Eleven bands descended on the Sound Heritage backyard on Saturday for the inaugural Festival Lemieux, a day-long concert held in memory of Nanaimo resident Anton Lemieux, who passed away from a fentanyl overdose.
“Honestly, it was fantastic. Better than we expected for sure,” organizer Max Frazer said.
“Overall, definitely I’d say it was a success and everybody had a really great time.”
Frazer said Lemieux’s birthday is this week and he hopes to hold the festival every year at this time.
“I would like it to be a thing that happens forever,” he said.
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