Location: 5214 50 Ave, Lacombe, AB T4L 0B6
Flat Iron Jazz June 07
Join us for the first 2017 Music in the Park performance on our wonderful new Echo Stage. For this event we welcome back Lacombe’s own Flat Iron Jazz to kick off our season. Flat Iron Jazz is part of the Lacombe Lions Community Band Society, and you can expect to hear hits by Dick Clark, Duke Ellington, and other swinging hits by big band producers. These talented musicians are sure to please people of all ages, and expose them to a music genre they may not have heard before!
There will be a celebration to mark the opening of the Echo Stage at 6:15pm. See you there!
Morningside June 14
What is a Music in the Park season without an evening of bluegrass music to get your toes a-tapping. Morningside Band is a bluegrass flavored quartet that plays a variety of music that will catch your ears!!! From traditional bluegrass to Canadian folk, you will enjoy the powerful vocal harmonies, tight rhythms, and sparkling instrumental sounds of Morningside.
These Central Alberta band members have played together in different configurations for many years. Greg Leblanc lays down the bass line on the big ‘ol upright bass and sings the tenor parts. Rich Wagensveld, plays a solid rhythm guitar and does lead vocals. Lee Foote, transplanted from Louisiana, plays the five-string banjo with flash and flair and helps with vocals, too. Rick Moore doubles on the mandolin and guitar and sings the baritone line.
Check out Morningside Band for music that will brighten your day!
Kim Cote and Floyd Mueller June 21
Kim Cote is a Calgary musician who has been connected to his love of music since his preschool years when he remembers his grandmother lifting him up onto a stool so he could reach the keys of an old upright piano. Kim started his first band in high school and has been a member of numerous bands and duos ever since. He can play several instruments including drums, organ, accordion and guitar. He found his niche playing keyboards and over the years, Kim has learned well over 3000 songs! Kim will be joined by Floyd Mueller another versatile musician. This duo has wowed our audiences time and again with their amazing repertoires. The request line is always open when these two perform!
Alecia Aichelle June 28
Alecia is a Rising Canadian Country artist. Last year she played during Lacombe’s Culture and Harvest Festival. Born in Kelowna, BC, Alecia’s love for music shone through at an early age, along with her ability to act. This is transferred to her music and storytelling ability in country music. Her music shows influences of some of Country Music’s greats such as Martina McBride, Dolly, Shania, Paul Brandt and a few others. She now calls Red Deer County home, and performs and tours across the country. We are very excited to have her back again!
Canada Day July 1
Don’t miss Music in the Park programming on the main stage for Canada Day. The Lacombe Performing Arts Centre Foundation will be presenting bands between 1- 5pm at the ME Global Athletic Park. We guarantee a high energy rock’n good time!
Funhouse is a high octane party band, ready to take our event to the next level! With a groovin’, danceable mix of hits from today and yesterday, along with a couple of surprises, Funhouse will keep you on your feet and moving from the first to the last note. Featuring the vocal stylings of Central Alberta’s own Haeley Ginter, and backed by Pete Greaves – Guitar, Peter Vruwink – Drums, Morgan McKee – Keyboards, and Dave Mouss– Bass. Funhouse has been lighting up the music scene since 2015!
“The Blueseros” are a premier Calgary-based five-piece band specializing in blues, Latino, jazz, funk and rock. The band has been a fixture in the Calgary music scene for the past 15 years jamming in local clubs and performing at special events and parties. This great band includes Mike Sullivan – Bass/Lead Vocal, Gord Davies – Guitar/Vocals, Mark Lamontagne – Keyboards/Harmonica, Wayne Moser – Drums / Vocals
Don’t miss this one, and the “Blueseros” are a high energy band and loads of fun to listen to.
The Shining Eagle Singers
Music in the Park is pleased to include The Shining Eagle Singers in our Canada Day program. The Shining Eagle Singers were formed in the summer of 2014, focused on teaching youth about traditional culture and the ways of the drum. Shining Eagle (Wasihko Kihew) continues to sing at powwows concentrating on educating youth about their history and singing for healing. The group strives to pass along the teaching from generation to generation.
The Nova Scotiables
The Nova Scotiables have built a deserving reputation across western Canada as a high-energy maritime revue unmatched by their peers. Bringing an unconventional approach to traditional, original and contemporary maritime music, this collection of individuals has become a hit – not just on the maritime circuit, but with entertainment fans of all ages.
In such a short time the group has built a resume that rivals veteran acts. Blending a tireless work ethic, unbelievable energy and professional composure, these Scotiables are just as comfortable at festivals in front of 1400 people as they are in your house hosting an impromptu kitchen party.
Mattie Dewald and Sheryl Kreil July 5
This is the first time that Mattie has been on our stage, although she is really getting a name for her wonderful performances in the area. Last year, Sheryl’s show, with her melodic mixing of Jazz, Swing and Bebop was a great hit, leaving the audience asking for more.
