Spreading Community Spirit

Howdy all! After producing and performing in weekly Community Stompede events in Lake Bonavista for 3 months, Gary and I are now taking the show to other communities.  For those of you who haven’t heard about it yet, Community Stompede is an initiative to get a community’s talents out of living rooms and basements and … Continued

DUO REUNION + LITTLE WHISKEY SHOW

When: July 9, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Where: Bonaventure Drive Off Leash Area Park

Jacquie’s old friend Dave Glowasky, the Flamin” Fiddler (he used to do all the Calgary Flames games!) is in town and called this morning asking if we could jam!  So we decided to open for … Continued

GRAND RE-OPENING CELEBRATION

When: July 11, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: SIGNATURE FINE FURNITURE, Unit 1 603 77 AVE SE Calgary, AB

Signature is a wonderful client of Tenato Strategy Inc., Jacquie’s marketing firm.  Jacquie offered to perform for them for Stampede and their grand re-opening celebration (post-pandemic)! Located right next to the Calgary Farmers’ Market, there … Continued

Stompede for Stampede!

After performing pop-up shows when the pandemic started, I felt like I needed more horsepower from other musicians to spread the spirit around!  You may already know Gary and I started a community entertainment series called “Community Stompede”!  We’re helping communities organize their own entertainment to make up for the cancellation of so many festivals … Continued

Community Stompede May 24

Today will be Lake Bonavista’s 3rd Community Stompede, and I am super proud of how far we have come! I hope that if you live in Lake Bonavista you will get out an enjoy all the COVID-friendly safe activities we have planned this week.  Everything is free, and being done by volunteer members of the … Continued

When: July 2, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Lake Chaparral – St. Sebastian School Field, 65 Chaparral Drive Southeast, Calgary

Jacquie is performing + hosting a jam in Lake Chaparral to incite some musicians there to participate in Chaparral’s Community Stompede, which will be July 11, 1-4.  Yahoo!

CANADA DAY JAM & SHOW

When: July 1, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Where: Lake Twintree Park (Andrew Sibbald Field, by Scout Hall), 1711 Lake Bonavista Drive SE

Free Canada Day Jam – featuring all kinds of Bonavista musicians, but open to anyone.  We’ll be doing Canadian-made music tonight, have 2 food trucks, plus an obstacle course for the kids. Later in the … Continued

The Entertainer’s Role in the Pandemic

Dear Musicians and Entertainers: I am writing to you today to tell you that the “rules” have changed for entertainers since the pandemic. And in a good way!  It used to be that you had to beg for gigs from local venues (who usually prefer the out of town acts).  Or hope some booking agent … Continued

“Community Stompede” Kicks Butt on Corona-blues!

Well, WHAT AN AMAZING DAY! Gary and I are fully, completely and utterly thrilled at how Lake Bonavista’s FIRST Community Stompede went today!   THANK YOU to our wonderful team of “Stompede Pioneers” who had the courage to jump into a brand new way of staging entertainment: Brent Kawchuk & Carolynn Tooth’s crews of Led … Continued

Community Stompede Walking Tour map

We did it, Lake Bonavista’s “Stompede Pioneers” – we’ve got the first event starting today! See you out and about at the locations listed! 1.Classic Car Show by Skenes: North end of Lake Fraser Way2.80’s Dance Party by Sandos: West of Safeway3.Led Zeppelin Tribute Part 1: 2 -3 pm, North End Lk. Twintree Drive4. Molly’s … Continued

“Community Stompede”

I am having fun planning a “Community Stompede” walking tour in my home community of Lake Bonavista. Neighbours are putting up zany, home-grown entertainment all over the neighbourhood right from their own front lawns, so other people can walk around and get a happy-boost by seeing all the fun.  The first one will be this … Continued

Crossroads Market

When: May 1, 2020 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Crossroads Market Parking Lot

Thought I’d add a #pandemicpopup show today at the Crossroads Market – corner of Blackfoot and Ogden.  Starting about 3:30 – 5:00pm.  Gotta pick up my groceries there today anyway, so why not??

Outdoor Jam

When: May 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Calgary area

Wednesday evenings, and weather permitting, I’m hosting a Bonavista jam series!  I welcome other musicians (whether pros or amateurs) from any community to join us at a socially safe distance. Locations are published on the … Continued

“Community Stompede” Entertainment Series

When: May 3, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Outdoor Locations in Calgary Area

I have been working to launch a “Community Stompede” weekly walking-tour entertainment series (super local – front-lawn based) on SUNDAY AFTERNOONS and will be performing in unexpected, outdoor locations – Follow me @communitystompede on IG, … Continued

#SaveOurStampede, musicians of Calgary!

I’ve been playing music semi-professionally in this city for a lonnng time….in bars, clubs and venues everywhere.  Stampede was always the highlight of my year, and I know for a fact that thousands of musicians depend on Stampede for the bulk of their annual earnings.  It was the one time of year when we could … Continued