Get set for a rousing Arts and Music festival

By Meg Olson

The Point Roberts Arts and Music Festival is ready to celebrate 20 years with a packed lineup of performers and a boardwalk busy with vendors.

“This year we are doing breakfast and performances starting right at 10 a.m., so get there early,” said organizer Steve O’Neill. “We’re excited to have many new performers and vendors this year.”

The lineup features a mix of local talent and visiting musicians.

On tour from Virginia, indie/folk singer songwriter Luke Mitchem will be playing the event. Acclaimed Nashville songwriter Delaney Rose will be back this year as will local favorite Bocephus King.

Returning favorites also 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.

Not to be missed is the performance of the David and Goliath story by the Trinity Church Summer Music Camp at 11 a.m. on Sunday.

More than two dozen artisans and organizations will pepper the boardwalk, offering everything from magnetic therapy to garden art or an opportunity to support a new library for the Point. Festival attendees will find plenty of food, including shaved ice, burgers, barbecue and kettle corn.

The festival runs August 1 and 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Lighthouse Marine Park.

For the full schedule of performances visit the festival Facebook page, facebook.com/PointRobertsArtsandMusicFestival.

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