Welcome to the Chemainus Valley
Cultural Arts Society's
Summer Season for 2013
The Society has some wonderful musical experiences planned for the bandshell
this year, making the most of its great location in Waterwheel Park -- right in the
heart of Chemainus.
To make things even better, the Society has been carrying out extensive
improvements to the acoustic properties of the stage. This summer, you'll hear live
music performed on a stage with acoustics equivalent to what you'd hear in a
The season will start with the opening of the "Music in the Park" series on June
18th, with the Cowichan Concert Band. This twenty-member band has a repertoire that
includes traditional band music, show tunes, medleys, and arrangements of
The series continues with music of different genres every Tuesday evening, right
through until the final show of the summer on August 27, when the Glen Foster Group
will serve up its wonderful mix of Rockabilly and Surf music.
During the season, you'll experience jazz, bluegrass, blues, rock, pop and many
other formats, including the outstanding music of the Naden Band of the Royal
Canadian Navy, which will perform on July 16th. Follow our menu on the left of this
page for full details of the series. We'll also be presenting three wonderful music
On July 27 and 28 you'll be able to experience two days of some of the very best
in bluegrass, when the Chemainus Bluegrass Festival comes back for its third
edition. Top bands booked for the festival include Highrise Lonesome and Five on a
String, among the list of great bands that will be here.
On August 10th our popular Accordion Days will be back, featuring the wonderful
Acchords, and many of their accordion friends. Then, on August 24th we can look
forward to the return of the Chemainus Jazz Festival. Once again, crowds will be
delighted by a full day of top-quality Jazz in the Park.
It will be a great season -- don't miss any of it! Waterwheel park now has a
safe, level seating area for people in wheel chairs thanks to funding from the BC