CELEBRATING THE ART OF WINE, BREWS, FOOD & BLUES
CAMPBELL RIVER, BC

Due to the new reality with the COVID-19 virus we have cancelled the event for this year.

All early bird Play & Stay ticket packages will be fully refunded by Painter’s.

We hope to see you in May 2021.

Wine, Brews and Blues Festival

by the Sea at the World Famous Painter's Lodge in Campbell River, BC
Charitable fundraiser since 2010

Events

MAIN EVENT
SATURDAY MAY 2, 2020 | 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM - Painter's Lodge

TICKET PRICE: $75 (plus taxes)

The 11th Annual Grazing the Resort main event welcomes a community of food and drink. The evening includes canapes by local chefs and island purveyors, paired with a variety of tasting choices offered by both International and BC wines & island microbrews. Add to that our special guest David Vest and special guests to entertain and fill the resort with soulful blues.

Indoor/Outdoor event – Rain or Shine
No Minors Permitted

   Tickets on sale March 20, 2020
VIP TICKET PACKAGE (Dinner with wine & brew pairings seminar)
SATURDAY MAY 2, 2020 | 4:30 PM - Painter's Restaurant / Painter's Lodge

(includes event ticket, early access and Signature Dinner with Wine and Brew Pairings Seminar)

TICKET PRICE: $135 (plus taxes)

This private VIP ticket package is your ticket to the main event and gives you exclusive early access at the event to meet the wine and brew vendors and sample the many offerings at your leisure before the doors open to the public. You also can bring your complementary glass of champagne into a private 3 course special dinner with both wine and brew pairings along with a private tasting seminar. Tickets are limited to this event. In addition, you will receive a commemorative etched complementary wine glass that you can use for the evening tastings and bring home with you afterwards.

  • VIP Ticket to early site access Saturday
  • VIP Ticket to private Dinner with Wine & Brew pairing seminar Saturday
  • Complementary commemorative etched event wine glass
  • Ticket to the main event Saturday with David Vest
  • All wine and brew tasting Saturday
  • Champagne upon entry
  • Assorted appys and tasty treats Saturday
  • Saturday Live entertainment in the pub till midnight with Luke Blu Guthrie
  • 2 for 1 appy voucher for the pub
   Tickets on sale March 20, 2020
Painter's Lodge

STAY & PLAY PACKAGE
SATURDAY MAY 2, 2020 | 7:00 PM

Stay the night at Painter’s and join us for breakfast the morning

TICKET PRICE: $140 per person (based on double occupancy, excluding taxes)

Join us for the evening to the main event and stay overnight in one of our guest rooms on site. The package includes:

  • Ticket to the main event with David Vest
  • All wine and brew tasting
  • Champagne upon entry
  • Assorted appys and tasty treats
  • Saturday Live entertainment in the pub till midnight with Luke Blu Guthrie
  • 2 for 1 appy voucher for the pub
  • 1 night Accommodation (based on double occupancy)
  • Breakfast the next morning
THE MORNING AFTER BREAKFAST BUFFET (INCLUDED IN STAY & PLAY)
SUNDAY MAY 3, 2020 | 9AM - Painter's Lodge

Join us for a Sunday Breakfast for a fabulous end to the festival weekend.

Booking only thru Painter's Lodge: Contact (250) 286-1102 │Toll Free: (888) 999-2799info@northcoasthotelresort.com

   Tickets on sale March 20, 2020
Painter's Lodge

VIP STAY & PLAY PACKAGE
SATURDAY MAY 2, 2020 | 4:30 PM PAINTER’S LODGE

Stay the night at Painter’s and join us for breakfast the morning

TICKET PRICE: $205 per person (based on double occupancy, excluding taxes)

This ultimate VIP ticket package is your ticket to the main event with all the VIP privileges and a stay overnight in one of our guest rooms on site. The package includes:

  • VIP Ticket to early site access Saturday
  • VIP Ticket to private Dinner with Wine & Brew pairing seminar Saturday
  • Complementary commemorative etched event wine glass
  • Ticket to the main event Saturday with David Vest
  • All wine and brew tasting Saturday
  • Champagne upon entry
  • Assorted appys and tasty treats Saturday
  • Saturday Live entertainment in the pub till midnight with Luke Blu Guthrie
  • 2 for 1 appy voucher for the pub
  • Breakfast the next morning
  • 1 night accommodation (based on double occupancy)
THE MORNING AFTER BREAKFAST BUFFET (INCLUDED IN STAY & PLAY)
SUNDAY MAY 3, 2020 | 9AM - Painter's Lodge

Join us for a Sunday Breakfast for a fabulous end to the festival weekend.

