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Vernon Folk Roots Music Society

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Poppa Dawg Concert, Spitfire Loinge, Vernpn, Sat. Jan 14, 2017
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Feb 20, 2018

Concert Shred Kelly, March 22, Vernon Lodge!!

The Vernon Folk-Roots Music Society in keeping with the unique mix of music found in folk-rook is switching it up and bringing you a high energy five-piece band with a unique alternative folk-rock sound - Shred Kelly! Thursday, March 22, 2018 Vernon Lodge, 3914 32 Street, Vernon V1T 5P1 Doors open at 6:30pm, concert at 7:30pm Food and beverages will be available at the show so please arrive early and hungry! Tickets $25, Members $20 Tickets are on sale now at, and 2 weeks before the show at The Bean Scene or at the door (cash) CONTEST ALERT: Enter to win a pair of tickets to the show (see below), and cash and prize giveaways at the show. About the Band: Soaked in Electric crescendos and folk tinged sing-along anthems, Shred Kelly is known for their high energy live shows that ignite dance floors with their alternative folk sound. Four albums and countless tours, the five British Columbians have developed their signature sound by taking their inspiration from the mountains where they hail from and the people who inhabit them. Shred Kelly have seamlessly fused instrumentation with modern rock, presenting a sound that is both unique and compelling. Band Members: Tim Newton, Sage McBride, Jordan Vlasschaert, Ty West, and Ian Page-Shiner To find the complete Vernon Folk-Roots concert line-up visit: And follow us on Facebook for all the latest news @vernonfolkroots. CONTEST ALERT! Like our Facebook page on or before March 14 to be entered in a draw for two tickets to the upcoming Shred Kelly concert! Details on our website.

Oct 24, 2017

Bill Bourne Concert Dance, Nov 18, ANAF Spitfire Lounge, Vernon

Bring your dancing shoes for this one! The Vernon Folk-Roots Music Society is proud to bring to town Bill Bourne, a stellar multiple Canadian Juno Award winner, who’s received international acclaim for his recordings and live performances. Saturday, November 18, 2017 Army, Navy, Airforce - Spitfire Lounge, 2500 46 Avenue, Vernon, BC, V1T 8S2 Doors open at 6:45pm, Concert 7:30pm Tickets $25, VFRMS Members $20. Tickets available through, 2 weeks before the show at The Bean Scene, at the Spitfire or at the door (cash) . Bill Bourne is a multiple Canadian Juno Award winner, and has received international acclaim for his recordings and live performances. A veteran of the international blues and roots scene, life on the road is reflected in Bill’s music-powerful rhythms and soulful songs, steeped in World Beat, Blues, Cajun, Celtic, Folk, Latin, Funk, Poetry and more… - The Beach House Arts Co-op Bill was raised in a musical family in rural Alberta. When he was 2 years old, he was known to sleep behind the piano at country dances where his parents played dance music in the community halls in beautiful farming country. The love of nature and of music and of people gathering for celebration has been with him for his whole life. A multiple Canadian Juno Award nominee and winner, Bourne's music is diverse and is rich with many traditional music elements from around the world. He plays guitar and sings with a deep and soulful sound; his songs convey stories that are poetic and life-affirming. The dance rhythms of his early childhood permeate his musical mélange. Bill loves to collaborate with friends (musicians), including Alan MacLeod, Shannon Johnson, Lester Quitzau, Madagascar Slim, Aysha Wills, Eivør Pálsdóttir, Wyckham Porteous and Jasmine 'Jas' Ohlhauser. His most recent collaboration is with his own band, The Free Radio Band, which includes his son Pat, Pa Joe, Moses Gregg and Miquel Ferrer. They have released a new recording in 2011 called Bluesland. In 2009 Bill recorded with Eivør Pálsdóttir, Wyckham Porteous and Jasmine 'Jas' Ohlhauser in “Bop Ensemble”. He produced and performed on Eivør’s third solo CD, ‘Eivør’. The recording won double at the Danish Music Awards Folk in 2006. Other collaborations: with Alan MacLeod, Shannon Johnson, Hans Staymer and Andreas Schuld, and Lester Quitzau & Madagascar Slim (Tri-Continental) as well as his solo projects, have all attained award status in Canada. "I always thought Bill Bourne should have starred with Gene Hackman and Clint Eastwood in 'The Unforgiven.' He's a goddamn movie star, I'd say, with that black top hat and card shark face. More importantly, he is a 'shining light' in the 'North American' Folk Roots scene. He sings, plays guitar and writes with deep soul, and on the current musical landscape these talents constitute a revolutionary act of ART. Listen to Bill Bourne; get Religion, brother and sister. This is the real thing". Tom Russell El Paso, Texas Bill Bourne has down cold what most can’t figure out in a tornado, a strain of the blues so earthily transplanted that you have to wonder if it isn’t a whole new form. Since 1990, Bill Bourne has been nominated for 8 Juno Awards and has won 3 Juno's including: 1990 - Bourne & MacLeod - "Dance and Celebrate" Juno 1992 - Bourne & MacLeod - "Moonlight Dancer" 1993 - Various Artists - "Saturday Night Blues" Juno 1996 - Bill Bourne & Shannon Johnson - "Victory Train" 1997 - Bourne, Schuld, Stammer - "No Special Rider" 1998 - Bill Bourne - "Sally's Dream" 2000 - Tri-Continental - "Tri-Continental" Juno 2003 - Bill Bourne - "Voodoo King" “Music is a dance; a happy heart. Music is the great teacher. The life in Music is its power of transcendence: Music is a healing force that benefits all living things.” - Bill Bourne Visit our website for the complete 2017/2018 concert line-up: Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for all the latest news and concert photos @vernonfolkroots

