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LAUNCH PARTY Le Petit MASSiF May 25th!

Just a friendly reminder to mark Le Petit MASSiF in your calendars! May 25, $10 at the door. Help us raise some funds and kick off our MASSiF2019 season!

Headliners the Foul English, with locals the Adits, the Tarholes, and Larch.LePetit2019FBbanner


We’re back for our fourth year!

Your first MASSiF 2019 bands are: Boosh (Edmonton), Forbidden Dimension (Calgary) and Summer Cannibals (Portland OR)!

More announcements coming, so go get your pass now: Adult passes $60, youth passes $40. Early bird pricing till August 1. Available online at

But first, Le Petit MASSiF Launch Party!

Our annual launch party, Le Petit Massif, kicks off on May 25th at the Royal. $10 at the door. Come blow your minds with Massif alumni The Foul English, the Tarholes, Larch and newcomers the Adits.

See you at MASSiF 2019! Presented by our best friends, Nelson Brewing Company.

We got a British Columbia Arts Council Grant!!!

We are so excited to share that we received a big grant to help pay for our bands! Stoked that BCAC supports our mandate. If you didn’t know, this is us and why we do what we do:

About MASSiF Music Festival Society

Massif Music Festival takes place in Nelson BC, on the land of the Syilx tmixʷ(Okanagan), Sinixt, and Ktunaxa. Founded in 2016, Massif Music Festival Society is a non-profit music promotion society with a volunteer board of directors who designate roles to volunteer committees.

MASSiF Festival happens every year on the third weekend in September, at venues within downtown Nelson.

MASSiF Festival is almost entirely supported by festival pass holders and community business sponsors and donations. All of our profits go to the artists.

MISSION: To bring underrepresented music to the Kootenay region, within an intimate and unique festival experience designed to foster connections among artists and between fans, featuring a carefully curated line up of diverse, underground and overlooked musicians.

VISION: A regional music festival featuring acts conscientiously chosen to represent diversity within the underground music scene.

– Create a supportive festival opportunity for women and non-binary artists.
– Provide local bands and aspiring Kootenay musicians a place to be inspired and to perform.
– Champion underrepresented music.
– Expose rural festival-goers to music not otherwise available in the Kootenay region.

The grant is for Project Assistance from the British Columbia Arts Council (read more here:

Annual General Meeting

The Massif Music Festival is created and produced by the Massif Music Festival Society, a non-profit, volunteer-run organization. Our Board of Directors includes 6 people, each of whom is in charge of a committee (bands, sound, sponsorship, volunteers, design, promotions).

As a non-profit society, we are required to host an Annual General Meeting, and it’s open to the public. We’ll go over the budget and each committee head gives a report, then we vote in new board directors. If you’d like to learn more about us, get involved or become a board member, come to our AGM!

Thursday December 6, 7pm at 810 Silica St, Nelson BC. Drinks and snacks will be served.