Hot flamenco to cool jazz at summer’s Music in the Park

Nankama-Aug-09-018

The musical lineup reads like a whirlwind trip around the world. Spanish flamenco, Caribbean reggae, funk, South American Latin, country, African djembe …. Save yourself the cost of an airline ticket and join the summer crowd at Music in the Park instead!

Music in the Park is held on Thursdays throughout July and August,  6:30 to 8:00 pm, on the Riverside Patio behind the Oliver Information Centre (the historic CPR Station) at 6431 Station Street with two exceptions listed below. All concerts are admission by donation, with a suggested $5 minimum. :

July 4: Penticton Concert Band: Spanish classics and big band favourites. Oliver Bandshell, Oliver Community Centre, 6359 Park Drive 
July 11: William Leggott, Spanish and Flamenco Guitar. Riverside Patio, Oliver Tourism Information Centre, 6431 Station Street

July 18: The Cha Cha Laca Love Machine, funk, reggae, Latin, plus insanity! Riverside Patio, Oliver Tourism Information Centre, 6431 Station Street Feed the Valley Concert, sponsored by Valley First Credit Union, Food donations accepted in cash or in kind.

July 25: Okanagan Divas; Cindy Doucette and Mikie Spillett. Country, pop, jazz, rock and original. Riverside Patio, Oliver Tourism Information Centre, 6431 Station Street 

Saturday August 3: Michael Burgess in Concert. “Canada’s own Jean Valjean”. Special ticketed performance.  $25 advance, $35 door.  7 pm Oliver Bandshell, Oliver Community Centre, 6359 Park Drive 

August 8: Nankama Drum & Dance. African djembe drumming and dancing.  Riverside Patio, Oliver Tourism Information Centre, 6431 Station Street 

August 15: Guys with Guitars: Jeremy Cook & Brian Highley. Classical guitar, original instrumentals, pop and folk vocals. Riverside Patio, Oliver Tourism Information Centre, 6431 Station Street 

August 22   Jazz Out West. Light jazz and popular standards.  Riverside Patio, Oliver Tourism Information Centre, 6431 Station Street 

Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Picnics welcome, or light refreshments available for purchase.

Pictured: Nankama Drum and Dance

Hot flamenco to cool jazz at summer's Music in the Park

Nankama-Aug-09-018

The musical lineup reads like a whirlwind trip around the world. Spanish flamenco, Caribbean reggae, funk, South American Latin, country, African djembe …. Save yourself the cost of an airline ticket and join the summer crowd at Music in the Park instead!

Music in the Park is held on Thursdays throughout July and August,  6:30 to 8:00 pm, on the Riverside Patio behind the Oliver Information Centre (the historic CPR Station) at 6431 Station Street with two exceptions listed below. All concerts are admission by donation, with a suggested $5 minimum. :

July 4: Penticton Concert Band: Spanish classics and big band favourites. Oliver Bandshell, Oliver Community Centre, 6359 Park Drive 
July 11: William Leggott, Spanish and Flamenco Guitar. Riverside Patio, Oliver Tourism Information Centre, 6431 Station Street

July 18: The Cha Cha Laca Love Machine, funk, reggae, Latin, plus insanity! Riverside Patio, Oliver Tourism Information Centre, 6431 Station Street Feed the Valley Concert, sponsored by Valley First Credit Union, Food donations accepted in cash or in kind.

July 25: Okanagan Divas; Cindy Doucette and Mikie Spillett. Country, pop, jazz, rock and original. Riverside Patio, Oliver Tourism Information Centre, 6431 Station Street 

Saturday August 3: Michael Burgess in Concert. “Canada’s own Jean Valjean”. Special ticketed performance.  $25 advance, $35 door.  7 pm Oliver Bandshell, Oliver Community Centre, 6359 Park Drive 

August 8: Nankama Drum & Dance. African djembe drumming and dancing.  Riverside Patio, Oliver Tourism Information Centre, 6431 Station Street 

August 15: Guys with Guitars: Jeremy Cook & Brian Highley. Classical guitar, original instrumentals, pop and folk vocals. Riverside Patio, Oliver Tourism Information Centre, 6431 Station Street 

August 22   Jazz Out West. Light jazz and popular standards.  Riverside Patio, Oliver Tourism Information Centre, 6431 Station Street 

Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Picnics welcome, or light refreshments available for purchase.

Pictured: Nankama Drum and Dance

Nashville Rocks Rustico

YeeHaa! Git yer cowboy hat and some stompin boots on!

