music festivals

Whiskey Blind is a Langley-based band. Their new song ‘She means the most to me’ is inspired by a true story. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley country band experiments with love songs

Whiskey Blind releases single with meaning to songwriter and band frontman Benjamin Aaron Ferguson

 

Festival goers leave Worthy Farm in Somerset, England, Monday June 27, 2022, following the Glastonbury Festival. Organizers at Canada’s summer music festivals say even as pandemic restrictions lift and live concerts return to some semblance of normalcy, it’s anything but normal behind the scenes. (Photo from the Canadian Press)

From travel woes to inflation, music festivals face most unpredictable summer yet

Several factors make putting together a festival more tumultuous, costly and unpredictable

 

The Punk in Drublic craft beer and rock festival comes to Abbotsford’s Tradex on Sept. 4. (Instagram)

Punk in Drublic craft beer and music festival coming to Abbotsford

Event scheduled for Abbotsford’s Tradex on Sunday, Sept. 4, NOFX and others performing

The Punk in Drublic craft beer and rock festival comes to Abbotsford’s Tradex on Sept. 4. (Instagram)
Summerfest and the West Coast Women’s Show take over Abbotsford’s Tradex starting today (Friday). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

VIDEO: Summerfest, West Coast Women’s Show opening in Abbotsford today

Dual event spectacular takes over Tradex from Friday to Sunday

Summerfest and the West Coast Women’s Show take over Abbotsford’s Tradex starting today (Friday). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Langley Ukulele Ensemble presents its spring production, “Music Through The Nations” on Friday, June 17, at Fort Langley Community Hall. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Local ukulele ensemble brings music from around world to Langley

17 members of the senior ensemble will perform as part of the Fort Langley show

Langley Ukulele Ensemble presents its spring production, “Music Through The Nations” on Friday, June 17, at Fort Langley Community Hall. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Ryan McAllister is one of several performers hitting the stage at the inaugural Summerfest Country Music Festival, which runs from Friday to Sunday at Tradex. (Instagram photo)

Abbotsford’s Summerfest Country Music Festival moving indoors

Uncertain weather forecast leads organizers to take festival inside Tradex

Ryan McAllister is one of several performers hitting the stage at the inaugural Summerfest Country Music Festival, which runs from Friday to Sunday at Tradex. (Instagram photo)
Michael Gabriel at the filming of an Indigenous-fusion jazz concert that was streamed in September 2021 as part of the Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival. (Langley Advance Times files)
Michael Gabriel at the filming of an Indigenous-fusion jazz concert that was streamed in September 2021 as part of the Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival. (Langley Advance Times files)
The Palomars, a three-piece rockabilly band, is led by Langley’s Tom Hammel. They will be performing at Fort Langley Community Hall on Friday, April 22. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Local musicians to rock ‘n’ roll with audience next Friday

Langley’s Creative Compass Society organizes concert and other music happenings

The Palomars, a three-piece rockabilly band, is led by Langley’s Tom Hammel. They will be performing at Fort Langley Community Hall on Friday, April 22. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Grade 12 student Elizabeth Aguasin will play the character of Pirate King for Langley Secondary School’s musical production of <em>The Pirates of </em><em>Penzance</em>. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley students become pirates for their next musical

Show runs May 19 to 28 at Langley Secondary School

Grade 12 student Elizabeth Aguasin will play the character of Pirate King for Langley Secondary School’s musical production of <em>The Pirates of </em><em>Penzance</em>. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Aaron Pritchett will play the Summerfest Country Music Festival in Abbotsford on June 11, as part of this year’s West Coast Women’s Show. (Photo Courtesy of Mary Winspear Centre)

Aaron Pritchett hits main stage at new country music festival

Summerfest incorporated into women’s show in Abbotsford next month

Aaron Pritchett will play the Summerfest Country Music Festival in Abbotsford on June 11, as part of this year’s West Coast Women’s Show. (Photo Courtesy of Mary Winspear Centre)
Kids in the community love the decorations and enjoy visiting to celebrate Easter. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Langley home front yard decorated with Easter theme cut outs

Garden is open for kids in the community

Kids in the community love the decorations and enjoy visiting to celebrate Easter. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
A bassist, Jodi Proznick will perform on April 1 at Bez Arts Hub alongside vocalist Laila Biali and drummer Nicholas Bracewell. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A bassist, Jodi Proznick will perform on April 1 at Bez Arts Hub alongside vocalist Laila Biali and drummer Nicholas Bracewell. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Carl Petersson, pianist will perform at Langley Community Music Schools on Sunday, April 3 at 3 p.m. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Dynamic piano virtuoso to perform in Langley

The afternoon will include a pre-concert discussion

Carl Petersson, pianist will perform at Langley Community Music Schools on Sunday, April 3 at 3 p.m. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Piper French, Brandon Yap, Emily De Giusti & Kendra Sue were part of the winning team of the Fort Flicks 48 hour film challenge at the recent Fort Langley Film Festival. (Special to Langley Advance times)
Piper French, Brandon Yap, Emily De Giusti & Kendra Sue were part of the winning team of the Fort Flicks 48 hour film challenge at the recent Fort Langley Film Festival. (Special to Langley Advance times)
A colourful float makes its way down Ste. Catherine St. during the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in Montreal, Sunday, March 22, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Students, festival organizers make masks a choice as Canada nears St. Patrick’s Day

Return of the Irish holiday doesn’t come without risks, even though provinces have lifted mandates

A colourful float makes its way down Ste. Catherine St. during the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in Montreal, Sunday, March 22, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Tim McGraw sings “Something Like That” in a video posted to Youtube.com. The American artist is booked to perform during the 2022 Rockin River Fest in Merritt, B.C.

Tim McGraw, Darius Rucker headline summer’s Rockin River Fest in flood-hit Merritt

‘Now more than ever, we need things to be excited about,’ city’s mayor says

Tim McGraw sings “Something Like That” in a video posted to Youtube.com. The American artist is booked to perform during the 2022 Rockin River Fest in Merritt, B.C.
Workshop for young, emerging, and professional jazz music artists will take place on March 27 at Chief Sepass Theatre in Fort Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley musicians organize jazz workshop for all ages and skill levels

Workshop is late March. Annual jazz festival also returns for July of 2022

Workshop for young, emerging, and professional jazz music artists will take place on March 27 at Chief Sepass Theatre in Fort Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Sherri Anne of the global band – Sister Speak – will perform solo on March 11 at Langley’s Bez Arts Hub. The concert will feature performances of classics from her first three albums and songs from her upcoming album. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

A global band comes to Langley

The lead singer will perform solo and share songs and stories from her upcoming album

Sherri Anne of the global band – Sister Speak – will perform solo on March 11 at Langley’s Bez Arts Hub. The concert will feature performances of classics from her first three albums and songs from her upcoming album. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
The cast of Bright Star include young artists from Langley and other neighbouring cities. Their team is comprised of faculty from both the music and theatre departments at TWU’s School of the Arts, Media and Culture. The new show is a musical based on true events and is set in the World War II era. (Jef Gibbons/Trinity Western University/Langley Advance Times)

Langley university theatre team to bring stories from Second World War

Seventeen actors, eight musicians and many others behind the scenes involved

The cast of Bright Star include young artists from Langley and other neighbouring cities. Their team is comprised of faculty from both the music and theatre departments at TWU’s School of the Arts, Media and Culture. The new show is a musical based on true events and is set in the World War II era. (Jef Gibbons/Trinity Western University/Langley Advance Times)