, BC for a year and spent my spare time volunteering at CiTR, the radio station of the University of British Columbia. There, I discovered the rich and varied Canadian indie music scene. More generally, I came to appreciate the passion Canadians have for their culture, and the skills that were on display in their storytelling and music.

While the Sunfest Country Music Festival in Cowichan, BC, on Vancouver Island will not feature only Canadian artists, there’s a few worth checking out from 30 July to 2 August.

Cowichan Valley B.C.: British Columbia’s premiere country music festival proudly announces their full lineup for summer 2015. The fifteenth annual Sunfest Country Music Festival, features world class country talent and up-and-coming local artists, and expands to four nights on the Main Stage, July 30 to August 2, 2015, in Cowichan Valley B.C.

The line-up includes: Keith Urban, Lee Brice, Thomas Rhett, Joe Nichols, Sam Hunt, Chasin’ Crazy, Beverley Mahood, Washboard Union, Karen Lee Batten, Madeline Merlo, Jesse Roper, Chris Buck Band, Jack Connolly, Robyn & Ryleigh, Bucko & Road, The Tumblin’ Dice and many more.

Tickets are on sale now at Wish I could be there!