Coming Events

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MIKE ROBINSON’S CONCERT SERIES

 MIKE SENT ME THIS NOTE: “We are well on the way collecting membership reservations for the Fall 2017 Series. We have three acts tentatively book for shows in September, October and early December. All are waiting for us to confirm. We are close to our required pre-sales target, but not quite there. Please indicate your support by emailing me before August 25th. We expect to begin actually collecting for those memberships ($75/each) starting the week of August 27th, 2017”

Email – mike.robinson@logic.co

THE FOLLOWING ACTS HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED

Garnet Rogers – Monday, September 18

A true Canadian music icon; one whom many of our membership may not have had the chance to see. Garnet Rogers has established himself as ‘One of the major talents of our time”. Hailed by the Boston Globe as a “charismatic performer and singer”, Garnet is a man with a powerful physical presence – close to six and a half feet tall – with a voice to match. With his “smooth, dark baritone” (Washington Post) his incredible range, and thoughtful, dramatic phrasing, Garnet is widely considered by fans and critics alike to be one of the finest singers anywhere. His music, like the man himself, is literate, passionate, highly sensitive, and deeply purposeful.

Dustin Bentall – Monday, October 9

Dustin Bentall…it almost feels like we are welcoming back a home-town boy. The son of Canadian roots rocker Barney Bentall has certainly established a music career of his own. Growing up with songs by Neil Young, The Band, Bob Dylan and Steve Earle, to name a few, Dustin has found the heart of that music and used it to craft his own songs with vivid lyrics of a seasoned songwriter. Dustin has shared stages with John Prine, J.J. Cale, Blue Rodeo, Sam Roberts, Barney Bentall & The Cariboo Express and many more. With connections to the East Kootenay through music, family, and friends, it is more than suiting that we get the opportunity to welcome Dustin to The Stage Door.

Suzie Vinnick and Tony Diteodoro – Thursday, December 7th

Suzie Vinnick (Toronto, Ontario), 10 time Maple Blues Award winner, 3 time Juno Nominee and Tony D (Ottawa, Ontario), guitarist for Juno award winning band MonkeyJunk, with whom he has also amassed twenty Maple Blues awards and a Blues Music Award, (formerly known as The Handy Awards) are teaming up to bring their decades of making music together to Western Canada for a special tour. Suzie and Tony first met in 1990 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan when they were both hired to play for a mutual friend, Back Alley John. The pairing sparked a musical connection that would see them form a band and tour across the country for a couple of years. The musicians each went on to other successful projects over the last 27 years but their musical connection continues and when they find themselves sharing a stage it is nothing short of magical. The last few times that they have paired up to play shows together they both reflected that it felt like “coming home” and decided that they wanted to take “home” to the road. Both of them will have a busy summer and fall of 2017 touring to promote their latest projects and are looking forward to wrapping up the year in the west where they both have family and many musical ties.

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JAM SESSIONS AT THE KIMBERLEY ELKS HALL THE FIRST THREE FRIDAYS OF THE MONTH – All musicians and patrons are welcome. On the fourth Friday of the month there is live music with a featured band.

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SUMMER SOUNDS IN ROTARY PARK, (Cranbrook)

Presented by the FISHER PEAK PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY

 

 

 

 

 

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September 7, 2017, 7pm: THE LJO AT THE HEID OUT.

Come and help burn the place down with the hot music of The Little Jazz Orchestra. Normally their regular engagement is on the First Thursday of every Month.

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STAGE 64 FALL CONCERT SERIES

CENTRE 64 – KIMBERLEY

  • SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 – TIM WILLIAMS
  • SATURDAY OCTOBER 28, 2017 – MELODY DIACHUN QUARTET
  • FRIDAY NOVEMBER 17, 2017 – ROOSTER BLUES BAND

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LOCALS COFFEE HOUSE SEASON WINTER/SPRING 2017

These are the dates for the upcoming season of Locals.  We are so excited to have 6 dates for this coming season.  The last few seasons all the shows have sold out!  Now we can bring more amazing music to the community.  Locals gave away $2,000 last year to 4 music programs in the Cranbrook school system.  We know this helps to support the love of music at a young age and maybe one day some of those students will perform at Locals. The dates are as follows:

