Monthly Calendar of Events


Thursday April 27th 8:00 pm
SEA TO SKY OPEN MIKE & POETRY SLAM featuring Dana I. D. Matthews
Doors at 7:00
Entry $5- 10 (youth free)

May 2017 @ the BAG

Sat. May. 6 @ 8:00 pm $20 @ XOCO & the BAG
15th Annual Brackendale Bluegrass Festival

$5 (ATD) 3 pm to 5 pm
All levels welcome! More info: 604 935 9434

The Lonesome Town Painters are Vancouver’s traditional bluegrass standard-bearers. Having gravitated toward each other in late-night local jam sessions, and by way of their mutual adoration for the Stanley Brothers, these fellas harken back to the raw and ragged edge of the genre. Their high-lonesome harmony singing and melodic instrumentation pay homage to bluegrass pioneers, while their spirited performances kick the dust off of golden-era favourites, and bristle with emotional honesty.

Patrick Bartel: banjo, lead and backing vocals.
Jeremy Freeman: mandolin, lead and backing vocals.
Fred Beach: bass and backing vocals.
Angelo Eidse: guitar, lead and backing vocals.

The Honky Tonk Dilettantes are a Bluegrass power-trio singing songs of sin and salvation. Woody Bell, Jr. on mandolin, Lordy Mama on guitar, and Sparky Spurr on upright bass.

FEATURE ARTIST May 4th Thru May 28th
TOBY JAXON: It's Not Just Black & White
Artistic acrylic expressions: innovative & retro.
Opening Reception: Sunday, May 7th, 3-5pm

“Nature is alive with vibrating colour and animating spirit; this observation is confirmed in the views I enjoy from my own backyard and informs many of my canvasses.” For Toby Jaxon, easily accessible high mountain trails provide an abundance of stunning views of the Howe Sound region and for this passionate artist, it translates into new artful compositions derived from the vastness and mystery of nature where the unconscious speaks in ways beyond words! Toby’s works feature vivid contrasting colour and multiple perspectives. The under-painting sporadically pops through to persuade unification of the entire piece. Toby develops a relationship of naïve colour shapes using a variety of deliberate strokes, a technique that creates a dynamic rendition, a shock effect that challenges the viewer’s experience.

Having travelled the globe in her youth, visiting over 30 countries, countless galleries, temples, monuments and landmarks, Toby has enjoyed extensive cultural exposure. She is a passionate Volunteer for the Arts as past president and current director of VISUALS, arts coordinator for Windfest, an active member of the North Shore Artists’ Guild and the Whistler Arts Council, founding director Vice Chair of the Squamish Arts Council and juried active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. Toby is a Professional Artist with gallery representation who showcases her art in public venues, solo and group exhibitions, private and corporate collections, participates in performance art and demos, and teaches art classes & workshops. She is the Foyer Gallery Curator at the Squamish Public Library. She contributes media articles and web-based newsfeeds, organizes and hosts fundraisers for non-profits and recently won the Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award for Arts & Culture. Toby is the owner of Art + Design Studio, a consulting firm with an extensive and diverse design portfolio including realty staging, which has been recognized with numerous award. Toby lives, plays, paddles and creates in the Sea to Sky corridor.

Sat. May. 13 @ 8:00 pm $20 @ XOCO & the BAG
Featuring Special Guest WARREN DEAN FLANDEZ

Scott Verbeek is an up and coming guitarist hailing from Vancouver BC. Scott’s confident and creative approach to funk/fusion needs to be experienced live. Since graduating from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, he has become a well known performer in the Vancouver music scene, working with projects ranging from Bazooka Picnic, Five Alarm Funk, Warren Dean Flandez, Lovecoast, Kutapira and many others. Scott Verbeek’s rare level of musicianship is sincere and confident, and when the beat is happening you have no choice but to dance.

Joining Scott Verbeek & Friends is R&B/Gospel Vocalist Warren Dean Flandez. He is just coming off a Juno Nomination for his most recent release Eternally Grateful, and was featured on CBC's television show Cover Me Canada.

"Warren Dean Flandez is sure to knock you off your feet with his wide vocal range and killer beats. Some of the best music of 2016." - CCM Magazine

Sat. May. 27 @ 8:00 pm $20 @ XOCO & the BAG
From Southern Rock to Classic country, Michael Kilby and his southern friends will be dishing out a night of fine singing, shredding solos and some good times!

Usually seen at local venues such as the Brew Pub, The Sea to Sky Gondola, and the Crabapple Cafe, multi-instrumentalist Michael is no stranger to live music in Squamish. For his fourth show at the Brackendale Art Gallery, he will be adding an electric twist with his southern friends, David Meyer (lead vocals, guitar, piano, fiddle), Zack Top (guitar, lead vocals), Conner Hutteball (bass, harmony vocals), and Doug Neufield (Drums).


Sun. May 7, 7:30 – 10:00 pm :
Acoustic Jam @ the BAG
Rita Kyle: 604 898 1340

Tues. May 23, 7:30 By donation.
Overcomers: An Evening of Worship Music
with Mario & Anne Iacovone

Sat. June 10: The PAPERBOYS
Sun. June 18: Film: The Unofficial Trial of Alexandra Morton
Sat. June 24: Chris Ronald / John Ellis / Mike Sanyshyn
Sun. June 25: Film: RiverBlue

You may have heard that the Brackendale Art Gallery is for sale. Alas, it is true.
Thor is 83 with all that entails. It is time.
We are however very open to ideas and options we may not yet have heard or considered.
In the mean time it is business as usual!

For Real Estate information please contact

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