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Dave Chesney c/o editor@whiterocksun.com

 

May 29 - JUne 04, 2017

 

Music For Big Kids


 


Musician Funny of the Week

 

 

AROUND TOWN THIS WEEK

WEDNESDAY

-Blue Grass Jam Every Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Crescent Beach Legion

- West Beach Bar & Grill Open Mic

 

THURSDAY

- Music at WEST BEACH BAR & GRILL

Blues on the Beach馃幐馃槑
Blues Jam馃幐
Thursday night馃幐
8pm -12am馃幐
Westbeach Bar & Grill

- Washington Avenue Grill TWO GUITARS

- THURSDAY NIGHT KARAOKE/Sawbucks Pub - Almost Famous Karaoke with Jacqueline Stone (or Cassandra Frie) The music starts tonight at 9 PM

- Thursday Night Coffee House Crescent Beach Legion #240

Spacious venue located at 2643 128 St - The Crescent Legion # 240 - South Surrey ( near Crescent Beach )
路 Coffeehouse is open from 7:30 to 11:00 pm
路 Stage equipped with a PA, Bose Sound system, Microphones, Bass Amp, drum kit, acoustic piano
路 Plenty of free parking
路 Dance floor
路 Licensed Bar facilities
路 Nominal cover which includes coffee, tea and cookies
路 Pool Tables
路 Patio
路 Once a month ( the first Thursday of the month, we will host an acoustic music circle ) offsite

 

Friday

- Elks / White Rock KARAOKE Every Friday evening 7 p.m. - 11:30

- Washington Avenue Grill

- West Beach Bar & Grill

- Hemingway's

- CLUB 240 Crescent Beach Legion. Live music every Friday.

- White Rock Legion / Johnston Road Classic Rock & dancing

 

SATURDAY

- Washington Avenue Grill live music

- Hemingways live blues 7-9 p./m.

- West Beach Bar & Grill live music

- Sawbuck's Pub

Tom Petty/ Rod Stewart Tribute with Steve Mathieson and the Band

Saturday, May 20th - 9:00 PM (No cover charge)

Steve Mathieson with his tribute to the legendary Rod Stewart and Tom Petty is returning to Sawbucks Saturday night at 9:00 PM.

This is sure to be an amazing evening of music from two of the greatest rockers or our times.

- White Rock Legion Branch / 2290 Johnston Road Classic Rock & dancing.

 

SUNDAY

- West Beach SAMI GHAWI Sunday Night Jam

- ELKS Sunday afternoon jam.

- White Rock Legion / Johnston Road. Country jam 3 p.m.

Elks Hall George Street White Rock-the Sunday Jam Session 鈥媤ith your host Don Alton. 4-6 pm
The Jam session is becoming very popular so come early to get a good seat in the Lounge.

- Crescent Beach Legion Sunday Jazz 2 - 5 p.m.

Red Beans & Rice is playing every Sunday afternoon all summer long, 2-5 PM at the Crescent Legion #240 (2643 128 St., S. Surrey) from June 11 - Aug. 27, including the 2 long weekends. $12 admission.

We are also playing Friday evenings (6:30-9PM) at Porter's Bistro in Langley at 21611 48 Ave., June 16th & 30th. No cover if you purchase a meal. Reservations recommended at 604-530-5297

 

 

Announcements

Thursday / Langley

 

 

 

 

TOM WILSON is a three-time Juno winning Canadian musician with multiple gold records. He has written for and recorded songs with Sarah McLachlan, City and Colour, Jason Isbell, Colin James, Lucinda Williams, Billy Ray Cyrus, Mavis Staples and The Rankin Family. His band Junkhouse has scored eleven top-ten hits, and his iconic, Americana-fuelled Blackie and the Rodeo Kings was widely publicized for its presence on George Bush's iPod. Tom's most recent incarnation, Lee Harvey Osmond, has received extensive praise and airplay throughout the United States, where he's been touring for the last two years as a result. His art has shown in galleries in New York City, Vancouver, Toronto and more recently, Ottawa. The author lives in Hamilton, Ontario.

Over the past couple of years TOM WILSON aka LEE HARVEY OSMOND has performed at White Rock's Blue Frog studios and made a lot of friends. If you saw any of those shows you will no doubt recount TOM talking about the novel he was writing. Well it is now available.

