Nanaimo Grassroots Festival

Nanaimo Grassroots FestivalThe Popular Participation Movement is presenting the second annual Grassroots Festival at Maffeo-Sutton Park on Nanaimo's waterfront from noon to 5 pm on Saturday, September 13, 2008.

The festival is an opportunity for community organizations and activist groups to showcase themselves to the larger community at an afternoon of discussion and great live music. The main themes of this year's festival will focus on local food production, labour issues (minimum wage, migrant worker rights, etc), and civic participation.

The Grassroots Festival boasts a diverse musical lineup featuring some of the regions most interesting independent artists, including Big Bass Theory from Saltspring Island (reggae/dub/electronica), Jackfruit from Vancouver (funk/rock/jazz), and The Heard from Vancouver (indie rock/hip-hop). Admission to this celebration of active community and social change is free.

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