Farmer the Band
Sep
9
7:30pm 7:30pm

Farmer the Band

   FARMER THE BAND are multi tasking, multi instrumentalist, indie folk musicians from BC. This duo fills the stage with vocal harmonies, guitar, bass, harmonica, drums, percussion, and anything else that’s in arms (foots) reach. Their Americana music – sorry, Canadiana music - and songwriting and storytelling flow between humour and heartache with sincerity and optimism. 

          As their writing evolved, different instrumentation was needed to enhance the story of the song in performances. Two guitars work for some songs but others need a bit more bottom end to drive the song so a bass was added. Then a foot tambourine for a bit of a bounce followed by a kick drum, snare, hi hat, harmonica – all played at the same time. They even found a way to fit in the occasional trumpet line!  Lourine and Glen figured out a way to fill the sound as a duo, at first,  it was only a few songs that needed the extra instrumentation. Then it was almost the full set. “We added more instruments but forgot to add the players!” It may look gimmicky but Farmer The Band gives a full sound because that's what the song deserves. The most beautiful part of the arrangement is that all the songs can still be performed with an acoustic guitar and the two voices.

          The singer songwriting team started off performing with two guitars in local coffee shops and farmers markets as a folk duo. Now they perform with a van full of instruments in venues coast to coast as husband and wife.

Single Advance Ticket $15 / $20 at the door
Advance Family Ticket $35 / $40 at the door

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Damien Alblas
Sep
2
7:30pm 7:30pm

Damien Alblas

Back by Popular Demand!

Damien Alblas is a local Christina Lake solo singer/songwriter. Damien started playing music at 12 years old and now at the ripe age of 17 he has a plethora of original songs. He has played at the Rock Creek Fall Fair, Relay for Life and Co-Hosted  the Christina Lake Welcome Centre Open Mic for five years running. Damien is currently working on an EP to follow up on his first self recorded CD from 2013 and has opened for the likes of Valdy, Dustin Bentall, Linda MaCrae, Static Shift and many others. 

If you enjoy heartfelt lyrics and immaculate musical talent you won't want to miss seeing Damien perform live! Wisdom and skill way beyond his years.


Damien Alblas - Keyboards, Guitar, Drums, Harmonica, Vocals
 

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Blue Pearl
Aug
26
7:30pm 7:30pm

Blue Pearl

Back by Popular Demand! First show in June sold out so we had to add a second outdoor show!! Bring your dancing shoes!

Blue Pearl is a blues rock band comprising two guitar-slingers, bass, drums, keys and harmonica/percussion - old and new local talent with a cart load of experience.  The present line-up has been together for the best part of a year working toward a recording project of Ian Robins originals..  The music is largely original with a fresh lively approach - lots of foot tapping rhythm and lyrics with a twist. 

The current incarnation consists of:
Ian Robins - Lead Guitar and Vocals
Wayne Deryck - Drummer
Miles Bayly - Bass Guitar
Dwight "DJ" Garfield - Guitar
Damien Alblas - Keyboards
Bob Dupee.- Harmonica and Back up Vocals
 

THIS IS AN OUTDOOR EVENT BEHIND THE WELCOME CENTRE SO REMEMBER TO BRING LAWN CHAIRS.
 

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Alpha Yaya Diallo       (Special Guest: Ahmad Fofana)
Aug
19
7:30pm 7:30pm

Alpha Yaya Diallo (Special Guest: Ahmad Fofana)

Guinean-born guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Alpha Yaya Diallo has been a formidable force on Canada’s world music scene since the early 1990’s, with three JUNO Awards to his credit to date. His signature guitar-driven sound, skillful way with the balafon, rich vocals and deep and abiding passion for the music of Africa, and particularly West Africa, continues to draw audiences to his recordings and concerts across this land and far beyond.

This is music with solid beat and soul, and will delight the whole family. Bring your deck chairs to the Park for a 7:30 show under the stars, and be prepared to not be able to sit thorough this enchanting evening of West African rhythms... they are amazing.
 

Single Advance Ticket $20 / $25 at the door
Advance Family Ticket $40 / $50at the door
 

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Rick Scott - Two Shows - Afternoon Family Show / Evening Big Folks Show
Aug
5
3:30pm 3:30pm

Rick Scott - Two Shows - Afternoon Family Show / Evening Big Folks Show

Three time Juno nominee RICK SCOTT is his own unique genre: an award winning singer, songwriter and actor, and Canada’s leading proponent of the Appalachian dulcimer. Over 40 years he has released 18 albums and performed his lively, original blend of folk and blues in nine countries. 

Since pioneering BC rogue folk with Pied Pumkin, Rick’s gift for combining music, humour and poignant human commentary has earned him a devoted following from four generations. He’s Goodwill Ambassador for the Down Syndrome Research Foundation and curator of the Protection Island Museum. 

Rick’s eight children’s recordings, produced by Valley Hennell on their own independent Jester Records label, have sold over 100,000 copies with kudos including three Juno nominations and NAPPA Gold, Parents’ Choice, Family Choice, Children’s Music Web, Western Canadian and Canadian Folk Music Awards.