Booking only thru Painter's Lodge: Contact (250) 286-1102 │Toll Free: (888) 999-2799info@northcoasthotelresort.com

   Tickets on sale March 20, 2020
Painter's Lodge

WEEKEND STAY & PLAY PACKAGE

2 nights starting with Friday Wine Fest “Kick Off” - “Up Close & Personal” with David Vest

FRIDAY - SUNDAY MAY 1 TO MAY 3, 2020 | 7:00 PM

Stay for the weekend and experience all that the Wine, Brews and Blues Fest has to offer.

TICKET PRICE: $230 per person (based on double occupancy, excluding taxes)

Join us for the weekend starting on Friday to kickoff the Wine Fest with a Private hotel guest only “Up Close & Personal” Concert with David Vest, 2019 Maple Blues Award Winner in the Painter’s Fireplace Room. The evening ends in the Painter’s pub with music provided by “Easy Street” up to midnight. Then join us for breakfast on Saturday, have fun at the “Main Event” and end the weekend with breakfast again on Sunday.

Stay in one of our guest rooms on site. The “Weekend” package includes 2 nights and:

  • Ticket to Friday “Up Close & Personal” concert
  • Ticket to the main event Saturday with David Vest
  • All wine and brew tasting Saturday
  • Champagne upon entry Friday and Saturday
  • Assorted appys and tasty treats Saturday
  • Friday Live entertainment in the pub till midnight with Easy Street
  • Saturday Live entertainment in the pub till midnight with Luke Blu Guthrie
  • 2 for 1 appy voucher for the pub
  • 2 nights accommodation (based on double occupancy)
  • Breakfast each morning
THE MORNING AFTER BREAKFAST BUFFET (INCLUDED IN STAY & PLAY)
SATURDAY MAY 2 AND SUNDAY MAY 3, 2020 | 9AM - Painter's Lodge

Join us for a Sunday Breakfast for a fabulous end to the festival weekend.

Booking only thru Painter's Lodge: Contact (250) 286-1102 │Toll Free: (888) 999-2799info@northcoasthotelresort.com

   Tickets on sale now
Painter's Lodge

VIP WEEKEND STAY & PLAY PACKAGE (THE “WORKS”)
FRIDAY - SUNDAY MAY 1 - MAY 3, 2020 - Painter's Lodge

Stay for the weekend and experience all that the Wine Fest has to offer.

TICKET PRICE: $295 per person (based on double occupancy, excluding taxes)

This private VIP ticket package is your weekend ticket to it all; Friday “Kickoff” and Saturday main event and gives you exclusive early access at the event to meet the wine and brew vendors and sample the many offerings at your leisure before the doors open to the public. You also can bring your complementary glass of champagne into a private 3 course special dinner with both wine and brew pairings along with a private tasting seminar. Tickets are limited to this event.

Also, you’re joining us for the 2 evenings in one of our guest rooms on site. The package includes:

  • Ticket to Friday “Up Close & Personal” concert
  • Champagne upon entry Friday and Saturday
  • VIP Ticket to early site access Saturday
  • VIP Ticket to private Dinner with Wine & Brew pairings seminar Saturday
  • Complementary commemorative etched event wine glass
  • Ticket to the main event Saturday with David Vest
  • All wine and brew tasting Saturday
  • Assorted appys and tasty treats Saturday
  • Friday Live entertainment in the pub till midnight with Easy Street
  • Saturday Live entertainment in the pub till midnight with Luke Blu Guthrie
  • 2 for 1 appy voucher for the pub
  • Breakfast each morning
  • 2 nights accommodation (based on double occupancy)
THE MORNING AFTER BREAKFAST (INCLUDED IN STAY & PLAY)
SATURDAY MAY 2 AND SUNDAY MAY 3, 2020 | 9:00 AM - Painter's Lodge

Join us for a Sunday breakfast for a fabulous end to the festival weekend. Reservations recommended.

