Abbotsford Arts Council

Promoting local artists since 1971

The Envision Financial Concert Series is in full swing. Mark your calendars and join us for some good music every Saturday!

Spring Coffee Houses 

Fiddlin Frenzy are a pair of sibling who have taken the fiddle scene by storm. They have released 3 CDs and ranked first on the Local Celtic charts.They competed in the Canadian Grand Master Fiddle Championship and always are a hit at events. 
May 14 | 7pm | Sippchai Cafe
Jim Chew has been involved in the music industry for 35 years playing jazz guitar. Recently he has been working on solo guitar arrangements of standards and Flamenco for a more intimate performance experience.

May 21 | 7pm | Clik Coffee Bistro

Saint Soldier, Sukhraj & Dj Charlie R are all from Abbotsford and have been making music together for over 5 years. Their performance is a mix of punjabi/hiphop/dance music. 

May 28 | 7pm | Sippchai Cafe

Jackson Hollow  are an award winning 4 piece bluegrass band featuring Tianna Lefebvre on lead vocals,Mike Sanyshyn on fiddle & mandolin,Dave Barber on guitar and Kirby Barber on bass and vocals.

June 4 | 7pm | House of James

Brennan Sinclair is a home-grown musician from Abbotsford. His love for folk and jazz, as well as his passion for performing, shapes his unique zest of acoustic pop. A lively mix of hearty originals and soulful covers.

June 11 | 7pm | Clik Coffee Bistro
Groovedaddy are a fresh gumbo of R & B and Soul stirred into smooth jazz.  Chuck Cave on keyboards and alto sax, Jim Verwoerd on guitar, Johan Worst on bass and Zaf Kundakcioglu on drums featuring guest star Lindsay Lloyd on vocals. 

June 18 | 7pm | House of James

Summer Mill Lake Park 

Western Jaguar are a modern indie rock group who create atmospheric compositions which put a heavy emphasis on dynamic diversity. The group takes influence from a variety of genres including post-rock and dream pop.

June 25 | 7pm | KAG stage

Cascadia Wind Ensemble are made up of accomplished musicians from the Fraser Valley playing a wide variety of musical works including traditional band repertoire, Broadway tunes, marches, etc. The group has played concerts with rave reviews across the Fraser Valley.
July 2 | 7pm | KAG stage
The Frank David Jazz Band  are a Sinatra-inspired 6 piece jazz band that remains a popular choice for swing dancers. The group will take you back to a timeless era; and will make you feel like you are watching a live show in a 1960s Vegas Club or Lounge.

July 9 | 7pm | KAG stage

Quintessential Jazz are a classic jazz style band with a fresh electric sound that includes Fender Rhodes keyboard and electric bass. Band members consist of Doug Dubar,  Phyllis Heppner,  Gerry Teichrob, and  Tyler Friesen.

July 16 | 7pm | KAG stage

Corey Primus Band are an alternative/folk band whose talents include milestones such as opening for Burton Cummings, Paul Janz and sharing the stage with Stephen Fearing.

July 23 | 7pm | KAG stage

Her Brothers  are a Canadian alternative rock band from Vancouver, British Columbia. They have performed at a variety of venues and events along the West Coast of North America and are currently taking their message of raising the standard of how men view and treat women into schools and communities in BC and Alberta.

July 30 | 7pm | KAG stage

The Sylvia Platters are a three-piece college rock and power pop outfit who released their debut record in 2015. A long history of playing music together translates into a compelling live act The Cascade calls, "vibrant and endlessly entertaining."

August 6 | 7pm | KAG stage

Rip Van Finn are an energetic blend of fiddle, bagpipes, alpenhorn, keys, guitar and percussion. Prepare to be entertained by these talented multi-instrumentalists.

August 13 | 7pm | KAG stage

Casinos are an alternative/indie rock group. With their loud guitars, crash cymbals and charming bravado; these four will have you dancing the night away.

August 20 | 7pm | KAG stage

Lonesome Town Painters  are Vancouver’s traditional bluegrass standard-bearers.  Their high-lonesome harmony singing and melodic instrumentation pay homage to bluegrass pioneers, while their spirited performances kick the dust off of golden-era favourites, and bristle with emotional honesty

August 27 | 7pm | KAG stage

Innerwild are a group of five versatile and entertaining musicians. Two guitars, bass, drums and all with vocals plus one tenor saxophone. With a plethora of musical styles, this is the band you'll want to see do it all.

September 3 | 7pm | KAG stage

Fall Coffee Houses

6 Degrees is a Jazz-Blues group whose music is uniquely about connections and relationships, and the synergy that comes when people gather to experience music. It only takes 6 or fewer relationships to be connected.

Sept 17 | 7pm | House of James 

Roads Unknown are a local band that performs original tunes, blending elements of country, blues, and folk. They draw audiences in with their thoughtful lyrics, infectious rhythm, and playful stage presence.

Sept 24 | 7pm | Click Coffee Bistro

Now's the Time is a Jazz Quartet in the bebop tradition with songs and tunes from 'the great American songbook' as well as original compositions by Aaron Hardie and Shannon Thue.

Oct 1 | 7pm | Sippchai Cafe

J.D. Miner is an acoustic duo consisting of song writer and multi- instrumentalists Darryl Klassen and Chad Joiner. Original songs and some old-time banjo and fiddle mayhem, this ain't no ordinary hillbilly music.

Oct 8 | 7pm | Clik Coffee Bistro

Madflower are a Rock & Roll group  that have been together for over 12 years. Madflower has been spinning out their own eclectic mix of Indie rock and roll originals and covers. Deeply rooted in 60’s and 70’s Rock and roll the band weaves its own magical blend of folk blues.

Oct 15 | 7pm | House of James

Daven Atma is an acoustic based Folk Rock singer/songwriter. Heavily influenced by the sound of early Bob Dylan music, the inspiration can be heard in Daven's lyrical style with an emphasis on content and vocal performance.

Oct 22 | 7pm | Sippchai Cafe