Pemberton & Whistler Concert Season Approaches
Pemberton Music Festival Legacy & Lineup
The early bird tickets sold out already and HUKA Entertainment hasn't even released the lineup yet.
The Pemberton Music Festival is ready to make an impact in 2016. The story this year is about legacy and the endearing nature of the festival. Part of that story is their commitment to community, with $100,000 in grants given to 16 community organizations so far.
HUKA Entertainment makes giving back a part of its corporate structure. The Tortuga Festival in Florida, for example, donates money to ocean preservation.
The commitment to Pemberton community was a no-brainer for A.J. Niland, co-founder and chairman of HUKA. He's quoted in the Pique Newsmagazine saying
"Maybe it's just what Pemberton means to me at the moment, but looking through the applications with the (selection) committee, hearing what the community's needs are and being able to help, it was by far the most uplifting experience I've had with this on any level."
Festival Grows Year-to-Year
Though the lineup has not been released yet, the highlights from past festivals speak to the fact that the festival has grown and matured each year. This year, HUKA is committed to expanding the campground facilities. That will be welcome, as the festival is now one of the largest and most popular summer festivals in Canada.
Look for the Pemberton Music Festival this year from July 14 - 17th. Early bird tickets have sold out, and more tickets will be on sale soon. Sign up for updates on their website so you don't miss out and take a look at highlights from past festivals to remind yourself why you don't want to miss out this year.
World Ski and Snowboard Festival 2016 - 21 Years and Counting
The WSSF is 21 years old this year and ready to rock Whistler for 10 days and nights this spring. Sitting back a bit in Pemberton, we can enjoy the brew ha ha with a bit of a respite when we need some peace and quiet. The hot tub calls after a few days and nights of non-stop parties and snow sports, you know?
But the World Ski and Snowboard Festival is a one-of-a-kind event that only Whistler can pull off, seemingly. Bringing together the best in snowboarding, skiing, photography, film and fashion, the festival this year also coincides with the IFSA Junior Freeride Championships. Last year, these were held in Grand Targhee, Wyoming. The year before, at Snowbird.
Beyond the epic skiing and boarding happening, the non-stop music and culture really helps bang home the mantra "Party in April. Sleep in May"
And you'll need to try to sleep in May to get ready for July 14 - 17th. Just saying. It's time to get ready for some fun this spring and summer.
Posted: Tuesday, March 01, 2016