Salt Spring Garlic and Music Festival

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 — 2:09pm PDT
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The weekend of August 8 & 9th is shaping up to be the best weekend of music on Salt Spring Island this summer thanks to the Salt Spring Garlic & Music Festival. Featuring an international group of performers joining forces with top-notch local talent for two days of incredible entertainment, and garlicky good fun on Paradise Farm. Come and enjoy both the music and the food on a beautiful rural location with breathtaking views of the ocean.


Salt Spring Garlic and Music Festival

When Saturday, August 8 (10:30am-8:00pm) and Sunday August 9 (10:30am-7:00pm)
Where Paradise Farm (255 Musgrave Rd, Salt Spring’s south end)

Featuring the sounds of BC rock royalty Chilliwack, Vancouver favourites The Boom Booms, globally renowned Ganga Giri, and Juno winners, Valdy, Shari Ulrich, Rick Scott, and Roy Forbes. Look forward to a weekend of musical entertainment and relish cooking demos, garlic tasting, and visit farm vendors on site. Over two-dozen will be selling organic produce, as well as a dozen varieties of local Salt Spring garlic.

Come hungry as you’ll find everything from locally made ice cream to kettle corn, and garlic popsicles. On the heartier side food vendors will supply pulled pork sliders, burgers, fish tacos, lamb sausages, falafels, poutine, fries and Greek food. Festival attendees can take in wine tastings and imbibe in the beer garden.

Tickets are on sale now for $30/day or $50 for a weekend pass (plus fees). Proceeds will help strengthen the local music scene, and support area farmers. Come experience a festive atmosphere, and great tunes on a picturesque, rural setting.

Enter to Win

Organizers of the Salt Spring Garlic and Music Festival want to treat a Miss604 reader to VIP weekend passes to the festival. The winner will enjoy transportation to the site and once there receive a mystery basket full of Salt Spring goodies — and yes there will be garlic!

  • Leave a comment naming a festival performer or vendor (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a VIP @SSGarlic_Music prize pack from @Miss604 #SSGarlicMusicFest

Miss604 readers also have the opportunity to win two nights of luxury at one of Salt Spring’s most spectacular accommodations, the Stonehouse Bed & Breakfast.

Discover the epitome of West Coast comfort and elegance. Stonehouse offers an unparalleled Salt Spring Island experience set against a dazzling tableau of British Columbia’s Southern Gulf Islands. Over 4 acres of stunning property beckon to be explored, including tree-lined lanes, gardens, rolling hillside and the magnificent Standing Stone Circle, which renders tangible: stillness, endurance and mystery.

Adorned with a diverse collection of art and other objects that pique curiosities and start conversations, Stonehouse provides a distinctive ambiance for the discerning traveller. Graceful hospitality and myriad leisure activities allow guests to relax in their home-away-from-home, while gourmet breakfasts featuring the amazing bounty of local producers tantalize the senses.

To enter to win the two night luxury stay, share this post on Facebook, tagging Salt Spring Garlic and Music Festival + Miss604.

The Stonehouse winner will have to claim their prize any weekend from October 1 to April 15, 2016, based on availability of accommodation. Blackout in effect during long weekends. The winner will also agree to be disclosed and do any follow-ups via social media.

I will draw two winners (one for the VIP festival prize pack + one for Stonehouse) at 10:00pm on Thursday, July 23, 2015. Follow the Salt Spring Garlic and Music Festival on Facebook and Twitter for more information.

Miss604 is a proud sponsor of the Salt Spring Garlic and Music Festival

Update The winner of the tickets is Doreen! The winner of the stay at Stonehouse is Mark Linden O’Meara!

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  1. Cathy says:

    Rick Scott sounds great.

  2. Lisa M says:

    mmm excited about L’Harissa Hot Sauce 🙂

  3. Anne B says:

    The Boom booms!

  4. Mahgol says:

    The boom booms!

  5. Mark says:

    would love to see Valdy again

  6. Stephanie says:


  7. Wen says:

    Sweet Water Revolver

  8. Yasmine says:

    Oooh, sounds fabulous!!

  9. Scott Podwinski says:

    Joe Stanton!

  10. Yasmine says:

    Oohs, Roy Forbes, FAB!!

  11. Jake Hamilton says:

    I’m still dancing from the last time I saw THE BOOM BOOMS!!!

  12. kay says:

    Boom booms!

  13. Vania says:

    Salt Spring Coffee… yes, please!

  14. Katherine says:

    Salt Spring Fruitsicles

  15. Annie says:

    Salt Spring Ice Cream!

  16. Lisa North says:

    Hi,the Boom Booms are playing! Also it sounds like an awesome event!

  17. Ariel C says:

    salt spring ice cream!

  18. Tania Leon says:

    OOH Spit’n’Fire

  19. Anne says:

    Would be great to see Valdy on Salt Spring

  20. Christina says:

    Boom Booms are awesome! Thankyou!

  21. Bonnie R says:

    The boom booms !

