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Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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February 2018

Front Porch Roots Revue

February 3, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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“For years the members of Front Porch have been serving up some of the best acoustic blues and roots music to be found in this country. With pals like Bobby Cameron and J.R. Shore along for the ride, one is guaranteed a great time, full of authenticity and energy.” - Holger Petersen, CBC’s Saturday Night Blues Twenty years ago, Peter North decided to put a roots revue show together under the banner Come On In My Kitchen. Countless concerts and…

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Crystal Shawanda

February 9, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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Crystal Shawanda is a singer/songwriter whose soulful, rootsy sound has allowed for a nearly seamless bridging of the traditional country and blues worlds, as seen in her latest album Fish Out of Water. Shawanda emerges as a confident artist, comfortable within her own skin and bold with the music she chooses to make and interpret. She's been named CCMA Female Artist of the Year, earned numerous Aboriginal People's Choice Awards and Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards as well as a JUNO…

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Buddy Wasisname and The Other Fellers “The Best of” Tour

February 15, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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For 35 years Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers have been touring Canada, splashing their unique taste of Newfoundland through more than 360 communities as far flung as Port Hardy, Iqaluit, Leading Tickles and Toronto. The flavour of the Buddy experience is one of home grown folk music, songs and humour. With poignant recitations, sublime song portraiture, beautiful traditional music and emotional travel anecdotes, liberally dosed with zany sketches and monologues to widen the emotional loop, their audiences are left…

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Harry Manx

February 15, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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"Mysticssippi" blues man Harry Manx links the music of East and West, creating musical short stories that wed the tradition of the blues with the depth of classical Indian ragas. He has created a unique sound that is hard to forget and deliciously addictive to listen to. His unique toolbox is a fascinating range of conventional acoustic and electric guitars, banjo, harmonica, stomp box, and the Mohan Veena, created by Harry's Indian mentor Vishwa Mohan Bhatt. A worldwide festival favourite,…

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Festival Players for Kids Presents: James and the Giant Peach

February 16, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - February 19, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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A magical peach! An imprisoned boy! Insect friends! An incredible journey! Roald Dahl's story comes hilariously to life in this delightful dramatization that reveals the wickedness of some, the goodness of others and the indecision encountered by many when they are faced with crises. When James Henry Trotter is shipped off to live with his wretched aunts he longs for a real family. All seems lost until he discovers a magical peach inhabited by fantastical creatures. Together with a Grasshopper,…

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Shane Howard

February 16, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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Considered the premiere voice of conscience in Australian folk-rock and one of the country's greatest songwriters, Shane Howard first achieved notoriety with the rock band, Goanna, releasing "Solid Rock" in 1982. That song has become somewhat of an anthem on the continent and was one of the first contemporary songs to broach the subject of Aboriginal rights. His songs champion the cause of the common man and the environment and after 30 years of singing, writing and journeying the globe,…

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James Hill and Anne Janelle

February 22, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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"The perfect evening of tunes, stories and musical virtuosity." - Wellington Dominion-Post Since their Canadian Folk Music Award-winning True Love Don't Weep, ukulele/cello duo James Hill & Anne Janelle have toured to over 15 countries; making their mark not only as accomplished instrumentalists but also as some of the finest songwriters of their generation. In concert, James is "a dazzling live performer with a genial, low-key sense of humour" (Edmonton Journal) and Anne brings her "gorgeous syrupy voice" (Acoustic Magazine)…

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Dancing Between Planets : An evening of Holst, Bernstein and Piazzolla

February 23, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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A performance of two-piano works takes us from the celestial worlds of Holst's astrological suite, The Planets, to the symphonic dances of rival gangs in Bernstein's musical world of West-Side Story and finally to the intimate Argentinean tangos of Piazzolla. In this unique performance, selections feature the interdisciplinary use of multimedia and dance alongside music, to deepen the connection between the performers with their audience. This whirlwind journey brings the popular orchestral favourites back to audiences in captivating arrangements for…

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Richard Wood and Gordon Belsher

February 23, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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Combining deep-rooted traditional prowess with unending energy, pounding rhythms, and intoxicating enthusiasm...from opening explosion to standing ovation, they will endear themselves in your hearts forever! Jaw dropping fiddling dynamo Richard Wood has been wowing audiences all across Canada, as well as in the U.S., Europe, Australia and Japan since his child prodigy days. Highlights include TV guest appearances with Shania Twain on "David Letterman" and "Good Morning America", and Carnegie Hall with Irish legends "The Chieftains". He's performed for the…

