What’s happening this summer?
Don’t forget Kootenay Savings Music in the Park happens every Thursday until the end of August at 7pm for a toonie at Gyro Park! Our summer hours are Fridays from 12pm-4pm. Buy tickets online ANYTIME at thebailey.ca. For a full list of events please visit our website.
Season passes are available for purchase online here.
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 7:30 pm BEVERLY ELLIOTT: SINK OR SWIM
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 7:30 pm MUSIC OF JUNK: STORIES OF THE JUNKYARD
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 7:30 pm LIZZY HOYT: A CHRISTMAS SHOW
Tuesday, Jan. 16, 7:30 pm THE OCTET: A MARE USQUE AD MARI
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 7:30 pm BUZZ BRASS QUINTET: A TRIBUTE TO GERSHWIN
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 7:30 pm ZOGMA
Tuesday, Mar. 13, 7:30 pm PATRICIA CANO: MADRE-AMIGA-HERMANA
Series Pass $115
Family Series Pass $250
***FAMILY SERIES PASSES ARE ONLY AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE IN PERSON OR BY PHONE***
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The Teck Family Series is now available for renewal online, in person or over the phone. Watch your inbox for more information, as passes will be available to the general public on July 16th.
Kootenay Concert Connection
DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND
Thursday October 19th, 7:30pm
“One of the greatest blues bands in the world. Period”– Toronto Star
A blues force for forty-four years, The Legendary Downchild Blues Band’s roots run deep with their saxophone-driven jump blues led by guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Donnie Mr. Downchild Walsh. This Juno Award winning Canadian powerhouse has earned Downchild a reputation as the premier blues band in Canada and is revered by fans across the globe.
This is musicianship of the highest order. With sharp arrangements, slick pacing and a steely fix on giving audiences what they want, Downchild is a juggernaut with a long-standing legacy in classic blues. Singer Chuck Jackson, tenor sax player Pat Carey, drummer Mike Fitzpatrick, bassist Gary Kendall, and pianist/organist Michael Fonfara- have been Walsh’s compadres for the past decade and a half and they continue to rock houses, tearing up stages in every corner of the world with their rollicking signature sound.
The Downchild Blues Band, the inspiration behind the creation of Dan Ackroyd’s and the late John Belushi’s Blues Brothers, have recorded 17 albums in their long and storied career, and are a member of the Canadian Blues Hall of Fame. Walsh and his band-mates have won countless music industry awards including the Juno for Best Roots and Traditional album in 1991. They also received a Juno Nomination in 2005 for “Blues Album of the Year,” for their album “Come on In”. In 2007, Downchild was named “Entertainer of the Year”, at the Annual Maple Blues Awards.
“There would be no Blues Brothers if it weren’t for Downchild.” – Dan Aykroyd
Raised on Songs and Stories
Saturday October 21, 7:30pm
John McDermott is an international recording star and household name. Besides his stellar musical career – platinum, double-platinum, triple-platinum albums and multiple Juno nominations – he is also known for his commitment to veterans’ causes – the U.S. Congressional Medal of Honour Society’s Bob Hope Award, the Ted Williams Globe & Anchor Award from the USMC and, here at home, a commendation from the Minister of Veteran’s Affairs for this ongoing work, which includes his foundation McDermott House Canada, dedicated to improving care in the final stages of terminal illness and providing a warm, welcoming place to stay for Canada’s veterans, military, first responders and their families.
In concert, whether he is sharing the stage with a topnotch group of musical friends or touring the world as part of the famed Three Irish Tenors, McDermott continues to enchant audiences with his beautiful voice and sensitive renditions. Though time and travel have introduced him to a wealth of new material and experiences, he manages to incorporate that diversity into his performances, while retaining the beguiling sense of humour that endeared him to audiences from the beginning. This tour features songs from his latest release, Raised on Songs and Stories, and a variety of favourites from his vast recording catalogue.
A delectable evening of story and song, delivered with charm and grace by the consummate craftsman himself, John McDermott.