Headlining folk circuits around the globe, Emmy award nominee Ruthie Foster has shared the stage with the likes of Bonnie Raitt, the Allman Brothers and Susan Tedeschi. Her soulful voice combines a taste of blues with the gospel of the American South in an intimate night with this talented songstress.
A tapestry of songs and stories, with impeccable three part harmonies, providing a sweet music experience.
This charismatic, globetrotting trio are the most successful classical crossover act to emerge from Ireland. They sing songs they love, and they most certainly don’t take themselves too seriously. It’s all about the music, the harmonies and the fun.
There’s just something honest, compelling, and immediately likeable about Trevor Panczak and his music. With a refreshing authenticity that is increasingly rare to find, the Alberta-based country recording artist writes, interprets, and records songs that speak to one’s heart in a way that is simple, soulful, and with an appeal to a broad array of music fans. Whether singing original compositions, or recording those of other writers, Trevor takes ownership of a song. His vocal performance grabs hold of your attention, evoking memories and emotions born out of a life that has seen tragedies and triumphs. Trevor has developed the remarkable ability to connect not only with his audience but with individual songs, translating his own personal connection with them and engaging listeners.
The first of its kind at Horizon Stage, this evening will feature up-and-coming artists we want you to get to know. You’ll get a sample from several talented performers in a variety of genres, making for a very unique experience. Think of it like “an evening of opening acts”, complete with a headliner. We’ll be announcing the full line-up as the season goes on, and we’ve priced the show so you can support emerging artists virtually risk-free.
Headlining the evening, Nuela Charles is an alternative/soul artist from Edmonton who is known for her expressive vocals and captivating stage presence. Nominated for a Juno Award for Adult Contemporary Album of the Year in 2018 she was noted as “one to watch” by the legendary SoulTrain.com. Nuela has brought her distinct voice to various stages across North America, headlined at the Edmonton Jazz Festival, and opened for Ziggy Marley. The lead single, “Crumbling Down”, from her sophomore album The Grand Hustle spread nationwide as it landed on the CBC Radio 2 Top 20 charts for seven weeks.
Vancouver’s ABRA Cadabra has been touring the world for over 18 years, helping audiences of all ages and cultures re-live and celebrate the timeless and uplifting music of ABBA. This high-energy and captivating stage show takes you on a nostalgic journey through all of your favourite ABBA hits including “Mamma Mia”, “Dancing Queen”, “Take A Chance On Me”, “Waterloo”, “Does Your Mother Know”, “Gimme Gimme Gimme”, “Fernando”, “SOS”, “Super Trooper”, and many more! As fans of the music themselves, ABRA Cadabra do not impersonate the original members of ABBA, but instead recreate the amazing music and legacy of the Swedish Super Group with powerful vocals, musicians, dancers, costumes, and lots of stories and information about the real ABBA. Dress up in your mini skirts, bell-bottoms, jumpsuits, tube tops, and platform shoes and celebrate the 70s with us.
The ABRA Cadabra concert on April 6 has only single tickets available. A second concert on April 7 has been added.
This world class fiddle and guitar duo will bring us country/roots/acoustic music of the highest caliber.
Multi Award-Winning husband and wife duo Twin Flames combines Jaaji an Inuk/Mohawk from Nunavik and Chelsey a Métis from Ottawa. Together they take the audience on a musical journey across Canada and the Arctic. Two time Winners of the Canadian Folk music Award for Aboriginal Songwriters of the year 2016 and 2017 they push the boundaries of “Contemporary Folk” and incorporate both Western and traditional instruments. Feature songs by Twin Flames are written in Inuttitut, English and French. Their goal is to further introduce people from around the world to their beautiful cultures, harmonies and powerful songwriting.
Known for her powerful voice and infectious warmth, Krystle Dos Santos’ live shows are intimate and otherworldly. An accomplished singer-songwriter and performer, and a graduate of the Canadian College of Performing Arts, she released her debut, award-winning album in 2008 and is scheduled to release her fourth studio album in late 2018. From singing on stage with Stevie Wonder, to performances in the musical Dreamgirls and her own original productions, Dos Santos brings her eclectic style, powerful vocal prowess, and magnetic charm to every performance. She can be seen performing regularly on stages in Vancouver with The Lovemakers, in Edmonton with the The Black Mambas, and across Canada. At this performance Krystle and her band will mesmerize the audience with a set list brimming with Motown favourites.