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Altan

February 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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"Altan continues to be one of the Celtic world's great treasures, gifted with a front line that is a sheer powerhouse."- Los Angeles Times No Irish traditional band in the last dozen years has had a wider impact on audiences and music lovers throughout the world than Altan. They have moved audiences worldwide with their heartwarming, dynamic live performances and with their exquisitely produced, award-winning recordings that range from the most touching old Irish songs to hard-hitting reels and jigs.…

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March 2018

“The Thrill Ain’t Gone” Jack Semple’s Tribute to B.B. King

March 2, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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Jack Semple leaves his audiences in awe with remarkable guitar playing. With his new show "The Thrill Ain't Gone" Jack evokes the spirit and style of the great B.B.King. For one set we will hear some of B.B's most well-known songs like "Caledonia" and "Why I Sing the Blues" among others. The second half of the programme will showcase Jack's own work and his prodigious skill as a performing artist. This will be the only Jack Semple performance in Edmonton…

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An Evening with Marc Beaudin & La Cueva

March 3, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - March 31, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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Global Music Award composer, Marc Beaudin is a guitarist, bassist, arranger, and composer best known for his Spanish-influenced instrumental music, where he blends sensual, melodic flamenco textures and rhythms with shades from classical and jazz. Along with his hybrid ensemble, La Cueva, the performance includes compositions and interpretations from his debut, Evening At Sabor, to Jazz Cafe De Cuba and Music Of Eric Clapton.

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Sultans of String with Guest Anwar Khurshid

March 9, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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2017 JUNO Award nominees and "Canada's ambassadors of musical diversity", Sultans of String thrill their audiences with their Celtic reels, flamenco, Gypsy-jazz, Arabic, Cuban, and South Asian rhythms; celebrating musical fusion and human creativity with warmth and virtuosity. With their new release, Subcontinental Drift, they serve up a blend of ragas, reels and rumbas with special guest and sitar master Anwar Khurshid (featured in the Oscar winning Life of Pi, Kama Sutra, and Love Guru). The pairing adds a truly…

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Tri-Continental

March 10, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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Tri-Continental is a collaborative evolution that fuses the talents of three wonderful JUNO award winning guitar-players, singers and songwriters from Canada. Bill Bourne (vocals, acoustic guitars, fiddle), Lester Quitzau (vocals, slide guitars, acoustic and electric guitars, kalimba) and Madagascar Slim (vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, valiha) exhibit no musical boundaries as they present this one-of-a-kind blues/folk/world music m?lange. Those who have grown to love this sound and those who want to finally discover it for themselves will not be disappointed.

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Ray Bonneville

March 15, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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"a master of the slow burn, the gentle funk, the infectious rhythm."- The Ottawa Citizen Born in Quebec, raised in the states, Ray Bonneville is a Juno Award winner poet of the demimonde who didn't write his first song until his early 40s with a style that draws comparisons to Daniel Lanois. Bonneville has shared the stage with blues heavyweights B.B. King, Muddy Waters, J.J. Cale, and Robert Cray, and has performed on the stages of South by Southwest and…

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Black Umfolosi

March 17, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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"Their singing is a marvelous blend of rhythm, melody and harmony welded together with enormous complexity, but ending up with a sound that is acting simplicity? - fROOTS Magazine, England Back for their first Canadian theatre tour in four years, Black Umfolosi is Zimbabwe's greatest ambassador, performing music inspired by the traditional song and dance of their native southern Africa with a beauty and enthusiasm that is unrivalled. Their trademark harmonies mixed with intricate rhythms, clicking and clapping are highlighted…

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Niyaz Presents The Fourth Light Project

March 23, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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Niyaz has created a 21st century global trance tradition, seamlessly blending poetry and folk songs from their native Iran and surrounding countries, with rich, acoustic instrumentation and state-of-the-art, modern electronics. Their ground-breaking new show, The Fourth Light Project evolves from their latest release of the same name into a cutting-edge, immersive & multi-sensory experience. The show incorporates live musical and sacred dance performance with interactive technologies and advanced projection/body-mapping techniques. The end result- a new kind of digital scenography and…

