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Pemberton’s Mountain Muse Festival seeks local talent

Deadline to apply is Sunday, May 14, at 6 p.m.
The Mountain Muse Festival is set to return to the Downtown Community Barn in Pemberton on June 24 and 25. The Pemberton Arts Council is currently seeking musical performers and artisan vendors to take part.

The Pemberton Arts Council (PAC) is on the hunt for local musicians and performers, as well as artisan vendors, for the 2023 Mountain Muse Festival.

The two-day event is set to return on June 24 and 25 at the Downtown Community Barn with a 19-plus ticketed concert on Saturday and a free, all-ages show and artisan market on Sunday.

First up, though, they need some performers.

“Mountain Muse is all about showcasing local talent, which is why we launch a call for musicians every year,” says Anna Lynch, executive director of PAC, in a release. “With so much local talent and so many different styles and genres, it’s great to be able to keep the festival lineup fresh with a variety of musical acts each year.”

Performers can be bands, solo artists, or DJs, with priority given to musicians with strong applications from Pemberton, Mount Currie, Birken and the surrounding areas.

PAC is hoping to see more underrepresented musical talent onstage this year, including Indigenous people, people of colour, those living with a disability, people from the 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, or any other group experiencing systemic barriers.

The deadline to apply is Sunday, May 14, at 6 p.m.

Local artisans, meanwhile, can apply to participate in the Sunday market by May 28 at 6 p.m. All work must be created by hand by the applying artist. Priority is also given to talent from the Pemberton Valley area and Sea to Sky corridor.

For more information and applications visit