Vernon Folk Roots Music Society is 100% volunteer-run registered non-profit organization dedicated to bringing live folk/roots music to the Vernon area.
The Vernon Folk-Roots Music Society (VFRMS) was formed in the spring of 2014. We are a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to bringing the best in local and travelling musical artists to the North Okanagan. We typically put on 8-10 events per season. Our season runs from September through June. We do not put on any events in the summer.
We present eclectic array of musical styles including alternative country, roots-rock, folk, indie-folk, R&B, rockabilly, blues and bluegrass and provide the opportunity for old and new fans alike to experience the honesty and depth of these musical styles.
Operated by an elected Board of Directors, the Society does not have any paid staff but rather relies on volunteers to stage our concert season.
Our Mission Statement
SUPPORT musicians, songwriters, and music lovers by providing a stage to share, celebrate and nurture original and traditional folk-roots music.
HONOUR the rich musical traditions and current forms of folk-roots music
ENCOURAGE original, traditional and acoustic folk-roots musicians to perform live.
PROVIDE a welcoming venue to local and touring musicians, and we offer eclectic, dynamic and affordable musical entertainment to Greater Vernon and the North Okanagan area.
CONTRIBUTE to the growth and enrichment of our local community as well as our national culture and identity through the promotion and celebration of folk-roots music.