The Oliver Sagebrushers are presenting their Second Annual country concert, “ Nashville Rocks Rustico” featuring the music of “Almost Alan”, Canada’s famous Alan Jackson Tribute Artist, Aaron Halliday, and the South Okanagan’s well-loved country rockers Mikie Spillett and Dale Seaman. Last year`s concert was a big success, and it looks as if this one might just top it.

The evening begins at 6.00 p.m., Friday September 28th at the Rustico Farm & Cellars Winery on Hwy.97 and Rd.16 west. What a great way to kick off the Fall Wine Festival!

A potluck dinner may be enjoyed under the pergola while admiring the incredible panorama below. Just bring along some food to share.

Tickets are $20.00 per person and may be purchased at Lauralee’s Treasure Cellar on Main Street in Oliver, Tuesday to Friday, by calling Sally at 250-498-0104, or right at Rustico Winery  31238 – Golden Mile Dr..

The Quail’s Roost Gallery will be open with members of the Oliver Sagebrushers hosting your evening. So come and enjoy an evening under the stars and with the Stars.

Directions to the winery: Off Highway 97 between Oliver and Osoyoos take Road 16 on west side to 123rd St., left turn to Rustico sign. (approx. distance from corner of Hwy 97 is 0.4 kms.)

Sagebrushers invite you to “hee-haw” this Friday

Get an early start to THE premier arts and culture weekend in Oliver!

Let yer cowboy boots go walkin’ down to Rustico Estate Winery for the Nashville Rocks Rustico concert this Friday September 30 from 5 – 9 p.m. Take a gander at the Quail’s Roost gallery, lay down some dollars for some real purty artwork, sip some lip-smackin’ wines and treat yerself to a bottle. Linger for the great country music, including Andi Zack’s current Billboard hit! This whole she-bang supports the gallery and the Oliver Sagebrushers Art Club, so make yer donation as big as yer ten-gallon hat! 

Hit the hay after all yer foot-stompin’ and hee-hawin’ cuz the weekend ain’t over! Don’t fergit the Fall Art Show and Sale at the ol’ Oliver Community Centre Saturday October 1 from 3 – 9 pm. The show and sale just keeps on a-comin’ the next day as part of the Festival of the Grape held at the same venue: Sunday from 12 – 5 p.m.  See details below. Git along now, just scroll on down the page…

Sagebrushers invite you to "hee-haw" this Friday

Get an early start to THE premier arts and culture weekend in Oliver!

Let yer cowboy boots go walkin’ down to Rustico Estate Winery for the Nashville Rocks Rustico concert this Friday September 30 from 5 – 9 p.m. Take a gander at the Quail’s Roost gallery, lay down some dollars for some real purty artwork, sip some lip-smackin’ wines and treat yerself to a bottle. Linger for the great country music, including Andi Zack’s current Billboard hit! This whole she-bang supports the gallery and the Oliver Sagebrushers Art Club, so make yer donation as big as yer ten-gallon hat! 

Hit the hay after all yer foot-stompin’ and hee-hawin’ cuz the weekend ain’t over! Don’t fergit the Fall Art Show and Sale at the ol’ Oliver Community Centre Saturday October 1 from 3 – 9 pm. The show and sale just keeps on a-comin’ the next day as part of the Festival of the Grape held at the same venue: Sunday from 12 – 5 p.m.  See details below. Git along now, just scroll on down the page…

Summer’s Coming and so is… Music in the Park

Summertime is outdoor concert time in Oliver! The arts council has been hosting Music in the Park concerts at the old CPR station for 11 years now, and they keep getting better and better. We make sure to bring back your favourites, but there’s always lots of new music in the mix.

This year, things get off to a heart thumping start with something new: West African drumming and dancing courtesy of Nankama, with leader Bobby Bovenzi. Local audiences will know Lou Lou and the Scrappers,  newcomers to Music in the Park,  and will love their  1940s flair.  The Naden Band of the Maritime Pacific will present sure-fire entertainment.  

Some old faves return after an absence: Long John Baldy ( a tongue in cheek name for a local rock /alternative group), and Shindigger Rick Wood with his classic rock n roll on guitar. 

Gospel Night always brings out a crowd. Ingrid Schellenberg returns with lyrical sounds from her harp. And the season would never be complete without Jazz  Out West closing out the summer. They are pictured at left from their 2010 concert.

