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Powder Blues
     All performances are at the Port Hardy Civic Centre
 1) Kevin Lavigne, Tiller's Folly and Diyet
     - Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
 2) Vivace
      - Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
 3) Songs of the Southern Belles
     - Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
 4) Dockside Drive
     - Saturday, February 17, 2018
     - Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and Dinner starts at 6:00 p.m.
     - Dinner is catered by: TBA
 5) Jim Byrnes with The Sojourners
     - Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

    Sponsors


James Keelaghan

The Great Canadian SongbookThe Great Canadian Songbook is a show that highlights some of the greatest Canadian songs of the past and present taking audiences on a musical journey from Bon Vista to Vancouver Island! Drawing from a wide array of music and a variety of genre’s, features performers Ken Lavigne, Tiller’s Folly and Diyet, combine stories, music and projections, to provide the audience a stylistic overview of Canada’s greatest hits! Featuring the music by Leonard Cohen, Stan Rogers, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Buffy St. Marie, Anne Murray & Stomp’in Tom Connors in addition to contemporary artists including the Bare Naked Ladies, Blue Rodeo and original songs by the Great Canadian SongBook performers.

Ken Lavigne, Tiller’s Folly and Diyet have created this show in celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary Celebrations. They have followed each other on tour across North America and always talked about performing together and finally it is happening to celebrate Canada!

Ken Lavigne – Why am I excited about this collaboration?  ” I am really enjoying the rediscovery of some of these Canadian songs, tunes that I have been humming for a long time but actually having an excuse to really sink my teeth and perform has been awesome. That and listening and working with Bruce, Nolan and Laurence (Tiller’s Folly)  and Diyet is a real thrill. Favourite song in the show… “Impossible to answer really, but I would say Stan Rogers’ Northwest Passage”

Diyet – What is your favourite song on this show?  “Universal Soldier,  100%. This song has never been more relevant to me then at this time in the state of the world. A great and lasting song will always be teetering on the edge because it speaks truths that we don’t want to hear or be reminded of. And isn’t that the job of the poet and artist to speak the truth in a language that we can all understand and can’t forget?”

Powder Blues

VivaceVivace is a modern and thrilling combination of four unique and exceptional pop and classical singers. Based primarily out of Vancouver, Vivace is Melody Courage and Tiffany Desrosiers with featured performers Joey Niceforo, and Joel Ros.  Vivace started merging their talents in 2010 performing at the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games. Since then, they have gone on to tour extensively through the United States and Canada, captivating audiences everywhere they go. Vivace is the latest addition to the classical crossover/popera genre. Their stirring combination of powerful male voices and emotionally driven female vocals come together to create a sound that is exclusively their own. With a rich and diverse repertoire ranging from pop, to arias, to their own self-written material, Vivace undoubtedly puts a fresh new take on the classical and modern music of today. 

Headwater

Songs of the Southern BellesSongs of the Southern Belles is a concert celebrating the masterfully written melodies and lyrics of an age when country music reigned throughout the airwaves and local dances. This evening of pure gold-record entertainment is set in the traditional style of the Grand Ole Opry. Singers Anna Jacyszyn and Kinga Heming will relive the stories told through songs originally sung by Nashville Royalty like Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn to name a few. Under the music direction of Sean Bray and Loni Moger, and with their ‘Sounds of Nashville’ band of musicians, this evening promises a walk through memory lane with a fresh scent of nostalgia.

Woody Holler Orchestra

Dockside Drive Dock Side Drive is one of the West Coast’s newest swing & show bands. Fresh off theatre and festival performances through BC, this dynamic band entertains audiences with the music of the 1940s, 50s & 60s.

Since its inception, Dock Side Drive has established a reputation as a show band that features vocalists & instrumentalists alike. Dock Side Drive is an 8 piece band offering a blend of tunes that will usher you through more than three decades of song, including the music of Ray Charles, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, The Beatles and other favourites. You won’t want to miss the chance to see and hear this ensemble performing well-known swing, blues, jazz and show tunes! It’s guaranteed you’ll be swingin’ and singin’ along!

Robert Post Comedy Theatre
Jim Byrnes with The Sojournes

When Canadian blues icon Jim Byrnes called Vancouver based gospel singer Marcus Mosely on the phone a few years ago to ask if he could round up a few friends to record some backup vocals for a new album, no one could have guessed what would happen next.

From the moment Mosely and his pals stepped up to the microphone and began singing, they realized that they had something very special going on. When Byrnes dubbed the trio The Sojourners the name stuck and – as they say – the rest is history. Formative years spent singing in the churches of Marcus Mosely, Will Sanders and Khari McClelland, (from Ralls, Texas, Alexandria, Louisiana and Detroit, Michigan respectively) give The Sojourners' sound an authentic edge that only comes with experience. This is real gospel - blessed with a soul that can't be fake