Booking only thru Painter's Lodge: Contact (250) 286-1102 │Toll Free: (888) 999-2799info@northcoasthotelresort.com

   Tickets on sale now
THE MAIN STAGE WITH LIVE MUSIC WITH DAVID VEST
FRIDAY MAY 1, 2020 | 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
SATURDAY MAY 2, 2020 | 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM - Painter's Lodge

Five-time winner of the Maple Blues Award for Piano Player of the Year.

Although he’s a 2019 and Multiple Maple Blues Award winner who now lives in Canada, David Vest is an authentic, Southern-bred boogie-woogie piano player, blues shouter and world-class entertainer. Born in Huntsville, Alabama in 1943, David grew up in Birmingham near Tuxedo Junction. He played his first paying gig in 1957, and by the time he opened for Roy Orbison on New Year’s Day 1962, he was a seasoned veteran of Gulf Coast roadhouses and honky-tonks. About the time he turned 21 he found himself onstage with Big Joe Turner, who said that David Vest’s playing made him feel like he was back in Kansas City. His first recording featured the last song written by Alton Delmore. David himself wrote the first songs recorded by Tammy Wynette, as detailed in her recent bio. 2016's Devestatin' Rhythm brought another record of the year nomination, and in 2018 Cordova Bay Records released David Vest, which led to a Songwriter of the Year nomination and David's fifth Maple Blues Award for Piano Player of the Year.

Time has done little to diminish David's energy, skill and creative drive. Working solo or with his band, he continues to bring audiences to their feet and to demonstrate why he has been called “one of the greatest living boogie-woogie piano players.”

"I could go all around the world and never find another piano player like David Vest." - JIMMY T99 NELSON
“AFTER HOURS” AT THE PUB STAGE WITH LIVE MUSIC
FRIDAY MAY 1, 2020 | 9:30 PM - MIDNIGHT EASY STREET
SATURDAY MAY 2, 2020 | 9:30 PM - MIDNIGHT LUKE BLU GUTHRIE - Painter's Lodge

EASY STREET


Annie Handley and Dave Devindisch are talented multi-instrumentalists who can “make that song their own” like no other duo. They put their own jazzy spin on everything from musical standards of the 1940s, to current pop hits. Take Annie’s sultry, soft, voice, and rhythm guitar, add Dave’s harmonies, upright bass guitar licks, and comedic MCing, and it’s sure to be an entertaining night out that will leave you wanting one more set.

LUKE BLU GUTHRIE


“Heart Beatin’ Rhythm & Blues”

Luke Blu Guthrie is an Independent Rhythm and Blues artist who electrifies acoustic instruments with an Alternative Roots style. This style is built around a large sound that relies heavily on slide guitar, finger picking, strong vocals and a unique foot percussion setup.

Armed with acoustic & electric guitars and plenty of rhythmic slaps and yowls, Guthrie has lived and worked in the Western Canadian music scene for over twenty years.

BREAKFAST WITH LIVE MUSIC
SUNDAY MAY 3, 2020 | 9:00 AM - Painter's Lodge


RODRIGRO

Chilean-born guitar virtuoso RODRIGO FIGUEROA brought a distinctive musical style to Vancouver island when he moved to Campbell River , BC. Canada in 1993. Rodrigo has impressed audiences with his outstanding ability to play different styles of music including Spanish, Latin, Brazilian, Blues, and North American. In addition to his versatility, his technical spectrum includes flat-picking, open tunings and a percussive approach to guitar techniques. Rodrigo has performed throughout British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest in the USA. He has showcased his talents at various music venues including Vancouver Island Music Fest (Comox Valley), Island's Music Fest (Duncan), Sunshine Coast Music Fest (Powell River), the Du Maurier Jazz Festival in Victoria, Vancouver and Calgary, and Victoria's Roots festival to name a few. He has earned the privilege of playing with outstanding musicians including Sting, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny and has been recognized by Eric Clapton. His distinctive style of music has been enjoyed nationwide through CBC Radio and Television. Having recently recorded his sixth album, "VIDA" , Rodrigo's musical journey has evolved and matured, based on his experiences.


