The Revelstoke Arts Council’s 2014-2015 season tremendous cultural events is getting underway with a bang when Spirit of the West takes the stage at the Performing Arts Centre on September 11.
“The Revelstoke Arts Council is thrilled to be offering a total of 18 excellent performance events plus 6 multicultural films this season that will begin with the iconic west coast band Spirit of the West on September 11,” says Council Chairwoman Carol Palladino. “The remainder of the series will include family and adult theatre as well as comedy, classical performances, contemporary dance, ballet and more great music.”
Arts Centre Manager Miriam Manley said the season’s highlights include a fabulous, very funny, one-woman show about the six wives of Henry VIII from Monster Theatre, the multi-talented acrobats Ache Brasil and comedian Roman Danylo.
“To read about our entire season and access some great discounts, including $40 off when you purchase A Performance Series Season Pass, go to our website at www.revelstokeartscouncil.com,” Manley said.
Nearing the three-and-a-half decade mark, Spirit of the West continues to rock audiences with their original and potent blend of Folk, Celtic, Rock, Pop and Punk. The band that began in 1983 as an innocent trio of acoustic guitar, flutes and bouzouki is now a musical and performance powerhouse that features 6 musicians and dozens of instrument changes in a nights’ worth of timeless and beloved songs.
With 13 albums to their credit, five of them gold and three platinum, a history of extensive touring throughout the western world, and the authorship of a drinking song “Home For a Rest”, so well known and loved that it is often called ‘Canada’s unofficial national anthem’, Spirit of the West’s legacy has grown to legendary status.
The band consists of John Mann (vocals); Geoffrey Kelly (vocals, guitar, flutes, whistles, bodhran); Hugh McMillan(vocals, basses, nearly all other stringed things on Earth); Tobin ‘The Gull’ Frank (basses, accordion, keyboards); Matthew Harder (vocals, guitars) & Vince Ditrich (vocals, drumkit, percussion, management, refreshment coordination). For more information go to www.sotw.ca
Spirit of the West
Time: Thursday, September 11
Location: Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre, located at 1007 Vernon Avenue. The Centre shares its entrance with the Revelstoke Secondary School opposite the Forum parking lot.
Tickets are available online at www.revelstokeartscouncil.bigcartel.com.
Or you can purchase them in downtown Revelstoke at the Visitor and Business Information Centre (cash only) at 301 Victoria Road or at ArtFirst (accepts credit cards) at #1 113 First Street West.