Nice Verdes

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Tomorrow, July 25th, you can take in the well-traveled tunes of Nice Verdes at Nancy O's. They have been performing since 2003 have extensively toured Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Europe and Guatemala. Nice Verdes are always on some kind of adventure in search of new inspiration and have studied music along with dance in Cuba, India, West Africa and Colombia. From hiking mountains in the Andes, to gardening in the Mediterranean, or living without electricity in West Africa, Nice Verdes is always after something new.

The music of Nice Verdes is uplifting and sunny original indie world. Inspired by the music’s of the world, they play combinations of Cuban tres, accordions, ukulele, guitar, harmonica and vocals.

This performance has a $5 cover fee and will start at  8pm.

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First Nations Women Advocating Responsible Mining (FNWARM)

For Full details, check website:  www.fnwarm.com

Goal:  Working to promote environmentally sound mining exploration and development processes that respect FN's rights and full participation.

August 4, 2017 - Water Solidarity Actions:  Remember Mount Polley

Raise Awareness about the Mount Polley Mine disaster, and the lack of justice & protect your own watersheds & values for clean water. 

For Additional questions please contact:  Jacinda Mack, Jacinda.mack@gmail.com

 

 

Music on the Mountain

The old cliche “last but not least” most definitely rings true for Music on the Mountain Festival. MoM Fest is one of the last Northern BC festivals of the season and is sure to  be a great way to end the summer.

You can check it out from August 18 to the 20 near Fort St James on Stuart Lake, with the lineup including : Carolyn Mark, Doug Koyama, Samson’s Delilah, and Gabriel Palatchi Band .

If you purchase tickets before July 31st a weekend pass goes for $80, and those 12 and under get in for free

For more info on this fantastic festival make sure to check out their website at http://www.momfestival.com/

Brock Paciejewski Live at the Oakroom

Brock Paciejewski is a local singer-song writer who will be performing at the Oakroom on July 28th from 8pm to 10pm.

Paciejewski finds musical inspiration from a wide range of  artists such as Corb Lund, the Avett Brothers and the Red Hot Chili Peppers with his songs containing elements of folk, country, bluegrass, and rock. 

You will be treated to a mix of original songs as well as covers from some of his favourite musicians. Sit back, relax with a cold drink, and hear some stories that were inspired by life growing up in northern BC.

 

 

Omineca Arts Centre Performance

Another show is coming up at Omineca, featuring four artists from across Canada. Ok Vancouver Ok, Ghostly Hounds, Britt AM, and Sean Wesley Wood will be performing on July 27th at 9pm.

Ok Vancouver Ok is a Canadian indie rock band formed in Vancouver B.C. in 2004. Described as "anti-capitalist indie music with an environmental message" they integrate elements of punk, lo-fi, funk, pop, post punk, folk rock, and avant-garde ideas.

Ghostly Hounds, a Montreal-based witch-folk project, combines strings, horns and powerful vocals to create a dark, jazzy sound, accompanied by an eclectic mix of instrumentation

From Prince George, Britt AM delivers a gripping set, twisting and manipulating the signal of her guitar with loop and effect pedals, to create rhythmic, riff-based songs with barbed hooks and experiential messages.

Sean Wesley Wood, originally from Vancouver, has been writing songs and performing around Prince George since 2005. This indie folk artist's distinctive vocal style and experience makes his shows stand out from the crowd. 

The cover is only $10 to see all four of these awesome performers!

Robson Valley Music Festival

If you head down past McBride between August 11th and the 13th you might hear some music you weren’t expecting. Robson Valley Music festival is taking over Dunster, BC for a weekend of art, entertainment, and adventure.

Experience performances by the likes of Warless, The Moulettes, Mob Bounce, and many others, along with multiple different workshops and visual artists.

When purchased online weekend passes are: $150 for Adults, and $80 for Youths or Seniors.  

Festival Gate opens at 4pm on Friday, Ticket Gate opens at 12pm

Don't miss out on the opportunity for amazing live entertainment, in one of the most pristine environments in the west! 

