Bottega Festival is a Music and Arts community gathering in Kelowna BC nestled in the trees of a 13 acre alpaca farm on the property of Bottega Farm Inn & Studio July 17-18, 2015.
Built on the 5 year success of the grassroots Lille Gard Festival, Bottega Festival will welcome a diverse crowd of all ages to experience 2 days of inspiring music, arts and entertainment.
Proceeds will benefit New Horizon Romania - an organization serving the disadvantaged through education and medical services in Romania.
In 2010, on the grounds of what is now Bottega Farm Inn & Studio, the very first Lille Gard Festival was born. It was essentially a group of musician friends, artists, and music-lovers gathering together with the idea of sharing community together. It had a backyard party vibe where everyone played and came for free over the Canada Day long weekend.
For 5 years, Lille Gard Festival has grown under the leadership of the TribeHouse Artist Collective and has seen an eclectic mix of artists, musicians, dancers, and entertainers share a variety of stages on the Bottega property. This year we are building on the experience we've gained and renaming the event to Bottega Festival.
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ARTISTSAn eclectic mix of soul, folk, acoustic, pop, rock, blues, and good-hearted people.
MICHAEL BERNARD FITZGERALD
"MBF draws on inspiration from the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Mason Jennings, among others.” – Grammy.com
Canadian songwriter, 2012 Juno Nominee, & troubadour, Craig Cardiff builds landscapes of sound using live digital loops, bringing the room to a hush. Edged, folk, beautiful, melancholy and left leaning, one song breaks your heart, and the next one puts it back together. [Craig is] a songwriter who needs to be heard.” - Canadian music icon Gordon Lightfoot
Considered one of Montreal’s most electrifying guitarists by local press and groove aficionados, Cécile Doo-Kingué blends blues, soul and afro-folk to create a unique sound.Born in New York City, first generation from Cameroon, she has lived in France, USA and is now an adopted Montrealer.
Juno Award winning artists Bill Henderson and Claire Lawrence of the bands Chilliwack, The Collectors & UHF will be performing as a duo with an approach to free form improvisation that used to be a feature of their live performance in the early Chilliwack days.
As legendary Canadian rock musicians and producers, both have extensive performing, recording and producing accolades.
Bill HendersonClaire Lawrence
Jordan Klassen is a songwriter from Western Canada (Vancouver / Calgary). Jordan makes music built of pure imagination. A truly alluring voice, laid beds of shimmering strings, caressed guitar and coaxing percussion.
The Small Glories are a brand new musical union between folk/roots artists Cara Luft (Juno award winner, co-founder of The Wailin’ Jennys) and JD Edwards.
Hailed by many as the 'Band of the Summer' in the Okanagan for good reason, The Trips just love to rip it up and have fun with an audience. They take many familiar tunes along with their own originals and give them their own Alt. Bluegrass treatment and the people just love it.
Capturing the simplistic beauty of our everyday landscapes.
Growing up in North Vancouver, Leanne was surrounded by the natural beauty of the Coastal Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Leanne's educational