september, 2022

24sep(sep 24)10:00 am T25(sep 25)5:00 pm TLytton River FestivalNew Dates!

Time

24 (Saturday) 10:00 am T - 25 (Sunday) 5:00 pm T View in my time

Location

Stein Valley Nlakapamux School

1675 St. Georges Road Lytton, B.C. V0K 1Z0

Event Details

The Lytton River Festival is a celebration of two great rivers – the Thompson and Fraser – and their historic and present role in the small community of Lytton, BC.

The 2022 Lytton River Festival is being “rebooted” with a new date to celebrate some residents returning and to coincide with World Rivers Day.

The new festival dates are Sept. 24th and 25th.

The two-day Lytton River Festival at the Stein Valley Nlaka’pamux School will feature musicians, live dancing, artisans, children’s events and activities, “make and take” arts and crafts sessions with local knowledge keepers, cultural displays and performances, slahal, games, chicken poop bingo and a community potluck meal.

Live stage entertainment 4PM – 11PM Saturday Sept. 24th, 2022.

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Indigenous Artists for this Event!

  • Gerald Charlie

    Gerald Charlie

    [Stó:lō]

    Gerald Charlie performs festivals throughout BC and in The USA. His original blues continue to bring happiness to people . Gerald has two award winning CDs to his name and all songs written by himself. He has a style of his own with vocals and guitar. Here are a few words shared by the legend:

    Charlie Musselwhite: My friend Gerald Charlie plays his unique blues straight from the heart and he has a big heart. He puts genuine feeling in his playing and his singing and songwriting. Don’t miss Gerald Charlies BLUES.

    Gerald has shared the stage with many great musicians and has performed with many. His highlights were sharing the stage with Tom Lavin and the Legendary Powder Blues and, especially, opening for the great bluesman Bo Diddley. The blues is in Gerald’s blood and he just loves to play them and sing them. He will guarantee nothing but a good for all to remember.

    [Stó:lō]

  • Ritchie & The Fendermen

    Ritchie & The Fendermen

    [Nlaka’pamux]

    [Nlaka’pamux]

  • The Spiritual Warriors

    The Spiritual Warriors

    [Lil’wat]

    The Spiritual Warriors are a Father and Daughter team of Leroy and Daisy Joe from the Lil’wat Nation, they fuse the songs, chants and language of the Lil’wat/St’at’imc peoples with contemporary roots, reggae cultural music.

    Their debut CD recording entitled “Ancestors” won Best World Music Album at the 2019 Native American Music Awards. The songs will have you dancing, singing, and celebrating Lil’wat / St’at’imc language and culture.”

    I started picking up melodies from our hand-drum songs and finding the chords for it. I’m a huge Bob Marley fan and I love reggae and ska and world music, and I just kind of turned it into this whole kind of reggae-meets Ð it’s a fusion,” explained Joe of how the music of The Spiritual Warriors came to be. “I’m Lil’wat, I wanted to write songs in my language and this was the way to do it.”

    According to Joe, the traditional chants and beats of Lil’wat music lent themselves to modern music in a pretty peculiar way, but the resulting sound just seemed to click.”

    [Lil’wat]

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