  • Saturday September 30th 2017
  • October 14th,2017
  • November 18th 2017
  • January 13th, 2018
  • February 17th,2018
  • March 24th, 2018

If you or your group can play at one of the shows drop send an email to locals@shaw.ca  (the sooner the better)

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From Duane Funk at the GREEN DOOR in Kimberley – He is inviting musicians to play on the Green Door stage. Contact Duane at duanefunkmusic@gmail.com.  He is especially looking to provide early evening stage opportunity, 6:30 to 7:30pm for local musicians and music students who can perform an hour set to open the evening for headliners at 8pm. He is open to ideas.

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  • Live music venues in Cranbrook: THE HEID OUT, THE LEGENDARY BYNG ROAD HOUSE, THE KEY CITY THEATRE & THE STUDIO STAGE DOOR. For more information on coming events contact the venues
  • Live music venues in Kimberley: BJs CREEKSIDE PUB, THE GREEN DOOR,THE STEMWINDER BAR AND GRILL (Kimberley Ski Hill) & CENTRE 64. For more information on coming events contact the venues

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IF YOU HAVE A PERFORMANCE EVENT THAT YOU WANT TO HAVE INCLUDED IN THE “ABOVE A WHISPER NEWSLETTER” OR IN THIS BLOG  THEN SEND ME APPROPRIATE INFORMATION.

I have two email accounts that are both current

Gmail Address

Rod Wilson (rodneywilson1941@gmail.com)

Old Email Address

parahaki@xplornet.com

This blog is www.rodneywilson.ca

I HAVE DELETED MY FACEBOOK ACCOUNT

PLEASE NOTE THAT FACEBOOK DOES NOT WORK FOR ME. OFTEN FACE BOOK ENTRIES ARE HEARSAY AND INCOMPLETE. IT IS BETTER TO JUST LET ME KNOW BY EMAILING ME A JPEG OF THE EVENT POSTER. IF THERE IS NO POSTER SEND ME ALL THE RELEVANT INFO (name of the event, the performer(s), date, time, location, cost of tickets and availability, website addresses etc. If it is a benefit event let us know who it is for).

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4 thoughts on “Coming Events

  1. I’m back. I’d love to post an invitation for musicians to play on the Green Door stage. Contact Duane at duanefunkmusic@gmail.com. especially looking to provide early evening stage opportunity, 630 to 730pm for local musicians and music students who can perform an hour set to open the evening for headliners at 8pm. Open to ideas. Thx again Rod. D

  2. July entertainment at BJ’s
    July 1, Lennan Delaney a little Rock, Folk, Celtic
    7, Alex Buterman As high energy as they come
    8, Lennan Delaney
    14, Oliver McQuaid Not so quiet riot and loads of fun.
    15, Jackie Gingras Rock, Blues and folk. Don’t miss!!!!
    21, A special treat Oliver McQuaid and Heather Gemmell
    22, Riondel Roberts and Jamel Ahmed .If you saw them at the artist gathering or at BJ’s for two in a row late night Jams. Not to be missed.
    28, Oliver McQuaid
    29, Lennan Delaney

  3. Hi there, my name is Cassandra Hayward and I’m the events coordinator at St. Eugene and just found this page! I’ve just finished meeting with Ray Foxworthy and he gave me some great names of bands to check out for an event I’m doing on October 7th called Rocktoberfest. I found this page as I was trying to find contact info for Jamel Ahmed, I heard he has a great band to check out. I see that a lot of the bands listed on the July entertainment for BJ’s is a lot of the same people I’ve been in contact with 🙂 I’m looking for anyone else you might want to pass on my contact info to. The event will consist of 10 bands starting at noon and running until 11pm, 45 min sets with a 15 min strike in between. It is sponsored by Fernie Brewing as well as a lot of other local breweries and distilleries will be handing out samples of their delicious drinks. We are posting online that anyone interested can contact me directly at chayward@steugene.ca & the cut off is this Friday for entries. Sorry I just found you today! 🙂 We are then picking the 10 bands and posting by the 15th. Thanks for this and happy to spread the word, live music is what I live for 🙂

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