Rocking out to raise funds

Canadian and international recording artists will be filling winter nights with music in a series of fundraising concerts

Songstress: Sarah Jane Scouten performs in the first of four fundraising concerts at the Downtown Activity Centre.

Songstress: Sarah Jane Scouten performs in the first of four fundraising concerts at the Downtown Activity Centre.

Canadian and international recording artists will be filling winter nights with music  in a series of fundraising concerts.

Aspiral Youth Partners Association and the local community radio Station The Voice are partners behind the 2015 Concert Series.

Each concert, to be held in the library of the Downtown Activity Centre, is a fundraising event to support the centre that serves the community in many ways and radio station CKVS-FM 93.7.

Artists and dates for the upcoming series are:

• Friday, Jan. 30 – Vancouver’s Sarah Jane Scouten was a double award nominee as Best Traditional Singer and Best Traditional Album at the 2014 Canadian Folk Music Awards. Singer-songwriter Kaila Sinclair from Armstrong will open for Scouten.

• Friday, Feb. 27 – From California, it’s Dan Frechette and Laurel Thomsen making a stop on their 40-city tour of Western Canada promoting their second album, New Disguise.

• Friday, April 10 – Edmonton’s Scott Cook performs with his band, The Second Chances. Scott is a 2014 Canadian Folk Music Award nominee for Best Emerging Artist. Cook’s Salmon Arm performance comes on the heels of a three-month Australian and New Zealand festival tour and just before he departs on a United Kingdom tour.

• Friday, May 1– Well-known to local audiences, the Okanagan’s own Sherman Tank Doucette will debuting his new album.

Tickets for each concert are $15 in advance, $20 at the door or pay $50 for the four-concert package. Tickets for The Voice – 2015 Concert Series are available at the CKVS office located at 451 Shuswap Street SW. Only 50 tickets will be sold for each show.

For more information, call 250-463-5026 or email info@voiceoftheshuswap.ca.

 

 

Salmon Arm Observer

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