Coldsnap, in partnership with Integris Credit Union and support from the Prince George Community Foundation, is pleased to present the COME IN FROM THE COLD community outreach workshop series to be held at various times and venues around town during the festival.
These community outreach events, which can consist of mini-concerts, jam sessions or informative/instructional sessions with practical tips and discussion, are completely open and free to everyone!
Workshops are hosted by various community groups, which bring their own hospitality and support to the events. Interactive workshops encourage artists and audience to use music to facilitate discussion through stories or questions to explore topics of inclusion, life struggle and cultural understanding. Instructional workshops can help audience members better understand the intricacies of instruments, the process of turning life experiences into music, or even the ins and outs of the music business.
Integris is an essential partner with presenting the workshop series, as they are committed to building community with communication and there is no better communicator than music. Integris shares Coldsnap’s goal to provide the opportunity for all members of society to experience the music of the world-caliber performers visiting Prince George for the festival.
Please join us for these up close and personal community outreach events – hear great music in an informal setting and get to know the Coldsnap performers!
Saturday, February 4
Quique Escamilla, Buckman Coe and Jeremy Pahl: Songs and Stories around the Firepit
Positive Living North is pleased to host SONG AND STORY SWAP AROUND THE FIREPIT with local artist Jeremy Pahl and international artists Buckman Coe and Quique Escamilla. The musicians will relate their songs to a world view of Indigenous rights.
Time: Saturday February 4, from noon to 1:30 pm.
Place: The Firepit at 1120 Third Avenue
The Kerplunks: Honk That Horn
Two Rivers Gallery invites you to bring the whole family to enjoy a kid friendly instrument talk with The Kerplunks. You’ll learn about how each instrument works while you clap and sing along, and you may also try some dance steps to go along with the music.
Time: Saturday, February 4, from 1 to 2:00pm
Place; Two Rivers Gallery at 725 Civic Plaza
Sunday, February 5
The Bills: Exploring Creative Group Arrangements for Folk and Roots Music
Exploration Place will host a creative demonstration and mini-concert by this internationally acclaimed B.C band. The Bills will demonstrate their unique high impact acoustic style and exquisite vocals while explaining how they seek ways of arranging instrumental and vocal parts to get the most out of every song.
Time: Sunday, February 5, from noon to 1:00pm
Place: Exploration Place Museum and Science Centre, 333 Becott Place
Monday, February 6
Anna & Elizabeth: Brown Bag Lunch and Drop-in Open House
Innovation Central and Downtown PG invite you to bring your sandwich and drop in for a lunch hour performance with Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LePrelle. Anna and Elizabeth mix a unique visual presentation with vocal harmonies and acoustic strings for a noon hour experience you will not forget.
Time: Monday, February 6, from noon to 1:00pm
Place: The Hubspace, 1299 Third Avenue
Tuesday, February 7
Coco Love Alcorn and Britt Meierhofer: Taking Inspiration from Your Life
Our friends at Long & McQuade will again host an intimate performance in their downtown store. Coco Love Alcorn has always followed her spirit, and her songs spring from her personal journey. Prince George musician and seasoned road warrior Britt Meierhofer is comfortable and dynamic whether behind an acoustic or an electric guitar.
Both artists use their instruments, their vocals and their looping pedals to share their stories musically with appreciative audiences everywhere.
Time: Tuesday, February 7, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm
Place: Long and McQuade at 356 George Street
Wednesday, February 8
Andrea Ramolo & Matt Epp: Staying in the River – a discussion around Songwriting and Creativity
The Prince George & District Community Arts council will host a song writing workshop with Matt Epp and Andrea Ramolo, prolific songwriters and recording artists.
In this workshop, they will lead a discussion around tips and practices to stay in the creative flow and make inspired songs.
Time: Wednesday, February 8, from 1:00 to 2:30pm
Place: Upstairs Studio at Studio 2880, 2880 15th Avenue
Thursday, February 9
Matt Patershuk: In the Key of Life and Home
The Prince George and District Senior Citizen’s Activity Centre brings us an afternoon with Matt Patershuk who will share his songs and stories with a unique northern country flavour. Sometimes raw and gritty, sometimes soft and smooth, Matt sings from the heart.
Time: Thursday, February 9, from 1:00 to 2:00pm
Place: The Senior Citizens Activity Centre, 425 Brunswick Street
Friday, February 10
Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas: Fiddling through the Ages
The BC Old Time Fiddlers of Prince George and the Elder Citizens Recreation Centre are excited to host this award-winning duo. Traditional music has always been the connection between cultures, communities, and generations.
Alasdair & Natalie will describe their shared passion for taking the infectious melodies and grooves of Scottish/Celtic music on an exciting new journey. Be prepared for dancing to break out.
Time: Friday February 10 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm
Place: Elder Citizens Recreation Association (ECRA) at 1692 10th Avenue
Saturday, February 11
Twin Peaks: Sweet & Smoky Roots from Northern British Columbia
Long & McQuade is pleased to to host the powerful northern BC duo Twin Peaks.
Naomi Shore and Lindsay Pratt are collectively radiant in song and in style. You are sure to leave their show in a fond and familiar spirit.
Time: Saturday, February 11 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm
Place: Long & McQuade at 356 George Street
Wendy MacIsaac & Troy MacGillivray: East Meets West — Fiddling from Cape Breton to BC!
The Peyak Li Moond Metis Society are pleased to invite everyone down to the Moose Hall for an afternoon of down-home fiddle music. World-renowned Nova Scotia artists Wendy MacIsaac and Troy MacGillivray will discuss their East Coast heritage of traditional and innovative fiddling styles, including the influence of Mi’kmaq fiddlers. Dancing is optional but will be very hard to resist!
Time: Saturday February 11 from noon to 1:30
Place: Moose Hall, 663 Douglas Street