HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST EVENTS
Rocking the Recession, 2016: The band did two Rocking the Recession shows in 2016. The concept here was to give people a “night off” of the recession. Tickets were $20 “if you’re hangin’ in there” or $0 “if you’re really hurtin” We did the first show at the Ironwood in January 2016, and the second in April in Nanton at the Community Memorial Centre.
First Flip 2010 – 2016: Jacquie Drew and the Crew have been performing annually at the big public Stampede breakfast called “FIRST FLIP” put on by Tourism Calgary, the Downtown Association, the Calgary Telus Convention Centre, Calgary Arts Development and Calgary Economic Development, with about 5000 people in attendance. It’s held on the Thursday morning, the day before the parade, on Stephen Avenue Mall and 1 Street SW. Yahoooo!!!
“The Boss is a Woman” CD Release Show – January 2015 The January 2015 CD Release show was for Jacquie’s 3rd, CD, this time recorded with her own band, as “Jacquie Drew & the Crew.” The band contributed greatly to album, with Richard Erickson on bass, Steve Bridgett on vocals and Scott Muirhead on drums. The CD Release show was held at the Lantern in Inglewood, with an afterparty downstairs at the same location. The show had been planned and produced with the help of a Nashville live performance coach, Amy Wolter, of Tom Jackson Productions. Guest musicians at the show also included Dave Glowasky on fiddle and Johnny Gozde on background vocals (who has since taken over from Scott Muirhead as our regular drummer.) The show was a huge step forward for the band, and a terrific production. Huge thanks to our sound/lighting man, Gary Drew for his vast contributions.
Nashville 2014: Jacquie visited Nashville in 2014, and performed at the Row, the legendary Bluebird Cafe and the Maxwell House (yes the namesake of the coffee!). She also met and bowled with Terri Clark, and made numerous wonderful connections which led to her band getting professional performance coaching in the fall of 2014.
Labour Day – Olympic Plaza (Sept 2013 – Sept 2015)- JD & the Crew have been headlining the Labour Day celebrations at Olympic Plaza since 2013. Hundreds of free burgers are handed out- with lots of people dancing and hanging out in the wading-pool/fountains in front of the stage.
Lake Bonavista Stampede Breakfast – in Calgary
Jacquie Drew & the Crew have been the annual performers at Lake Bonavista’s annual pre-Stampede breakfast for the past 4 – 5 years (2016 performance has been cancelled due to recession budget cutbacks). With a free breakfast put on by the Calgary Stampede Caravan committee, and a classic car Show and Shine – hundreds of people show up for a great breakfast, live music, and numerous activities for the kids.
June – September 2011 Calgary Vipers Home Games : Jacquie performed the pre-game shows, anthems, and 7th inning stretches for several of the Calgary Vipers Baseball games this seasons, held at Foothills Stadium in Calgary.
July 31, 2011, Butchart Gardens in Victoria BC: Jacquie Drew & a Victoria-based Crew performed at the beautiful Garden Stage at Butchart Gardens in Victoria. Definitely one of the most beautiful settings we’ve played in to date!
Saturday October 16, 2010: RED HOT CANDY HEART CD RELEASE SHOW in Calgary
This event was very special for many reasons. The Crew was thrilled to launch RED HOT CANDY HEART, Jacquie’s second disk, to a sold-out crowd at the Barn in Shawnessy – where we self-hosted for the first time (meaning we rented the hall, got all the refreshments, and sold all the tickets ourselves)! We also performed a brand-new song, “Savannah’s Song” for the first time – and the woman for whom Jacquie wrote the song (she won the song at the Haiti Benefit Show at Club Paradiso) was in the audience with her family, which was wonderful! Another first was launching a bunch of cool new merchandise, including t-shirts, and nifty personalized guitar picks made into various useful items…which we’ll have available for all our upcoming shows.
Carlson’s on Macleod -High River
Parkland Summerfest – Calgary
Taste of Calgary Festival – Calgary
Calgary Stampede Grounds (Frontier Pavillion – 2 shows daily)
Ironwood Stage & Grill – Calgary
Mikey’s Juke Joint – Calgary
Club Paradiso (now Lolita’s Lounge) – Calgary
The George – Okotoks
The Powderhorn – Bragg Creek
The Bullhorn – Cochrane
Lazy S Saloon – Calgary Stampede Grounds
Chateau Lake Louise – Lake Louise
The Ranchman’s – Calgary
Delta Bow Valley Hotel – Calgary
Hyatt Hotel – Calgary
Early Stage Saloon – Stony Plain, AB
National Finals Rodeo- Las Vegas (with Allen Christie)
Christmas In Inglewood Festival – Calgary
Sun & Salsa Festival – Calgary
Sounds of Summer Festival – Calgary
East Coast Music Awards – Discovery Stage – Corner Brook, NL
Auditorium Hotel – Nanton
Sessions Cafe – Rothesay, NB
Ruby Moon Cafe – Thunder Bay, ON
Kamloops Cowboy Festival – Kamloops (with Allen Christie)
Avant-Garde Lounge- Ottawa, ON
Telus Convention Centre – Calgary
…and many more. With or without the Crew, Jacquie Drew performs about 80 – 100 shows/year in various venues and for events. Please contact us regarding your upcoming events.