About

Festival Schedule Overview

Friday, May 1, 2020 | 7:30PM | Painter’s Resort & Lodge
WINE FEST “KICK OFF” PRIVATE “DAVID VEST” CONCERT

Friday, May 1, 2020 | 9:30PM | Painter’s Resort & Lodge
“EASY STREET” performing in the Pub.

Saturday, May 2, 2020 | 4:30PM | Painter’s Resort & Lodge
VIP DINNER & “Wine & Brew” PAIRING

Saturday, May 2, 2020 | 7:00PM | Painter’s Resort & Lodge
MAIN EVENT “Grazing the Resort” & “DAVID VEST” CONCERT

Saturday, May 2, 2020 | 9:30PM | Painter’s Resort & Lodge
LUKE “BLU” GUTHRIE performing in the pub.

Sunday, May 3, 2020 | 9:00AM | Painter’s Resort & Lodge
BREAKFAST with “RODRIGRO” performing in the dining room.

Venue

Painter's Lodge
1625 McDonald Rd
Campbell River BC V9W 4S5
Contact (250) 286-1102 │Toll Free: (888) 999-2799info@northcoasthotelresort.com

Performance Notes

If you like discovering a good wine or brew join us for an evening of some whites, reds and blues! Again, this year we have we added a selection of brews from island breweries. You are almost guaranteed to find just the wine and/or brew that matches your palate at the tenth annual Campbell River DayBreak Rotary Wine, Brews and Blues Fest by the Sea this year at the fabulous Painter’s Lodge & Resort!

This year we’ve added Friday as a Wine Fest “Kick Off” as part of the Weekend Stay & Play Package. Join us for the weekend and start with Friday for a “Personal & Up-Close” David Vest concert at 7:30pm, continue until midnight in the pub after with “Easy Street” and then stay the weekend with us in a guest room and join us for breakfast each morning.

Saturday is the Main Event, an evening of whites, reds, and blues on the west coast with the Campbell River Wine, Brews and Blues Festival. Grazing the Resort, with some of the finest international and BC wines and BC brews, is a showcase of local culinary talent combining some great music by multi winner and 2019 Maple Blues Award winner David Vest all set in the beautiful Painter's Resort & Lodge. Grazing the Resort is a chance to mingle with locals, meet regional winemakers and brew masters, enjoy first class music and more, complemented with edible treats and bevvies. A world famous resort setting on the ocean provides for a west coast ambiance with pleasant surprises throughout the winding garden paths and resort interiors. It is truly a memorable event, and a wonderful way to experience the west coast.

Since 2010, the Wine, Brews and Blues Festival has supported the Campbell River Day Break Rotary organization as a fundraiser to support community charities and initiatives including Student Scholarships, Campbell River Arts Council, Second Chance Recovery House, Campbell River Museum, Childrens Water Park, Campbell River Cadets, MARS Wildlife Rescue, Christian Day Care, Head Injury Society, Habitat for Humanity and the Campbell River Hospital Foundation.

Tickets:

Saturday Main Event $75; VIP Package $135; Stay & Play Package $140 per person (based on double occupancy, excluding taxes) ; VIP Stay & Play Package $205 per person (Saturday only based on double occupancy, excluding taxes)

Weekend Stay & Play Package $230 per person (Friday/Saturday based on double occupancy, excluding taxes); VIP Play & Stay Weekend Package $295 per person (Friday/Saturday based on double occupancy, excluding taxes)

Stay & Play Packages available only thru Painters Lodge:

Contact Painter's Lodge: (250) 286-1102 │Toll Free: (888) 999-2799info@northcoasthotelresort.com

Campbell River, the salmon fishing capital of the world, and named one of the top five quality of life destinations in North America by Foreign Direct Investment Magazine. Surrounded by nature with the waters of Discovery Passage at our shoreline and majestic mountains as a backdrop, Campbell River is located at the 50th parallel on the east coast of northern Vancouver Island. We are the third largest city on the island, with a population of more than 37,500, and the urban service centre and hub community for approximately 60,000 people living and working in our region.

