The Abbotsford Arts Council is partnering with Envision Financial to provide venues for local musicians to perform every Saturday at 7pm from May 27 – September 23, 2017.
Come hear a variety of genres in different locations throughout the city. Enjoy the coffee houses in the spring and fall, and the Kariton Art Gallery stage at Mill Lake in the summer.
The Abbotsford Arts Council, Envision Financial, and CIVL Radio, are pleased to provide this free community event with the generous support of dozens of volunteers and sponsors, including: the City of Abbotsford, the Socan Foundation, the BC Arts Council and the Province of British Columbia. We only ask that you assist us in extending your appreciation to our coffee house hosts by purchasing refreshments while you enjoy the concert.
THE OTHER BIG BAND
The Other Big Band has played all over B.C. and the U.S.,including performing at the prestigious Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. The Other Big Band promises to spellbind their audience with a mix of classic swing tunes from the '30s and '40s.
HOUSE OF JAMES
GIBSON & GRETSCH COMBO
Gibson&Gretsch Combo consists of: Gordon Edmunds (guitar), Grant Lamothe (bass and harmonica), Denny Slaght (guitar- a BCCMA Hall of Famer), and Bob Nagle (bongos and tenor sax). A varied playlist includes jazz, vintage rock&roll and gospel.
HOUSE OF JAMES
For over 10 years now Madflower has been spinning out their own eclectic mix of Indie rock and roll and covers. Deeply rooted in 60s and 70s rock and roll, the band weaves its own magical blend of folk blues and rock.