Showcase Mondays

4 pm / 5 pm / 6 pm / 7 pm
Location: Charles Hoey Memorial Park - MNP Stage

(unless otherwise stated)
Touring and local musicians scheduled to keep your attention.

Showcase Mondays Schedule

Monday July 3

Location: MNP Stage
4pm          Braeden Gates
-original folk from Edmonton
5pm          Ken Stead - original folk from Edmonton
6pm          Bella Cat - leads an r&b-soul trio from Ottawa that are turning heads
7pm          Wayne Kozak Quartet -Wayne Tenor and Soprano sax, Lady O on bass, Phil Newns on keyboard and Peter Gillespie on drums.

Monday July 10

Location: MNP Stage
4pm      Kid’s Today
- based on the presence of a B3 Hammond organ on stage along with a drummer and a guitarist/keyboardist… pretty groovy
5pm     Ewan Mcintyre Band - a five piece of cello, guitar/ mandolin, fiddle, electric/ acoustic guitar and upright bass- performing at the Duncan
** Showroom at 9:30pm later tonite... just the thing you need on a Monday nite

6pm      Sweet Papa Lowdown - a unique ensemble of swingin' musicians who bring a modern take to the classic jazz and blues tunes of the 1920's & '30's
7pm      Fortune Killers - Victoria, BC based pop/rock band Fortune Killers (formerly Isobel Trigger) strikes you with their dynamic synth-scapes and high-voltage performances.

Monday July 17

Location: MNP Stage
4pm    Fraea the Banshee
- a unique vocal style that takes you back to last century, earlier years when recording was newer, extremely captivating of my fave showcase picks
5pm     Raina Krangle - from Ontario,a singer-songwriter with thought-provoking, heartfelt lyrics & a soulful voice that soothes your ears and makes you want to keep listening.
6pm     Jack Connolly - the Cowichan Folk Guild was very much a part of Jack’s early ventures into a musical career giving him many opportunities to hone that rich voice he has, which he took to Toronto for years and now, he returns to teach at Shawnigan Lake School and is already on the board of directors for the CFG.
7pm     Ed Peekeekoot - this first nations singer/songwriter/flautist/guitar player/wood carver is no stranger to the valley, we are lucky to share him this year with the Islands Folk Festival where he is performing as well

Monday July 24

Location: MNP Stage
4pm         Naomi Middlemiss
- being 1/3 of PixElle, she still has room for her own solo career
5pm      CaraMcCandless - an award winning singer-songwriter who is also 1/3 of PixElle
6pm     Jay Aymar - here is a way to learn about Canada and some of the many characters, joined by fiddler Donnie Zeuth, the stories will stay with you forever
7pm     Beverley McKeen Band - a singer-songwriter wishes to have a band to back you all the time, great if you can afford it, well when Beverley puts her guys together for this concert the music soars to new heights

Monday July 31

Location: MNP Stage
4pm       T L Douglas
-  this gentle man / musician was introduced to the valley recently thru Beverley McKeen and her Wednesday nite jams- a singing, songwriting, guitar playing nice guy  
5pm       Hannah Morten - a vast catalogue of songs she has penned and set to music, she returns home from university in the maritimes for the summer...our luck
6pm       Cheko – from Mexico, now a Canadian and owning a local business, demonstrates his passion of latin music
7pm       PixElle - 3 local singer-songwriters joined together to bring harmonies to their individual sounds and the sum of the combination is stunning, so full, so good for each other’s songs

All of these scheduled musical events are designed to bring community together to celebrate our diverse local / Canadian and international music scenes, to give the opportunity to meet our neighbours, share a common experience and hopefully be able to now greet each other with a friendly smile on any future happen chance connections. We are proving that downtown Duncan and the Cowichan Valley is... ‘a rather fun place to be’.