(click here to order your copy)

Check out all the great shows coming up at BLUE FROG studios. Order your tickets. (click here)

 

EZRA KWIZERA- BUILDING A FUTURE

Friday June 9th | Doors 6pm | Show 7pm

When Ezra Kwizera takes to the stage at Blue Frog on June 9th, the magic of this internationally recognized artist will be shared throughout the world via Blue Frog鈥檚 new Live Streaming service. But nowhere will the effect of this concert be felt more than in his former home of Rwanda. Monies raised at Ezra鈥檚 performance will go towards the construction and running of the music school he is building in Rwanda.

Ezra was born in Uganda to Rwandan refugee parents, and now living in Vancouver. Ezra returned to Rwanda shortly after the 1994 genocide, during which many of his Tutsi relatives had been killed. Overcoming times of fear, trauma and struggle, Ezra鈥檚 history contrasts brightly with the leader he is today 鈥 a creative artist and a community role model who helps vulnerable children, youth and needy families develop the skills necessary to improve their lives.

Ezra鈥檚 music embodies the multicultural spirit of modern-day Canada, the style, a zesty yet soulful mix of Reggae, Soca, East African Bongo and Pop. With linguistic agility, Ezra fluidly sings in English, Kinyarwanda, Luganda, Zulu and Swahili.

An added incentive for seeing this amazing performance is the fact that it is also the CD release party of Ezra鈥檚 newest album 鈥淗umura鈥. Ezra鈥檚 performance promises to be uplifting and emotional with an eclectic group of African and Canadian musicians and dancers. It will be a performance to remember.

Part proceeds of this concert, as well as donations from the
Blue Frog Live Stream will go towards Ezra鈥檚 amazing work in Rwanda.

 

R.E.S.P.E.C.T. - Celebrating Women of Soul, Rhythm & Blues

Saturday, June 10, 2017 | Doors 6pm | Music 7pm
Saturday, June 10, 2017 | Doors 845pm | Music 915pm

Powerhouse singer/percussionist Shannon Gaye joins forces with Britt & Carly McKillip, uber-talented siblings with an undeniable vocal blend & style. Together, they present R.E.S.P.E.C.T. - a concert celebrating women of Soul, Rhythm & Blues.

Paying homage to trailblazing female artists, the show features tunes by classic icons like Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, and Etta James as well as contemporary artists such as Amy Winehouse, Alicia Keys, and Adele.

 

TOM KEENLYSIDE
Musica Brasileira
Sunday June 11, 2017
Doors 6:00pm // Show 7:00pm

The band 鈥淢usica Brasileira鈥 has performed to packed and wildly enthusiastic houses at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, and has received rave reviews for their latest recording release.
Musica Brasileira, formed by JUNO winning artist Tom Keenlyside, explores the kaleidoscope of musical styles that have made the Brazilian sound so enticing and harmonically rich. Bossa Nova, Choro, Samba, Forro, Frevo and many other kinds of Brazilian music are represented in performance by the group, featuring some of the most respected and bold performers in the Canadian music scene and features:

Tom Keenlyside, Flute - Tom has performed, written and arranged all types of music for nearly five decades, receiving many awards and accolades. His music has received JUNO wins and nominations, multiple Westcoast Music Awards, SOCAN composition awards, and has been featured on Grammy winning/nominated albums by Aerosmith, Bon Jovi and many others. He has had a lifelong love of Brazilian music, and his latest release, 鈥淢usica Brasileira鈥, explores the rich and sultry tapestry of the art. The album has garnered great critical praise, and has received heavy airplay on jazz and worldbeat radio throughout the US and Canada.

 

THE HIT BUDDY HOLLY SHOW
Starring Zachary Stevenson
Friday June 23, 2017 &
Saturday June 24, 2017

鈥淧eggy Sue鈥, 鈥淭hat鈥檒l Be The Day鈥, 鈥淭rue Love Ways鈥, 鈥淩ave-on鈥, 鈥淓veryday鈥, 鈥淣ot Fade Away鈥, 鈥淥h Boy鈥, 鈥淩aining in My heart鈥濃 the list goes on and on鈥

Back by popular demand to Blue Frog, Zachary Stevenson celebrates the life and music of legendary rock & roller Buddy Holly, whose career was cut tragically short by a plane crash in 1959. Equal parts actor and musician, Zach engages his audience with high-octane renditions of Buddy鈥檚 classic hits as well as humorous stories about his experience playing the 50s icon.

Zachary led the Arts Club Productions of 鈥淭HE BUDDY HOLLY STORY鈥 downtown Vancouver which sold-out over 100 performances and prompted the Vancouver Sun to name him one of the top ten talents to watch out for.

