Sue Medley, Back Road Band head to Comox

Sue Medley & The Back Road Band are confirmed as the musical entertainment for Comox by the Sea Shellfish and Seafood Celebration on June 21, as part of this year’s BC Shellfish and Seafood Festival in the Comox Valley.

Sue Medley, an award-winning singer, songwriter and performer, has travelled around North America with her Southern-style rock/roots music, known for being equal parts tough and tender, sweet and seasoned.

Despite winning two Juno Awards, five West Coast Music Awards and Two Socan Awards, she is a firmly grounded, down-toearth, skilled and a creative musician who plays music because she loves it, and always has. The rest of us are all just fortunate that we get to listen.

Having recently returned to her roots in the Comox Valley after living in the U.S. for many years, Medley has been injected with a fresh shot of inspiration for her music, and re-energized by the supportive community, as well as her family and friends.

"Comox Valley has contributed immensely to the woman and musician I am today," said Medley.

The song My Town is her way of paying homage to the valley.

"The valley somehow still has that small town feel while offering events and activities on the scale and calibre one would find in a larger metropolitan city. And there are not many places you can be at the shore of the ocean, the foot of the mountains with the glacier not far away, while listening to local and incredible music and eating fresh seafood and shellfish of all sorts."

Comox by the Sea Shellfish and Seafood Celebration with Sue Medley & The Back Road Band will take place from 12 to 5 p.m., Saturday, June 21 at the Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park. Event tickets are $15 and are on sale now. Visit www.discovercomoxvalley. com or call 1-855-400-2882. One can also join the conversation with the Vancouver Island Visitor Centre by visiting or using #BCShellFest. The VIVC is open seven days a week.