Kimberley Arts Council announces concert series

Audiences want blues, Celtic and folk music, survey says

The concert goers of Kimberley have spoken and the Kimberley Arts Council Performing Arts Committee has heard. The Committee conducted two surveys this past fall asking people what they were looking for in live concerts.

The three most requested genres, says Committee member Keith Nicholas, were Folk, Celtic and Blues.

“It was a pretty good cross-section of people surveyed,” Nicholas said.

With results in hand, the committee has come up with a winter/spring concert series featuring those genres.

The series will open Wednesday, January 29th with Anja McCloskey: Dan Whitehouse and Daze of Grace (Folk); followed by Caladh Nua (Celtic) on Sunday, March 30 and conclude on Friday, May 30 with The Twisters (Blues).

Anja McCloskey, Dan Whitehouse and Daze of Grace, will provide listeners with a broad scope of folk music and styles.  Three separate sets will be performed, one by each individual group.  This concert will be a cabaret style format held in the dance studio at Centre 64. A no-host bar will be available.

The second concert of the series will feature the highly acclaimed group ‘Caladh Nua’ from Ireland.

“Kimberley is very fortunate to be one of the stops on their tour through Western Canada and they seem to be excited to visit our little town and perform here,” said Nicholas.

The concert series will close on May 30 with ‘The Twisters’, a Calgary based Blues band which promises to delight the Kimberley audience with their edgy blues sound. This concert should satisfy the large number of survey respondents asking for ‘the Blues’.

“The Kimberley Arts Council is very excited to bring this line-up of high-quality entertainment to Centre 64 and promises that all three of the concerts will be appealing to both young and old,” said Nicholas.

Tickets are on sale now and Nicholas says a full series ticket at $54 for Arts Council members or $60 for non-members is not only a really good deal but would make a great Christmas present.

Individual tickets are also available.