Canada Games Flag Relay Party

Not only is it Canada's 150th anniversary, but it is also the 50th anniversary of the Canada Games, and to celebrate this the Canada Games flag is traveling to all the communities that have hosted the event in the past.

As the latest host of the Canada Games, Prince George is the last stop for the Canada Games Flag Relay Party before its final destination of Winnipeg, Manitoba , the host of the 2017 Canada Summer Games, on July 28th.

There will be much live entertainment and food vendors from 11am to 2pm. Official dignitaries and VIP athletes will also be in attendance. 

Arrive early to attend another party; the Zumba in the Plaza dance party starts one hour before this event. 

For more info head to: https://goo.gl/mCBfwd


 

Three Bands at the Legion

On the 26th of July three rocking artists will be hitting the Legions Stage. Parlour Panther, Hatchey the Mouthpiece, and This Way North are going to rock the stage from 8PM to Midnight.

Parlour Panther is an Indie Rock band originally from East Vancouver that create songs full of electric guitars, synths, and powerful vocals inspired by the resistance of Queer communities.  Many of their lyrics come from those struggles and the love and strength required to overcome.

Hachey the Mouthpeace is a beatbox artist who uses live looping, exotic synths, and a vocoder to create a truly memorable show. His music won him the 2013 Much Music BeatBox Championship along with the 2012 Hamilton Music Awards

Finally, This Way North is a duo that gives shows that  are combine groove based, dynamic power drumming with swampy slide guitar, slimmed down soul vocals and compelling alt- pop melodies. They create an explosive sound rarely realised by just two artists on stage

For more info check out https://goo.gl/uv39RJ

Rae Spoon at Omenica Arts Center

Rae Spoon is an award-winning Canadian musician, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and author who has eight solo albums that incorporate genres such as indie rock, folk, and electronic.

They have performed in everything from smaller house concerts to huge theatres, and are making their next stop in Prince George, at the Omineca Arts Centre on July 29th. Spoon’s lyrics involve moving themes of trauma and self preservation mixed with ideas of hope and survival. Underneath, their music uses both organic and digital beats, from analogue synthesizers to the  cello, to carry the music through pop refrains and danceable beats.

Doors open at 8pm with the show itself starting at 9pm. Tickets are $20.
For more info on the concert click HERE
And if you want to hear some of Rae Spoon's music, or learn more about them click HERE

5 on a String

This weekend there will be some old fashioned bluegrass coming to Prince George with 5 on a String. After 25 years they have now hold the title of the longest standing bluegrass bands in the Pacific Northwest.

They will be coming back to Artspace this Sunday, on July 23rd at 7pm.

Tickets are $20 each and available at Books & Co. for this band and its keen and passionate focus on traditional bluegrass.

Kispiox Valley Music Festival

Take a drive out of PG and head over to the Kispiox Valley to hear some great music, because from July 28th to the 30th the Kispiox Valley Music Festival will jamming by the river for the 22nd time.

 Every year over 200 volunteers put in hundreds of hours of work assuring that yet another wonderful festival is put on for people of every age.The festival, found just outside of Hazelton, features both local performers along with ones from across Canada, such as: Rachelle Van Zanten, The Racket, and Sweet Alibi.

Weekend Passes are $80 for Adults and $50 for Youth. As well there is a camping fee of $15 per person over 12 and $30 per vehicle

For more info head over to their website at http://kvmf.ca/

 

 

Ewan Macintyre Band

When was the last  time you listened to a Celtic Soul band?  Not for a while...or maybe never? Well then you should definitely make sure to check out Ewan Macintyre Band playing at Nancy O’s on July 20th.

Macintyre and his band weaves a blend of folk pop that features beautiful string arrangements, ripping solos, soaring harmonies and heartfelt lyrical content. The band has been traveling across Canada and Europe to promote their latest single: “Champagne in Heaven”, and will be landing in PG soon.

