Your Communities. Your Traditions. Your Folklife.
Northwest Folklife aims to strengthen our communities through arts and culture. This calendar brings together our greater community’s events and gatherings. Here, you will find events ranging from cultural celebrations to music and dance performances and traditional gatherings.
Together, we can continue to celebrate the rich arts, cultures, and traditions that thrive in the greater Pacific Northwest.
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The Bills in Concert
January 21, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm$9 – $18
2017 will mark the 20th year for the Bills as a touring group!
The Bills brand new album, Trail of Tales features 14 new original tracks. For the first time in their storied career, the album sees all five members of the band contributing compositional talents in a truly collaborative offering. Trail of Tales winds from infectious, grooving folk/pop vocal numbers to beguiling, hypnotic instrumentals.
With two previous JUNO nominations and multiple Western Canadian Music Awards under their belts, expect the musical magic youve come to love from this extraordinary quintet. The Bills are renowned for their instrumental virtuosity, lush vocal arrangements, evocative songwriting, and a refreshing sound that transcends musical boundaries and defies simple categorization.
Strings, bellows, keys, voices, skin and bows these are the vehicles for The Bills unique sonic approach. With individual band members sporting world-class credentials in folk/roots, jazz, classical and world music, The Bills truly are a Canadian acoustic music super-group.
Chris Frye – guitar, lead vocals
Marc Atkinson – mandolin, guitar, vocals
Richard Moody – violin, mandolin, lead vocals
Adrian Dolan – fiddle, accordion, piano, vocals
Nick Mintenko – upright bass, vocals
Advance tickets are $18 ($2 discount for SFS & PNA members,students and seniors), $9 for youth. Day of show tickets at the door, if still available, will be $2 more. Doors will open at 7 pm for a 7:30 start.