21 November 2016


The Battle River Music Society (BRMS) is a volunteer organization that was founded in December 2011.

Our mission is to host a music festival in east-central Alberta each summer.

2018 Board Membership (alphabetical)

  • Todd Aughey – Director; Entertainment & Website
  • Kathie Brown – Director; Facilities
  • Carol Coleman – President & Partnerships
  • Keith Currie – Vice President & Venue Logistics
  • Gary Folk – Director; Beverage Gardens
  • Desiree Gatin – Director; Children’s Programs
  • Rob Landry – Secretary
  • Theresa Landry – Director; Volunteers
  • Eva Westergaard – Director; Vendors
  • John Williams – Director; Venue
  • Jim Zadorozny – Treasurer & Marketing

If you would like to join the BRMS, send us an email at cbthfestival@gmail.com

Contact Us

Email:                     cbthfestival@gmail.com
Facebook:               Come By The Hills
Phone:                     780-853-0642
Mailing Address:   6007-52 Avenue, Vermilion, Alberta  T9X 1X3


Photo Credits

We would like to thank all those that have contributed photos to our website. Two individuals deserve special mention for being our ‘official photographers’ over the years:

  • Mr. Robert Hughes (2011-2016)
  • Ms. Diane Boudreau (2017)

Others that have contributed photos:  Marsha Clarke, Jim Zadorozny, Alok Dhungana, Don Harfield, Wayne / Gwen Gochee, Justine Vandergrift, and George Turnbull.

Our 2016 Saturday afternoon crowd!

Special Mention

Nigel Elmer was a big part of the planning of our first two festivals.  He was a constant positive presence on our Board and at Mistahiya.  Nigel unfortunately passed away in 2012, leaving behind a wonderful live music-producing legacy.

We strive to meet the standard that Nigel set for our music festival.  Thank you for your dedication Nigel.  You are dearly missed.

Here is a short tribute to our friend Nigel from the 2013 festival…