Music from the Edges of Canada: Soda Pony + Joelle Rabu & Nico Rhodes
Music from the Edges of Canada is a new national music series showcasing 22 Canadian artists from coast to coast to coast. From October 2021 to March 2022, the series includes 11 full-production concerts live-streamed right to your living room from four beautiful theatres on the edges of Canada: the Imperial Theatre, Saint John, NB; the Tidemark Theatre, Campbell River, BC; the Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse, YT and the Northern Arts & Cultural Centre, Yellowknife, NT. www.musicfromtheedges.ca.
The Series Pass includes access to all 11 live-streamed concerts plus 48-hour access to the replay of each concert. The series starts October 28, 2021 and patrons can look forward to performances through to March 27th, 2022. Here is the full schedule of performances (subject to change):
December 6, 2021 – Soda Pony + Joelle Rabu & Nico Rhodes
January 16, 2022 – Wolf Castle + Les Hotesses d’Hilaire
January 22, 2022 – Diyet + Jim Byrnes
January 29, 2022 – Speed Control + David Gogo
February 13, 2022 – Jah’Mila + Kim Harris
February 19, 2022 – Carmen Braden + Wesley Hardisty
March 2, 2022 – Andrea Bettger + Digawolf
March 27, 2022 – Ryan McNally + Blue Moon Marquee
The featured musicians represent all genres of Canadian music including but not limited to: Blues, Rock, Jazz, Folk, Reggae. Celtic, R & B, World, Americana, and traditional Indigenous music. This inclusive and culturally diverse project employs 140+ Canadian arts workers.
Music from the Edges was created to partially address the ongoing pandemic impacts for performing artists across Canada. Assuming touring would continue to be limited during the 2021-2022 Season, talented event producers Margot Holmes and Debbie Peters developed Music From the Edges to support Canadian artists with meaningful performance opportunities.
Music from the Edges of Canada is funded through FACTOR Canada and sponsored by Tourism Nanaimo, the Nanaimo Hospitality Association, Travel Yukon and Northwest Territories Tourism.
Music from the Edges is produced by Maverick Cooperative, the marketing arm of two award-winning agencies. Since 2017, Margot Holmes of Caline Artists International and Debbie Peters of Magnum Opus Management have collaborated to promote each of their rosters together. This innovative partnership earned them the 2018 Agent of the Year award from the B.C. Touring Council.