May 21, 2017

Paul Pigat Trio, folk-roots concert, June 8 at Powerhouse Theatre Vernon

Hello music fans! To wrap up our season before the summer break, the Vernon Folk-Roots Music Society is bringing you another toe tappin’ energy-filled show this time with the unassuming but very talented Paul Pigat, June 8th at the Powerhouse Theatre, 2901 35 Avenue, Vernon V1T 2S7, Vernon. To paraphrase the old blues song, singer, songwriter, guitar slinger Pigat’s got so many tunes he don’t know which way to jump. So, instead he simply gives into his muse and exuberantly follows wherever it carries him and in doing so he has a hard-earned reputation for delivering everything from hot-rod rockabilly to foot stomping vintage country and western swing. At the concert Paul will be joined by Keith Picot on upright bass and Jesse Cahill on drums to create an unstoppable rock 'n roll wrecking crew. From classic honky tonk and cow punk rippers, to a helping of western swing and classic jump blues, Cousin Harley plays in the old tradition - slugging it out hot and heavy at the Powerhouse Theatre in Vernon. Show starts at 7:30pm, doors open at 6:45pm Tickets: $25 and for VFRMS members $20. Remember as a member you receive a $5 refund when you present your paid ticket at the door. To become a member sign up at one of our concerts. Tickets are on sale now at , and 2 weeks before the show at the Bean Scene in Vernon, or at the door (cash only please). We look forward to seeing you at the show!

Apr 9, 2017

Concert Pharis & Jason Romero, April 9, 2017, Vernon Lodge

The Vernon Folk-Roots Music Society as part of their concert series are proud to bring to Vernon: Pharis & Jason Romero, April 9, 2017 Vernon Lodge, 3914 32 Street, Vernon V1T 5P1 Doors open at 6:30pm, concert at 7:30pm Food and Beverages available at the performance Tickets $25, VFRMS members $20 Tickets available through, and 2 weeks before the show The Bean Scene, or at the door (cash) Singing vibrant duets, writing deadly songs, playing handmade banjos and loving old acoustic guitars, Pharis & Jason Romero have a classic story. When some scratchy old records and a custom banjo led to their meeting in 2007, they quickly knew they were in for the long haul. They've since released five records - three as a duo - and toured across North America and the UK. They've won a Juno award, been featured on NPR Music, CBC, BBC, and Folk Alley, and have performed on A Prairie Home Companion and CBC's The Vinyl Cafe. They are passionate teachers and believers in many things folk, and their heartbreakingly harmonic live show is an ever-evolving and never-ending quest for good songs and beautiful sounds. A Wanderer I'll Stay is the latest release from the duo. Raising a family while developing an ever-growing demand for custom J. Romero Banjos, Pharis and Jason made time to carve out new songs - heartbreak to wilderness dwellers, gourd banjo instrumentals to hopeful refrains - and to put their singularly recognizable stamp on old songs. Called "sublime" (NPR) and "brilliant" (BBC), it won a 2016 Juno Award, a Western Canadian Music Award, and was nominated for an International Folk Music Award and four Canadian Folk Music Awards. The title track was 2015's #1 most-played song on the Folk-DJ Charts. Pharis & Jason's releases continue to attract audiences and radio play globally.

Event Date: April 9th, 2017 - 07:30pm

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