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John Guzlowski

March 23, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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““Exceptional…even astonished me…reveals an enormous ability for grasping reality.”- Nobel Laureate Czeslaw Milosz. Over a writing career that spans more than 40 years, John Guzlowski has amassed a significant body of published work in a wide range of genres: poetry, prose, literary criticism, reviews, fiction and nonfiction. His poems and stories have appeared in such national journals as North American Review, Ontario Review, Rattle, Chattahoochee Review, Atlanta Review, Nimrod, Crab Orchard Review, Marge, Poetry East, Vocabula Review. Echoes of Tattered…

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Robyn Hitchcock

March 25, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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"A gifted melodist, Hitchcock nests engaging lyrics in some of the most bracing, rainbow-hued pop this side of Revolver. He wrests inspiration not from ordinary life but from extraordinary imaginings..." - Rolling Stone Robyn Hitchcock is one of England's most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers. A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician's musician, Hitchcock is among alternative rock's father figures and is the closest thing the genre has to a Bob Dylan. Since founding the art-rock band…

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Clay Walker

March 30, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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Multi-Platinum country music artist and East Texas native, Clay Walker, rocked the country scene since 1993 with hits such as "What?s It To You", "If I Could Make A Living", "This Woman and This Man" and "Rumor Has It". In 1996 he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis but Clay did not let that set him back. He has continued touring and recording steadily since the diagnosis and is well known for his high-energy concerts and performance style. In 2003 he…

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Carlos Del Junco and the Blues Mongrels

March 31, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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It's not likely that you'll ever hear the harmonica played so well and in so many different ways than at the hands of Cuban-born Torontonian, Carlos del Junco. 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 and swampy roots rock. He's won the Maple Blues Award for "Harmonica Player of the Year" eight times and has been nominated for…

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April 2018

Black Hen Travelling Roadshow

April 21, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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The star-studded Black Hen Travelling Roadshow Revue shepherded by virtuosic guitarist and producer Steve Dawson will add Leeroy Stagger, Ndidi Onokwulu and Steve Marriner to the mix of great artists that have been featured in this enormously successful road show. Drawing on a vast repertoire of songs old and new, these consummate performers are sure to deliver an unforgettable night of entertainment that leaves audiences wanting more. It?s sure to be a one of the most memorable nights of entertainment…

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May 2018

Clay Walker

May 1, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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Multi-Platinum country music artist and East Texas native, Clay Walker, rocked the country scene since 1993 with hits such as "What?s It To You", "If I Could Make A Living", "This Woman and This Man" and "Rumor Has It". In 1996 he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis but Clay did not let that set him back. He has continued touring and recording steadily since the diagnosis and is well known for his high-energy concerts and performance style. In 2003 he…

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July 2018

Wilfred N and the Grown Men / Thomas Alexander and The Fusion Experience

July 1, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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Wilfred N & the Grown Men Genre: Pop/Rock Wilfred N & the Grown Men are a pop/rock institution in their home town of Edmonton, Alberta. With roots in the New Wave scene of the early 80s, the group offers up a striking set of tuneful and significant songs of imagination and depth. They had hits in Canada with "I Could Get Closer To You" and their classic "Thunder on the Tundra" is still well-loved today. Yes, the ‘glory days’ are…

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Rott’n Dan and the Lightnin’ Child / Maddie Stovold

July 4, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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Rott’n Dan and the Lightnin' Child Genre: Blues Rott’n Dan and the Lightnin' Child is an acoustic duo focusing on Pre-War, Piedmont and Country Blues. You may recognize Dan from his well-known local band, Boogie Patrol, and you don’t want to miss him in this stripped-down setting! Rott’n Dan and the Lightnin’ Child pay homage to such greats as Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Robert Johnson, Blind Boy Fuller and Mississippi John Hurt, to name a few. For all those…

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Wallis Bird / Liz Stevens

July 11, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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Wallis Bird Genre: Singer Songwriter “The sheer visceral energy of Wallis Bird could kick-start an entire economy." – The Irish Times Irish artist Wallis Bird has been enrapturing audiences for over a decade. Nominated for a Choice Music Prize at home in 2017, she’s also been making big waves in mainland Europe. The same year saw her win the 2017 Deutsche Musikautorenpreis - a national award chosen by composers and awarded to their peers - a huge achievement for a…

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Karimah / Yikes

July 18, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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Karimah Genre: Singer Songwriter Karimah writes and sings progressive R&B/ Soul - exploring the dark side of love and life with music. Exploring sounds from many ages and many styles, in both English and French, she has performed in Edmonton, Montreal and New York. Most recently, she received a 4 chair turn on Canada’s version of “The Voice”, going on to the top 25. She is always working at honing her style to push towards a pure and passionate style…

