The Golden Ears Transitions Initiative festival is a celebration of community this weekend packed with entertainment.
There will be a wide range of music from a new generation of local song writers, including Rory MacRury and David Parent, as well as the ever-popular jazz singer Wendy Biscuit and farmers’ market favourite Blues men John Marvin and Dave Logan
Also hear author and columnist Jack Emberly tell a story about a giant with a gluttonous appetite who consumes everything in his pat, and belches noxious, poisonous gases.
Emberly will be joined by Paula Justus, who will provide musical interludes and background sound.
Denis Leclerc will add banjo to the reading and tales of early fur trade life in B.C.
At 4 p.m., GETI will kick off the parade with thundering drums from a drum circle.
Carrie Graham and Paul Surridge’s band will be playing roots acoustic rock later in the day.
The high light of the event will be the dinner and dance with dinner prepared by Organic World and dance music by the NewHouse Band, famous for their Sunday night Jam at the Billy Miner.
Musicians are encourage to sign up to jam with the band.
• GETI Fest plays at Memorial Peace Park in Maple Ridge on Saturday, Sept. 24 from noon onwards.