Sylvia’s MusicFest set to feature Jaydee Bixby

Sylvia’s 8th Annual Music Festival is just around the corner, June 17 – 19 and the musical lineup has a couple of rising Canadian country stars along with well-known and well-loved local bands and a few out-of-town gems.

Headliner Jaydee Bixby performs Friday night at 9:15 p.m.

At just 20 years old, Bixby has taken over the hearts and stereos of country music fans nationwide. As a Canadian Idol alumnus, this Drumheller, Alberta native had big dreams at an early age, earning his dues performing for years at home before his breakout appearance on Idol.

With two CDs to his credit, Bixby is gaining major airplay on radio stations across Canada.

With a summer packed full of tour and festival dates Bixby is looking forward to his appearance at Sylvia’s.

“I’m very excited to be returning to Quesnel,” he said.

“It’s the first time in two years that I’ve been able to play for my fans there and I’m looking forward to showcasing my newest releases.”

Aaron Lines, also an Alberta native, haling from Fort McMurray, performs Saturday night at 9:15 p.m.

Organizers are also excited to welcome Killbillies from Prince George as well as Kick Back from Vancouver and Jessica Marsh from Edmonton.

Tickets at the gate for the festival are $80 (adult), $25 (13 – 18 years) and under 12 are free; Friday pass is $30 (adult) and $20 (13 – 18 years); Saturday pass is $40 (adult) and $20 (13 – 18 years); Sunday pass is $10 (adults) and $5 (13 – 18 years.


There will also be a Father’s Day Sunday Brunch for $10.95 (adults and teens) and $6.95 (under five years) with a special brunch/music pass combination for $15 (adults and teens) and $6.95 (under five years). Weekend passes include camping. Two years ago Sylvia’s expanded the RV and tent sites and offer these sites on a first come, first serve basis. Wrist bands must be worn and visible at all times and shown when asked

by event staff.


Sylvia’s Music Festival is happy to support Baker Creek Gymkhana and Quesnel Travel Club.

Bring your walking/jogging shoes and bikes as there are lots of trails as well as two great lakes and endless opportunities, for quadding and biking in the area.


Dear as they are, event organizers

request people to leave their pets at home.



This is a rain or shine event, no

refunds will be



For complete information and a weekend schedule, visit Sylvia’s Music Festival Web site