Music is best served... LIVE!
Sept. 14 – FOODSTOCK – at The Elks Lodge. It all starts at five o’clock, thousands are expected to pack the parking lot with donations while feasting on the Red Deer Food Bank BBQ Crue’s sizzling fare while enjoying a festive atmosphere full of peace, love, balloons, a stilt walker and a few other surprises!
At seven o’clock the international mini-music festival starts inside and continues until about eleven. Kyle Key will perform table magic. David Essig (BC), Laurelle (AB), Nine Second Ride (AB) and Rob Lamonica & Friends (MX) will all get onstage to ensure that we pack the place and reach maximum mojo! All profits go to the Food Bank. $30 advance, $35 at the door. Our goal for this event is to raise over $5,000 for the Red Deer Food Bank to help meet the demand for the holiday season.
Sept. 27 – TRI-CONTINENTAL
w/guest Curtis Phagoo – at The Elks Lodge.
Tri-Continental are well-recognized and respected artists with successful solo careers. They are major players in the Canadian roots music scene who individually and collectively are the recipients of 4 Juno awards and 10 Juno nominations. Bourne, Quitzau and Slim were on the leading edge at a time when their ‘fusion’ of styles were not as common as they are now. Their five albums recorded as Tri-Continental confirm, that when these artists from different parts of Canada come together, something very special and magical happens.
Tri Continental’s goal continues to keep growing musically, challenging each other to do different things than they would individually, and letting music be their common ground and inspiration. Bill Bourne, Lester Quitzau, Madagascar Slim and recent addition Michael Treadway (drums,percussion,vocals) are excited for this next stage of their musical careers and will be keeping it wide open and alive, captivating true believers and new audiences with their splendid musicianship, relaxed manner and wonderful music.
Downchild Blues Band
The Legendary Downchild Blues Band
50th Anniversary Tour
The Memorial Centre Theatre
October 30, 2019
After 18 albums, countless awards and wowing sold‐out audiences around the globe,THE LEGENDARY DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND are celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year with a brand‐new show featuring hits like “Flip, Flop & Fly,” as well as fan favourites and hidden gems from throughout their illustrious career.
Downchild came to international prominence as the inspiration for Hollywood starsDan Aykroyd and the late John Belushi’s hit film, The Blues Brothers. In fact, two Downchild songs, “Shotgun Blues” and “(I Got Everything I Need) Almost” were even covered on The Blues Brothers’ 1978 multi‐platinum album Briefcase Full of Blues.
The band is lead by founder, Donnie “Mr. Downchild” Walsh on guitar and harmonica, singer Chuck Jackson, who also plays harmonica, tenor sax man Pat Carey, Michael Fonfara (who was a member of the early American rock supergroup Rhinoceros and Lou Reed’s band) plays keyboards, Gary Kendall on bass and drummer Mike Fitzpatrick.
With their signature jump‐blues style and infectious, soulful sound, Juno Award winners Downchild deliver a live performance that is second to none, and this special anniversary show is one ‐ not to be missed!
HBO Canada documentary "Flip, Flop & Fly" is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjBwbdZsCg0
"Come On In" at https://youtu.be/IC_nfeuMIfQ
Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUyGjjHvK4ljwxnyhSifkQw/featured