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Blackberry Wood guaranteed to leave you smiling

Blackberry Wood brings their high-energy cabaret-style show to Filberg’s new Main Stage on Thursday, the first concert in the Filberg Summer Concert Series: Warm Summer Nights and Hot Summer Sounds.  - Submitted
Blackberry Wood brings their high-energy cabaret-style show to Filberg’s new Main Stage on Thursday, the first concert in the Filberg Summer Concert Series: Warm Summer Nights and Hot Summer Sounds.
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The third annual Filberg Summer Concert Series is kicking off with a bang on Thursday, July 3 with the wild musical antics of Blackberry Wood.

Blackberry Wood is a wonderful, secret and magic combination of alt-country-gypsy-circus music. They play a high-energy cabaret spin on dreamy old musical styles adding big juicy modern flavours like ska, rock and roll, blues, hip-hop, gypsy, punk and many other irresistible body shakin’ and foot stompin’ sounds.

Blackberry Wood comes down the road like a travelling caravan, with all kinds of wondrous instruments, vocal melodies and fantastically costumed characters. They’ve kicked up dust in towns all over western Canada, the United Kingdom and parts of the United States.

It’s the kind of music that will hold over in any venue, big or small. Blackberry Wood is the kind of band that will rock out at Glastonbury one weekend, then play a crowded art studio opening the next. Theirs is a thrilling live show renowned for its audience participation and they have only one objective in mind: to ensure that you, Mr./Ms. Audience Member, are having one heck of a good time.

This is a great way to kick off a musical summer and the whole family is invited. Pack a picnic, bring a blanket, call your friends and don’t forget, kids under 12 are free!

This is a great way to expose future music lovers to some excellent music.

The Filberg Tea House is also offering a special pre-show menu on concert nights. Reservations are recommended by calling 250-339-0747.

Tickets for the Filberg Summer Concert Series are $15 (under 12 years are free). Tickets are available at Laughing Oyster Books and Long & McQuade in Courtenay, Blue Heron Books in Comox or online at www.filbergfestival.com/tickets/. Tickets are also available at the gate, cash only please. The gate opens at 6 p.m. and the music starts at 7 p.m. sharp.

Join us for Warm Summer Nights and Hot Summer Sounds. This is the first in a four-part open air summer concert series that will also feature Fish and Bird, The Des Larsen Band and Crikey Mor.

The Filberg Summer Concert Series is a fundraiser for the new Main Stage at the historic Filberg Park in Comox as a home to year-round musical programming and special events. For details visit www.filberg.com.

 

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