Alegria Aerial

Nelson, BC
Aerial Performance

The Wooden Horsemen

Vancouver, BC
Blues
Wooden Horsemen’s ‘Past Lives’ stands both as a fiery testament to the gospel spirit of theAmerican South and an intimate acknowledgement of the relationship between music andspirituality.Influenced by the discovery of AlanLomax’s ‘American Patchwork’ series, tracks such as ‘I’veBeen Changed’ and ‘You Better Mind’ aim to harness the raw spirit of gospel all whilemaintaining the band’s signaturemodernrock n’ roll sound.

Lucas Myers

Nelson, BC
Comedy
Lucas Myers has performed in many of the major theatres across Canada as well as touring internationally to the United States, England, France, Switzerland, Mexico, Singapore, New Zealand and Brunei. He has created and performed in many new plays as a member of the Victoria-based independent theatre company TheatreSKAM and studied physical theatre and collaborative creation with The SITI Company in New York and Boca del Lupo Theatre in Vancouver. In 2007 he returned to his hometown, Nelson, BC, to raise a family and formed Pilotcopilot Theatre with a mandate to create work which is accessible, thought provoking, and highly theatrical in an effort to attract a new generation of theatregoers. He also performs as a post-modern Vaudeville duo, The Amazing and Impermeable Cromoli Brothers, which won the Best Comedy Award at the New Zealand International Theater Festival. He holds a BFA in Theatre from the University of Victoria and is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada. In 2013 he was appointed as Nelson’s Cultural Ambassador in recognition of his achievements in Theatre Arts.

Nahko And Medicine For The People

Turtle Island
Real Talk
Nahko And Medicine For The People continue to gather dedicated members of their global Medicine Tribe of likeminded fans as they spread their positive and powerful musical message around the world. Fans and critics alike praise the group’s worldly blend of rock, hip-hop, and alt-folk with OC Weekly calling the group “empowering” and “powerful”, while The Huffington Post compared Nahko to Bob Marley and called him a “musical prophet”. The October 2017 album ‘My Name is Bear’ premiered at #1 on iTunes and debuted on a number of Billboard charts, and the headline tour in support of the album boasted multiple sold-out dates throughout the USA and Europe. ‘My Name Is Bear’ is a 16-track collection that reflects the soul, authenticity, and spirit that Nahko And Medicine For The People’s Medicine Tribe has come to know and love. Their previous album ‘HOKA’, which was released in June 2016, sold over 8,000 units in its first week in the U.S. and debuted at #6 on the Billboard Alternative Albums Chart. The album went on to win Record of the Year at the Native American Music Awards later that year.

Robert Randolph & The Family Band

New Jersey, USA
Funk / Soul
Many musicians claim that they “grew up in the church,” but for Robert Randolph that is literally the case. The renowned pedal steel guitarist, vocalist and songwriter led such a cloistered childhood and adolescence that he heard no secular music while growing up. If it wasn’t being played inside of the House of God Church in Orange, New Jersey—quite often by Robert and members of his own family, who upheld a long but little known gospel music tradition called sacred steel—Randolph simply didn’t know it existed.

Mandolin Orange

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Folk
Mandolin Orange’s music radiates a mysterious warmth —their songs feel like whispered secrets, one hand cupped to your ear. The North Carolina duo have built a steady and growing fanbase with this kind of intimacy, and on Tides of A Teardrop, due out February 1, it is more potent than ever. By all accounts, it is the duo’s fullest, richest, and most personal effort. You can hear the air between them—the taut space of shared understanding, as palpable as a magnetic field, that makes their music sound like two halves of an endlessly completing thought. Singer-songwriter Andrew Marlin and multi-instrumentalist Emily Frantz have honed this lamp glow intimacy for years.

Dominique Fraissard

Kaslo, BC
Folk
Dominique Fraissard hails from the mountains of Canada’s west and the long, hot highways of his native Australia. There is timelessness to his music. His 6 and 12 string acoustic guitars and a potent pen sing with an earthy lilt and an urban edge, from the good green earth of his 1970’s childhood, up through the concrete and steel built on top of it. Dominique is a multi award nominated artist with 6 albums and several compilation album inclusions to his name. He has toured internationally and opened for the likes of Jack Johnson, The Waifs and the John Butler.

Elliott Brood

Hamilton, ON
Alt-Country
Elliott BROOD is a three-piece Folk Rock Alt Country band based in Hamilton, Canada. Their brand of fuzzed-up roots music has always made for a captivating, and frenetic live performance. That energy has always translated onto the band’s five previous critically acclaimed records. In 2013 the band won a Juno Award for their World War One inspired album “Days Into Years”. Over the course of their career they have been nominated for a total of five Juno awards. In 2009 they were shortlisted for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize and in 2012 the band found themselves nominated for a Genie Award for their original song
“West End Sky” that was featured in the film “Grown Up Movie Star”. Their style has been called everything from ‘blackgrass’ to ‘death country,’ but those descriptions don’t capture the transcendent heights of their unique approach to roots music. Fall 2017 will see the band release their sixth full-length studio album “Ghost Gardens” via Paper Bag Records.

RhythmDance Drum Orchestra

Nelson, BC
Percussion / Dance
Boom. Clack. Employing an enchanting array of drums, bells, shakers, percussion and dance, RhythmDance Drum Orchestra brings you a potent synthesis of ancient sounds and modern movements. A chorus of skins that sing and bells that ring mingle with sticks that click and legs that kick – all in time with a fierce feminine touch. Powerful rhythms and high-energy dance are woven together in an exciting spectacle by this dynamic collective from Nelson and the Slocan Valley in BC.