The Oliver Community Arts Council presents
Music in the Park
Thursdays 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
July 7 – August 25
Oliver Visitor Centre: Riverside Patio
(Rain Venue: Quail’s Nest Arts Centre)
Suggested minimum donation: $3
Dessert Vendor on site! Buy a tasty treat!
 
July 7: Nankama Drum and Dance: toe-tapping West African rhythms
July 14: Lou Lou and the Scrappers: hits from the 30s and 40s
July 21: Long John Baldy: rock and alternative music
July 28: Shindigger Rick Wood: classic rock ‘n’ roll
August 4: The Naden Band of Maritime Forces Pacific: big band, swing, dixie, and show tunes
August 11: Gospel Night: joyful inspirational music
August 18: Ingrid Schellenberg on Harp: Celtic, classical and popular music
August 25: Jazz Out West: light jazz and favourite standards

Please support this program generously. It is costly to produce, so those donations are sure welcome!

Photo credit: Heather Fink

Summer's Coming and so is… Music in the Park

Summertime is outdoor concert time in Oliver! The arts council has been hosting Music in the Park concerts at the old CPR station for 11 years now, and they keep getting better and better. We make sure to bring back your favourites, but there’s always lots of new music in the mix.

This year, things get off to a heart thumping start with something new: West African drumming and dancing courtesy of Nankama, with leader Bobby Bovenzi. Local audiences will know Lou Lou and the Scrappers,  newcomers to Music in the Park,  and will love their  1940s flair.  The Naden Band of the Maritime Pacific will present sure-fire entertainment.  

Some old faves return after an absence: Long John Baldy ( a tongue in cheek name for a local rock /alternative group), and Shindigger Rick Wood with his classic rock n roll on guitar. 

Gospel Night always brings out a crowd. Ingrid Schellenberg returns with lyrical sounds from her harp. And the season would never be complete without Jazz  Out West closing out the summer. They are pictured at left from their 2010 concert.

The Oliver Community Arts Council presents
Music in the Park
Thursdays 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
July 7 – August 25
Oliver Visitor Centre: Riverside Patio
(Rain Venue: Quail’s Nest Arts Centre)
Suggested minimum donation: $3
Dessert Vendor on site! Buy a tasty treat!
 
July 7: Nankama Drum and Dance: toe-tapping West African rhythms
July 14: Lou Lou and the Scrappers: hits from the 30s and 40s
July 21: Long John Baldy: rock and alternative music
July 28: Shindigger Rick Wood: classic rock ‘n’ roll
August 4: The Naden Band of Maritime Forces Pacific: big band, swing, dixie, and show tunes
August 11: Gospel Night: joyful inspirational music
August 18: Ingrid Schellenberg on Harp: Celtic, classical and popular music
August 25: Jazz Out West: light jazz and favourite standards

Please support this program generously. It is costly to produce, so those donations are sure welcome!

Photo credit: Heather Fink

Music, Sweet Music

Have a look at Music in the Park’s photo album of outdoor summer concerts:

The Desert Airs Men’s Chorus work their a cappella magic on the crowd at Music in the Park’s opening concert July 8.

The Nouveau trio, featuring Chris Stodola on piano, and Lori Stodola  (voice) share the opening night with the Desert Airs.

Shane Swift and Luke Whittall share some fun moments making indie folk music on July 15th.

The ever-popular Dale Seaman delivers great country hits and some of his own songs on July 29th.

Singer-songwriter  Deborah Lee Puder wows the crowd with her compositions, on August 5th, backed by a trio of great local musicians.

The young men of  Tusk Mountain ( Travis Eek, Carson Ruhland, and Mike Szalay) rock out  on August 12.

Ladies’ turn! Zyonya MacKenzie and sister Chenoa sing on August 12.

Celtic harmonies with harpist  Ingrid Schellenberg, on August 19th, 2010

All photos courtesy of Heather Fink.

So where will you be on Thursday nights in August? At Oliver’s CPR Station (Visitor Information Centre) of course! See you at 6:30 p.m. Bring a chair or blanket, even a picnic, and a $3.00+ donation!  

 
August 26th: Jazz Out West, light jazz and vocal standards

Hee-Haw! Git Yerself Down Here! It’s Bluegrass Time!

The Oliver Community Arts Council 
cordially invites you to a

Bluegrass Coffeehouse Concert

Thursday June 17
7:00 p.m.
Quail’s Nest Arts Centre
$10 Admission at the door
includes coffee, tea, and goodies!
Doors open 6:30 p.m.
Join Phil & Valerie Wiebe, and
The Castle Ridge and Interior Valley Gospel Bluegrass Band
for some good old finger-pickin’ fun!
See you there!

