The End of the Beannick Concert Series

With the David Francy concert tonight (Wednesday April 30, 2014) at the Studio / Stage Door the Beannick Concert Series unfortunately, like all good things, comes to an end. The Musical Director, Gord Johnston, is moving onto other challenges thus bringing the series to a close. Over the past seven series the following performers have graced the stage at The Studio / Stage Door:

Series #1

  • Heather Bush and the Uppercuts
  • Martyn Joseph
  • Travelin’ Light

 Heather Bush ( Heather Johnson)     02.  Heather Blush Martyn Joseph   Travelin' Light ( Corbin Keep & Mel Watson)

Series #2

  • Matt Anderson
  • Marc Atkinson
  • Colin Hay

Matt Andersen        Marc Atkinson

Series #3

  • Stephen Fearing and Andy White
  • John Cruz
  • Suzie Vinnick

Series #4

  • Garnet Rodgers
  • Sue Foley and Peter Karp
  • Kelly Joe Phelps

Series #5

  • Cahalen Morrison and Eli West
  • Carlos del Junco (The Blues Mongrels)
  • Stephen Fearing

Series #6

  • Dave Gunning
  • Woody Holler and his Orchestra
  • Suzie Vinnick and Rick Fines

Series #7

  • Martyn Joseph
  • Michael Jerome Brown
  • David Francy

Gord Johnston is retiring from his career at the Boy’s and Girl’s Club and is ready to move on to new adventures. It’s been a good run and we can’t thank Gord Johnston and Terry Miller enough for enriching Cranbrook`s cultural  landscape. We should also thank the audiences  who`s support of the series and made it such a success. Thanks too, to Ben Blomander for keeping things sounding great, to Jean Ann and Joe Debreceni for keeping us in drinks, to Kris Aasen and Rusty Gahr and a few others for keeping the lights on and, once again, thanks to the patrons who keep on supporting live music at every opportunity.


Please note the following:
Lotus Books is hosting ‘in store’ concerts of very talented musicians. Erin and Ferdy are Beannick members and their guest artists consist of an eclectic and talented line up. Their next show is on Friday. That’s right, May 2 with Tom Holliston, who is known for his connection with NoMeansNo, bringing his own acoustic sensibility to the store. Lotus Books, 8pm, tickets at the door (or in advance, I’d guess)..
Mike and Corinne Robinson, also Beannick members are creating a concert series that is similar to Beannick. They have already hosted Old Man Luedecke and have Sept and Oct dates booked at the Stage Door. For more info, contact Mike at
There is also a couple in Kimberley hosting house concerts. They’ve had an impressive lineup and there may be a few seats available. You can try them at

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