Rick Scott performs for all ages, family matinees and concerts for Big Folks, festivals, folk clubs, choirs, house concerts and inspirational musical keynotes.

TWO SHOWS:

AFTERNOON FAMILY SHOW 3:30 - 4:30PM

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EVENING BIG FOLKS SHOW 7:30PM

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EVENING SHOW IS AN OUTDOOR EVENT BEHIND THE WELCOME CENTRE SO REMEMBER TO BRING LAWN CHAIRS.

 

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Ewan McIntyre
Jul
26
7:30pm 7:30pm

Ewan McIntyre

"Like Robert Johnson returned from the Crossroads, Ewan Macintyre iswelcome moment in the future of traditional Scottish Music..." Celtic Connections 2016 Mumble Music

We are excited and honoured to have the Ewan Macintyre Band coming to Christina Lake!!

Together with his band from Canada and Scotland, Ewan Macintyre weaves his own blend of folk pop traditions. Hailed as “a welcome moment in the future of Scottish music”, live shows feature beautiful string arrangements, ripping solos, soaring harmonies and heartfelt lyrical content.

Single Advance Ticket $15 / $20 at the door
Advance Family Ticket $30 / $40 at the door

THIS IS AN OUTDOOR EVENT BEHIND THE WELCOME CENTRE SO REMEMBER TO BRING LAWN CHAIRS.

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The Static Shift
Jul
22
7:30pm 7:30pm

The Static Shift

Third year in a row performing at the Christina Lake Welcome Centre!! Crowd favourites so get your tickets early as they are sure to sell out!! 

We are pleased to welcome back Calgary based, multi album power trio of Mitchell Brady (Guitar / Vocals), Keone Friesen (Bass / Harmonica), and Isaiah Stonehouse (Drums / Background Vocals). They currently have out two full albums (Windsor Street (2014), Common Bliss (2017)) and an EP (At Odds (2015)), and are always working on new material. In the Static Shifts own words..."If we had to describe our music, it would be something along the lines of classic blues / rock n’ roll, with romps of alternative, indie and psychedelic rock. Drawing from our bank of original works, we carry the audience to the hay days of rock n' roll and the blues, while adding a new and unique modern twist to the mix. "

Single Advance Ticket $15 / $20 at the door
Advance Family Ticket $30 / $40 at the door

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Linda McRae
Jul
15
7:00pm 7:00pm

Linda McRae

"An all-time favourite at the Christina Lake Welcome Centre!! I would cancel everything to see Linda perform as she casts a magic spell that transcends and captivates beyond words."  - Jay Alblas

Linda McRae is a Canadian, US based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has built a following through amazing albums and a tireless (international) tour schedule. Performing on banjo, guitar and accordion her warm and world-weary voice, unforgettable melodies and thought-provoking lyrics, make McRae a captivating and sought-after artist.  Linda has performed in venues as diverse as Vancouver’s Orpheum Theatre and New Folsom Prison, where she performs and facilitates writing workshops for the inmates. These experiences lead to the creation of her Express Yourself Writing Workshops currently being presented in detox centres, alternative schools, and youth and adult correctional facilities across North America.

"One song breaks your heart, the next one puts it back together" (Fernando Pinto: Promoter, Oddball Events) 

Single Advance Ticket $20 / $25 at the door
Advance Family Ticket $40 / $50 at the door

THIS IS AN OUTDOOR EVENT BEHIND THE WELCOME CENTRE SO REMEMBER TO BRING LAWN CHAIRS.

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Chipko Jones - Homecoming Kick Off Dance
Jul
7
7:30pm 7:30pm

Chipko Jones - Homecoming Kick Off Dance

Back by Popular Demand!!

Chipko Jones is a Calypso/Roots/Reggae band based in the beautiful Okanagan region in BC, Canada. The project was formed in 2014 and includes members Anessa Lang and Darius Stone/Sax, Moot Murphy/Vox and guitar, Jen Millan and Jacob Soucy/Trumpet, Jacob Chatterton and Tim Osborne/Bass, Wendy Aronyk/Flute, Waseem Hakhroo and Chris Galardo/Drums and Bruce Collis on Conga and percussion. 

Chipko Jones writes, records and performs Reggae and African rhythm based music because for them and their fans, the styles create positive connection; the music is upbeat, friendly, dance oriented, virtue and family based. a Chipko show is a celebration of all of this!

2016 also saw the band release their first record, a 6 song EP titled "The Kids" Followed by touring Western Canada and their amazing summer festival circuit. They are releasing singles on their continued travels as they build a name for themselves on and off the stage. 

Single Advance Ticket $15 / $20 at the door
Advanced Couple Ticket $25
Advance Family Ticket $30 / $40 at the door

This is an outdoor event behind the Welcome Centre so remember to bring lawn chairs.

