Alberta Showcase

Alberta Showcase 2019 Artist Line-up

Thursday, October 17, 2019
Champagne Reception
@ 7:30PM

Sticks and Stone

Friday, October 18, 2019
Showcase #1 @ 1:00PM

Ron Pearson
Rattle and Strum
Norma McKnight
Motus O Presents Prisoner of Tehran

Friday, October 18, 2019
Friday Dinner & Awards @ 6:00PM

Maria Dunn

Champagne Reception - Thursday, October 17 @ 7:30PM

Sticks and Stone

Sticks and Stone will bring you on a fun journey, taking you through a little bit of *every* style of music via the marimba, also known as the “grand piano of […]

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Champagne Reception Sponsored by:

Acoustic Avenue Music
EA Rawlinson Centre for the Arts
Sakamoto Agency

Showcase #1 - Friday, October 18 @ 1:00PM

Ron Pearson

The Mystery Wonder Show is a live silent movie, in which magic, music and comedy tell the story of a down on his luck magician who finds […]

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Rattle and Strum

A side project of Heather Blush and The Uppercuts, Rattle and Strum are an irresistible combination. Their self-titled first children’s album was […]

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Norma McKnight

Ventriloquist-Comedienne Norma McKnight started her career as principal puppeteer/contributing writer on Shari Lewis’ Emmy award winning “Lamb Chop’s Play-Along.” She customizes shows for […]

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Motus O: Prisoner of Tehran

MOTUS O was created in 1990 with the company’s vision to create works for all individuals of society to experience the transformational powers of the performing arts, thereby causing […]

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Friday Dinner & Awards - Friday, October 18 @ 6:00PM

Maria Dunn

Twice Juno-nominated songwriter Maria Dunn draws deeply on the folk tradition of storytelling through song. Melding North American roots music with her Scottish-Irish heritage, she sings about […]

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Rhoda Taylor Award Sponsored by:

Bow Valley Music Club
Josephburg Presents

Showcase #2 - Friday, October 18 @ 8:00PM

Tri-Continental

Bill Bourne, Lester Quitzau & Madagascar Slim are major players in the Canadian folk, roots & blues music scene. Tri-Continental won the 2001 Juno for […]

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Karac Hendriks

Seven-time Alberta Country Music Awards nominee Karac Hendriks hails from Dewberry and is now based in Sherwood Park. Often compared to country music icons Vince Gill, Brad Paisley and Keith Urban, Karac is  […]

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Prairie Debut Presents: Cicchillitti: Cowan Duo

The dynamic Cicchillitti – Cowan Duo, a guitar partnership between Adam Cicchillitti and Steve Cowan, focuses on expanding the guitar duo idiom through collaborations with living composers, and also performing popular […]

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Rémi Bolduc

Bill Bourne, Lester Quitzau & Madagascar Slim are major players in the Canadian folk, roots & blues music scene. Tri-Continental won the 2001 Juno for […]

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Sarah Hagen

Often referred to as the next Victor Borge, Sarah Hagen has transformed her award-winning role as “concert pianist” into a stand-up, or rather, sit-down comedy. Pairing anecdotes with music, “Perk up, pianist!” takes […]

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Ken Lavigne

Bill Bourne, Lester Quitzau & Madagascar Slim are major players in the Canadian folk, roots & blues music scene. Tri-Continental won the 2001 Juno for […]

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Emerging Artist Showcase - Saturday, October 19 @ 9:00AM

Kat Zel

Kat Zel is an active Folk/Americana songwriter in the vibrant Alberta music scene. Her dynamic vocalizations and profound lyrics stir the soul. Summer 2019 Kat recorded her first EP for a […]

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Jenesia

JENESIA is an Edmonton-based pop act that combines vintage and modern musicality to create catchy, emotion-evoking songs and […]

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Cristian de la Luna

Cristian de la Luna was born in Colombia. He grew up in the noisy bustle of “Cumbia”, “Porro” and “San Juanero”. He played in a traditional Colombian music ensemble: a “Papayera”, where he […]

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Hailey Benedict

Recognized as a five-time North America Country Music Association International Youth winner, including Most Promising Female Entertainer & Songwriter, as well as the youngest winner of the ACMA Fan’s Choice Award, Hailey Benedict continues […]

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Terence Jack

Terence Jack and his band have an energetic and refreshingly authentic sound, driven with a West Coast rock energy, calmness, and integrity that comes from road-worn travels. The songs are packed with […]

