Videos: Sarah-Jane Scouten, Joanne Stacey to play Grizzly Plaza

Sarah-Jane Scouten plays old-time, bluegrass and folk music with modern themes, exploring social issues, heartache and the Canadian spirt.

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Montreal-based Sarah-Jane Scouten and her band will play at Grizzly Plaza August 21. Photo: Publicity shot

The Revelstoke Summer Street Festival is an annual free concert series that runs every night in Grizzly Plaza in the heart of downtown Revelstoke, featuring a unique blend of local and visiting performers. Each evening, the plaza is filled with free seating as community members and guests come to take in the unique mix of performers. Grab a snack, listen in from a nearby patio, dance, or catch up with friends at the back. The shows run from 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. nightly.

Aug. 20 John Jenkins

John Jenkins’ Smalltown Revival smalltown Revival are a blues and roots band. Photo: Jan Kotyk
John Jenkins’ Smalltown Revival smalltown are a blues and roots band. Photo: Jan Kotyk

Roots, Rock, Blues, Funk, Folk. Rooted in the heart of smalltown life and based in Golden B.C. John Jenkins’ Smalltown Revival is a two-man trio show; John Jenkins on vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, harmonica, kick drum, foot snare and hi-hat and Jackson Baker on bass and vocals.

Aug. 21 Sarah-Jane Scouten

International touring songwriter Sarah Jane Scouten. Photo: Nasuna Stuart-Ulin Photography
International touring songwriter Sarah Jane Scouten. Photo: Nasuna Stuart-Ulin Photography

At age 5, Sarah Jane Scouten was sitting on the dining room table, singing “Lace and Pretty Flowers,” by Canadian folk and country musician, Willie P. Bennett. Sarah Jane Scouten is an international touring songwriter and, based in Montreal, Sarah Jane has become the leader of one of the finest folk acts in the city. With flavours of Lucinda Williams, Iris DeMent, Old Crow Medicine Show and a wealth of old-time and bluegrass music, her songs are faithful to a long-standing folk music tradition, but often spill over into modern themes that are outspoken and edgy, from homelessness to midwifery to tongue-in-cheek heartache songs and unabashed Canadiana.

Aug. 22 Joanne Stacey

Revelstoke's own country music star Joanne Stacey. Photo: Publicity shot.
Revelstoke’s own country music star Joanne Stacey. Photo: Publicity shot.

Revelstoke resident Joanne Stacey is always aspiring to learn and grow and frequently travels to Nashville to her songwriting community there and to focus on writing commercial country music.  Joanne Stacey is an honest, all-round artist who absolutely loves to connect with her audience and says the best show she has ever experienced was when she was just being herself, raw and open, inviting the audience along for the ride.

Coming Soon

Aug. 23 Sharon Shook
Aug. 24 Robyn and Ryleigh
Aug. 25 Robyn and Ryleigh
Aug. 26 Benny Walker
Aug. 27 Devon Coyote
Aug. 28 Stacie Byrne Duo
Aug. 29 John Jenkins
Aug. 30 Jodi Doidge

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