A fiddle-fuelled concert will take fans on a genre-hopping trip across North America to the Ukraine, with stops in between to sample some Celt-ified, classically twisted, good ol'-time, foot stompin' music next week at Langley Community Music School.
The McKee Seniors' Recreation Centre will once again be hosting the Spinney Brothers, Canada's number one touring bluegrass band.
The McKee Jammers have once again teamed up with the Pacific Bluegrass Club to present a great bluegrass concert in Ladner.
Fresh on the heels of its departure from the new cultural centre, the Chilliwack Community Arts Council (CCAC) has announced the end of the Chilliwack Bluegrass Festival.
Banjo-player jokes and world-class mandolin playing filled Pitt Meadows Heritage Hall on Saturday night.
Pitt Meadows has become a regular on the bluegrass circuit with a regular biweekly bluegrass circle.
Gallery 7 Theatre will hold open auditions for an adaptation of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility Sept. 5 at 6: 30 p.m. in the MEI Theatre in Abbotsford. The production, the first in Gallery 7's "Theatre for Life!" season, features up to six men and seven women, offering talented and dedicated performers a great opportunity to stretch their acting abilities. The audition is open to all male and female performers ages 16 to 60. Rehearsals start Sept. 10 and will run Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 10 p.m. as well as two Saturday rehearsals. Show opens Nov. 2.
Cinema Under the Stars Cinema Under the Stars is back, so gather the family together and take in a free flick on a three-storey high big screen this summer compliments of Prospera Credit Union. All of the movies start at dusk and support local charities. In Chilliwack, the film is The Lorax and will be at Watson Glen Park on Aug.
. August Lunchtime Concert Series, bring lunch for a free hour of musical entertainment by local performers in Memorial Peace Park from noon to 1 p.m. The schedule is available at downtownmapleridge.ca. The following performers are lined up: Aug. 23: Darren Exley; Aug. 28: Lydia Querengesser; Aug. 29: Land of Deborah; Aug. 30: The Green Room.
• Teens are invited to the Maple Ridge Library for the Teen Summer Reading Club wind-up party at 3 p.m. Bring a book to trade with other club members, enjoy snacks and games, and help us pick the winners of the local teen reading club prizes. Info: 604-467-7417.
Don't miss the 25th Annual Chilliwack Bluegrass Festival taking place at Chilliwack Heritage Park this Labour Day Weekend Aug. 31, Sept. 1 and Sept. 2.
• Bring your lunch for a free hour of musical entertainment by local performers in Memorial Peace Park every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. The schedule is available at downtownmapleridge.ca. T
Saskatoon's Nigel Mack performs solo at Bozzini's Upstairs Lounge Aug. 17, doors at 8 p.m., show at 9: 30 p.m. Mack pays respect to the blues greats who have influenced his music while embracing the modern funk-blues sound commonly heard in the Chicago blues scene today.
The Main Beach Event and Fundraising Committee has organized a free music concert every Thursday from 4: 30 to 7: 30 p.m. at the Main Beach Gazebo at Cultus Lake Park. The lineup is: Aug. 9 Blackthorn, Irish folk music from Vancouver along with Irish dancing; Aug. 16 Evans Palmer, Chilliwack's Scottish ballad singer, guitarist, bagpiper; Aug. 23 Norine Braun, a Vancouver-based singer/songwriter who will preform with her trio; Aug. 30 The Carol Adams Band from North Vancouver playing from 5: 30 to 8: 30 p.m.
Seven-piece country-folk band The Washboard Union released their first album June 26 and have been making the festival rounds this summer to promote their new tunes.
The McKee Jammers have once again teamed up with the Pacific Bluegrass Club to host another great bluegrass concert.
The live@5005 concert series at Genesis Theatre continues when Vancouver bluegrass/ country band Late Thaw rolls into town next Friday.
April 5 ... The Maple Ridge Library presents romance author Carol Mason reading from her novels. The event takes place from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
In a club just off Granville Street, the band is dishing out the kind of gritty, nasty, rock 'n' roll that can mortify a mother at 40 paces.