The Sheepdogs

Built on the solid, classic rock foundation of three-part harmonies and dual guitar leads, Canada's Juno
Award-winning Sheepdogs blend Southern rock, groove-based psychedelia, and bluesy barroom swagger
into a modern rock & roll revival. Emerging in 2004, the band found mainstream success in 2010 with the
release of their platinum-selling third LP, Learn & Burn, and continued to top the Canadian charts with
efforts like The Sheepdogs (2012), Future Nostalgia (2015), Changing Colours (2018), and Outta Sight

Their hit singles “I Don’t Know” and “Feeling Good” both reached Platinum certification, with “The Way It Is” achieving Gold sales. Additionally, the albums Learn & Burn and The Sheepdogs both achieved Platinum status, and to date the band has been nominated for 11 JUNO awards, winning four.

There are very few female singers used as an example to describe a sound/style, but Sass Jordan is one of them. A pioneer of female-fronted rock, Sass Jordan is known for her powerful, gritty, blues-infused rock and roll and crowd-pleasing performances, and has received a JUNO award and multiple nominations for ‘Most Promising Female Vocalist of the Year” and “Best Female Vocalist” respectively. Having sold over one million records worldwide, the raspy vocals of this rock sensation are unmistakable and command attention—she has worked alongside fellow rock greats like Aerosmith, the Rolling Stones, AC/DC and Van Halen, among many others. She is best known for hits like “Make You a Believer,” “So Hard,” “You Don’t Have to Remind Me” and “High Road Easy.”

Danielle Ryan, the velvet-voiced singer and songwriter, has amassed more than her share of industry interest in the ensuing years, earning national media coverage, a Top-6 spot in the 2016 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Discovery Program, and winning Country Music Television (CMT)’s Chevy From the Tailgate Contest. She’s set to drop her debut EP, Middle of the Madness, via 604 Records later this year. Produced by the Midas-touched Brian Howes (Nickelback, Simple Plan), Middle of the Madness showcases Ryan’s captivating charisma and a compositional prowess that belies her years.

Based in Surrey, Coast to Coast began performing in 2023 and have quickly become one of the leading tribute acts in the region. 

They have gained a worldwide fan base on YouTube and social media with their note-for-note renditions, in exacting detail of classic hits by Scorpions, UFO, and the Michael Schenker Group (MSG).  The band also continues efforts to make positive contributions to the communities in which they perform, recently raising thousands of dollars in a fundraising concert for the Surrey Food Bank.

M’Girl is a ensemble of Indigenous women with stories and songs on the gifts received from Mother Earth. Though officially performing together since 2004, their personal musical histories spans throughout each of their lives. Their hand drum songs blend harmonies into a contemporary style that reflects both their expertise of voice and their personal story of home. 

Kara-Kata Afrobeat Group, our musical spice is exotic and inspiring. They have been together since 2013 and they keep growing, with 25 official members. They consider themselves a family, a community united in their love for sharing Afrobeat music, African culture and celebrating the vast and diverse human landscape of Canada and Africa. 


Cedar Hills Caledonian Pipe Band

The Cedar Hills Caledonian Pipe Band is located in North Surrey and has been performing at festivals, parades and events since 2002. They are always looking for new players to join the pipe band as either a piper or drummer. They offer a learning program to teach the bagpipes and drums and more can be found at

Michael Henry, better known as DJ Marvel, is a renowned DJ, producer, and member of Vancouver’s premier DJ collective, The Freshest. Well-versed in contemporary genres, Marvel holds down residencies at some of Vancouver’s most popular nightclubs including Fortune Sound Club.  His DJ talents have brought him across North America to rock parties coast to coast, from Los Angeles to New York City along with major music festivals like Rock The Bells, & Fvded In The Park.

On the production side, Marvel has garnered significant attention as ½ of  Live Evil, a live production duo who have released music with P-Lo and Jay Worthy and recently performed at the legendary Low End Theory party in LA. His solo edits and remixes receive support from DJs all over the world. Because of his status as one of Vancouver’s strongest DJ ambassadors, Marvel was recently named a rep for global music resource platform DJ City & Beatsource. His role includes producing events and sourcing content by Canadian artists, DJs and producers for the music pool as well as for social media and editorial features. 

