Gather in Spirit Square for a 7pm start.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15
Cod Gone Wild
with Krista & The Krybabies
“…this party-hearty quartet makes sure that every show turns into
Audience Gone Wild!”
Fronted by Newfoundland-born lead singer/guitarist Andrew Mercer, the Okanagan Valley-based “Cods” are festival favourites thanks to a hard-driving Celtic-rock sound that gets toes tapping with tightly sprung rhythms and affecting vocal harmonies. Never stuck in the past, these talented songwriter-performers offer a fresh and heady blend of traditional Irish/Newfoundland music sharpened with a distinctly modern edge.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22
The Burn Ins
with Jubilee Mountain
“…a blues-rock power trio that have been wowing crowds from California to the Yukon.”
Led by sultry vocalist-bassist Kristine Lyall, the Burn Ins are a blues-rock power trio that have been wowing crowds from California to the Yukon. Hailed as “best new artist” at the 2015 Kootenay Music Awards, these award winners put out great CDs – but nothing compares to feeling the burn at one of their incendiary live shows.
TUESDAY, JUNE 28
with The Pickups
“…a respect for tradition and history with the passion to play with
virtuosity and gusto.”
Rated a national treasure by the Edmonton Journal, acoustic roots trio Tiller’s Folly has, for nearly 20 years, been delving into B.C. history at the same time as playing with virtuosity and gusto. Combining elements of Celtic, bluegrass, folk, and country, these award-winning musicians offer unique and unforgettable performances.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 6
Laura Landsberg Band
with Infinity Solstice, Bright Wizzard of Destiny & Lightnin’ Licks Munroe
“… a truly versatile and gorgeous voice interpreting the songbook of Ray Charles.”
Laura Landsberg’s Ray Charles Project has been the perfect vehicle for her to express her diverse musical backround. Known as the “soulful jazz singer”, she is now returning to her deep musical roots and love of all things gospel, blues, and R&B. This love is the guiding light of her 35 year musical career establishing her as “a fresh original voice; she’s a natural.” (Paul Grant, CBC) Joined by her all star touring band she’s going to sing the Ray classics from the early R&B hits, “Confessing The Blues” to his country soul of “I Can’t Stop Loving You”. And, like the “genius” himself, be prepared to hop on board the Soul Train.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13
with Michaela Dunn, Carrington Mitchell, Syenna Mitchell
“…a unique blend of Québécois traditional music and contemporary electrified jazz.”
With a unique blend of acoustic traditional music and contemporary electrified jazz, Québec’s hugely talented quartet Maz take listeners on an exciting, richly textured sonic trip into the past and the future of Québécois music. Their live shows feature mesmerizing grooves, affecting sound textures, and frenzied foot stomps that leave audiences thrilled.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 20
The Static Shift
with Slade Coffman with Smalltown Revival
“…young hearts crank out old-school blast of gutsy blues and righteous rock ‘n’ roll.”
Although still just in their late teens, the members of power trio Static Shift are already seasoned road warriors with lots of nominations and awards, and opening-act credits for big stars such as Colin James and The Sheepdogs. Working mostly in a blues-rock tradition, they are an amazing live band, electrifying audiences with an old-school blast of gutsy blues and righteous rock ‘n’ roll.
TUESDAY, JULY 26
with Smokin’ Ray & The Detectors
“…a sharp-witted lyricist and elegant showman who mixes hip-hop with traditional Haitian music, Afro-beat, a solid reggae groove, various Latin styles, and danceable jazz.”
Probably best known as a founding member of Montreal’s beloved Nomadic Massive, Vox Sambou is a charismatic and multi-dimensional hip-hop artist with an international fan base. Known as the “Haitian hip-hop ambassador,” Vox is a sharp-witted lyricist and elegant showman who mixes rap beats with traditional Haitian music, Afro-beat, a solid reggae groove, various Latin styles, and danceable jazz.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3
with Parson Jazz Cooperative
“… gifted singer-songwriter and guitar virtuoso has forged a uniquely satisfying blend of blues, Afro-roots, jazz, and soul.”
Born and raised in New York City but of Cameroonian descent, Cécile Doo-Kingué is one of the most exciting roots musicians on the circuit today. Probably best known as a guitar virtuoso, this gifted singer-songwriter has forged a uniquely satisfying blend of blues, Afro-roots, jazz, and soul that has thrilled audiences across North America and throughout Europe.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10
Derina Harvey Band
with A-Muse Troupe
“…fantastic on-stage energy and rollicking musicality, these Celtic rockers are like a St. John’s kitchen party gone clubbin’.”
Originally from the East Coast but currently based out of Edmonton, Celtic rockers the Derina Harvey Band are like a St. John’s kitchen party come to life. Often compared to Great Big Sea for their fantastic on-stage energy and rollicking musicality, these gifted performers unleash jigs and reels that gets people flooding to the dance floor and soon after has them screaming for more.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17
with David L’Hirondelle
“…delivers the kind of spine-tingling authentic blues that used to be made in the 1950s by guys with names like Muddy and Bo.”
Born of a Japanese father and Korean mother, Sugar Brown grew up in Chicago where he became a part of that city’s legendary blues scene. Particularly drawn to the classic blues of Chess Records legends like Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf, Sugar Brown makes music with gritty toughness, funky authenticity, and raucous charm. His CDs are great, but the live shows are nothing short of amazing.