The Point Roberts Arts and Music Festival is booked and ready to go.
“We have a fantastic lineup for our 20th anniversary festival and are no longer accepting performer applications,” said organizer Kaitlyn O’Neill.
Headliners for the event include two artists from Tonic Records: garage/psych rockers Spoon River and local favorite Bocephus King & Orchestra Familia. On tour from Virginia, indie/folk singer songwriter Luke Mitchem will be playing the event.
Returning favorites include Eire Born Irish step dancers, Grammy award-winner Ray Kirkham from the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, flamenco dancers Los Gitanos and the Rahma Middle Eastern dance troupe.
With extended hours and an expanded performance lineup, new vendors will be offering breakfast and coffee starting at 10 a.m. on August 1-2. This year’s food lineup includes familiar vendors, such as Dem Bones BBQ, KC Brand Kettle Corn, AJM’s Hawaiian Shave Ice and Bay City Ice Cream.
“Along with vendors who have been selling their wares at the festival for years, we have a variety of new artists and craftspeople for our 20th event, including henna artists, painters and jewelers,” O’Neill said.
“In addition to the new website, we’re ramping up our marketing efforts this year and expanding our advertising to Bellingham, Seattle and the entire Lower Mainland,” O’Neill said. “As we’re anticipating a bigger turnout than ever before, we are committed to reducing the festival’s impact on the environment. Our commitment to sustainability includes everything from partnering with businesses and organizations who share the same values, reducing our paper usage and other waste, providing vegetarian food options, employing locals whenever possible and developing a comprehensive recycling program.”
Organizers are still looking for volunteers. “All volunteers receive festival merchandise, complimentary food and beverages, camping next to Lighthouse Park and an invitation to our after-hours staff party,” O’Neill said.
Applications and all other event information is available online at pointrobertsartsandmusicfestival.com.