Fernie Music

It may be March 1, and the snow is still flying but many of us have our eyes set on summer! A big part of summer in Fernie is Wapiti Music Festival. Voted Best Cultural Event in the 2018 Fernie Fix: Best of Fernie Survey, this event not only brings a variety of exciting Canadian music to our backyard, it creates such an energetic and positive vibe for all in attendance and most importantly, a strong sense of community.

Event Date: 
Repeats every week until Sat Jan 12 2019.
Friday, January 11, 2019

The Steadies take the explosively popular Top 40 sound and mix it with rocksteady and reggae influences, creating what they’ve dubbed, “island rock.” No matter your mood, The Steadies pick you up and carry you to the beach in your mind, the club in your dreams, the place you go to clear your head and dance. It’s a scene where rumbling fault lines rip open the dance floor, and the only thing that keeps you from falling over is the gravitational pull of the steady beat. The Steadies aren’t invited to the party---they are the party.

Shred Kelly just released a new video off their third album Sing to the Night, shot at Fernie Alpine Resort by local videographer Dylan Siggers with Fernie's infamous "Hot Dog Day" event as the theme! https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/sing-to-the-night/id961649368 

"Sing to the Night" from Shred Kelly's third album "Sing to the Night" (2015) available on iTunes

Shred Kelly "Sing to the Night" (Official Music Video)
Shred Kelly
Published on 2 Feb 2015

Shred Kelly Shred Kelly "Family Oh Family" (Official Music Video)
Shred Kelly
Published on 8 Dec 2014

Producer and Role of Camera Man: Dylan Rhys Howard 
Director and Cinematographer: Christina Ienna
Editor: Krystal Moss
Gaffer: Larry Kelly
Wardrobe: Kenya Hushagen
Hair: Joanne Hoang
Make-up: Mallory Greaves
Filmed at Garage Photographic Studio in Edmonton AB.

It’s difficult to not feel lazy around Vancouver Island’s Michael Wood Band. Before even graduating from high school, the quartet wrote, recorded and released its debut album End of the World. It has won the band accolades and won over fans. Less than 30 days after the album release, the guys were voted New Artist of the Month by a radio station in southern Ontario and the video for the album’s title song had 38,000 views in its first month.

If you need a warm up and have some extra energy to burn after hitting the slopes, you need not look further than a night out with the Runs, affectionately known as Fernie’s Number Two Band. If you’re lucky enough to be unfamiliar with the Runs, the three men and a lady perform loud, fun punk – perhaps the only local punk band – and they have two dates set up for January, as well as a hotly anticipated CD release party in February.

It’s pretty easy to get caught up in life and find that you have little time for the things that truly satisfy. Even in Fernie, where we like to boast about “Fernie time,” there isn’t always time for our passion. Johnpaul Smith, former Sleeping With Tuesday frontman found himself stuck in that cycle. Sure, he was playing music for a living, but the frenetic pop rock of the local band wasn’t something he could really feed on. What he had was fast food; what he really wanted was a hearty meal.