September 27, 2019, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm | Friday
Program Fee: FREE!
Join us for the Canmore Festival of Art and Creativity Kickoff Party featuring headliners Shred Kelly, Bow Valley's Northern Quarter, and cultural sharing from Daryl "Dancing Buffalo" Kootenay!
Bring your reusable mug and a blanket and settle in, right in front of artsPlace. Enjoy hot chocolate from local vendors and roast marshmallows around the campfire while listening to live music and storytelling.
This event is FREE and open to everyone!
Soaked in electric crescendos and folk tinged sing-along anthems, Shred Kelly is known for their high energy live show that ignites dance floors with their alternative folk sound. Over three albums and countless tours, the five British Columbians have developed their signature sound by taking inspiration from the mountains they hail from and the people who inhabit them. Shred Kelly has seamlessly fused traditional instrumentation with modern rock, presenting a sound that is both unique and compelling. The group has achieved a growing list of awards and recognition; five Kootenay Music Awards, one Western Canadian Music Award, over one million Spotify plays, and CBC recognition.
Northern Quarter formed in May 2017 and have been successfully working as a covers band, blending modern contemporary pop favourites with old school jazz and blues vibes and playing most of the venues in the Bow Valley as well as further afield, all the while working away writing and recording original songs. This creative effort has resulted in their debut EP "Cold Dark Night". This six-track EP demonstrates the bands eclectic tastes and influences. From Folk-Rock to Alternative, to Indie, to Contemporary Pop, all underpinned by the beautifully smooth vocal talents of singer-songwriter Kerry Hunter, an established local artist in her own right. A strong rhythm section held down by husband and wife team Dave and Wendy Crewe complement the intricate and melodic guitars of Carlos Nadeau. In addition, lush orchestration is provided via samples played on a drum pad by Dave.