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Mick Flannery / Clinton St.John

July 25, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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Mick Flannery Genre: Singer Songwriter Mick Flannery is widely regarded as one of the finest singer-songwriters to come out of Ireland in recent years. An award winning- double platinum selling artist, Mick has released five albums to date – including two number ones and received widespread airplay. He became the first Irish musician to ever win awards at the International Songwriting Competition in Nashville, aged 19. His critically acclaimed live performances have seen him sell out shows in Ireland’s Olympia…

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August 2018

Samantha Martin / Clinton Richardson

August 1, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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Samantha Martin Genre: Blues **Five Time Maple Blues Award Nominee** Bubbling up from the cauldron of roots Americana music, Samantha Martin is an artist of extraordinary power, gravitas and deep-seated emotion. On first listen, one is immediately struck by the awesome presence and sheer magnitude of her other worldly voice. Cigarette-ravaged and whiskey-soaked in the extreme, Martin’s pipes are capable of conveying an infinite range of emotions, bringing one to tears in one instance and in the next uplifting one’s…

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Ainsley Elisa / Jake Buckley

August 8, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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Ainsley Elisa Genre: Singer Songwriter Ainsley Elisa is a pianist, guitarist, and singer/songwriter. Her original compositions have previously placed her as a regional top 10 finalist in both CBC Searchlight 2016 and 2017, as well as a semi-finalist in the 2017 Calgary Stampede Talent Search. Growing up around an eclectic array of music has influenced the unique nature of her song writing, allowing her to transcend genres and create her own distinct sound. Loving and performing Jazz from a very…

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Mbira Renaissance Band / April Verch

August 15, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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Mbira Renaissance Band Genre: World “…Hypnotic African rhythms, syncopated vocal harmonies, significant reggae infusion..This band is fun”. – Rootsfan The Mbira Renaissance Band will have any audience on its feet and dancing! Based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the band delivers an afro-fusion, Thomas Mapfumo, Andy Brown and Bhundu Boys inspired sound that pays homage to the rich, ancient, musical genre of mbira music which has its roots in Zimbabwe. The members make up an eclectic group; drawing on their musical…

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Archaics /The Original CHU

August 22, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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Archaics Genre: Pop/Rock Archaics are a four-piece psychedelic art-rock band from Edmonton, Alberta. Their experimental tastes create anon orchestrated, cavorting atmosphere that accompanies one through thoughts of kaleidoscopic hysteria; a tangible swing from a twisted frame of mind. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The Original CHU Genre: Pop/Rock The original CHU is a Canadian producer, songwriter and lyricist who brings a refreshing approach and a sincere honesty to every track. CHU is one half of the ChuBlaqa Production Team, which is rounded out by…

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Steve Newsome

August 29, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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Steve Newsome, is a country singer/ songwriter born and raised in the southern Alberta. He has played a number of songwriter showcases throughout Alberta.Shared the stage with Jason McCoy, Jake Mathews, Adam Gregory. He can be found playing the local establishments and venues.

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September 2018

A Night of the Classics with Terrell Edwards

September 1, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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Las Vegas Entertainer and Sherwood Park's very own Terrell Edwards returns to Festival place for another unforgettable performance. Jazz standards, classic soul and a little Motown is on the bill. No one pays tribute to legends like Nat, Ray Charles and The Righteous Brothers to name a few, quite like this electrifying performer. Enjoy the classics alongside originals from Terrell's new unreleased album"Unchained". Of course Terrell always brings a few talented friends to join him on stage. Great music and…

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Great Lake Swimmers

September 15, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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2018 marks the 15th anniversary of Great Lake Swimmers. The JUNO nominated, Polaris Prize shortlisted Toronto group, fronted by lead singer-songwriter Tony Dekkerare pleased to announce new album The Waves, The Wake, releasing August 17, 2018 via Nettwerk. Recorded in the 145 year old Bishop Cronyn Memorial Church and produced by Chris Stringer (Union Sound),Tony decided to challenge himself by writing new music without any acoustic guitar which has always been his instrumental mainstay. He further digressed from previous songwriting…

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An Evening With Terry Bozzio

September 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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"An Evening With Terry Bozzio," is the first time he's touring a melodic solo percussion performance in North America — hitting 40 dates, playing on two-and-a-half octaves of tuned tom-toms and eight notes of bass drum. Terry Bozzio is one of rock drumming's most formidable and brain-circuiting forces playing on "the world's largest tuned drum and percussion set." Best known as the hurricane behind Frank Zappa's late-Seventies and early-Eighties work, and the hit-maker behind new wave powerhouse Missing Persons.

