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Win a pair of weekend passes to the Vancouver Folk Music Festival

Here's a win-win for you.

You love and want to support independent, fact-based journalism. You love and want to listen to great new music.

Now you can do both, at least if you've got luck in your corner.

Sign up now to become a Tyee Builder at the $5/month level and we'll put your name into a draw for a pair of weekend passes to this year's Vancouver Folk Music Festival (#VFMF). In fact, we've got two sets. See that? Your odds, doubled.

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The passes give you and a friend full access to three days and two nights of amazing music from both local and international artists. That would be a $340 value if you bought these tickets at the gate.

Plus, and again, you get to support and bring more independent media to the world.

Not familiar with the Vancouver Folk Music Festival?

The first thing you need to know is that it's usually held on one of the most sun-drenched weekends of the year. Now, we can't guarantee the weather, of course. But if past weather patterns predict future weather patterns, there's a 90 per cent chance of awesome.

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And the festival is filled with musicians equally as warm, bright and lively as the weather.

This year there's the legend, Joan Baez. There's Jay Malinowski, solo artist and guitarist for Bedouin Soundclash. Not to mention Deadcoast, Brasstronaut, Great Lake Swimmers and… and… well, so many more. Just check out this line-up...

And the beautiful thing about this particular musical event? There are so many artists (more than 60!), you're bound to discover a few gems you've never heard of. So...

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What is the Builder program?

It's like a voluntary subscription program that helps pay for more independent news.

Want the full pitch? Here you go...

In an era where most national media is in crisis and more and more are is going behind paywalls, we believe that news is for the people. But good, fact-driven, credible news isn't free. So, how do we square that circle? We don't. You do. You good-hearted, thoughtful people can help bring more fact-driven reporting to the key conversations we need to have in our democracy. You can do that. You can help bring more facts and deeper analysis to the national conversation just by becoming a Tyee Builder.

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Contest ends Monday, June 23rd, 2014. Neither dillying nor dallying are options. Sign up now.

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