 

SUMMERTIME BLUES & BREWS

DAVID GOGO BAND | Friday July 7th | Doors 6pm | Music 7pm
POPPA DAWG BAND | Saturday July 8th | Doors 6pm| Music 7pm


Kick off summer with the Blues & Brews Weekend!

Two nights of smoking Hot Blues featuring delicious craft brews including the White Rock Beach Beer Co. What a perfect combination!

July 7th - DAVID GOGO
David Gogo is one of Canada's hardest working and most prolific blues guitar viruosos, and he has a string of remarkable accomplishments to show for it He has earned four JUNO nominations, Western Canadian Music Award for Blues Recording of the Year, the CBC Saturday Night Blues鈥 Great Canadian Blues Award for a lifetime contribution to the blues in Canada, and has twice been named Maple Blues Guitarist of the Year.

July 8th 鈥 POPPA DAWG
Rick 鈥楶oppa Dawg鈥 Halisheff has been a mainstay on the Canadian blues scene for almost 30 years now. Dawg also acted as a side man for a great many blues men including Sonny Rhodes, Kenny 鈥楤lues Boss鈥 Wayne, Harpdog Brown and Sherman Doucette. While fronting his own 3pc group, he has opened for or shared the stage with blues greats such as JW Jones, John Mayall, Jimmie Vaughan, Colin James, Jeff Healey, Downchild and many more.


COLIN LINDEN

Thursday, July 13, 2017 | Doors 6pm | Music 7pm

Colin Linden is a genuine renaissance man of roots music. He's a singer and songwriter of great skill, an in-demand and prolific record producer (Bruce Cockburn, Tom Wilson, Colin James), a sideman to the stars as guitarist for the likes of Bruce Cockburn, Emmylou Harris, and Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, and, for the past decade, a member of the highly successful trio, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings.

At last count, the total of recordings on which he has played approaches 400, while over 100 albums bear the “Produced by Colin Linden” credit.

Colin's songs have been covered by The Band, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Keb' Mo', and Colin James, and his well-stocked trophy case includes seven Juno, multiple Maple Blues Awards, and a Toronto Arts Award. He was nominated for a Grammy Award for the star-studded A Tribute To Howlin' Wolf CD, and was involved in the ground-breaking O Brother Where Art Thou phenomenon. Linden has a well-deserved reputation as a slide guitar virtuoso of real originality, and his riveting slide work can be heard on albums from such artists as Cassandra Wilson, The Rankin Family and Whitey Johnson, the hit ABC TV series “NASHVILLE”, and on his own sizeable solo catalogue.


 

Friday June 2, Club 240 is pleased to bring back the So Tight Band



If you are looking for a high energy band to fill your soul and rock the stage, look no more, you have found the ultimate party show band - you have found the SoTight Band! They will get the party started every time. With everything from R&B, Funk, Disco to Pop, you are guaranteed to dance all night long.
The So Tight Band is comprised of a an amazing group of musicians. Many who came from the same source. If you ever managed to get down to Richards on Richards during its heyday you may have seen the astounding JT Platt, probably one of the best sax players in Vancouver, and Clifford Dunn the dynamic lead guitarist playing with Ron Haywood and the Stripes. They were not only regulars there but also opened for the Temptations. Liza D'Aguilar toured internationally with the group "Seven" and opened for Tower of Power. Every member of this band has extensive music history and together they form a stellar ensemble.

Crescent Beach Legion 128th Street / South Surre OCEAN PARK

Doors 7 p.m. Music 8 p.m.

 

 

 

 

The WASHBOARD UNION return for White Rock for the giant free Canada Day 150 concert on the beach.

 

The Fair at the PNE in Hastings Park will culminate with a concert headlined by some of the biggest names in music over the past five decades.

• Saturday, August 19 – Mother Mother
• Sunday, August 20 – Billy Currington
• Tuesday, August 22 – The Pointer Sisters
• Wednesday, August 23 – High Valley
• Thursday, August 24 – ZZ Top
• Friday, August 25 – Chicago
• Saturday, August 26 – Colin James
• Sunday, August 27 – Huey Lewis and The News
• Tuesday, August 29 – Tom Cochrane with Red Rider
• Wednesday, August 30 – The B-52s
• Thursday, August 31 – The Doobie Brothers
• Friday, September 1 – Rick Springfield
• Saturday, September 2 – The Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo

 

South of the Border - Down Washington Way

 

 

The Northwest Washington Fair - Lynden August 14-19, 2017

(click here for all the details)

 

 

 

 

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