Campbell River is located midway along Vancouver Island’s eastern shore. Natural beauty and community amenities here offer an unparalleled lifestyle that gives residents, businesses and visitors room to grow and space to breathe.

From eco-adventures and internationally renowned salmon fishing to skiing at Mount Washington, safe streets to cultural treasures, fine dining to golfing, boutique shopping to advanced educational opportunities, community festivals to parks and trails for all ages and abilities.

As the thriving central hub of the northern Vancouver Island and central coast region, Campbell River is a city with friendly small-town character.

There are a number of ways of getting to Campbell River.

Find us on Google Maps

The simplest is to fly directly from either Vancouver or Seattle to Campbell River's regional airport (CYBL). Flying time from Vancouver to Campbell River is approx 45 minutes.

BY AIR From Vancouver

  • Pacific Coastal Airlines runs numerous daily flights to Campbell River (800) 663-2872 or (604) 273-8666 (in Vancouver).
  • Central Mountain Air has daily flights to Campbell River(888) 865-8585 or (250) 847-5000.
  • Air Canada acts as a booking agent for Pacific Coastal Airlines and Central Mountain Air if an Air Canada ticket has been purchased to a connecting airport (ie. Vancouver) (800) 247-2262 (in Canada) or (800) 776-3000 (in USA).

From Seattle

From Calgary or Edmonton, Alberta

  • West Jet runs daily flights to Comox (a town 45 minutes south of Campbell River by road) (888) 937-8538./li>

TRAVELLING TO CAMPBELL RIVER BY ROAD

Other ways include the combination of either car and ferry or bus and ferry. Ferry crossing time from Vancouver to Vancouver Island is approx. 2 hours. Driving time from Nanaimo to Campbell River is 1.5 hours, or from Victoria to Campbell River is 3.5 hours.
Routes include: North Vancouver (Horseshoe Bay) to Nanaimo (Departure Bay), South Vancouver (Tsawwassen) to South Nanaimo (Duke Point) and South Vancouver (Tsawwassen) to Swartz Bay (near Victoria) (888) 223-3779 or outside B.C. (250) 386-3431.

From Washington State

  • M.V. Coho has vehicle and passenger service from Port Angeles WA to downtown Victoria B.C.
  • Washington State Ferries runs vehicle and passenger service from Anacortes WA to Sidney B.C. (near Victoria) (888) 808-7977 or (206) 464-4600 (Seattle).
  • Victoria Clipper has passenger-only ferry service from downtown Seattle to downtown Victoria B.C. (800) 888-2535.

BUS SERVICES Vancouver Island Area



FAQ

Your ticket to Grazing at the Resort main event is your admission to an evening of food, wine, brews, music set in the beautiful world famous Painter’s Resort Lodge in Campbell River, BC.

You will receive a festival wine glass to use during the evening and a cedar tray for use and as a keepsake. Live entertainment includes 2019 winner and multiple Maple Blues Award winner David Vest and special guests. We will also have on hand some very talented local artists that includes Easy Street, Luke Blu Guthrie and Rodrigro.

Gourmet canapes are provided by local chefs and purveyors; representing local restaurants showcasing culinary delights paired with both International and British Columbia wines, craft brews and cider.

A silent auction fundraiser provides guests an opportunity to take home food, wine, art related prizes etc. The auction proceeds go to the Daybreak Rotary Club of Campbell River.

Unfortunately the event is only for those of legal age 19+. For liquor licensing reasons, the safety of the little ones and optimum enjoyment for our guests, we do not allow children to this event.

