Singletree Vineyard photo Justine Russo

Summer is in full swing! Tourism Abbotsford’s inaugural Sun & Soil Summer Concert Series, presented by Abbotsford Tech District, showcases a diverse mix of genres while supporting local artists and highlighting Abbotsford’s handmade and homegrown flavours.

Locally grown and prepared foods, estate wineries, breweries and cideries and countryside locations will be featured on five Friday evenings throughout the summer. Sun & Soil invites people to either attend in person or to tune in from the comfort of their homes.

The Lineup

Date: Friday, July 24, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: Amidst the lavender fields at Tuscan Farm Gardens
Musical Artist: Jada Klein

Ben Cottrill
[Ben Cottrill]

Date: Friday, July 31, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: With vineyard views at Singletree Winery
Musical Artist: Ben Cottrill

Date: Friday, August 14, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: Orchard views and goat petting at Taves Estate Cidery
Musical Artist: The Crescent Sky

Kyler Pierce
[Kyler Pierce; photo by Sharalee Prang]

Date: Friday, August 28, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: Amidst the gardens at Field House Farms
Musical Artist: Kyler Pierce

Ryan McAllister
[Ryan McAllister]

Date: Friday, September 11, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: In the dahlia field at Five Acre Farms
Musical Artist: Ryan McAllister

Tuscan Farm Gardens; photo Sharalee Prang
[Tuscan Farm Gardens; photo Sharalee Prang]

“Abbotsford is filled with entrepreneurial and hard-working farmers and food producers who are dedicated to serving their community. It is also home to many talented musicians who encapsulate the authentic vibe of our region. Sun & Soil is the perfect opportunity to share music and food against the stunning Fraser Valley backdrop we live in”, according to Craig Nichols, Executive Director of Tourism Abbotsford.

“With Abbotsford Tech District, we talk about embracing our roots to grow our future. The Sun & Soil summer concert series really exemplifies the sense of culture and community that makes Abbotsford an amazing place to grow a vibrant tech sector that builds on our strength in agriculture,” added Gavin Dew, Chief Strategic Advisor to the Abbotsford Tech District.

Taves Estate Cidery

Respecting COVID-19 event restrictions, each concert will be limited to 50 attendees. Tickets are $50 per person, sold in packages for two or four people, and include local wine, beer or cider, and charcuterie boxes with ingredients sourced from local farms.

Ticket holders are invited to bring a picnic blanket, but chairs will also be provided. For those wishing to tune in virtually, Tourism Abbotsford recommends ordering take-out from your fave local restaurant and enjoying Tourism Abbotsford’s Instagram Live concert starting at 6:30 pm each concert night.

Five Acre Farms
[Five Acre Farms]

Soil & Sun is one of Tourism Abbotsford’s ever-changing featured experiences, centered on a series of safe, immersive activities ranging from u-pick berries and goat yoga to helicopter sightseeing tours and glacier kayaking. Visit Tourism Abbotsford online for tickets and other experiences.

For timely updates, follow Tourism Abbotsford on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Top image: Singletree Vineyard; photo Justine Russo.

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