Sechelt Summer Music Series

The District of Sechelt is pleased to present the Summer Music Series, a free concert series featuring local musicians. Concerts take place on Saturdays in July & August, from 12pm - 2pm on the Hackett Park Stage (5765 Dolphin St., Sechelt).

For the most up-to-date listings, photos and videos, please refer to the Summer Music Series Facebook page.

2022 Concert Listings are at bottom of this page. Click the image to download a PDF of the poster.

 

 

 

 

July 2: The Empty Streets / The Georgia Fats

 The Empty Streets: A new collective of old friends. They’ve shaped a collection of new indie roots songs you'll like to hear. Comprised of singer Baili Clarke (Newfoundland), drummer Cayce Laviolette (Ottawa), guitarist Dan Richter (Vancouver), bassist Jenny Groves (Simcoe County), and songwriter Simon Hocking (Calgary), The Empty Streets have travelled long roads to share their sweet, dark sounds.

 

The Georgia Fats: Gritty, Greasy and Groovy… the 3G’s of The Georgia Fats. The Georgia Fats transform the vintage sounds of blues, rock, old country, and gospel into a hard-driving sound that is designed to get people moving.

Event on Facebook: https://fb.me/e/1P5toZThR

July 9: Janet Panic / The Van Aldens

 Janet Panic: Award-wining, Juno nominated Janet Panic presents new folk roots songs that feel raw as road rash, bare as your birthday suit, and melancholy as first love. They are songs about relationships, and reflect a simpler time when friends were made and maintained face-to-face and online life was the stuff of science fiction.

 

The Van Aldens: The Van Aldens are a rocking, blues-based band formed out of the legendary Tuesday jams at the Roberts Creek Legion. Featuring Paul Dwyer of Playback on drums, Bud Kurz from Double Treble on guitar, Steve Schwabl on vocals and harmonica, and special guest on bass, direct from downtown Vancouver, Steve's cousin Albert Klassen.

Event on Facebook: https://fb.me/e/3pJ1F8nRT

July 16: The Locals / Soleil Duo

The Locals: The Locals Robin Atchison & Nelson Giles want you to know that music is magic. They are a popular coastal duo who are garnering many fans along with way! Their sense of humour adds another dimension to the performances.

 

Soleil Duo: Soleil Duo performs songs people like. This popular duo has performed up and down the 'Coast, in Vancouver and the Okanagan. Award-winning pianist Kenneth Norman Johnson's many years as a composer, director, and performer has given him a keen instinct for pleasing an audience. Paired with Nancy Pincombe's warm, intimate vocals, this duo serves up pared-down and sensitive renditions of standards, pop and originals.

Event on Facebook: https://fb.me/e/23nTpFSwU

July 23: Brothers in Farms / SacRED

 Brothers in Farms: True and fiercely proud Sunshine Coasters. Over the last nine years, they have made five full length records and have over 100 shows under their belts, both on and off coast. From small islands, to local bars, beer farms and full on festivals, the Brothers always show up ready to have fun. The five piece doles out a non-stop high energy mix of roots, pop, reggae, folk, Balkan, Latin and funk with a solid rhythmic backdrop and an engaging stage presence. Totally infectious, non-pretentious, genre-hopping party music.

 

 SacRED: (Ecko Aleck) is a modern day digital shape-shifter, storyteller through movement and medicine woman of the heart, on a mission to support all people and the planet to recognize truths of the past and present while returning to a natural rhythm of well-being for the future generations. Accompanied by her brothers from the Shíshálh Nation for a debut performance by the Red House Warriors! A collaborative performance celebrating Indigenous history, resilience and reclaiming sacred power.

Event on Facebook: https://fb.me/e/20MKoldwt

July 30: Michael Friedman / Ya Ya Shine

 Michael Friedman: Michael Friedman is one of the most stunning and unique performers to emerge from Canada's west coast music scene. At once a mixture of explosive musicality and close intimacy, expressive playing technique and stirring vocals, Michael makes full use of a passionate and powerful 3 octave voice, a stunning and eclectic "New Acoustic" guitar playing approach, and a vast range of musical genre. His songs combine a very sharp compositional sensibility with a down-to-earth knack for writing with insightful eloquence.

