• Jazz At The Griff

    Enjoy a glass of wine or a mug of local-roast coffee as you enjoy the most talented regional and BC jazz musicians up close in the intimate jazz club setting of the Muriel Griffiths Room Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. (groups of 4 can reserve a table at the box office - 7 Show Series Pass: $112). Sunday, September 24: Dan Brubeck Quartet: Dan Brubeck introduces his parents’ (Dave and Iola Brubeck) remarkable and surprisingly little-known songbook. Dan (drummer) was featured on nearly a dozen albums with his father, and toured widely with the Dave Brubeck Quartet, including many appearances with the world’s leading orchestras. His quartet doesn’t avoid the best-known numbers either, offering memorable versions of the oft-interpreted “Blue Rondo a la Turk” and Paul Desmond's enduring hit “Take Five.” The band was nominated for a Juno last year from a recording of their live performance of this rare material. (Single Ticket: $25 Advance, $30 at Door). Thursday, October 26: Ron Halliday: Singer and multi-instrumentalist Ron Halliday and his tight band take jazz, blues, popular and original tunes to unexpected and delightful places. (Single Ticket: $17.50 Advance, $22 at Door). Thursday, November 23 Kootenay Jazz Ensemble: Donnie Clark on trumpet, Clinton Swanson on saxophones, Doug Stephenson on guitar, and Rob Fahie on acoustic bass. Blending melody, improv, harmony, and textures these four veteran jazz musicians deliver a lush sound that explores the delights of jazz (Single Ticket: $17.50, Advance, $22 at Door). Thursday, January 11: Joy of Cooking: Led by guitarist Doug Stephenson, this ensemble is the very definition of cool, easy-listening jazz. Rick Lingard sax/voice, Tim Bullen trumpet, Mark, Spielman bass, Steven Parish drums, Doug Stephenson guitar. (Single Ticket: $17.50, Advance, $22 at Door). Thursday, February 15: Melody Diachun Quintet: Juno and National Jazz Awards Nominee Melody Diachun has been hailed as a “singer of the first order.” Whether performing jazz standards, Broadway tunes or pop songs, her warm, beautiful voice and polished stage presence delight audiences of all ages and tastes. At this event, Melody is taking requests in advance. Please post your song requests to the Facebook event linked to this show. Tony Ferraro on drums, Doug Stephenson on guitar, Clinton Swanson on Sax and Mark Spielman on bass. (Single Ticket: $17.50, Advance, $22 at Door). Thursday, March 15: Laura Landsberg: Versatile doesn’t begin to describe singer Laura Landsberg’s performances, given the range of her voice and the breadth of material she interprets in a jazz style. (Single Ticket: $17.50, Advance, $22 at Door). Thursday, April 26: The Devils You Don’t: This band crosses boundaries from renditions of Sinatra and Hank Williams to bluegrass and Rock n’ Roll using vocal prowess and its eclectic instrumental savvy to deliver a unique sound. Brian Kalbfleisch on vocals/ukulele, Craig Korth on banjo/dobro/vocals, Clinton Swanson on woodwinds/vocals, Rob Fahie on acoustic bass/vocals, and Graham Tracey on drums/vocals (Single Ticket: $17.50 Advance, $22 at Door).
  • Performing Arts Trail ‘The Classics & Beyond’ 2017-18 Live Performance Series