Unfortunately, while we love our furry friends, the event does not allow dogs or pets to attend.

Yes there will be parking available for Resort Stay & Play tickets. As a courtesy to you for the nite, we are offering free Park & Ride service to/from Painter’s from Tyee Plaza (in front of the Visitor Information Center) during the event with scheduled service from 4:30pm to midnight on Saturday. After the event, shuttle back to the Tyee Plaza, park your car overnight for free and call one of our participating taxi companies; show the driver your ticket for a free cab ride home (within Campbell River city limits and from the Tyee Plaza only) .

The Park & Ride service is designed to ease the parking congestion at the Painter's Resort where there is limited parking and provide an easy central location for cab pickup service and a place to park your vehicle overnight.

Main Event Tickets are available thru the Tidemark Theatre.

Stay & Play and VIP Stay & Play Ticket packages are available thru Painter’s Resort.

Yes, there are a number of ways to volunteer for Grazing at the Resort. If you are interested in volunteering, please send an email to info@crrotarywinefest.ca

Grazing the Resort is an indoor and outdoor event. Some of the event, such as music and some food vendors will be outside. Prepare for rain, with umbrellas, and hope for the best. Most of the event is indoors such as the wineries, breweries, dinner and silent auction. You will want to walk cruise throughout the different areas.

Tickets to the event are non-refundable.

Stay & Play packages refund policy on cancellations are as follows:
  • Outside 14 days before the event will receive a full refund.
  • Within 14 days but later than 48 hours before the event with be charged a 25% cancellation fee
  • Within 48 hours of the event will not be refunded.

There will be free shuttle service from Tyee Plaza to Painter’s Resort and back during the evening. From Tyee Plaza there will be free taxi service within Campbell River city limits.

Partners & Sponsors

Our success is measured by the company we keep. Our partners, many of who have been with us from the beginning, are the foundation of this event.

PRESENTING SPONSORS
Daybreak Rotary Club of Campbell River
Jak's Beer - Wine - Spirits
Painter's Lodge

PLATINUM SPONSORS
Campbell River Toyota
Remax
IG Wealth Management
T-Mar Industries
Cermaq

GOLD SPONSORS
Campbell River Mirror
Thrifty Foods

SILVER SPONSORS
The Mortgage Centre
Campbell River Storm
Alitis Investment Council
Waypoint Insurance
Grieg Seefood
CIBC Private Wealth Management
Ambleside
RBC Royal Bank
Kevin Simonette Law Corporation
Pacific Wealth Management
Thong's Jewellery
Lawyers West
Mowi
Campbell River Health and Drugstore
Frame & Co - Injury Law

BRONZE SPONSORS
Willow Point Dental Clinic
Wahkash Contracting
Discovery Passage Dental & Implant Centre
Mackie Research Capital Corporation
Riptide Marine Pub
Chan Nowosad Boates
Mark Eikeland - Certified General Accountant
BECOME AN EVENT SPONSOR

Are you interested in getting involved in our events while promoting your business? We would love to work with you. Take a look at the different event sponsorship levels and let us know what you may be interested in.

We look forward to working with you!

WINE, BREW OR FOOD

We are very excited about the Campbell River Wine, Brews and Blues Festival. We look forward to bringing a well-rounded and exciting representation of international wines and local craft brews and food offerings together for the Vancouver Island community to explore. If you are interested in participating and show casing your products, please email us and tell us about yourself. Thank you for your interest!

  • Direct connection to Trade
  • On-site sales
  • Direct brand exposure
  • Proven consumer brand retention

Date: May 2 Saturday

Time: 6:00PM – 7:00PM

We welcome and encourage trade to attend the Campbell River Wine, Brews and Blues Festival. Please email us, so we can set you up for the trade tasting.

Trade Tasting events are restricted to those who work in the wine or wine-and-food industry. Industry members will be required to provide an occupational title and company name for each Trade Tasting ticket at the time of ticket sale. This information is used to produce trade nametags. A trade nametag and a ticket are required for access to the Tasting Room during the afternoon trade sessions.