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Crash Test Dummies

September 28, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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Canadian rock band CRASH TEST DUMMIES is back on tour!, bringing their much acclaimed sound to Festival Place! There is no mistaking the unique bass-baritone voice of lead singer Brad Roberts which no doubt will be conjuring fond memories of CRASH TEST DUMMIES hits over the last two decades. The band received international acclaim with their sophomore record, ‘God Shuffled His Feet’, released in 1993. Their single ‘MMM MMM MMM MMM’ went to the top of the billboard charts in…

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Wishbone Ash

September 30, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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Wishbone Ash embarked on the progressive rock scene in 1969, producing a distinctive brand of melodic rock. Having pioneered the use of twin lead guitars, the group has gained worldwide recognition based firmly on a regime of relentless touring. And their latest studio release, Blue Horizon, continues to solidify their reputation as a musical force to be reckoned with. With 24 studio releases, 11 live albums and five live DVDs to date, Wishbone Ash continues to prove they are not…

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October 2018

Buddy Wasisname and The Other Fellers “The Best of” Tour

October 10, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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For 35 years Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers have been touring Canada, splashing their unique taste of Newfoundland through more than 360 communities as far flung as Port Hardy, Iqaluit, Leading Tickles and Toronto. The flavour of the Buddy experience is one of home grown folk music, songs and humour. With poignant recitations, sublime song portraiture, beautiful traditional music and emotional travel anecdotes, liberally dosed with zany sketches and monologues to widen the emotional loop, their audiences are left…

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The Once

October 25, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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“Leaves me in a perpetual state of wistful, anthemic longing. An innocence that nevertheless leaves me with the sense that we are flirting with tragedy.” — Jeff Reilly, CBC A modern indie folk trio from Newfoundland, The Once has collected a trio of Canadian Folk Music Awards, numerous ECMA awards, Artist of the Year by the Newfoundland & Labrador Arts Council. They have earned not one, but two JUNO nominations for best Roots/Traditional album, the most recent in acknowledgement of…

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November 2018

Martin. O

November 23, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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Watch Sample Video …Switzerland’s charming and endlessly entertaining Martin O. is a vocal virtuoso and storyteller who’s like Bobby McFerrin and Robin Williams all in the same body. – Doug Cox. Artistic Director at the Vancouver Island Music Fest. With his voice alone Martin O. juggles all styles from classical music to beatbox rhythms, with humor as he walks playfully through his programme, conducting witty imaginary dialogues and improvising with the audience. His songs will hang in your ears and…

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December 2018

Singin’ in the Rain

December 15, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - December 30, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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The "Greatest Movie Musical of All Time" is faithfully and lovingly adapted by Broadway legends, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, from their original award-winning screenplay in Singin' in the Rain. Each unforgettable scene, song and dance is accounted for, including the show-stopping title number, complete with an onstage rainstorm! Hilarious situations, snappy dialogue and a hit-parade score of Hollywood standards make Singin' in the Rain the perfect entertainment for any fan of the golden age of movie musicals. Festival Players…

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March 2019

William Prince

March 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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$32 – $36

Raised on the Peguis First Nation of Manitoba, William Prince is a JUNO Award-winning singer-songwriter whose music is full of emotionally charged experiences that linger in memories. Framed around stories about love and loss and fear and hope, his songs are at once simple and complex, his rich tone and masterful delivery adding layers of depth and holding your attention from the first note to the last. His debut album Earthly Days was created by William alongside producer/collaborator Scott Nolan. Lead by…

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Barra MacNeils

March 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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$38 – $42

Canada’s Celtic ambassadors! For over three decades, Cape Breton-based family group the Barra MacNeils has been thrilling audiences of all ages, both near and far, with their sparkling repertoire, vocals, instrumental prowess and vibrant showmanship. Do not miss their new show at Festival Place.

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Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba: Cuba Vibra!

March 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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$40 – $48

It’s a hot Havana night when Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba brings the heat to Festival Place with an irresistible fusion of cha-cha, rumba, conga, bolero, and mambo—all the rhythms that vibrate the heart and fill the soul—in Cuba Vibra! Eighteen dancers fill the stage with flavourful finesse accompanied by a seven-member on-stage band with vocalist.