Look below for another article about the Olde Country Bluegrass Weekend.

We’re a-pickin’ and a-grinnin’ all weekend long. Join in the  fun!

Hee-Haw! Git Yerself Down Here! It's Bluegrass Time!

The Oliver Community Arts Council 
cordially invites you to a

Bluegrass Coffeehouse Concert

Thursday June 17
7:00 p.m.
Quail’s Nest Arts Centre
$10 Admission at the door
includes coffee, tea, and goodies!
Doors open 6:30 p.m.
Join Phil & Valerie Wiebe, and
The Castle Ridge and Interior Valley Gospel Bluegrass Band
for some good old finger-pickin’ fun!
See you there!

Look below for another article about the Olde Country Bluegrass Weekend.

We’re a-pickin’ and a-grinnin’ all weekend long. Join in the  fun!

A-Pluckin’ and A-Strummin’ Good Time

The South Okanagan Bluegrass Society hosts

An Olde Country-Bluegrass Weekend
Friday June 18 – Sunday June 20
Oliver Rodeo Grounds
  
$10.00 per person
$10.00 per rig – make yerself at home!
$5.00 per day visitor – com’on in and set yerself down!
 
Dry Camping
Concession Stand
 
 
Gates Open: Thursday Noon
Gates Close: Sunday 2:00 p.m.
 
Schedule:
 
Friday:
2:00  Stage Opens
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Supper break
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Evening Performances
 
Saturday:
9:00 – Noon:  Band Scramble!
1:30 – 5:00   Open Mike
5:00  – 6:30   Supper Break
6:30 – 9:30  Open Mike
 
Acoustical stringed instruments welcomed
Guitar, Bass, Banjo, Mandolin, Dobro, Autoharp, Harmonica, Fiddle
(Electric Bass acceptable)
 
Also watch for appetite-whetting performances at  
Bluegrass Coffeehouse
Thursday June 17
7:00 p.m.
Quail’s Nest Arts Centre
$10 Admission
includes coffee, tea, and goodies!
 
and
 
Oliver Country Market A-Fair
Saturday June 19
Lions’ Park (near the CPR Station Visitors Centre)
 
Sound by Hans Devo with thanks!
 
Need more information? Camping?  Performing?
Info: 250-495-0637
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Download Flyer at http://members.shaw.ca/greenwoodbluegrass 

A-Pluckin' and A-Strummin' Good Time

The South Okanagan Bluegrass Society hosts

An Olde Country-Bluegrass Weekend
Friday June 18 – Sunday June 20
Oliver Rodeo Grounds
  
$10.00 per person
$10.00 per rig – make yerself at home!
$5.00 per day visitor – com’on in and set yerself down!
 
Dry Camping
Concession Stand
 
 
Gates Open: Thursday Noon
Gates Close: Sunday 2:00 p.m.
 
Schedule:
 
Friday:
2:00  Stage Opens
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Supper break
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Evening Performances
 
Saturday:
9:00 – Noon:  Band Scramble!
1:30 – 5:00   Open Mike
5:00  – 6:30   Supper Break
6:30 – 9:30  Open Mike
 
Acoustical stringed instruments welcomed
Guitar, Bass, Banjo, Mandolin, Dobro, Autoharp, Harmonica, Fiddle
(Electric Bass acceptable)
 
Also watch for appetite-whetting performances at  
Bluegrass Coffeehouse
Thursday June 17
7:00 p.m.
Quail’s Nest Arts Centre
$10 Admission
includes coffee, tea, and goodies!
 
and
 
Oliver Country Market A-Fair
Saturday June 19
Lions’ Park (near the CPR Station Visitors Centre)
 
Sound by Hans Devo with thanks!
 
Need more information? Camping?  Performing?
Info: 250-495-0637
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Download Flyer at http://members.shaw.ca/greenwoodbluegrass 

Music in the Park continues in August

The poster below lists the August concerts. For the July concerts, scroll down the page, look under “latest posts” , visit the “Upcoming!” page, or use the search tool and enter “Music in the Park”.  

If the weather is foul, the concerts go on! Our rain venue is the Quail’s Nest Arts Centre at 34274 – 95th Street, Oliver (south of the RCMP and Fire Hall, and west across the strett from the Oliver airport).  For a map, search this site under “Quail’s Nest Arts Centre”.music-in-the-prk-august-web