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The Littlebirds Big Band

The Littlebirds started in 1990 as part of an education program run by the Yardbird Suite. The Littlebirds experience has a profound and lasting impact on the lives of […]

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Showcase #3 - Saturday, October 19 @ 1:00PM

John Wort Hannam

In 2001, John Wort Hannam quit his Grade 9 teaching job and spent 10 months depleting his savings while sitting at his kitchen table, wearing a lucky hat, and writing his first ten songs. To date the Albertan has […]

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Shaun Boothe and the Unauthorized Biography Series

In this theatre presentation, a mixture of live music, multimedia and motivation, Shaun performs a selection of musical biographies that detail the lives of the world’s greatest […]

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Beth Portman and the Good Find

“All aboooard!” for Take a Trip: A Musical Journey—a train-themed show engineered by Beth Portman and the Good Find about life, love and luggage, packed with prairie panache. Audiences will experience the day train and night train from the comfort of […]

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Brendan McLeod

Brendan McLeod is a writer, performer and musician based out of Toronto. He’s the author of one novel, The Convictions of Leonard McKinley, three theatrical monologues – including his […]

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Tim Isberg

Veteran soldier Tim Isberg is an accomplished singer-songwriter. From Rwanda to Afghanistan, he’s experienced the best and worst humanity has to offer. As a performer, he has entertained audiences in […]

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6 Minute Warning

6 Minute Warning is a Canadian vocal group based out of Edmonton. The group consists of six members with extensive backgrounds in rock, pop, jazz, classical, and choral music. 6MW is renowned for […]

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Saturday Dinner & Auction - Saturday, October 19 @ 6:00PM

The Ennis Sisters

The Ennis Sisters stepped into the spotlight in 1997 with the release of their debut album, Red is the Rose. 20 years later, with 12 albums, a Juno award and […]

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Saturday Dinner Sponsored by:

Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre

Showcase #4 - Saturday, October 19 @ 8:00PM

The Travelling Mabels

ACMA award winners, The Travelling Mabels have been captivating Canadian audiences from coast to coast over the past few years. The Calgary based country/roots quartet combine […]

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David Jay (The Spaniard)

David Jay (The Spaniard)” is a self-taught, virtuosic, instrumental guitarist based in Edmonton, AB. Jay has combined his love for metal, classical, flamenco, and  […]

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A Salute to Stompin Tom featuring Tim Hus

Stompin’ Tom Connor’s songs have become part of the Canadian cultural landscape and have made him one of the most important singers in our country’s history. A Salute to Stompin’ Tom is […]

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Suzie Vinnick

A Saskatoon native transplanted to the Niagara Region of Ontario, Roots and Blues singer Suzie Vinnick is a 3X Juno Nominee, CFMA Award winner, and a 10-time winner of […]

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Luke McMaster: Icons of Soul

With ICONS OF SOUL Luke McMaster has taken his Motown influenced style to a new level. Icons of Soul Vol. 1 is a collection of brand-new tunes, created in collaboration with original hit makers […]

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Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys

There’s no other band out around like Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys. Led by fiddling wiz Gordie “Crazy Legs” MacKeeman, the roots quartet features […]

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Showcase #5 - Sunday, October 20 @ 12:00PM

Vermilion Duo

The Vermilion Duo began their adventures in 2013, performing the inaugural recital of the Jean Wright Concert Series in Vermilion, Alberta. They have continued to […]

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Drew Gregory

There’s an authenticity and truthfulness to the music of Drew Gregory that is undeniable. The songs of this award-winning Alberta country music sensation are […]

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Von Bieker

Von Bieker plays bowtie rock to haunt your heart. His songs juxtapose hope with despair. Past with present. Love with fear. Faith with doubt. Gentle folk crooning with a […]

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Jess Knights

Straddling the renegade worlds of blues, soul and alt-country, Jess Knights’ hard-to-pin style is reflective of her own unassuming past. A classically-trained opera singer who […]

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Martin Kerr

Often compared to James Taylor and John Denver, Martin Kerr’s voice and song writing touches hearts of all ages and backgrounds. His captivating stories and stage presence have […]

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I Am The Mountain

I Am The Mountain began as a folk project of singer-songwriter Colton O’Reilly, the late-night campfire soul songs that once whispered between the pines in Kananaskis, have echoed through […]

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