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Slocan Ramblers

March 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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$32 – $36

The Slocan Ramblers are Canada’s young bluegrass band to watch. Rooted in the tradition, fearlessly creative, and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, The Slocans (2015 Edmonton Folk Fest Emerging Artist Award recipients) have quickly become a leading light of Canada’s roots music scene, built on their reputation for energetic live shows, impeccable musicianship and their uncanny ability to convert anyone within earshot into a lifelong fan.

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The Swingle Singers

March 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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$38 – $42

For more than half a century, The Swingles have pushed the boundaries of vocal music. It all started when the session singers sang through Bach's Well-Tempered Klavier as a sight-reading exercise and found the music to have a natural swing. The resulting album, Jazz Sebastian Bach, launched the Swingle Singers to fame. Since then, they have won five GRAMMY awards and appeared on numerous film and TV soundtracks, including Sex and the City, Milk, Grey’s Anatomy and Glee. Their unique sound…

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Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar

March 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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$31 – $35

Five-time Maple Blues Award Nominee, Samantha Martin returns to Festival Place with a 6 piece band. Bubbling up from the cauldron of roots Americana music, Samantha is an artist of extraordinary power, gravitas and deep-seated emotion. 2018 has all the signs of being the break out year for Samantha and her band Delta Sugar! The group’s latest recording, Run to Me, explores the full range of the vicissitudes of love: desire, betrayal and, at times, emotional and sexual satisfaction. The lyrics…

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Carlos Del Junco and the Blues Mongrels

March 24 @ 7:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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It's not likely that you'll ever hear the harmonica played so well and in so many different ways than at the hands of Cuban-born Torontonian, Carlos del Junco. 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 and swampy roots rock. He's won the Maple Blues Award for "Harmonica Player of the Year" eight times and has been nominated for…

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April 2019

Tim Isberg: 25 Years After: Songs and Stories of a Canadian Soldier in Rwanda

April 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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$32 – $36

Tim Isberg, is an accomplished singer-songwriter and storyteller re-emerging in the performance scene after a lengthy hiatus from music to serve in the Canadian Army. As a performer, he has entertained audiences in many corners of the world. Tim brings well-crafted songs to the stage, and a unique and endearing array of life experiences he shares in a way that makes each listener feel connected. With Rwanda as backdrop, Tim shares a personal account of his year as a UN…

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Classic Albums Live: AC/DC Back in Black

April 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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$42 – $46

AC/DC’s sixth international release, Back in Black is comprised of fun and furious hits. “From the ominous tolling that opened ‘Hells Bells’ to a closing blast of defiance titled ‘Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution,’ the ten songs on Back in Black rock out with brute force and raunchy humor.” (Rolling Stone) AC/DC are the one band to successfully transition from one singer to the next. When Bon Scott passed it was dodgy, but they kept their heads down found Brian Johnson and recorded Back in…

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Rosie & the Riveters

April 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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$26 – $30

Rosie & the Riveters offer a collection of gritty, sultry, vintage-inspired folk anthems that paint a portrait of a woman’s voice in a man’s world. Their debut album Good Clean Fun garnered them nominations for both a Canadian Folk Music and Western Canadian Music award. Their latest album Ms.Behave embraces the feminist undertone of their moniker, Rosie the Riveter, in a way they hadn’t previously; one that allows them to shed their please-all attitudes, take a purposeful stance and dare be themselves. Armed with…

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May 2019

Bobby Cameron

May 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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$25

Canadian guitar wizard Bobby Cameron is best known as a superbly skilled guitar player with a powerful, emotional style. Yet at the heart of his ever-evolving career is a true singer/songwriter. He is an inspired live performer, whether on his charismatic solo shows or fronting his energetic roots-rock band. With his soul anchored in his Cape Breton upbringing, Cameron brings this to his music; a riveting mix of styles, running the full gamut from folk and roots right up to…

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June 2019

Jeremy Fisher

June 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Festival Place, 100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 5T2 Canada
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$25

Jeremy Fisher is a troubadour and storyteller. Early in his career he supported his independent debut via a cross country tour on his bicycle; building a massive audience and emerging as one of Canada’s brightest stars. Since then he has released 7 studio albums including JUNO nominated Goodbye Blue Monday and The Lemon Squeeze. With styles that range from backporch folk to radio-friendly pop, Jeremy Fisher continues to impress audiences with his solo performances and creativity that extends beyond his great music.

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