Welcome to Welcome Week!
Keep an eye on the calendar to see all the fun, free, educational and local activities taking place in Revelstoke this week!
There will be free public transit (not including ski shuttle), and $6 movies at the Roxy Theatre all week (bring your Welcome Week Brochure)!
Velvety-voiced pianist Elizabeth Shepherd arrived on the international scene in 2006 when her debut album Start To Move was voted one of the top jazz albums of the year by the listeners of the influential Gilles Peterson Show on BBC Radio Worldwide. Since then, the Montreal-based soul-jazz innovator has established herself as one of the most alluring and imaginative artists on the scene today. A classical pianist who came to jazz through her love of old-school hip-hop, it’s perhaps no surprise that this globetrotting talent has developed such a distinct and unique voice.
Elizabeth has been hailed as “a jazz virtuoso blessed with a pop sensibility”, praised by critics worldwide for her arrestingly original writing and soulful delivery. She is seen as part of a wave of jazz musicians bringing the art form to a new generation of music fans. The four-time JUNO nominee (Canada’s GRAMMY) has released five widely acclaimed records and toured extensively in North America, Europe, Japan and Mexico. She has sold out legendary clubs from Tokyo to Detroit, played major festivals like
Montreal and North Sea Jazz Festivals, and opened for Jamie Cullum at a sold out Hollywood Bowl.
Elizabeth is also the only jazz vocalist to ever have been nominated (twice) for the Polaris Prize – Canada’s most prestigious music prize.
On her most recent album The Signal Shepherd teamed up with guitar genius and Herbie Hancock bandmember Lionel Loueke. The record was hailed as a ‘masterpiece’, appeared on numerous Best-of-the- Year list across the world, and was longlisted for the 2015 Polaris Music Prize. Elizabeth’s upcoming 2018 album MONtreal is a multi-media project devoted to the history of her vibrant hometown.
Darts: 7pm – 9pm
Karaoke: 8pm – 12pm
Invoking the sounds of the New Orleans brass tradition, Dirty Catfish Brass Band (DCBB) dares to re-imagine the frostbitten streets of Canadian cities as those that are hot, alive, and brimming with soul. For those that may have caught DCBB in the past, they are guaranteed to never see the same show twice.
Invoking the sounds of the New Orleans brass tradition, the collective dares to re-imagine the frostbitten streets of Canadian cities as those that are hot, alive, and brimming with soul. For those that may have caught DCBB in the past, they are guaranteed to never see the same show twice.
Dirty Catfish Brass Band’s aim is to inspire, create and instigate – but, mostly, they just want you on your feet. Undeniably tight, yet reckless as hell, Dirty Catfish Brass Band deals in powerful phrasing and performances drenched with rhythm. Invoking the sounds of the New Orleans brass tradition, the collective creates a sound that is hot, alive and brimming with soul. Based in Winnipeg, MB, the crew strives to surprise, challenge, tickle, and pay homage to the New Orleans tradition.
In true Louisiana tradition, these boys stick to the spontaneity of festivals, alleyway performance and all around late nights. The band doesn’t ask permission to play, and the crowd certainly doesn’t ask them to stop!
“When it comes to horns, these guys mean business – and yet, they’re still a wild party.” Runaway Pup
Opening Act: Revelstoke Community Band
1) Online from the link below
2) Visitors Centre, 301 Victoria Rd, Revelstoke after Sept 21st
3) At the door
Welcome Week Event
Main act + local talent. $3 at the door
Broken Brothers (formally Broken Down Suitcase) would like to invite you to join them for a night of traditional and modern roots music. These two multi-instrumentalists combine haunting harmonies with melodies that immerse you in the depths of early 20th century roots music.
The Legion is Open Sunday and having a Grey Cup Party!
Mini Meat Draw