From September 30th to October 2nd the Old Type Music Society is hosting the GillBilly 2016 Music & Fishing Festival and we invite you to join in the fun!
What is a Fernie Gillbilly you might ask?
Gillbilly is two full days of music and fun hosted by the The Old Type Music Society. A perfect mix of old-time music, jamming, food, good times and plenty of free time for fishing on the Elk River. Not into fishing? bring your bike, hike or do some busking downtown in beautiful Fernie, BC. More information about the schedule and format here.
Confirmed performer/instructors are Chris Coole (Lonesome Ace Stringband, Foggy Hogtown Boys) and Ben Winship (Growling Old Men, New Reeltime Travellers) and recently added to the lineup is Eli West (Cahalen Morrison & Eli West, The Lomax Project). Rounding out the concerts and beginner workshops will be local yokels Redgirl and new East Kootenay duo The Doggone Brothers. More details about the performers here.
The weekend will feature two concerts at the Arts Station, informal workshops on fishing, picking, hosted jams, and great food! All of this will take place in scenic downtown Fernie.
For more information on this great event visit the GillBilly website!
If you are looking for accommodations for the weekend, we invite you to join us at the Park Place Lodge! We are pleased to extend preferred room rates for festival attendees:
Preferred Room Rates for GillBilly attendees:
Premium Rooms: $132 per night
Junior Studio: $142 per night
Executive Studio: $162 per night
Luxury Studio: $202 per night
Book Online using the following promotional code: GBLY16
You can also book by calling toll-free 1-888-381-7275 and indicate your are visiting for GillBilly.
* Rates valid September 30 – October 2, 2016. Subject to availability. Taxes Extra.