Friday March 9 at 2:00 pm
A gentle giant with kind eyes and an undeniable ability to make you feel good about yourself, this musical master brings 45 years of commitment, consistency and depth to a career that skillfully blends the many genres of performing and communication. Dubbed “Mr. Multi-Media” by Billboard Magazine, his diverse repertoire includes a prolific 12 Children’s Albums, countless energetically packed live shows for throngs of eager audiences across North America, composing the music for APTN/YTV’s Tipi Tales, and writing the score and hosting the TV documentary The Simple Way (focused on the relevant, world-wide topic of voluntary simplicity). He has, without a doubt, established himself as a fundamental part of the North American family entertainment scene. And whether it’s through CDs, videos, books or television, his cornerstone philosophy remains the same: absolute trust that his work can make a difference.
Saturday March 10 at 7:30 pm
Tickets $35 | $29 | $25
Joe Trio is not your average classical trio. They don’t want to be neatly categorized, but instead strive for diversity, versatility, and more than a little humour and unpredictability. Their repertoire consists of the classics – from Papa Haydn to Uncle Shostakovich, new works by contemporary composers, and their own arrangements of popular, jazz and rock tunes. And they’re not afraid to mix together so many styles of music into a single piece it makes your head spin. More than virtuosi, the Trio’s members are fantastic performers who engage the audience in a way few classical musicians can. Amply witty, charming, and tremendously musical, Joe Trio leaves audiences with a new appreciation for classical music. make a difference.
Thursday March 15 at 7:30 pm
Tickets $39 | $33 | $29
Black Umfolosi were formed in 1982 by school friends in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, who named themselves after the Umfolozi Omnyama River in South Africa- to where their ancestors can be traced. In 2009 The Black Umfolosi 5 continue to present their spectacular songs and dances thrilling audiences worldwide with a NEW LINE-UP.
Their performances are energy driven and completely engaging, mixing a great gentleness of spirit and song with an exuberance in dance. Their trademark harmonies mixed with intricate rhythms, clicking and clapping are highlighted during their brilliantly choreographed shows with a full range of movements from subtle to vibrant stomping and leaping! Their famous Gumboot Dances showcase the traditional styles and rituals of the South African mining regions and are a particular crowd pleaser.
Fisher Peak Winter Ale Concert Series
Opener: Wild Honey
Wednesday March 28 at 7:30 pm
Tickets $27.50 | $25 Members
The Lovebullies are Chantal Vitalis songwriting, electric guitar, vocals Caroline Connolly songwriting, flute, lead vocals Joni Brent electric bass guitar, bg vocals Kevin Herring electric guitar, bg vocals Paul Jahn percussion The Lovebullies have a 10 year performance history including opening for The Beach Boys, B52’s, Alex Cuba, Big Sugar and George Canyon. They’ve played countless shows over the years and are favourites to play The City of Calgary events. They have entertained crowds for Canada Day, The Tour of Alberta, Junofest 2008, South Country Fair and other festivals,International conferences and private corporate events. They received a Bravofact Grant to produce their music video/short film called “Blow Me a Kiss”. The Lovebullies record at The Audities Foundation in Bearspaw, Alberta with their producer, David Kean.
Wild Honey is a female trio of singer-songwriters from the Kootenays playing roots music with a sound and an attitude all their own. Their singles Wild Honey and Mystery are played regularly on radio stations across the region. Recent gigs include playing with Barney Bentall and the Cariboo Express, and the Barn Burner at the famous Imperial in Vancouver. Wild Honey has been recording in Vancouver and will be releasing an EP soon.