This year, these two artists are coming together and they have been challenged by the Lacombe Performing Arts Centre Foundation to do a tribute to women in song. This could mean anything from Joni, to Ella or Bette, Brenda Lee, the Carpenters or Christina Aguilera. Who knows who will show up on our stage? You can be assured, this will be an amazing show, whatever these two ladies have put together and you will be sorry if you miss this one!
Medisinal July 12
Medisinal is a Classic Rock band from just down the road – Red Deer! They claim to get the crowd rockin’!!!! They started by getting a few buds together to jam in a friend’s barn, and they just didn’t want to stop playing! Brent, Garth and Mitch have played and toured Alberta and are pumped to be at Music in the Park! Get ready to party and have a great night out!!
Nova Scotiables July 19
Back for their second time is the Nova Scotiables!! They bring to the Park this week and unconventional approach to traditional, original and contemporary Maritime Music. They call Calgary home, but can be often found hitting the road to bring the impromptu kitchen party music to all their fans at festivals, drinking establishments, and to right here in Lacombe at Music in the Park! They have developed a reputation for their unconventionally passionate take on traditional classics through to favorites from groups as diverse as the Dubliners, Pogues and Great Big Sea. The Nova Scotiables are sure to delight the crowd with their high energy and Maritime Music.
CJ Berube and Half Jazzed July 26
Always a favorite with the Music in the Park fans, Lacombe’s own CJ Berube will be bring you the sounds of the King, Elvis Presely. CJ has the looks, he got the moves and he is definitely a crowd pleaser.
Joining CJ will be Half Jazzed. Half Jazzed sums up the musical ambition level of these four middle aged music lovers. They’ve been friends for over a decade, singing mostly acapella music in between bad jokes and mouthfuls of hor d’oeuvres. They are what remains of local group Jazz Casual and do their best to make your heart happy by ‘half-jazzing’ their way through a variety of well-known songs that span the years. Half Jazzed include Kacey Oehlerking, Darlene Wilson, Kim Berube and Trish Achtymichuk.
Dixie Land Express and BRASS August 02
The Dixie Land Express Band is a trio from Calgary that has played together for years. The banjo player is internationally known and has won many awards. All are professional musicians that play regularly at the Sylvan Lake Festival, Spruce Meadows, etc. We look forward to them playing selections such as “Sweet Georgia Brown”, “When the Saints go Marching in”, “Muskrat Ramble”, etc.
Music in the Park has paired the Dixie Land Express with a barbershop quartet called BRASS, also from Calgary. Two of its members have been singing together for over 30 years!! Their harmonies include traditional songs that everyone knows and can sing along with! Prepare to warm up your vocal cords.
BRASS is a breakout group of harmonizers from The Stampede City Chorus who sing a capella in four part barbershop style music!
Klam Daggers August 9
We welcome back to our Music soundstage direct from Red Deer Alberta – the Klam Daggers, one of central Alberta’s premiere bands! Made up of some of the finest most versatile musicians Red Deer has to offer, they have been a fixture in the local scene for over a decade. Their unique song list has something for everyone. Don’t miss their rockin’ performance of dance hits and classics from the Beatles to Boney M.
Randi Boulton August 16
With a vast and eclectic taste in music, “Randi with an ‘I’” prefers not to be boxed into one genre. Like so many creative spirits, she writes when inspiration hits. But one thing is for sure: Randi’s vocals create whatever sound she desires, whether that is reggae or rock! Even social media is noticing her talent thanks to getting a nudge on Twitter from fellow Canadian, Jann Arden, who tweeted to her fans: “Follow this kid…pretty great singer”. Randi is a powerhouse singer, with a soulful side, and creates an experience music lovers won’t soon forget. She is one of our favorites!
Claude Godin August 23
A dynamic and versatile musician, Claude Godin creates mood and memories with music. Born in Montreal and raised in the village of Robertville, in New Brunswick, Mr. Godin deeply believes in sharing the gift of music. He spent much of his youth in New Brunswick and a decade in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, setting the foundation for an enduring career in the arts. . Focused and driven to perfect his art, Claude became well versed in Alto, Tenor and Soprano Saxophones as well as the Clarinet. He is also well versed in many other complementary instruments including: piano, guitar, bass and the drums.
He desired to see the west and later relocated to the growing suburban city of Red Deer. He has performed, as an opening act and/or appeared with the likes of Bo Diddley, The Platters, Powder Blues Band, Matt Andersen, Matt Minglewood, Kim Mitchel, Fred Eaglesmith, Ian Mitchel & the Bay City Rollers, Big Dave McLean, Amos Gareth, David Ward, Russell Broom, Donald Ray Johnson, J.W. Jones Blues Band, Elmer Ferrer, Kenny Blues ‘Boss’ Wayne, Legends of Rock N Roll, Tim Williams, just to name a few. Music in the Park is so very excited to have Claude entertain us!!
The Brad Abel Band August 30
Music in the Park ends the 2017 summer season with the Brad Abel Band! This is a talented group who play a variety of genres and their inspirations come from several artists that include Dallas Green, Elliot Smith and Damien Rice. Brad originally hails from Jasper but moved to Red Deer to attend college. Even though he has a Business Administration degree, music kept calling him. We are glad it did!