Salt Spring Garlic and Music Festival

Comments 105 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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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105 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. CathyTuesday, July 14th, 2015 — 2:14pm PDT

    Rick Scott sounds great.

  2. Lisa MTuesday, July 14th, 2015 — 2:17pm PDT

    mmm excited about L’Harissa Hot Sauce 🙂

  3. Anne BTuesday, July 14th, 2015 — 2:21pm PDT

    The Boom booms!

  4. MahgolTuesday, July 14th, 2015 — 2:23pm PDT

    The boom booms!

  5. MarkTuesday, July 14th, 2015 — 2:30pm PDT

    would love to see Valdy again

  6. StephanieTuesday, July 14th, 2015 — 2:34pm PDT


  7. WenTuesday, July 14th, 2015 — 2:52pm PDT

    Sweet Water Revolver

  8. YasmineTuesday, July 14th, 2015 — 3:05pm PDT

    Oooh, sounds fabulous!!

  9. Scott PodwinskiTuesday, July 14th, 2015 — 3:06pm PDT

    Joe Stanton!

  10. YasmineTuesday, July 14th, 2015 — 3:07pm PDT

    Oohs, Roy Forbes, FAB!!

  11. Jake HamiltonTuesday, July 14th, 2015 — 3:09pm PDT

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

  12. kayTuesday, July 14th, 2015 — 3:25pm PDT

    Boom booms!

  13. VaniaTuesday, July 14th, 2015 — 3:28pm PDT

    Salt Spring Coffee… yes, please!

  14. KatherineTuesday, July 14th, 2015 — 3:49pm PDT

    Salt Spring Fruitsicles

  15. AnnieTuesday, July 14th, 2015 — 4:56pm PDT

    Salt Spring Ice Cream!

  16. Lisa NorthTuesday, July 14th, 2015 — 5:02pm PDT

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

  17. Ariel CTuesday, July 14th, 2015 — 6:01pm PDT

    salt spring ice cream!

  18. Amanda mungalTuesday, July 14th, 2015 — 6:05pm PDT

    Roy Forbes

  19. Tania LeonTuesday, July 14th, 2015 — 6:50pm PDT

    OOH Spit’n’Fire

  20. AnneTuesday, July 14th, 2015 — 6:51pm PDT

    Would be great to see Valdy on Salt Spring

  21. ChristinaTuesday, July 14th, 2015 — 7:23pm PDT

    Boom Booms are awesome! Thankyou!

  22. Bonnie RTuesday, July 14th, 2015 — 8:02pm PDT

    The boom booms !

  23. Ryan ETuesday, July 14th, 2015 — 8:05pm PDT

    The Boom Booms

  24. lucTuesday, July 14th, 2015 — 8:24pm PDT

    I like garlic and 40 Roses.

  25. AliseTuesday, July 14th, 2015 — 9:21pm PDT

    Salt Spring Ice Cream!

  26. AmyTuesday, July 14th, 2015 — 9:39pm PDT

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

  27. KamTuesday, July 14th, 2015 — 9:59pm PDT

    The Boom Booms!

  28. Alan HuangTuesday, July 14th, 2015 — 10:20pm PDT

    Rachelle Lynn

  29. BelindaWednesday, July 15th, 2015 — 6:05am PDT


  30. moniqueWednesday, July 15th, 2015 — 8:22am PDT


  31. JaniceWednesday, July 15th, 2015 — 9:20am PDT


  32. BrankaWednesday, July 15th, 2015 — 9:37am PDT

    Roy Forbes

  33. robWednesday, July 15th, 2015 — 10:08am PDT


  34. Kaare LongWednesday, July 15th, 2015 — 10:50am PDT

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

  35. deeWednesday, July 15th, 2015 — 11:00am PDT


  36. ChrisWednesday, July 15th, 2015 — 11:10am PDT

    Nothing wrong with some Chilliwack….

  37. tammyWednesday, July 15th, 2015 — 11:30am PDT

    The boom booms

  38. Michelle LamWednesday, July 15th, 2015 — 11:41am PDT

    Salt Spring Ice Cream! 😉

  39. JanetteWednesday, July 15th, 2015 — 1:10pm PDT

    The Rock Salt Restaurant

  40. StephanieWednesday, July 15th, 2015 — 1:15pm PDT

    The Boom Booms

  41. JasonWednesday, July 15th, 2015 — 1:26pm PDT

    Joe Stanton

  42. jessica eapenWednesday, July 15th, 2015 — 1:32pm PDT

    The Boom Booms

  43. Stef LeBlancWednesday, July 15th, 2015 — 2:34pm PDT

    Performers include Chilliwack.
    Sounds like a blast!

  44. SanazWednesday, July 15th, 2015 — 4:09pm PDT

    Al’s Gourmet Falafel & Fries

  45. VerneWednesday, July 15th, 2015 — 8:36pm PDT


  46. PierreWednesday, July 15th, 2015 — 9:04pm PDT

    The Boom Booms

  47. Eileen H.Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 — 9:23pm PDT

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

  48. Eileen H.Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 — 9:23pm PDT

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

  49. RachelThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 10:19am PDT


  50. samanthaThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 10:53am PDT

    the Boom Booms!!

  51. JennThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 11:27am PDT

    Salt Spring Ice Cream!

