NOW OFFERING PANDEMIC POP-UP SHOWS!   After doing my first few porch pop-up shows from my home and LOVING the reaction of the neighbours, I would like to offer you the same, since every community deserves a chance to have some live-music to lift the spirits.  All of the following will respect social distancing and I will supply all equipment needed, with the possible exception of a place to plug in if needed!
3 OPTIONS:
1.  Porch or Backyard. $250 – acoustic 1-hour guitar/vocal/harmonica performance.  Great for a gift for someone or to treat your family!
2.  Block Jam (usually from a chosen porch) – $550 with PA – 3 hour show with amplification and recorded music between sets, so your neighbours can hear/ watch from their lawns.  People are also welcome to bring an instrument and play along at a safe distance.  Great for Stampede or summer block parties.
3.  Public Jams – FREE – and will move around to locations in an around Calgary TBA with the weather.  Follow me on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for last-minute announcements, usually the morning-of. These will be in fields, grocery store parking lots and other location.  Bring your own food, picnic and blanket, and keep a safe distance…but enjoy the fun!
REPERTOIRE: I’ve got a huge range current and classic country, pop and folk music, from lots of eras.  Easy stuff to sing along to…plus I’ll add in some of my own fun, original tunes.
Available days or evenings, weather permitting. (12 degrees or warmer with little wind!)
20% of all proceeds will go to the Calgary Food Bank!

HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST SHOWS

In the past few years, Jacquie has been fronting a band, and doing many kinds of public and private events.  Below is  an overview of some of the shows she has performed.  She is currently stepping back from most of these event shows to focus on original-music writing and performance opportunities.

Ironwood Stage:   Jacquie has performed at Ironwood many times since around 2009 – from solo to full band shows.

First Flip 2010 – 2017:  Jacquie Drew performed annually at the city’s kickoff 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.

“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, ” 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 later took over from Scott Muirhead as her 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 enormous contribution.

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 2017)-  Jacquie has performed 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.

Community Stampede Breakfasts….
Jacquie Drew & the Crew have performed repeatedly for many annual community breakfasts across the city, in Lake Bonavista, Mackenzie,.

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, held at Foothills Stadium in Calgary.

July 31, 2011, Butchart Gardens in Victoria BC: Jacquie Drew performed at the beautiful Garden Stage at Butchart Gardens in Victoria.  Definitely one of her most beautiful settings 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.

OTHER VENUES

Carlson’s on Macleod -High River
Parkland Summerfest – Calgary
Taste of Calgary Festival – Calgary
Calgary Stampede Grounds
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