Article By Brandon Hoffman, Artistic Director, Arts on the Fly Festival –

Arts on the Fly’s annual summer festival is set to fly again, July 12 and 13 in beautiful downtown Horsefly, BC. This year brings a bouquet of exciting new acts to the Cariboo, plus just as many tried-and-true favourites.

Arts on the Fly season is upon us. Coming to Horsefly BC, July 12-13 2019. Photo by Nelson Mouellic

The Sadies are a good-time rock and roll/country and western band from Toronto, Ontario. Their collaborations, as well as their accomplishments as an independent barn-burning unit, are highly impressive. The Sadies have toured as a backing band for Neko Case, collaborated with Gord Downie and Blue Rodeo, and even backed up Neil Young in the studio. The Sadies will be tearing it up all weekend long, with performances on both Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13.

Can-rock icon Barney Bentall has been on our wish-list for quite some time. He has a long and storied history with the Cariboo and is consistently requested by Arts on the Fly friends and family. Barney will be rocking the main stage on night-two of the festival, Saturday, July 13.

Also on the roster is Vancouver nu-soul and R&B queen Tonye Aganaba. Tonye is bringing a 12-piece wrecking crew of soul superstars to hit the Fly with deep grooves and vibes for days.

With over 30 performers and artists on the schedule this year, Arts on the Fly is excited to bring you the finest in bluegrass, blues, jazz, experimental, and more, from Western Canada and beyond. Tickets are on sale now in Williams Lake at the Bean Counter, The Open Book, Red Shreds, Clarke’s in Horsefly, and from our website. They’re moving fast!

Visit for more information or to reserve your spot.


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