Bow Valley Women of Song

FREE Live Performance


Sat. Sept. 16

8 p.m.


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artsPlace Theatre


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artsPlace presents an intimate evening of music showcasing the amazing female talent of the Bow Valley, both performers who grew up here or moved here from around the world and now call our mountain community home. Join us for this special free evening of musical storytelling from a female perspective either in-person in the artsPlace theatre or live streamed online.

Featured Artists

Amelie Patterson

Banff-raised alt-pop auteur Amelie Patterson is a songwriter’s songwriter. The inaugural poet laureate of Banff National Park, her poetic predisposition has landed her a golden reputation as a songwriter and community builder. Her newest release, The War EP, takes a unique auditory pathway, allowing Amelie to “walk you hand in hand through the human condition." She has performed alongside Serena Ryder, Matt Andersen and Sarah Harmer and has been awarded Alternative Recording of the Year at the YYC Music Awards, as well as received Calgary’s coveted White Hat.

Caroline Whyte

Caroline Whyte is a woman with a heart for country romance. As a singer-songwriter based in the mountains of Canmore, Alberta, she draws inspiration from the rugged landscapes of the West to craft poetic and transfixing work that conjures a stillness in the room.

Her haunting, angelic voice evokes the cool relief of canyon breezes and the rustle of spring grasses, transporting listeners to long days in the saddle and nights in dusty cabins. Through carefully constructed stories of self-reckoning, healing, and redemption, Whyte's work explores the depths of the Western experience.

Irene Poole

Banff born and bred, Irene is an actor, singer-songwriter, and composer. She has performed her songs at various venues around the Bow Valley including the 2023 Canmore Folk Festival and artsPlace, and graduated in 2021 with her BFA in Musical Theatre from LIU Post. Irene's indie-folk songs often take inspiration from the natural world around her, and from other strong women songwriters like Joni Mitchell and Brandi Carlile.

Geneva Gamutan

Recent Canmore resident, Geneva hails from the Philippines where she was a professional wedding and lounge singer and fronted various local bands. Geneva recently performed as part of the National Filipino Heritage Month celebrations on Stan Rogers Stage, as well as at artsPlace, and Fiesta Filipino 2023 “Dare to Dream” cultural showcase at Olympic Plaza Calgary.

She co-writes ballads, with her husband, capturing moments in their life story and immortalizing them through their soulful songs, which she will share for the first time, in the bow valley.

This event is part of

Canmore Festival of Art & Creativity

Celebrate Alberta Culture Days with us!

Enjoy art workshops, artist demonstrations, hands-on activities, films, a community campfire, outdoor markets, and live performances - art and creativity will abound, promising fun for people of all ages to enjoy.

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