• Brown dried trees and vegetation line one side of the Elk River bank and tall conifer pines trees are clustered on the other side with the backdrop of the snow capped Rocky Mountains far in the distance. The Elk River in Fernie, BC on a winter day with brown and dried vegetation, barren trees and sturdy pine trees at the river's banks and snowy Rocky Mountains in the distance.

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Fernie based band, Shred Kelly, has been cutting their own path since the beginning of their careers. The folk-rock band has a contemporary sound that’s all their own. Dubbed ‘stoke folk’, Shred Kelly’s sound comes from the amalgamation of the band members’ varied backgrounds. Their lively and captivating performances always keep the crowd on their feet. 

This year’s Stoke Fest features Shred Kelly and it’s definitely going to be an exciting and dynamic show. Taking place on March 21, Stoke Fest offers something fun and entertaining for everyone. Spend the day shredding on the hill and the night dancing until you drop. 

Aside from Shred Kelly, there will be several other bands taking the stage. This year’s lineup includes: Moontricks, Megan Nash, Busy Patterns Hartt & the Gold, Sly Violet, and Topo (another local favourite). The family show will run from 5 pm to 7 pm. Then, from 8 pm to 2 am, the 19+ showtime (ID must be presented at the door) takes place. There will be a cash bar, merchandise tent, and coat check on-site at the event venue.

Tickets for Stoke Fest can be purchased online or in-person at Freyja Kootenay Boutique. Ticket costs for the early show are $5 for youth and $10 for adults (infants are free). Prices for the late show are $25. Adults also have the option of purchasing a combined ticket for both family and adult showings for $30. This is a popular and affordably priced event, so picking up tickets early is a good idea.

If you're in town for this well-attended event or perhaps taking in some exhilarating outdoor activities such as mountain biking or white water rafting, you'll be looking for a wonderfully comfortable home away from home. Set against a majestic Alpine backdrop, the Stanford Fernie Resort features spacious accommodations, an aquatic centre with a giant waterslide, an award-winning onsite restaurant, and has helpful and friendly staff. It’s the ultimate spot to wind down after exciting adventures in our town. Book your stay with us today!