The only truth is music. – Kerouac

Music tickets are sold by the day. There is so much to do and see at Cultivate, we know you’ll want to stay a little while. Purchase a 1 or 2 day pass, or come for all 4 days of theatre and music with an all-access pass. No need to specify which day you’re buying for. Just check in with staff when you arrive and we’ll note your attendance.

Tickets are available for purchase at the door.

Festival-Style Seating

Bring your own camping chair or blanket to sit on. There is no assigned seating.

Master guitarist whose music is a mesmerizing blend of roots, folk, and pop. Stephen is a beguiling teller of tales and master guitarist who delights audiences throughout North America, the UK, and Europe. A multi JUNO and Canadian Folk Music award winner. Read more
Critically acclaimed infectious folk pop songs that are jam-packed with emotion and tight harmonies. Their music has been dubbed ‘a blissful marriage of new folk and sophisticated pop’ and earned them a Juno award in 2014. Read more
RebeLstoke will bring you the dancing you have been waiting for! Dancehall, reggae and more with high energy and good vibes from the Mainland. Read more
Virtuoso guitarist Celso Machado brings his compositions for guitar and ensemble to you. His remarkably innovative compositions are infused with a rich knowledge of the traditional music of Brazil: samba, chôro, baião, frêvo, even bird songs! Read more
Pianist and singer Veda wrote many of her songs here on Gabriola, sitting on the rocks by the water. We are thrilled Veda is joining us this year! Read more
Inclusive, inspiring, infectious and fun! Music, humour and stories from Juno nominee Rick Scott. Sponsored by Vancouver Island Regional Library- Gabriola Branch. Read more
Beloved Country Chanteuse Carolyn and her pal "oldseed" love the road and their love of music makes this duo united in their goals of tight harmonies and mostly pleasing melodies. Read more
IndigeHop weaves together a blend of traditional drumming, singing, spoken word and hip-hop. Read more
Harmonies, a tap dance menagerie of musical calamity and other shenanigans. Bring your kids and a coffee! Read more
Sunny and uplifting mixture of originals and traditional folk music from Cuba, Colombia and beyond. Read more
Robert entertains, welcomes and puts smiles on faces. "I have always loved music and everyday it fills my heart and soul, and when I share it with others it makes me smile." Read more
Songwriter and Producer, David Essig, brings songs that combine a narrative style with a deep country guitar. Read more
A Tofino-based duet bringing us a mash-up of live percussion, electric guitar, and dense sample work and looping, paired with epic visuals. Not to be missed this year! Read more
Singer songwriter Ben Sams is a poet, an imagination enthusiast, a screen and web writer who calls Gabriola home. Read more
Do you have some poetry or spoken word to share? Join members of Poetry Gabriola for this year’s Cultivate Poetry Cabaret. Belly laughs, deep thought and picturesque moments expected. Read more
Covers and originals in various genres including some songs from Gabriola songwriter, Victor Anthony. Read more
Classical brass quintet known for a varied repertoire including moments of pop, jazz, and folk. Read more
A local surprise for all of us who witness it: The Shops will bring you a mix of modern beats, cinematic soundscapes & traditional instruments. Be sure to catch this act! Read more
Breathing new life into nearly forgotten but timeless tunes from the 1920’s through to the '60s, an some new songs too! Read more
Energetic 4 piece rock band with a talented delivery of alternative rock with palatable pop undertones. Read more
An immersive audiovisual occasion of great force. Textile-based sonification, field recordings, microscopy, and shifting rhythms. Read more
Jack delivers a gritty sound steeped in haunting Canadiana full of whiskey soaked laments, murder ballads, and foot stomping anthems. Read more
Nanaimo original trio with rich folky vocal harmonies and sweet and sad lyrics delivered in a relatable way. Read more
Witty and touching Popfolk songs with the wittiest of lyricism with sign language interpretation by a father-daughter duo. Read more
Country sounds great with banjo, guitar and some loop pedals!  A blend of traditional country and modern styles. Read more
Come and explore/deepen/discover your intuitive artistic practices with Mars, who loves to songwrite starting in the mysterious realm of dreams. Let's talk about how to enrich your dream life, and use it to foster connection through communication and art. Read more
A talk about the computers, softness, noise, and metamorphosis used to create THRUMS. We'll answer questions and share techniques for working across media, and how we turn string and fabric into light and sound. Join THRUMS for a performance  at 2:45pm, immediately following their workshop. Read more
Emily invites us to explore and celebrate the human voice, while improving your ability to sing with groups of any size. This workshop will guide us to listen through interactive exercises and is relevant for folks with any level of musical experience or background. Read more
Songwriting, recording, producing, performing, collaborating and sharing my love of music with anyone willing to listen are my passions, join me! Read more
Kerry Unger (The Sturgeon Kid) is a singer/ songwriter who writes original, humorous songs. There is one serious song, but even that one is funny. He lives on a small island with lots of other people who don’t fit into society. Read more
Cirque Ambulant is a free form circus and dance collective based on the shores of the Salish Sea. Rooted in the realm of play and improvisation they present spectacles of movement and skill with an invitation to play. The eclectic troupe comes with a century of combined circus, dance, athletic and movement experience. There are stilts, juggling, contact improv, ensemble dancing and unpredictable shenanigans in their arsenal of instruments of mass joy and inspiration. Read more
IndigeHop weaves together a blend of traditional drumming, singing, spoken word and hip-hop. Read more