    Bailey Theatre in Trail
    As the oldest performance series British Columbia, celebrate 70 years with Performing Arts Trail with the phenomenal 2017-18 line-up including live theatre, jazz, comedy, orchestras & latino-inspired performances. Get your Season’s Series tickets today and treat yourself to a performance a month from October-March with your loved ones or for a romantic date night! Prices are: 7 Show Series Pass: $115; Family of 4 Series Pass: $250; Single Regular Price: $35; Single Youth Price: $20. OCTOBER 10 Beverley Elliott's Sink or Swim from 7:30-9:30pm: “Pick of the Vancouver Fringe Festival 2016” with over 100 films and TV credits to her name, writer and performer Beverley Elliott captures her own childhood. Elliott’s compelling stage presence is backed by evocative video images and Bill Costin’s impeccable piano accompaniment. NOVEMBER 14 Stories of the Junkyard: 
The Music of Junk is a light-hearted, feel-good, family concert experience with singers and musicians performing original music on imaginative, invented instruments built from recycled materials. A great show for the whole family! DECEMBER 5 
Lizzy Hoyt's A Christmas Show: 
With the voice of an angel, Lizzy Hoyt delivers a magical evening of ancient carols to celebrate Christmas! Hear well-known carols and hidden gems rooted in Celtic traditions, and enjoy the mixture of songs and fiddle tunes delivered by one of Canada’s most exciting Celtic-folk artists! JANUARY 16
 The Octet: A mare usque ad mari
Two string quartets, the Saguenay String Quartet from Quebec, previously known as the Alcan String Quartet, and the Lafayette String Quartet from B.C. have merged for an unforgettable performance. This unique program created for the Celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary, includes an array of composers and compilations sure to leave you in awe! JANUARY 30
 Buzz Brass Quintet: A Tribute to Gershwin
Montreal’s acclaimed Buzz Brass Quintet – the merry band of five musicians including trumpets, horn, and trombones have teamed up with a pianist extraordinaire, to present the timeless works of George Gershwin. FEBRUARY 20
:"Transported by intoxicating music from here with accents from elsewhere, [ZØGMA]’s dancers will take you through a rhythmic journey in their SOKALO, where urban rhythms modulate to life." MARCH 13
Patricia Cano's Madre – Amiga – Hermana
: "Influenced by traditional South American folk forms, including Samba and Afro-Peruvian rhythms and driven by the groove of Jazz, Folk and Blues. This program explores themes such as motherhood, race, mortality and the environment. The stories behind each song are situated in the cultures in which Patricia was raised."
  • The Downchild Blues Band at the Bailey Theatre

    Juno Award winners, The Downchild Blues Band, will be touring British Columbia in October, and they will be making a stop at the Bailey Theatre in Trail! Led by guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Donnie “Mr. Downchild” Walsh, the Downchild Blues Band has earned the reputation as the premier blues band in Canada. For more than 4 decades now, this Toronto powerhouse, has been tearing up stages with it’s rollicking sound. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 21st at 12 noon from the theatre box office, or call 1-866-368-9669 or get your tickets on line at Trail-arts.com. All seats are reserved and priced at $45.00 including GST (service charges extra)

    Burton Cummings is playing the Bailey Theatre in Trail on October 30.
  • SOLD OUT: Bare Naked Ladies Canada 1-Five-0 Tour

    The Bare Naked Ladies are coming to Trail's Bailey Theatre on November 7 for the Canada 1-Five-0 Tour. Doors are at 7:00PM and the show starts at 8:00PM. VIP packages are still available. GOLD VIP PACKAGE - Regular Admission + $215 =$296.05 (max 4 per person) 1 Premium Reserved Ticket Invitation to Exclusive Pre-show Soundcheck Viewing Access 1 Barenaked Ladies Branded Dish Towel Set 1 Barenaked Ladies USB Charger 1 Market Specific, Commemorative Event Ticket 1 Signed Barenaked Ladies 8 x 10 Photo 1 Digital Pre-order of the new Barenaked Ladies Album, Fake Nudes, due for release Fall of 2017 1 Commemorative VIP Laminate SILVER VIP PACKAGE - Regular Admission + $115 = $196.05 (max 4 per person) 1 Premium Reserved Ticket Barenaked Ladies Branded Dish Towel Set 1 Market Specific, Commemorative Event Ticket 1 Digital Pre-order of the new Barenaked Ladies Album, Fake Nudes, due for release Fall of 2017
  • Rossland Mountain Market Summer Series

