The Parkside Art Gallery was not only filled with paintings, pottery and felted works on the evening of April 24. Nearly all the chairs were filled for a musical performance by musician Bill Bourne.
With guitars scattered around him, he picked up his banjo and after a few short words dove straight into his first song. The event was organized by Momentum Productions, who also arranged a performance by the Ewan Macintyre band for the following evening (April 25).
Bourne says he was on his way north when someone up there suggested Bourne should stop for a performance in 100 Mile House.
“I love this country,” says Bourne “[I hope to] keep my head down and get some grooves happening, that’s really what it’s all about and then the rest sort of takes care of itself,” said Bourne.
“I think it was a pretty good crowd there, mostly the regular folks who show up, but a really good crowd,” says Steve Roy of Momentum Productions. He says he’s hoping to see more new faces in the crowd next time.
“We just hope to get people out, it’s a pretty good opportunity for people in town here,” he says. “We’re regularly bringing pretty cool artists.”
Parkside also provides a “chill” atmosphere for the musicians.
“It’s an art facility,” says Roy. “It’s just where we’re displaying the artwork, which happens to be music.”
Momentum Production’s next concert will feature the Zonnis band, a cabaret folk duo on May 19 at the Parkside Gallery.
They’re also working on the Hootstock and reFresh summer music festivals to be held in Forest Grove.