A Perennial Favourite Mixed With A New Treasure

 December 12, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Kamloops, Music, The Arts /  No Comments

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – The Kamloops Symphony presents a program that mixes a perennial favourite of the orchestral repertoire with a new treasure with Four Seasons Two Ways on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 7:30 pm in Sagebrush Theatre. Four Seasons Two Ways pairs Vivaldi’s beloved Baroque masterpiece The Four Seasons with American Four Seasons by contemporary American composer Philip Glass. Expanding on the tradition that grew from the Middle Ages of music “painting” in vocal music, Vivaldi’s Four Sea …


Ring In The Festive Season – Christmas With The KSO

 December 6, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Kamloops, Music /  No Comments

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – The Kamloops Symphony invites you to join them at their annual celebration of the festive season, Christmas with the KSO. There are two performances of this classic holiday concert; Saturday, December 15 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, December 16 at 2:00 pm, in the Sagebrush Theatre. Christmas with the KSO features heartwarming melodies that are sure to delight the whole family. Highlights include seasonal favourites such as selections from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, and Rimsky Kors …


Kamloops Symphony presents Our Canada: Forecasting the Canadian Wind

 September 13, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Kamloops, Music, The Arts /  No Comments

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – The Kamloops Symphony’s Chamber Music Series is now Chamber Music at The Rex, and is moving to a new home in The Rex Hall at 417 Seymour Street. The first performance for the 2018-19 season is Our Canada: Forecasting the Canadian Wind, on Saturday, October 13 at 7:30 pm, featuring the Ventos Wind Quintet. This concert is part of a series of coast-to-coast performances established by Wind Quintet International, celebrating the diversity of our land, people, and culture. Supported …


New Country 103.1 Birthday Bash featuring George Canyon

 July 24, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Entertainment, Kamloops, Music, Tourism /  No Comments

July 24, 2018, Kamloops, British Columbia – The BC Wildlife Park along with New Country 103.1, Molson Canadian, and the South Thompson Inn are excited to present this year’s annual outdoor Birthday Bash! Don’t miss out on this intimate concert by Juno, CCMA, and ECMA Award winner George Canyon at the BC Wildlife Park on Sunday August 12, 2018. Opening for Canyon is Top 10 most played Canadian artist, Shawn Austin, and BC’s own electric country band, The County Line. New this year is the Molson C …


Tonight at the Barnhartvale Hall

 April 21, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Entertainment, Kamloops, Music /  No Comments

Tonight at the Barnhartvale Hall, we are hosting our final coffee house of the season and it’s a special one. It is our annual fundraiser for the music program at RLC Elementary School. This is an all open mic night and the RLC choir will be performing 3 selections for us. We are really looking forward to seeing all the kids, and hopefully lots of other great open mic talent as well. Please come out either to watch, or to participate and help out our schools music program. We will have lots of w …


No guitar for Rivertown Players? Lee’s Music & Riversong Guitars Save the Day

 August 8, 2017 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Entertainment, Kamloops, Music, The Arts /  No Comments

Kamloops, BC — Jeffery Daniels is a theatre student at Thompson Rivers University and a member of the Kamloops Arts Council’s Rivertown Playerschildren’s summer theatre troupe. When his prized guitar went missing during a July Rivertown performance, he was understandably upset. “The guitar belonged to my grandfather,” he said. “And I love to play.” Jeffery also used the guitar extensively for the songs and plays he performs with the student troupe. When searches for the missing guitar proved fr …


Armstrong Metal Fest 2017 Survival Guide – July 14 /15 – Armstrong, BC

 July 8, 2017 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Music /  No Comments

With just over a week till this year’s ARMSTRONG METALFEST kicking off on July 14th and 15th at the Hassen Arena in Armstrong, BC, the event has issued 13 tips in their survival guide for those attending. This year’s ninth edition is once again situated in the Okanagan Valley with the beautiful backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. The fest is British Columbia’s largest gathering of metalheads from across Western Canada and beyond. This year’s 2017 line up includes headliners Boston’s tech death / th …


The Barnhartvale Coffee House is Making Music for the Kids

 April 13, 2017 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Community, Kamloops, Music /  No Comments

The last Barnhartvale Coffee House of our 2016-17 season will be held on Saturday April 22, 2017 at 7:00 pm. Additionally, the Heffley Creek Coffee House has moved their event to Saturday April 29, 2017 , making it possible to attend both events. The Barnhartvale Coffee house will be an “All Open Mic” special fundraising event in support of the music program at R.L. Clemitson Elementary School, Barnhartvale, Kamloops BC The RLC Choir has been an important part of the school community in Barnhart …


2017 Armstrong Metal Fest Early Bird Pre-Sale Tickets On Sale Now! Ending Feb 1st

 January 12, 2017 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Entertainment, Music /  No Comments

Armstrong Metal Fest, one of Canada’s best metal events held in the Okanagan valley in Armstrong, BC will be ending their early bird pre-sale weekend passes on February 1st for their 2017 line up that will be announced at a later date. Weekend passes are currently available for $90 CAD with camping included. After February 1st, weekend passes will increase to $120 CAD for regular pre-sale and will be $160 CAD at the gate. Day passes will be available at the festival gate only for $70 CAD. Campin …


Tiller’s Folly Present: From Sail to Rail and Beyond

 October 26, 2016 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Entertainment, Kamloops, Music /  No Comments

While doing a series of 10 educational performances featuring their multi-media show “From Sail To Rail and Beyond” for the Kamloops School District, the Sagebrush Theatre and Tiller’s decided to add a public performance the evening of Oct 27, 16 that will include fan favorites as well as select multi-media pieces. From Sail to Rail and Beyond uses a mixture of stunning multi-media featuring stills and film including archive film and photographic images, with original songs from their WCMA (West …



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