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Market Fest kicks off seventh season Friday on Baker Street

West Kootenay EcoSociety announced a star-studded lineup this week for the kickoff of the Market Fest season on Friday (June 29) on the 200 and 300 blocks of Baker Street.

The street festival will feature Vancouver's Blackberry Wood and a lineup of local favorites that appeals to every audience.

Samba drumming, folk dancing, and a kids tent round out a jam packed schedule that also features over 90 vendors selling everything from hot food to local produce.

The family-friendly street party will start off with the Moving Mosaic Samba Band, and will feature performances by Rusty Water and the Broken Troubadours, Rippin Rattles, and Roxy on the Stanley Stage presented by the Nelson District Credit Union.

Folk Fusion Dance, Blackberry Wood, and Gisto will grace the Kootenay Stage, presented by the Royal.

"We're excited about this year's Market Fest lineup, and we are convinced that the weather will smile on us," said Jesse Woodward, Markets Director for EcoSociety.

"Market Fest is more than just a fundraiser for EcoSociety's community programs - its also a celebration of regional culture.

The $5 suggested donation makes Market Fest the best entertainment value in the region."
 
The Market Fest is now entering its seventh year on Baker Street.

Market Fest will return on July 27th and August 24th to complete the summer season.

More information is available on West Kootenay EcoSociety's new webpage at www.ecosociety.ca.