Billy Joe Green is bear clan, anishinabe. In the true indigenous linguistic concept of international law, his territory is where he lives, travels and wherever his anishinabemowin/ language is spoken.

Becoming one of Canada's premier blues guitar slingers did not come easy. Billy Joe earned his rambunctious, no frills approach to the guitar honestly. He worked with the determination that would frustrate most musicians; patiently, diligently working to find a place for his music. Billy Joe has been described as "an incredibly talented, diverse & well-traveled musician" by the Scene Roots & Blues Magazine. 

Semiah is a trailblazing Kanien’kehà:ka (Mohawk) pop electro-RnB songwriter, producer, and multidisciplinary artist who effortlessly traverses a spectrum of emotions through her versatile writing style. Semiah provides the perfect soundtrack for every moment in your life, whether you're in the mood to dance, have a good cry, or simply vibe with the universe.

Semiah's rapid success began with her debut, "Nothing Can Kill My Love for You," hitting 100,000 streams since 2021. Her self-produced EP, "After the Night Ends," released in 2023, features standout tracks like "Celestial Bodies," a love letter to her Haudenosaunee ancestors.

Youngest of seven, Beaver Thomas was born and raised in Vancouver, but is a member of the Cowessess Cree reserve in Saskatchewan. He started playing guitar at age 3 and hasn't top since. He met Shakti in grade 8 music class and together with their country blues funk background, they've graced many festival stages.

For countless generations First Nations dance played an integral part in defining art and culture. Dancing and singing are small aspects of their culture. Each part of their regalia has a history and a story of rights of passage passed down from one generation to the next. 

Karishma Deo is a Canadian-born singer-songwriter from Vancouver, Canada. She studied songwriting and composition from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, and has trained in Indian classical music, western vocals and music theory since she was 10 years old. She has performed at the 2018 Juno awards and concerts for many Bollywood singers in Canada and America. Karishma has released original songs in English and Hindi languages named "Sansani” and "Jhumo to the Rhythm”!

A-SLAM has an established reputation in Vancouver as a Juno-nominated DJ and producer working with Stó:lō Nation singer, Inez, Vancouver pop artist Elise Estrada, and co-productions with Adam H and Chin Injeti. May 2022 marked a significant moment in A-SLAM's career with the release of his debut album as an artist, "4 U". The album’s single is an ode to single mothers. 

A-SLAM also produced two tracks for Squamish Nation Hip-Hop artist Lady Sinncere who will also join him on Surrey Canada Day. Amplify BC supported both projects. And their joint release has led A-SLAM and Lady Sinncere to perform at several notable events, including Surrey's Fusion Festival, the BC Lions Block Party, the Half-Time show at Rogers Arena, and joint showcases with the VSO, The Chan Centre, and CBC.


DJ Heer is an International Bhangra and Bollywood DJ residing in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. He started DJing at the age of 18 and is now very well known around the Punjabi music industry having done shows in many parts of Canada, United States, India and Mexico.

He is the South Asian Night DJ for the Vancouver Canucks, Dallas Stars, Vancouver Whitecaps as well as the Abbotsford Canucks and the Diversity Night DJ for the BC Lions.

He has opened up for the likes of Jay Sean, Miss Pooja, Mickey Singh, H Dhami, and many more. 

Based in Vancouver, Canada, Higher Ground Dance Company, led by founder Natasha Gorrie, is a pre-professional street dance group specializing in Hip Hop, Breaking, and Popping. With a focus on fostering individual artistic voices through group training, Higher Ground is entering its 6th season. This year, the company is journeying to New York to deepen its understanding of Hip Hop culture. Higher Ground's program distinguishes itself by prioritizing personal growth, encouraging dancers to develop their unique identities while building a profound knowledge of street dance history. With a curriculum emphasizing fundamentals and freestyle, Higher Ground offers a transformative experience unlike any other in the Lower Mainland.