The Dawson City Music Festival Association (DCMF) is a non-profit charitable organization established in 1979, after a summer barbecue full of music and dancing among friends. Quickly realizing that the festival was too good a secret to keep, an enterprising band of local volunteers incorporated the Association in 1980.
Since then, the event Vancouver’s Georgia Straight dubbed as “Canada’s tiny, perfect festival” has evolved into a three-day music festival held each July in some of Dawson’s finest venues, including the exquisite and historic Palace Grand Theatre. DCMF has developed a reputation as one of the nation’s premier musical events, but its strengths have remained the same: unparalleled intimacy, grassroots spirit, fabulous Klondike hospitality, and some of the best concerts North of 60!
The Association also hosts an annual winter Songwriter in Residence program and various music-based events throughout the year.
“It doesn’t matter what the genre, the feeling is the same, summing up the spirit of the festival very well. In this remote corner of Canada, it’s all about the music and the community.”Tim Johnson, Toronto Star