WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17
John Welsh Band with Will Wardwell
“Infectiously upbeat, a colourful blend of folk, surf rock, reggae and latin.”
John Welsh Band’s infectiously upbeat songs are inspired by his world travel, blending musical influences from alt-rockers like Ben Harper, Michael Franti, and Sam Roberts. John paid his dues in the college house party scene playing songs everyone could sing along to. Infectiously upbeat…it’s a party!
TUESDAY, JUNE 23
Rococode with Jane Fearing & Sue Gould
“Catchy pop harmonies expertly layered over a lush tapestry of driving synth beats.”
Rococode is the collaborative effort of Vancouver Indie pop darlings Laura Smith and Andrew Braun. Their bright vocals shimmer over synthesizers, guitars and percussion – bristling energy and all around fun!
TUESDAY, JUNE 30
Cannery Row with Gary Comeau with The Pickups
“…a little Mardi Gras, a little Memphis, a little Rumba – got to let the good times roll!”
With three different singers & three different writers on three different musical journeys, Cannery Row is a delectable gumbo of roots-blues-latin-jazz to delight the senses.
FRIDAY, JULY 3
A Midsummer Night’s Dream – 52nd Street Project
performance at Golden Civic Centre
“Youth from the Hell’s Kitchen neighbourhood in NYC taking a bite out of Shakespeare!”
KHC is very proud to welcome and host the Teen Ensemble of the 52nd Street Project as they travel to Calgary and Golden to perform. What’s it about? “The Project is about making children proud of themselves. The Project is not about teaching children to act, although they will learn to. It is not about teaching them to write plays, although they will learn that as well. What it is about is giving a kid an experience of success. It is about giving a kid an opportunity to prove that he or she has something of value to offer, something that comes from within that he or she alone possesses, something that cannot be taken away.” Find out more here.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 8
Sofiella Watt & The Huckleberry Bandits with The Parson Jazz Cooperative
“Soulful, barn-rockin’ tunes from small-town Australia and Nelson, BC”
A natural songwriter with a beautifully gritty vocal, Sofiella Watt and the Huckleberry Bandits grab your ears and don’t let go. Banjo and guitar licks play against a sassy fiddle, held together by irresistibly groovy base lines – a barn-burnin’ good time!
WEDNESDAY, JULY 15
Ayrad with Carl Trinkwon
“…old world gypsy music fully steeped in a contemporary groove.”
AYRAD explores a myriad of musical styles, shifting from Andalusian and Berber rhythms to Reggae, Raï and Latin. The result is old world gypsy fully steeped in a contemporary groove.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 22
El Grupo Cubana Brisas del Palmar with Bill Usher & The Space Heaters
“Spicy rhythms and rich harmonies – Cuban traditional music at it’s best”
A little bit of everything Cuba – courtesy of renowned Havana quintet Brisas del Palmar. Dust off your dancing shoes and join us for a rhythm fuelled “havana” night!
WEDNESDAY, JULY 29
Còig with Litto Castillo
“Traditional Cape Breton kitchen party with a generous dram of new school moxie.”
Five acclaimed, award winning solo musicians in one explosive ‘coming together’. Bright, lively fiddles are complimented with impressively stylistic piano and a expert rhythmic selection of mandolin, mandola, bouzouki, guitar or banjo. CÒIG is powerful blend of traditional and contemporary – a Cape Breton trad triumph!
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5
Oysterband with David L’Hirondelle
“Delighting audiences at festivals, concerts, bars, rallies and jails for 35 years — and still going strong!”
Oysterband create modern, folk-based British music; acoustic at heart with a rock-and-roll panache. Since 1978 they’ve toured in 35 countries – delighting audiences at festivals, concerts, bars, rallies and jails – bring ’em on! They have won 5 BBC Folk Awards, made 13 studio albums, one DVD and are still full of ideas.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12
Gary Fjellgaard with Krista & The Krybabies
“…like sitting around the campfire with an old friend — tales of a life lived under the prairie skies.”
An evening with Gary Fjellgaard is like sitting around the campfire with an old friend. Stories of the west are sung over melodious finger-style guitar, peppered throughout with funny anecdotes and tales of a life lived under the prairie skies.