  22. Ryan E says:

    The Boom Booms

  23. luc says:

    I like garlic and 40 Roses.

  24. Alise says:

    Salt Spring Ice Cream!

  25. Amy says:

    I’d love to enjoy fresh garlic from Berry Hill Farms, or any of the other great farms.

  26. Kam says:

    The Boom Booms!

  27. Alan Huang says:

    Rachelle Lynn

  28. Belinda says:


  29. monique says:


  30. Janice says:


  31. Branka says:

    Roy Forbes

  32. Kaare Long says:

    The performers KUNDA look amazing! It would be most excellent to see them live!

  33. Chris says:

    Nothing wrong with some Chilliwack….

  34. tammy says:

    The boom booms

  35. Michelle Lam says:

    Salt Spring Ice Cream! 😉

  36. Janette says:

    The Rock Salt Restaurant

  37. Stephanie says:

    The Boom Booms

  38. Jason says:

    Joe Stanton

  39. jessica eapen says:

    The Boom Booms

  40. Stef LeBlanc says:

    Performers include Chilliwack.
    Sounds like a blast!

  41. Sanaz says:

    Al’s Gourmet Falafel & Fries

  42. Verne says:


  43. Pierre says:

    The Boom Booms

  44. Eileen H. says:

    Dakshas’ Gourmet Spices: Gourmet Indian curry mixes, spice blends, chai spice, spices, Indian & Fusion Cookbooks

  45. Eileen H. says:

    Dakshas’ Gourmet Spices: Gourmet Indian curry mixes, spice blends, chai spice, spices, Indian & Fusion Cookbooks

  46. samantha says:

    the Boom Booms!!

  47. Jenn says:

    Salt Spring Ice Cream!

  48. Rino says:

    The boom booms

  49. Tania says:

    The boom booms

  50. Amanda says:

    This is 2 days after a big exam for me!! What an amazing way to relax!

  51. George says:


  52. Brenda says:

    The Boom Booms

  53. Angela says:

    Rick Scott

  54. Amanda says:

    omg I wanna try a rice ball from roly poly rice ball

  55. Sunshine G says:

    Rick Scott!

  56. cindy says:

    salt spring island kettle corn is the best!

  57. Tanya H says:

    Garden Hoe Farms!

  58. Lori M says:

    The Boom Booms

  59. Darcy says:

    The Boom Booms

  60. julia says:

    Roy Forbes all the way!!

  61. Lorena Grande says:

    Definitely “The Boom Booms” as they are so fun, lively and charismatic, followed by some wonderful Salt Spring Island ice-cream, to quench my thirst after all the dancing I will be inspired to do after hearing “The Boom Booms.”

  62. Andrea D says:

    The Boom Booms!

  63. Sherry F says:

    the Boom Booms

  64. Jenny says:

    Salt spring island kettle corn!

  65. Kim B says:


  66. Donna says:

    the Boom Booms!

  67. GAIL WHITWORTH says:

    Valdy sounds great

  68. Doreen B says:

    Would love to hear Valdy again !

  69. Bernadette Estrada says:

    The Boom Booms!

  70. Jason says:

    Would love to win this!

  71. Hannah says:

    40 ROSES

  72. Kathleen says:

    The boom booms

  73. Stevie T says:

    The Boom Booms

  74. Lynn says:


  75. Mary says:

    The Boom Booms 🙂

  76. Rebecca says:


  77. Debra says:

    The Barley Brothers
    Would Love To Hear Them
    Oh! Such An Island Treat
    To Bask In Their Music,
    Loads Of Garlic to Eat!

  78. Marina says:

    Auntie Pestos Café. Lamb Wrap. Garlic Mayo. Mouth watering.

  79. Kate says:

    Island shave ice!

  80. Jason says:

    40 Roses

  81. Lisa says:

    Organic Snow Cones!!!

  82. Carrie G says:

    The Boom Booms!

  83. trevor says:

    Chilliwack would be great to see

  84. Hannah says:

    Boyfriend loves Chilliwack! Would be awesome to treat him!

  85. Radhika Khan says:

    Would love to win, it’s our 4 year wedding anniversary today!

  86. Louise says:


  87. Amanda says:

    Ganga Giri!

  88. Heidi Clark says:

    Chilliwack will be performing at the festival.

  89. Vicky says:

    ❤️The Boom Booms!

  90. jae says:

    The boom booms

  91. Madeline Laberge says:

    The Boom Booms!

  92. Caresse says:

    The Boom Booms.

  93. Barry says:

    Would be fun to see the Boom Booms!

  94. Jessica says:

    The boom booms!

  95. Branka says:

    The Boom Booms

  96. vince says:

    Salt Spring Ice Cream!

  97. Lois says:

    Valdy is performing.

  98. Emmy Stuebing says:

    BOOM BOOMS and Chilliwack

  99. Chia Chia says:

    Ganga Giri

  100. Elysia says:

    The Odds!

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