Live Performance

Son of Town Hall ~Folk
Presented in association with The Canmore Folk Music Festival

  January 24, 2019, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm  | Thursday

Welcome to the mythic world of Son of Town Hall, the unusual union of Ben Parker and David Berkeley, who have imagined a world that transcends time and space, complete with Victorian-era outfits, meditations about the sea and songs that beg you to sing along.

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The Ladom Ensemble
~Classical/World

  January 26, 2019, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm  | Saturday

Drawing from Persian, Balkan, South American, and Turkish music, these four musicians effortlessly integrate musical genres and blend them into a contemporary classical framework. With a unique combination of instruments consisting of accordion, world percussion, cello, and piano, they create a distinct yet accessible sound into a memorable performance for all ages.

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The Shoe Project
10 Women. 10 Pairs of Shoes. 10 Stories.

  February 1, 2019 — February 2, 2019  | Two Performances! Friday & Saturday at 7:30 pm.

Immigrant and refugee women from the Bow Valley share stories of their journeys to Canada, through a pair of shoes, in this very personal performance.

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Winter Warm-Up
A family-friendly musical extravaganza!

  February 3, 2019, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  | Sunday

Join the local trio, Three Sistas, for a family-friendly musical extravaganza that will be sure to warm your body and soul! Suitable for kids up to 8 years old!

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Brandi Disterheft ~Jazz
with Mark DeJong's Redline Trio

  February 3, 2019, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm  | Sunday

Fiery Juno award-winning bassist, singer, composer, Brandi Disterheft has been under the apprenticeship of Miles Davis’ bassist, Ron Carter, since she relocated to NYC from Vancouver. Brandi has recorded and performed with Hank Jones, Anita O’Day, Benny Green, Cyrus Chestnut, Jeremy Pelt and Renee Rosnes to name a few. At the age of 21, she had already performed at some of the world’s most prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall and the Vienna Opera House.

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HeARTburn 2019
Tickets on sale Jan. 20 at Noon!

  February 9, 2019, 7:00 pm — February 10, 2019, 3:00 am  | Doors Open at 7pm

Come dance and be merry with your local Bow Valley Burning Man community to celebrate You, LOVE & Your neighbours at an eclectic dance & Valentine’s event complete with interactive art, performance, DJs, visuals, speed-connecting and beautiful people.

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Russell deCarle
~Folk

  February 10, 2019, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm  | Sunday

Known as the lead singer and founding member of multiplatinum country-roots group Prairie Oyster, Russell deCarle has spent the last decade carving out a solo career. Joined by Steve Briggs on guitar and Jeremy Holmes on bass, deCarle offers a mix of southern soul and restrained balladry, with obvious touches of jazz, blues, old-school country, and western swing.

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Grizzly Paw Comedy Nights: Todd Ness
Back by popular demand!

  February 15, 2019, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm  | Friday

Winner of the 2014 Yuk Yuks Chase Your Butterfly Contest, Todd combines sharp whit, athletic endurance and ability to relate to middle class white people, to excel in the world of comedy.

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Marc Atkinson Trio with Cameron Wilson
~Roots/Folk/Jazz

  February 22, 2019, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm  | Friday

A concert filled with melody, rhythm and just good old-fashioned fun!

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IMPROVAGEDDON
Presented by Mountain Improv Alliance

  February 23, 2019  | Saturday

The improv show to end all improv shows!

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Dominguez and Fung
~Classical

  March 2, 2019, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm  | Saturday

Let cellist Chloe Dominguez and pianist Janelle Fung take you on a sublime and mystical journey inspired by fables, from Russian folklore to Italian commedia dell’arte to a child-like fantasy of princess and prince. Hear what happens when fairy tales and music merge, blend and blossom.

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A Woman in Wildflowers
Created and performed by Shirley Truscott

  March 9, 2019, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm  | Saturday

Created and performed by Shirley Truscott, this reflective dramatic portrait recounts the extraordinary personal journey of Elizabeth "Lizzie" Rummel.

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The Miss Ellen Q Show
A Drag Love Story

  March 10, 2019, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm  | Sunday

Drag Queen Superstar Miss Ellen Q is a household name in the Bow Valley, but what do we really know about her?

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Grizzly Paw Comedy Nights: Matthew Murray

  March 15, 2019, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm  | Friday

In his successful 20-year career, Matthew has turned everything life has thrown at him into a wonderfully original tale.

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Irish Mythen
~Folk/Roots

  March 17, 2019, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm  | Sunday

After a sold-out show in 2017, Canmore Folk Festival favorite Irish Mythen returns to artsPlace with her one-of-a-kind performance that will leave you by turns in stitches, riled up, amazed and moved to tears.

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Carlos del Junco and The Blues Mongrels
~Blues

  March 21, 2019, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm  | Thursday

To say del Junco only plays the harmonica is like saying "Jimi Hendrix only plays guitar". He blows the blues harp through a prism - suddenly it seems he's holding every color in the musical rainbow right there in his hands. Simultaneously sophisticated and raw, his playing blurs the boundaries between blues and jazz delivering a seamless fusion of New Orleans second line grooves, swing, Latin, hip-hop or ska melodies, to swampy roots rock.

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Canada’s Rising Stars
~Classical

  March 23, 2019, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm  | Saturday

The beloved Rising Stars concert is back for another year! Join us for an inspiring evening featuring the next generation of Canada’s truly outstanding young classical musicians – in collaboration with internationally acclaimed pianist and Canmore resident Susanne Ruberg-Gordon. You will be wowed, moved and blown away!

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