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Blue Pearl
Jun
17
7:30pm 7:30pm

Blue Pearl

Blue Pearl is a blues rock band comprising two guitar-slingers, bass, drums, keys and harmonica/percussion - old and new local talent with a cart load of experience.  The present line-up has been together for the best part of a year working toward a recording project of Ian Robins originals..  The music is largely original with a fresh lively approach - lots of foot tapping rhythm and lyrics with a twist. 

The current incarnation consists of:
Ian Robins - Lead Guitar and Vocals
Wayne Deryck - Drummer
Miles Bayly - Bass Guitar
Dwight "DJ" Garfield - Guitar
Damien Alblas - Keyboards
Bob Dupee.- Harmonica and Back up Vocals

Single Advance Ticket $10 / $15 at the door
Advance Family Ticket $25 / $30 at the door

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Johnny P Johnson Trio
Jun
10
7:30pm 7:30pm

Johnny P Johnson Trio

"He has the ability in his voice and his song writing skills to make you hang on every word one moment, like following an unfolding story, to being blown away by a powerful note that reverberates through [to] the next" -- THE REVELSTOKE CURRENT

Who is JPJ?

 A high energy singer-songwriter and performer with a natural vocal talent, creative harmonica and strong rhythmic guitar is what best describes JPJ.  Although a farmer by trade, Johnny is a passionate musical storyteller that writes about both the simplicities and complexities of life based on his own experiences and those around him.  In addition to bringing a common, everyday experience alive JPJ’s songs sometimes dig deep and speak to identity and self-worth.  Johnny has a great knack for keeping tough topics like getting by and making ends meet light and fun.

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Lauren Mann
Apr
13
7:30pm 7:30pm

Lauren Mann

Back for a return engagement. If you missed her last time through in the fall, you don't want to miss Lauren Mann this time around. Not just a concert but rather a complete ethereal, emotional and captivating evening of pure magic!

Since her start in 2011, lauren has captivated audiences with an impressive live performance at over 650 shows across canada and the united states. Washington post named lauren “one of the best indie-folk rockers that you’ve never heard of,” which is sure to change with the release of dearestly and the 50 date cross-canada release tour in the fall of 2016.

Dearestly, released with a pay-what-you-feel digital download on july 8, 2016 and cd and vinyl on august 19, 2016, was produced by josh rob gwilliam (michael bernard fitzgerald, cowpuncher) and howard redekopp (tegan and sara, mother mother) and recorded at ocl studios in calgary in september 2015. It’s an expertly crafted journey through moments of joyous elation to haunting darkness, providing a depth and maturity to the foundation that was laid in the 2012 release over land and sea. The songs are an honest insight into lauren’s personal journey and experiences in the past four years, and establish her as an adept songwriter and performer.

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Jory Nash
Mar
24
7:00pm 7:00pm

Jory Nash

Jory Nash is an award-winning singer-songwriter and storyteller who blends elements of folk, jazz, blues, pop & soul into an original stew of sound. He has recorded 8 critically acclaimed albums. the most recent being his Spring 2015 release The Many Hats of Jory Nash

Jory Nash is a past Artistic Director of the Shelter Valley Folk Festival, and is the co-founder of an annual large scale, multi-artist concert celebrating the music of Gordon Lightfoot. The January 2016 concerts will be the 14th year of presentation.

Jory  plays acoustic guitar, piano and banjo and his warm, unique voice urges you to listen to his thoughtful lyrics and intricate melodies. 

Jory tours regularly across Canada and the United States playing folk festivals, house concerts, folk clubs and soft seat theatres. Festival appearances include Summerfolk, Mariposa, Home County, Stewart Park, Eaglewood, Shelter Valley, Hillside, Blue Skies, Live From The Rock, Winterfolk and more. He has also several times been a featured performer in the Home Routes house concert series.

Don't miss him at the Welcome Centre, the perfect venue for such an acomplished singer, songwriter and storyteller.
 

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James Gordon
Mar
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

James Gordon

James Gordon has had a remarkably diverse 30-year career in the Canadian entertainment business. As a solo singer-songwriter and with the ground-breaking trio Tamarack, he has released over thirty-five albums, and has toured relentlessly around the world. His song “Mining For Gold” was included on the classic Cowboy Junkies album “The Trinity Sessions”.  Gordon’s classic Frobisher Bay has been recorded by more than 100 different acts world-wide. 
Don’t miss seeing this legendary Canadian icon perform live!

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Chipko Jones
Feb
17
7:30pm 7:30pm

Chipko Jones


Chipko Jones is a Calypso/Roots/Reggae band based in the beautiful Okanagan region in BC, Canada.  This past year they released a six song EP called "The Kids" and did a Western Canada tour including being the headline band for the Christina Lake Homecoming Summer Festival.

Chipko Jones writes, records and performs reggae and african rhythm because for them and their fans, the styles create connection, the music is upbeat, friendly, dance oriented, virtue and family based. a Chipko show is a celebration of all of this. Warm your heart and soul with Chipko Jones live at the Welcome Centre!

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