Festival of the Grape 2018
Located in the Wine Capital of Canada, Oliver BC, The Festival of the Grape is a very popular annual event, attracting an estimated 3,500 attendees who come to taste the various wines that are on display, enjoy the music played on the grandstand, and either compete in, or watch competitors in the Grape Stomp. In addition to the wine tasting, music listening, kids zone and grape stomping, local artisans also display their crafts in the Art Gallery.
To give you a taste of what the music was like. check out the fantastic band we had last year. We are working on finding the band for 2018 and announce it once everything is finalized. Check back in the spring.
MAZACOTE is a hard-hitting west coast latin dance band, playing horn-driven New York salsa dura and beats from Colombia, Nicaragua and Puerto Rico.
Their new album NUEVA ERA on TrebleFive Records, featuring the singles "Carita Bella" and "La Hora," was recently nominated as World Album of the Year at the 2016 WCM Awards.
Based out of Vancouver, Canada, the band features the captivating voice of Nicaraguan singer-songwriter David Lopez, and a groove-heavy band featuring Chris Couto on timbales, Carlos Arias on bass, Robin Layne on congas, Malcolm Aiken on trumpet and Niho Takase on piano.
On stage since 2008, Mazacote performs across the globe at music festivals and dance clubs, bringing their world dance party vibes to audiences of all ages! Recent highlights include headlining the Vancouver International Salsa Festival with New York latin jazz trombone legend Jimmy Bosch, as well as mainstage appearances at the Harmony Arts Festival, the Carnaval del Sol, the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, the Winterruption Arts and Culture Festival and the Global Music Festival.
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