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Wine, Brews and Blues Festival

be the Sea at the World Famous Painter's Lodge in Campbell River, BC
Charitable fundraiser, celebrating 10 years since 2010


SATURDAY MAY 4, 2019 | 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

TICKET PRICE: $65 until April 19th, $75 after April 19th)

The fabulous Painters Lodge is our host in this 10th year and so, Grazing the Resort main event welcomes you to 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 BC and International wineries & island microbreweries. Add to that the Legendary Jim Byrnes with special guest Dr. Lindsay Mitchell to entertain and fill the resort with soulful blues.

Indoor/Outdoor event – Rain or Shine
No Minors Permitted


Included in all ticket prices

SATURDAY MAY 4, 2019 | 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

At age sixty-nine, Jim Byrnes has recorded a career milestone, which, given his history with numerous Juno Awards and Maple Blues Awards, among many other accolades, is saying a lot. He's been winning over audiences with his instantly recognizable gruff as sandpaper, and soulful sweet as honey vocals for more than fifty years now. It’s difficult to remember that this quintessentially Canadian icon was raised in St. Louis and that his was not always an essential part of the country’s musical landscape.


2014 Maple Blues Awards (Best Male Vocalist — I Hear The Wind in the Wires)
2011 Juno winner (Blues Album of the Year — Everywhere West)
2011 Western Canadian Music Awards nominee (Blues Album of the Year - Everywhere West)
2010 Western Canadian Music Awards Winner (Blues Album of the Year — My Walking Stick)
2006 Juno Award winner (Blues Album of the Year — House of Refuge)
2006 Canadian Folk Music Award winner (Best Contemporary Singer — House of Refuge)
2006 Canadian Folk Music Award winner (Producer / Steve Dawson — House of Refuge)
2006 Maple Blues Awards 2-time winner (Recording of the Year — House of Refuge)
2006 Maple Blues Awards 2-time winner (Best Male Vocalist — House of Refuge)
and so many more!

Lindsay Mitchell began his career in the mid 1960s as lead guitarist and songwriter with the notorious Vancouver-based rock band the Seeds of Time. His 1969 composition My Home Town (Coast Records) was a nationwide hit. In 1977 he formed the multiple Juno Award winning group PRiSM (GRT Capitol) for whom he composed numerous multi-gold and platinum hits including Armageddon, Young & Restless, and A Night to Remember.

Along the way he has shared the stage with a host of rock celebrities: Rod Stewart, Tom Jones, the Byrds, Meatloaf, Heart, Roy Orbison, kd lang, and AC/DC just to name a few. He has also performed with many blues and R&R legends: T-Bone Walker, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Del Shannon, Willie Dixon, Pinetop Perkins, Big Joe Duskin, Albert Collins, and many more. But the musical memories he holds most dear involve old friends: the late Billy Cowsill and Long John Baldry, and celebrated BC bluesmen Kenny Wayne and Jim Byrnes.

VIP TICKET PACKAGE (Dinner with wine & brew pairings)
SATURDAY MAY 4, 2019 | 4:30 PM

TICKET PRICE: $129 (includes event ticket, early access and Signature Dinner with Wine and Brew Pairings)

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 buffet dinner with both wine and brew pairings along with a private tasting seminar. Tickets are limited to this event.

Painter's Lodge

SATURDAY MAY 4, 2019 | 7:00 PM

TICKET PRICE: $120 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 at Painter's Lodge. The package includes:

  • Ticket to the main event
  • All wine and brew tasting
  • Champagne upon entry
  • Assorted appetizers and tasty treats
  • Live entertainment
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Accommodation (based on double occupancy)
SUNDAY MAY 5, 2019 | 7AM - 10:00 AM

Stay the night and join us for a Sunday Breakfast Buffet as a fabulous end to the festival weekend. Reservations recommended.

Painter's Lodge

SATURDAY MAY 4, 2019 | 4:30 PM

TICKET PRICE: $184 per person (stay the night at Painter’s and join us for breakfast the morning)

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:

  • Ticket to the main event
  • All wine and brew tasting
  • Champagne upon entry
  • Assorted appetizers and tasty treats
  • Live entertainment
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Accommodation (based on double occupancy)
  • VIP Exclusive early access to event
  • VIP Private Pre-event Dinner with wine/brew pairing seminar
SUNDAY MAY 5, 2019 | 7AM - 10:00 AM

Stay the night and join us for a Sunday Breakfast Buffet as a fabulous end to the festival weekend. Reservations recommended.



Saturday May 4 2019 7pm - 9:30pm


Painter's Lodge
1625 McDonald Rd
Campbell River BC V9W 4S5
Contact 250.830.2757 │

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!

Join us for an evening of whites, reds, and blues on the west coast with the Campbell River Wine, Brews and Blues Festival. The signature main event, 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 lengendary Jim Byrnes and Dr. Lindsay Mitchell 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, and the Campbell River Hospital Foundation.

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 1-800-663-2872 or 604-273-8666 (in Vancouver).
  • Central Mountain Air has daily flights to Campbell River 1-888-865-8585 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) 1- 800-247-2262 (in Canada) or 1-800-776-3000 (in USA).

From Seattle

  • Kenmore Air Seaplanes runs direct flights to Campbell River 1-800-543-9595 or 425- 486-1257.

From Calgary or Edmonton, Alberta

  • West Jet runs daily flights to Comox (a town 45 minutes south of Campbell River by road) 1-888-937-8538./li>


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) 1-888 223-3779 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) 1-888-808-7977 or 206-464-4600 (Seattle).
  • Victoria Clipper has passenger-only ferry service from downtown Seattle to downtown Victoria B.C. 1-800-888-2535.

BUS SERVICES Vancouver Island Area


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 for tasting during the evening and a cedar tray as keepsake. Live entertainment includes Legendary multiple Juno award winner Jim Byrnes and special guest Dr. Lindsay Mitchell.

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. SOLD OUT !

More information is available at the festival page at Painter's Resort and ticket sales at the Tidemark Theatre.

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

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 must be cancelled no later than 10 days before the event and stay in order to receive a refund.

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.

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

Campbell River Toyota
Campbell River Gold & Country Club
T-Mar Industries
IG Wealth Management

Campbell River Mirror
Thrifty Foods

Western Forest Products
Lawyers West
Wensley Architecture
Waypoint Insurance
RBC Royal Bank
Pacific Wealth Management
Campbell River Health and Drugstore
Frame & Co - Injury Law
CIBC Private Wealth Management
The Mortgage Centre

Willow Point Dental Clinic
Thong's Jewellery
Campbell River Storm
Grieg Seefood
Wahkash Contracting
Mark Eikeland - Certified General Accountant
Mackie Research Capital Corporation
Chan Nowosad Boates
Alitis Investment Council

Northland Mortgage & Investment Corp.
Discovery Passage Dental & Implant Centre
CI Investments
Riptide Marine Pub
Campbell River Optometry Centre

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!


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 4 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.