In its third year, the Concert and Market Series has quickly become a staple to summertime in Fernie, BC. Beginning July 3, 2013 with the Fernie band Half the Staff, these weekly outdoor concerts include local vendors selling food, refreshments, jewellery and more, a refreshment garden, activities for children and of course a diverse lineup of live music.
This evening for its fourth act in the lineup, the series welcomes The Slocan Ramblers - the new sound of Canadian bluegrass. Well steeped in the American roots tradition, this fearless four piece acoustic act casually stretches boundaries and challenges convention.
The Toronto-based quartet has quickly gained a reputation throughout Ontario and Quebec for their energetic live performances, impressive musicianship and their uncanny ability to convert anyone into a fan.
The Slocan Ramblers have transcended their bar gig roots, performing at many of Canada’s largest folk and jazz festivals as well as opening for Grammy award-winner Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers.
With a long list of shows in BC and Alberta this summer, the Slocan Ramblers are expanding their roots and bringing their brand of bluegrass west!
Don't miss this amazing act FREE in downtown Fernie on the deck of the Art Station tonight July 24, 2013! A non profit series brought to you by the Arts Station, Fernie Fix, Mountain Market and the Chamber of Commerce, the lineup this summer is hot with upcoming bands including Fishtank Ensemble, John Reischmann and the Jaybirds, Red Girl and more!