 

 Ya Ya Shine: Ya Ya Shine is a joyful collaboration of renowned Canadian musicians who all happen to live on the Sunshine Coast. They weave together their various backgrounds of jazz, soul, song writing, and alt folk to create music that is both harmonically rich and groovy. Sarah Noni, vocals;  Aristazabal Hawkes, bass; Budge Schachte, guitar; Anna Lumiere, keys; Graham Ord, sax and flute; and John Rule, drums.

 

Event on Facebook: https://fb.me/e/1vsVRkwSp

Aug 6: Susana Williams / Mitch Lazer Quintet

 Susana Williams: A musician, producer and composer, Susana's musical career began in Caracas, Venezuela at the age of 13. As a vocalist and percussionist, her credits include several International Music Festivals. She has shared the stage with internationally award-winning artists Arturo Sandoval, Poncho Sanchez, Johnny Rivera, and Alex Cuba. Susana is the vocalist of the largest Latin-Jazz music orchestra in western Canada, Goma Dura and the legendary Latin band Rumba Calzada.

 

 Mitch Lazer Quintet: The Mitch Lazer Quintet plays a tasteful selection of jazz, pop and Latin standards, with improvised solos from some of the finest musicians on the coast. Drummer Mitch Lazer has been performing at Blues, Jazz, Rock, Folk and Latin music festivals for over 40 years; Keyboardist Bill Barclay has played with many West coast jazz and RnB bands since the 70's; Bassist John Parker Toulson started playing in Edmonton in the 60's with PJ Perry and Tommy Banks; and Guitarist Budge Schachte has worked in and around BC including the Vancouver Jazz Festival, the Classical Joint, and Glass Slipper.

Event on Facebook: https://fb.me/e/4O4PNA72n

Aug 20: Martinez / Anagram Quartet

 Martinez: Guillermo Martinez; a lover of classic sounds, exploring the fusion between North American and British folk/blues/rock with hints of the folklore of his country of origin, Argentina.

 

Anagram Quartet: All seasoned musicians, ANAGRAM pour their heart and soul into their music. Most of the repertoire consists of original compositions influenced by Brazilian and Latin rhythms to funky and quirky grooves. Anna Lumiere (keyboards and vocals) and Graham Ord (sax and flute) have been playing together for 20 years. They have created a musical repertoire that brings together their various musical loves. Together they created ANAGRAM, a quartet with John Rule on drums and Aristazabal Hawkes bass.

 

Event on Facebook: https://fb.me/e/1UsZPQirn

Aug 27: Budge Schachte Group / Monty Montego & The Rocksteady Crew

 Budge Schachte Group: The Budge Schachte Group moves adeptly through a myriad of music styles including; jazz, latin, pop, funk, folk, soul and world music…like a prism of beautiful colours piercing through a smoky urban haze. Group lineup: Budge Schachte – guitar; Graham Ord - saxophone, flute; Aristazabal Hawkes – bass; and William Takamatsu Thompson – drums.

 

 Monty Montego & the Rocksteady Crew: Monty Montego and the Rocksteady Crew bring Jamaican music from the late 1960’s to life on stage, along with genre-loyal originals. Hailing from the musical sweet-spot in history between the emergence of ska and reggae, rocksteady music birthed legends like Toots and the Maytals and Derrick Morgan, never failing to fill the dance floor! Sweet harmonic voicings, iconic to the genre, are sung by Michael Clarke (lead/guitar), Keely Halward (keys) and Ian Hunt (bass). Grooving bass lines and the classic one-drop beat are brought by Ian, and Allain Morin (drums) who toured extensively with NGOMA. Monty Montego is your all-seasons, all-ages favourite backdrop to a good time and sunny vibes.

Event on Facebook: https://fb.me/e/5mYANAgob