    Thursdays June 1 to Oct 5 3:00 to 6:00 pm. All vendors make it, bake it or grow it! Support your local farmers and artisans this summer! Don't miss out on the opportunities for all; kids activities, yoga on the library lawns and lots of yummy food to eat at the market or at home.
  • Trail Market on the Esplanade

    The Trail Market on the Esplanade, hosted by the City of Trail and the United Way of Trail & District, takes place along the picturesque river walk in Trail on select Friday mornings and Wednesday evenings. This community market features various vendors who sell fresh produce, handmade jewellery, fragrant soaps, fashionable clothing, sweet and savoury baking, home décor items, ready-to-eat food and more! Fridays, 10am-2pm July 7, featuring That Girl & Earl July 21, featuring Tim Bourchier August 4, featuring Ron Halliday August 18, featuring That Girl & Earl September 15, featuring That Girl & Earl Wednesday Evenings, 4-8pm July 12, featuring Ron Halliday August 30, featuring Hy2 September 6, featuring Hy2 Special Spooktacular edition, 10am - 3pm Saturday October 28th, featuring That Girl & Earl
  • Nelson Downtown Local Market

    The West Kootenay EcoSociety will reopen the 2017 Nelson Downtown Local Market on Wednesday June 14th in the 400 block of Baker St. for its 8th year in a row. The market will run each Wednesday from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm through to September 27th, offering an amazing mix of local produce, plants, prepared foods, body care, and hand-made arts and crafts. Customers can rest assured that they are supporting the local economy due to the fact that 80% of each vendor’s wares must be made locally to be sold at the market. Come on down to this market every Wednesday, you will find fresh local produce and locally made products including jewellery, pottery, paintings, natural body care items, essential oils, fresh flowers, garden stepping stones, clothing, and more. Prepared foods include cupcakes, cookies, crepes, gluten-free baked goods, jams, syrups and more.
  • Music in the Park

    KOOTENAY SAVINGS Music In The Park starts June 15th at Gyro Park! Every Thursday enjoy live music starting at 7:00pm! July 6 Eleventh Hour – Piano trio rock ‘n’ rolls back the clock TUESDAY July 11 Kootenay Fiddle Camp –Reels, jigs, waltzes…swing with musical instructors from across Canada July 13 Johnny P Johnson Group –This quartet plays country roots, folk and ranch rock July 20 The LPs –Local favourites Leanne Harrison & Peter Makortoff July 27 The Campfire Soul –Eclectic fusion of soul, acoustic rock and reggae August 3 Harpdog Brown –Feel the healing power of the electric blues August 10 Laura Landsberg Quintet –Jazz and more from a fresh, original voice August 17 Vishten –Acadian and Celtic trio with rock and indie-folk influences August 24 Allensong –Sweet folk harmonies from this talented couple August 31 Old-Time Fiddlers –Timeless tunes from this band of merrymakers Location Admission is by donation ($2 suggested)
  • Canada 150 Echoes of Rossland: Past and Present

    The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture (RCAC) will be presenting “Echoes of Rossland, Past and Present”; a spoken word, poetry and song writing showcase at the Miners Hall on October 15th 2017. This contest forms part of the Canada 150 celebrations in Rossland. It is open to residents of Canada currently residing in the West Kootenay region. The call is for original songs, poetry and spoken word. Work must not exceed five minutes in length. We are calling for submissions from both adults and youth (18 years of age or younger), as there will be a category for each. For adults, there will be a cash prize of $150 awarded to the winners of each category: spoken word, poetry and song. For youth, there will be a cash prize of $150 awarded for the best overall performance. The successful entries will be showcased at a performance at the Miner’s Hall in Rossland on Sunday October 15th. If you are unable to attend, you are required to find someone else to present your work on your behalf. Deadline for entry is September 15th, 2017. You have all summer to find inspiration!Submission information available at rosslandartscouncil.com (under upcoming events), or by emailing Sam at rosslandarts@gmail.com. For more information please contact: Sammantha Parrott RCAC Executive Administrator rosslandarts@gmail.com 613-276-3499
  • Summer at the Skate Park

