Coldstream is the place to be this Victoria Day weekend

Salmon Arm’s Jesse Mast is the feature artist at Saturday’s Coldstream Coffee House. - Ava Franklin
Salmon Arm’s Jesse Mast is the feature artist at Saturday’s Coldstream Coffee House.
— image credit: Ava Franklin

The Coldstream Coffee House wraps up its 2013-14 season on Victoria Day weekend with what is sure to be another sold-out show with feature performer by Jesse Mast.

An 18-year-old singer/songwriter from Salmon Arm, Mast grew up with a passion for music, listening to genres including Celtic, bluegrass, and folk music.

“You could say that music is in my blood... I grew up surrounded by it,” said the 2013 Our Kids Have Talent winner. “My grandma and her siblings used to play in a band together called the Family Five, headed up by my great-grandfather. From the youngest age they used to tell me stories about playing, and the different instruments and songs they would play.”

Over the past couple of years Mast has been developing his career as a Canadian country entertainer and has gained some recognition as an upcoming artist. He recently was given the opportunity to be featured on the KWKH Louisiana Hayride radio show, the Westbank Country Opry radio show, as well as taking first place in the Country 103 radio Interior Talent Search.

He has made appearances in multiple songwriters showcases and has played alongside Canadian artists such as Shane Chisholm, Duane Steele, and Alee and has opened for and shared the stage with some of Canada’s biggest acts, including Brett Kissel, Jo Burt, Katie Mission, and Andrew Allen.

Earlier this year, Mast was presented with three awards from the North American Country Music Association International, including Songwriter of the Year (for House of Pine),  Male Vocalist of the Year,  and Male Entertainer of the Year.

More on Mast can be found at www.jessemast.com.

The Coldstream Coffee House takes place Saturday at the Coldstream Women’s Institute Hall, 9909 Kalamalka Lake Rd.

The open mic portion of the show will precede the feature performance. Admission is $5 with a concession by donation. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.


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