  52. Tazim DamjiThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 1:34pm PDT

    The Boom Booms

  53. RinoThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 3:52pm PDT

    The boom booms

  54. TaniaThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 3:52pm PDT

    The boom booms

  55. AmandaThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 7:44pm PDT

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

  56. GeorgeThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 8:42pm PDT


  57. BrendaThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 9:40pm PDT

    The Boom Booms

  58. AngelaThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 10:58pm PDT

    Rick Scott

  59. AmandaThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 11:02pm PDT

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

  60. Sunshine GFriday, July 17th, 2015 — 9:26am PDT

    Rick Scott!

  61. cindyFriday, July 17th, 2015 — 1:28pm PDT

    salt spring island kettle corn is the best!

  62. Tanya HFriday, July 17th, 2015 — 2:58pm PDT

    Garden Hoe Farms!

  63. Lori MFriday, July 17th, 2015 — 10:54pm PDT

    The Boom Booms

  64. DarcyFriday, July 17th, 2015 — 10:56pm PDT

    The Boom Booms

  65. juliaFriday, July 17th, 2015 — 11:06pm PDT

    Roy Forbes all the way!!

  66. Lorena GrandeFriday, July 17th, 2015 — 11:58pm PDT

    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.”

  67. Andrea DSaturday, July 18th, 2015 — 12:02am PDT

    The Boom Booms!

  68. Sherry FSaturday, July 18th, 2015 — 12:15am PDT

    the Boom Booms

  69. JennySaturday, July 18th, 2015 — 9:47am PDT

    Salt spring island kettle corn!

  70. Kim BSaturday, July 18th, 2015 — 12:57pm PDT


  71. DonnaSaturday, July 18th, 2015 — 5:13pm PDT

    the Boom Booms!

  72. GAIL WHITWORTHSunday, July 19th, 2015 — 10:37pm PDT

    Valdy sounds great

  73. Doreen BMonday, July 20th, 2015 — 11:45am PDT

    Would love to hear Valdy again !

  74. Bernadette EstradaMonday, July 20th, 2015 — 12:04pm PDT

    The Boom Booms!

  75. JasonMonday, July 20th, 2015 — 12:48pm PDT

    Would love to win this!

  76. HannahMonday, July 20th, 2015 — 2:47pm PDT

    40 ROSES

  77. KathleenMonday, July 20th, 2015 — 3:59pm PDT

    The boom booms

  78. Stevie TMonday, July 20th, 2015 — 4:45pm PDT

    The Boom Booms

  79. LynnTuesday, July 21st, 2015 — 10:53am PDT


  80. MaryTuesday, July 21st, 2015 — 8:04pm PDT

    The Boom Booms 🙂

  81. RebeccaTuesday, July 21st, 2015 — 11:03pm PDT


  82. DebraTuesday, July 21st, 2015 — 11:46pm PDT

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

  83. MarinaWednesday, July 22nd, 2015 — 9:56am PDT

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

  84. KateWednesday, July 22nd, 2015 — 10:06am PDT

    Island shave ice!

  85. JasonWednesday, July 22nd, 2015 — 1:16pm PDT

    40 Roses

  86. LisaWednesday, July 22nd, 2015 — 8:39pm PDT

    Organic Snow Cones!!!

  87. Carrie GWednesday, July 22nd, 2015 — 9:04pm PDT

    The Boom Booms!

  88. trevorWednesday, July 22nd, 2015 — 9:36pm PDT

    Chilliwack would be great to see

  89. HannahThursday, July 23rd, 2015 — 9:28am PDT

    Boyfriend loves Chilliwack! Would be awesome to treat him!

  90. Radhika KhanThursday, July 23rd, 2015 — 11:21am PDT

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

  91. LouiseThursday, July 23rd, 2015 — 1:10pm PDT


  92. AmandaThursday, July 23rd, 2015 — 1:16pm PDT

    Ganga Giri!

  93. Heidi ClarkThursday, July 23rd, 2015 — 2:06pm PDT

    Chilliwack will be performing at the festival.

  94. VickyThursday, July 23rd, 2015 — 2:51pm PDT

    ❤️The Boom Booms!

  95. jaeThursday, July 23rd, 2015 — 4:41pm PDT

    The boom booms

  96. Madeline LabergeThursday, July 23rd, 2015 — 4:50pm PDT

    The Boom Booms!

  97. CaresseThursday, July 23rd, 2015 — 6:17pm PDT

    The Boom Booms.

  98. BarryThursday, July 23rd, 2015 — 8:06pm PDT

    Would be fun to see the Boom Booms!

  99. JessicaThursday, July 23rd, 2015 — 9:53pm PDT

    The boom booms!

  100. BrankaFriday, July 24th, 2015 — 7:08am PDT

    The Boom Booms

  101. vinceFriday, July 24th, 2015 — 9:32am PDT

    Salt Spring Ice Cream!

  102. LoisFriday, July 24th, 2015 — 10:40am PDT

    Valdy is performing.

  103. Emmy StuebingFriday, July 24th, 2015 — 7:05pm PDT

    BOOM BOOMS and Chilliwack

  104. Chia ChiaSunday, August 2nd, 2015 — 5:32pm PDT

    Ganga Giri

  105. ElysiaTuesday, July 19th, 2016 — 10:45pm PDT

    The Odds!

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