    From July 4 to September 1 you can join Summer at the Skate Park at the Castlegar Rotary Skatepark. Monday- Friday from 8:00-1:00 there is free drop in skateboard coaching for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Free skateboards, helmets and safety pads available.
  • Castlegar Concerts in the Park

    All concerts are held at Kinnaird Park on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation. July 12 — Route 33 with Jack Hamelin, reflections of time July 19 — Ray Yule and Friends, local talent with passion July 26 — Holly Hyatt and Jon Burden, vocals and guitar Aug. 2 — Baker Street Blues, music to dance to Aug. 9 — Ruckus, rock Aug. 16 — Darlene Ketchum Quartet, pop Aug. 23 — Lawrence Shumey and Friends, great harmonies Aug. 30 — Juno Award nominee Melody Diachun will be performing classic favorites, jazz and soul with her quartet
  • Free Box Lacrosse “try-it” Camp

    FREE BOX LACROSSE “TRY-IT” CAMP FOR YOUTH aged 5-14 on August 23. This fun try-it event will give participants an opportunity to experience lacrosse hands-on. Session 1, from 2:30 to 4:30 pm for youth age 5-9. Session 2, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm for youth age 10-14. The event will be hosted by NCCP certified coaches from West Kootenay Minor Lacrosse association and sanctioned by the BC Lacrosse Association. Participants need running shoes, a hockey helmet with a cage, and hockey gloves. We have sticks to loan. The event is open to youth residing in Greater Trail, Castlegar, Rossland, Grand Forks, Fruitvale, Salmo, and Nelson & surrounding areas. Please help us plan by registering at wkmlavp@hotmail.com.
  • Fat Tire Festival in Nelson

    The Fat Tire Festival in Nelson runs August 24-27. This event takes place every year in memory of Cam Alexander, a friend and avid cyclist. He lost his life tragically while riding his bike 22 years ago. Cam, whose smile was only surpassed by his appetite, was loved and respected by us so much that it only seemed fit to throw a party for bicycles. The Fat Tire Fest is now an annual event for kids from 2-72 to enjoy! A full schedule of events to come.
  • Nelson MarketFest

    The 2017 MarketFest celebrations will be returning August 25! Downtown Baker Street will, once again, be transformed into a lively night market featuring 100 vendors, live music, dance performances, kids entertainment and more. MarketFest is fun for the whole family, and is not to be missed. The fun at MarketFest runs from 6 pm to 10:30 pm. A $5 donation for admission is kindly requested for anyone over 18. Everyone is welcome, whether you make a donation or not! At the MarketFest you will find: Bands playing on the Falls Street stage playing music for all ages, dance performances throughout the evening, kids entertainment, 100 vendors with beautiful hand-made goods including jewellery, clothing, pottery, body products, fresh local foods, and so much more.
  • Keep the Beat

    Keep the Beat 2017 is a by-donation music festival fundraiser for War Child Canada, an international non-profit humanitarian aid organization whose mission is to help children in war-affected communities reclaim their childhood through access to education, opportunity, and justice. Keep the Beat is entirely student organized and run, with all proceeds going directly to War Child Canada's many initiatives in countries including Uganda, Afghanistan, South Sudan, and Jordan. Keep the Beat 2017 features some of the best artists from around B.C., including headliners PEACH PIT, HELLO MOTH, and ADHAM SHAIKH, and presents 12 hours of uninterrupted live music in picturesque Lakeside Park. The event includes a famous silent auction showcasing over 150 different items donated by local businesses, as well as a kid's tent complete with face painting, bubbles, hula hooping, arts and crafts, and everything fun!
  • Paws for a Cause

    BC SPCA Paws for a Cause on Saturday, September 9 in Gyro Park, Trail from 10am – 1pm. Event consists of a 1 and 3km walk (dogs optional but very welcome!), entertainment, food, fun games and activities!