Summer concert series in Abbotsford is just a short road trip from Vancouver

Lavender fields, vineyards and gardens are some of the settings for the Sun & Soil music series

Sandra Thomas Travel

A new summer concert series in Abbotsford offers live music in gorgeous settings, local wine, beer or cider, and charcuterie boxes with ingredients sourced from local farms.

But, keeping with COVID-19 restrictions, the number of $50 tickets being sold to each live event has been limited to 50 per concert.

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Field House Farms, Abbotsford. Photo Robyn Bessenger

Those who miss out are encouraged to grab some takeout from a local eatery and enjoy the Sun & Soil concert via Tourism Abbotsford’s Instagram Live option.

This summer concert series presents a diverse mix of musical styles, while supporting local artists -- and highlighting Abbotsford’s handmade and homegrown flavours.

Locally grown and prepared foods, estate wineries, breweries, cideries and country-side locations are featured on select Friday evenings throughout the summer.

Sun & Soil invites locals and visitors to attend in person or to tune in from the comfort of their homes.

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Jada Klein plays Friday, July 24, In the lavender fields at Tuscan Farm Gardens. Photo Tourism Abbotsford

Friday, July 24 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Musical artist: Jada Klein

In the lavender fields at Tuscan Farm Gardens

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Ben Cottrill plays Friday, July 31, in the vineyard views at Singletree Winery. Photo Tourism Abbotsford

Friday, July 31 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Musical artist: Ben Cottrill

With vineyard views at Singletree Winery Musical Artist

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The Crescent Sky plays Friday, August 14, at Taves Estate Cidery. Photo Tourism Abbotsford

Friday, August 14 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Musical artist: The Crescent Sky

Location: Orchard views and goat petting at Taves Estate Cidery

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Kyler Pierce plays Friday, August 28, in the gardens at Field House Farms. Photo Tourism Abbotsford

Friday, August 28 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Musical artist: Kyler Pierce

The gardens at Field House Farms 

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Ryan McAllister plays Friday, Sept. 11 In the dahlia field at Five Acre Farms. Photo Tourism Abbotsford

Friday, Sept. 11 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Musical artist: Ryan McAllister

In the dahlia field at Five Acre Farms

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Five Acres Farm, Abbotsford. Photo Tourism Abbotsford

Craig Nichols, executive director of Tourism Abbotsford, says this rural city is filled with entrepreneurial and hard-working farmers and food producers dedicated to serving their community. He added it’s also home to many talented musicians who encapsulate the authentic vibe of the region.

“Sun & Soil is the perfect opportunity to share music and food against the stunning Fraser Valley backdrop we live in.” Nichols said in a press release. “As Abbotsford is an agricultural hub, we are always eager to showcase our farm partners through our handmade & homegrown lens.”

Nichols says the concert series was made possible by the efforts of Abbotsford Tech District, which is the presenting sponsor.

“Collaboration is key to bringing events like this to life,” said Nichols.

Gavin Dew, chief strategic advisor to Abbotsford Tech District, says the company believes in “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,” said Dew.

Respecting Covid-19 event restrictions, each concert is limited to 50 people. 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.

Concert attendees are invited to bring a picnic blanket, but chairs will also be provided.

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

To purchase tickets and check out other featured experiences, visit tourismabbotsford.ca/store.

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