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Downtown Summerfest

Downtown Prince George's Summerfest is back for another year with even more entertainment, activities, and of course...food! 

Join thousands on July 16th in front of City Hall to participate in kids activities, grab a bite to eat from the food pavilion, and take in live entertainment from talented local bands. 

You can experience mystical magic with Dr Von Houligan's Carnival of Calamities , ride a train, play games, shop at the exhibitor alley, or check out the butterfly house.

Food tickets for the pavilion can be purchased at Tourism Prince George and Canadian Western Bank.

Everything starts at 11am and events will going on until 5pm. Summerfest is always a hit, and this year will be no exception. 

Heatwave - For Canada's 150

Make some noise for Canada’s 150th birthday with an 8-day music festival at Canada Games Plaza!
Beginning the evening of July 1, with the French Connection, Andino Suns, and Delhi 2 Dublin, there will be 8 days of lunchtime and evening concerts down at the Canada games plaza. Presented by the Prince George Folkfest Society, this “Heatwave” of music and culture will gather people from across Northern BC to celebrate Canadian culture, history, and diversity.

The concerts showcase regional, provincial, and national performers representing the best of Canadian music in a variety of genres. Every performance is free to attend. For more info on the performers click here

Heatwave is part of the City of PG – Canada 150 Project that includes the Canada 150 Patchwork Mural and Canada 150 Mosaic. Full details can be found at here.

Métis Day and Fathers Day Show and Shine

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The Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park will be the place to be on Sunday June 18th, with two awesome annual events happening on the same day! Starting at 10am and going until 4pm the annual Father's day show and shine presented by the Crusin Classics Car Club. Walk through acres of lawn with classic cars, hot rods, motorcycles, trucks of all sizes and more! There will also be numerous food vendors, so bring your appetite.

Also at the park will be the annual Métis Day hosted by the Prince George Métis Community Association. The opening ceremony is at 11am, and events will going throughout the entire day. There will be: a kiddies park, jiggers, crafters, music, food booths, and a feature performance by Raynie and the Barn Dance Boys.

Everyone is welcome, and admission is free to both events.

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The Burying Ground

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If you're looking for something to do tomorrow (June 9th) , consider checking out the The Burying Ground , playing at the Legion. They are an upbeat blues string band that brings the fire of punk to the technical prowess and distinct sounds of early blues, country and jazz masters as Blind Blake, Bessie Smith, Gary Davis, Jimmie Rodgers and many others. This trio, featuring Woody Forster on guitar and vocals, Devora Laye on washboard, saw, and vocals along with Joseph Lubinsky-Mast on upright bass, just released their newest album, and play a mix of original material  alongside reinvented older songs. They strive to create a lively and gritty sound that is reminiscent of the music of the juke joints and jazz halls of the 1920s and '30s.

The doors open at 8pm, with the show starting at 9pm. As well, the cover fee for this performance is $10.

If you’re in the mood for blues, go check out The Burying Ground tomorrow night!

 

 

 

Girls Rock Camp North

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Girls Rock Camp North is going to be happening here in PG and is ready to make some noise. It is a week long camp, running from August 21st to the 25th, for female identified and non- binary youth ages 9-17. Throughout the week campers get to work on songwriting, zine and poster making,positive self-image and identity discussions, gear set-up, technical training and much more! Campers of all skill levels are welcome, whether they already play an instrument or not, and all musical preference is encouraged. Registration will be happening Saturday , June 9th at the Wilson Square Community Farmers Market from 10AM-2PM. Fees are operating on a sliding scale, from $0-$300, and the camp accepts people on a first come first serve basis.

If you want to support the camp, you can check out their fundraising concert, She Shreds happening on June 23rd at 8PM. It's happening at the Omineca Arts Centre, and will feature Naomi Kavka, Sober Becky, Britt A.M., Genevieve Jade Tucker, and Kiera Dall'Osto.

For more info you can head to their website at https://www.girlsrockcampnorth.com/, or find them on facebook here:  https://www.facebook.com/girlsrockcampnorth

 

 

Casse Tête: Experimental Music in PG

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If your in the market for something a little different, make sure you don't miss out on Casse Tête, a festival of experimental music right happening here in PG! This radically creative music is taking place at Theatre North-West and admission is completely free. It will feature improvisation, free jazz, avant-garde compositions, minimalism, post-rock, noise, and much more. Check out the 5th annual festival from June 15th till the 18th, and if you would like any more information you can head over to their website at http://www.cassetetefestival.com/. [audio mp3="http://www.cfur.ca/wp-content/uploads/20170605-Casse-Tete-PSA-copy.mp3"][/audio]

Learn, Contribute, and Build Skills at Maker Lab Prince George

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Have you ever been to Maker Lab? It happens every Thursday evening from 5-9PM at Two Rivers Gallery! Listen in as Roanne Witticase, Coordinator for Maker Lab Prince George, fills us in on what a Maker Lab is, how anyone can take part, and dishes some exciting news about upcoming projects and events within Maker Lab![mixcloud https://www.mixcloud.com/britt-meierhofer/interview-with-maker-lab-coordinator-roanne-witticase/ width=100% height=120 hide_cover=1 light=1]

The-One-Week-Stand Tour: Carolyn Mark // Twin Peaks // Kitty & The Rooster

The One-Week-Stand Tour is shaping up to be one of the most hilarious and short lived tours British Columbia has ever seen! unnamed-1

A little bit of everything... From sassy, sultry country tunes (Carolyn Mark) to sweet and smoky roots (Twin Peaks) to a surf-tastic rock and roll show (Kitty & The Rooster)! Catchy melodies, clever lyrics and off the cuff stage banter are at the heart of all three of these incredible acts.
 
"Go for the music, stay for the dirty jokes."
- Metromix New York review of Carolyn Mark's live show
One Week Stand Tour Dates:
April 22 - Fort St. John - The Lido Theatre
April 23 - Rolla - The Rolla Pub
April 24 - Prince George - The Legion
April 25 - Quesnel - The Occidental
April 26 - Williams Lake - Central Cariboo Arts Centre
April 27 - Chilliwack - Tractorgrease
April 28 - Mission - The Stage
April 29 - Vancouver - Lana Lou's
Contact:
Naomi Shore