There will be a $10 cover charge, and for more info, or to check out some of his songs go to http://www.ewan-macintyre.org/shows.html

Learn to Survive Outside!

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If you find yourself outside hiking, biking, climbing, hunting or otherwise in nature on a regular basis, there is a workshop coming to town you'll definitely want to check out. BC AdventureSmart will be in Prince George to present the Survive Outside Program at the University of Northern British Columbia on July 28th.

You will get the opportunity to learn about the proper preparations for spending time outside along with some on the essentials you should always have on you. As well, there will be a panel discussions with the Prince George Search & Rescue afterwards.

To sign up for this free event  click HERE

Sarah Jane Scouten

Bowen Island native, Sarah Jane Scouten, will be bringing her folk roots up to Prince George on Monday, July 17th.

Scouten balances melodies that are reminiscent of traditional folk with outspoken and edgy themes; ranging from homelessness to midwifery to tongue-in-cheek heartache songs and unabashed Canadiana.

She now has three full-length recorded albums that some have described as having flavours of Lucinda Williams, Nanci Griffiths and Iris Dement and a wealth of early country music.

If you want to check out this two-time Canadian Folk Music Award nominee you can see her at Nancy O’s. There will be a $12 cover charge for this performance.

Radio Academy Photos

WOAH! It's crazy to think that our second Radio Academy of the summer is already done! This last camp was such a blast (for both the campers and counsellors) and it was amazing to see how quickly the campers caught on to everything, along with how great all of their shows turned out...not to forget all the PSAs, IDs, and Interviews they made.

Below are some photos from the last day of camp, where their shows were recorded and broadcasted on CFUR! 

(Click on the photo to see more)

Professional Comedy Featuring Simon King

If you are in the mood to laugh, or simply want some cheering up, you need to head over to Nancy O’s on July 13th or 14th. Simon King will be there with a explosive performance that marries sharp socially conscious material with a keen point of view.

King takes the stage with an high energy, aggressive, intelligent and edgy comedy style that makes him stand out from the crowd. His unmistakable wit will win you over but the sheer hilarity and spontaneity of his performance will keep you coming back for more. From the simple to the surreal, from topical to absurd there's no doubt that Simon King is like nothing else in the comedy world

He has appeared at many prestigious comedy festivals including the San Francisco International Comedy Competition, The Winnipeg Comedy Festival, The Edmonton Comedy Festival, The Just For Laughs Festival, and the HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. He has clearly made quite a name for himself, and you get the opportunity to see him live in Prince George!

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance at Nancy O’s.

Free Event for Fire Evacuees

On Wednesday, July 12th the Railway and Forestry Museum is offering a free event to those displaced by the BC wildfires. Evacuees can come experience everything the museum has to offer, including a mini-rail train ride and a lunch.

The Forestry Museum is always loved by kids as you can climb aboard locomotives, tour a 1938 train station, and check out the many artifacts from Prince George's past.

The Museum is also located right beside Cottonwood Park, which is a beautiful spot for a stroll beside the river. Cottonwood has both paved pathways and trails.

The event is going on from 11:00am to 3:00pm and evacuee registration forms should be brought with you. Visiting the museum always makes for a lovely way to spend time with your family.

Limelight Quest Reunion

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What's better than watching one Limelight winner perform? How about four?!

Thats right Shiraz Cafe & Limelight Quest are pleased to present a Winners Reunion Show!

Former winners of the Limelight Quest competition have joined together to entertain Shiraz audiences.

There will be two seatings for this event, so book your reservation to see your favourite performers.

On Thursday July 13th At 6:00pm, Trisha McCreery, Arilynne Barks, Caitriona Hogan, and Dan Johnson will be performing and at 8:00pm Selina Bomberger, Lorna-Jane Simmons, Paige Marriott, and Jaymie Walker are taking the stage

Admission is free and cash donations will be collected.

These singers are all very talented so it is sure to be a fabulous night.