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NEWS: The Five Acre Shaker is back!


“A sonic adventure just waiting in the wings. 3 full days of camping, beautiful people, and music running free and wild in the middle of the woods… How can you miss this…” – Steve Gibson, SGibson Films

The HEART of Vancouver Island – Port Alberni, BC, August 10-13th, 2017

What started as a memorial for Zakkaree Coss in 2014 on a private 5-acre property, has grown into a full-scale Music Festival on 37 acres at McLean Mill Historic Park.  Dedicated to bringing a next-level event to Port Alberni while showcasing talented artists and performers. Our goal is:

  • To provide a venue for these artists to showcase their talent and be heard
  • To create an entertainment packed weekend that brings the community together
  • To invite visitors in from far and wide to our beautiful city.   

We are promoting local youth by working with the Zattzoo Project and their annual Battle of the Bands competition (an event that gives youth, under 25 from all over the island a chance to perform, compete, and earn prizes and a spot on the Shaker Line-up).  

This years’ Shaker Music Festival is 3 full days packed with:

  • 40 + Multi-Genre artists and performers
  • Games & Contests
  • On-site Camping
  • Food, Merchandise, Artisan Vendors (massage, henna tattooing, face-painting, caricature artist)
  • Live Performers, Comedy Hour & Yoga/Hula Workshops
  • Fully Licensed 19+ Event

“See you at The Shaker 2017, this event is the first of its’ kind at McLean Mill and for The Alberni Valley.  We can’t wait for everyone to see what’s in store for them at The Mill.”  – Lance Goddard, Festival Director


“Five Acre Productions is renowned for their Five Acre Shaker and many other events….  Since Zakk passed Five Acre Productions has donated to the project from each and every event.  We love them and consider them family.”   – Kimberly Blake, Zattzoo Project – Association


“Once upon a time we all wished for a music festival in our backyard with some local craft brew.  That time is almost here.. t-minus 34 days! Five Acre Shaker 2017 is going to be a weekend to remember”   – Jolleen Dick


The Shaker is Five Acre Productions’ premiere annual event. We have aligned our Music Festival with Thunder in the Valley Drag Races in Port Alberni on Aug 12 and 13th 2017. We are the official entertainment for the Drag Races and we invite everyone from the drags out to McLean Mill after the drags are done each day. With the support of our fans and the community alike, our vision is to grow this festival into one of Vancouver Islands’ premiere annual events and put Port Alberni on the festival map.  Without the support of our sponsors, volunteers, and fans this event would not be possible.  In order for this vision to thrive we need YOU. Come and enjoy the shaker experience and let’s make this vision a reality.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Lance Goddard at 250-720-6781 or email at

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