Food and Music at the 37th Annual Folk Music Festival

Cayleigh Rees -(owner) of Mexi Pops

Cayleigh Rees -(owner) of Mexi Pops

folk fest 2014 10During the weekend of July 18-20, 2014 I enjoyed countless hours listening to music from musicians who performed at the 37th Annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival that was held at Jericho Beach Park. In addition to the music, I snacked and drank my way through the festival weekend by trying some of the dishes and beverages the food vendors were selling.

 Banda Kakana

Banda Kakana

On Friday night I fell in love with the music from singer Banda Kakana (Mozambique) who wowed the audience at stage 3.

Chicken Karagge and the Kabocha Sandwich

Chicken Karagge and the Kabocha Sandwich

Mogu Food Truck

Mogu Food Truck

My delicious dinner was the Chicken Karagge and the Kabocha Sandwich at the Mogu Food Truck, followed by the refreshing Valencia Orange Creamsicle and my friend had the Raspberry Chocolate from Mexi Pops.

Richard (aka @vanfoodster)  and Paolo Pietropaolo (CBC Radio Host/Main Stage Host)

Richard (aka @vanfoodster) and Paolo Pietropaolo (CBC Radio Host/Main Stage Host)

On Saturday snacked with my friend Paolo Pietropaolo, he was one of the main stage hosts that night. I had my favourite Coconut Espresso and Paolo had the Chocolate Raspberry from Mexi Pops.

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Salt Spring Coffee

Salt Spring Coffee

I then enjoyed a yummy pick me up at Salt Spring Coffee, it was the Dirty Chai with 2 shots of espresso.

Brasstronaut along with Mokoomba and the Lemon Bucket Orchestra

Brasstronaut along with Mokoomba and the Lemon Bucket Orchestra

On Sunday night I had such a great time at Stage 5 at a dance party like none other with local band Brasstronaut (Vancouver) along with Mokoomba (Zimbabwe) and the Lemon Bucket Orchestra (Toronto), the stage was hosted by Tariq Hussain who is also a member of Brasstronaut.

Herb Garlic Whales Tail

Herb Garlic Whales Tail

Lemonade

Lemonade

I snacked on a Herb Garlic Whales Tail and enjoyed a ice cold Lemonade from L’s Lemonade. My night came to a wonderful musical ending with one of my favourite bands, Ozomatli who had the crowd singing and dancing into the sunset.

By: Richard Wolak