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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, August 2, 2019


WHISTLER, BC – The stage at the Maury Young Arts Centre is about to heat up as Arts Whistler launches Arts Whistler Live!, a live performance series jam-packed with sizzling music, captivating theatre, and hilarious comedy. With performances from September to May, Arts Whistler brings you fan-favourites, not-to-be-missed new performances and a guaranteed good time.

“We’re super excited about this season, having secured so much top Canadian talent. From blues/soul favourite Terra Lightfoot, to the best of burlesque – this season will be eclectic, entertaining and what everyone’s talking about the next day.” says Arts Whistler Executive Director, Mo Douglas. “Don’t miss these opportunities to see great live entertainment at an accessible price.”
Arts Whistler Live! Highlights:
Get into the swing of Arts Whistler Live! with T Riley and the Bourbon Rebels on September 13. From old school jazz to upbeat swingin’ rock, this season opener is sure to mix it up with classic standards, re-vamped pop hits, and even a few originals that will get you grooving. Join us at 7pm for a high energy swing dance workshop to get you warmed up for the evening ahead. Get those dancing shoes ready!

Halloween festivities are just a song away with Juno award-winner Norman Foote and the Myrtle Philip Community School singers for “The Howl” – A Musical Masquerade. On October 19 at 1pm, fantastic costumes and laughter come together in a spooktastic concert for the whole family. Norman will share the stage with the most creative and colourful children’s choir you will ever see – his “animated wall of costumed singers”. Every voice is unique like the concert itself and is guaranteed to get you into the Halloween spirit!

Whether you’re talking about her as a songwriter, guitarist or vocalist, one thing is indisputable: Hamilton’s Terra Lightfoot is a ferocious talent. Her lyrics tap into the raw emotion of hearts supercharged by love, lust, loneliness and temptation, as her expert finger-picking drive supercharged, hook-heavy melodies. Her elemental voice is set to command attention and awe on November 4, as she graces the Arts Whistler Live! stage. Whether bringing her slow-burning soul ballads or hard-charging rock numbers, Terra’s enthralling presence will surely have you leaving in “No Hurry”.
A long time ago… in a galaxy far, far away… there was The Geekenders! Travelling from Vancouver, BC, the nerds are back January 18, 2020 to offer up some sexy Star Wars Burlesque. Love In Alderaan Places celebrates the stories and Star Wars characters you know and love (and secretly google sexy fan art of in your spare time) with energetic dancing, comedy, and cheeky satire created by artists as nerdy as you are.

Two stars of Canadian comedy (and darlings of CBC’s “The Debaters”) share the stage in a laugh ‘til you cry double-bill! Charlie Demers and Ivan Decker join forces on March 22, 2020 for a night of side-splitting, ab-engaging laughter! Decker’s sharp, smart and observational hilarity paired with the highly silly and cerebral Demers makes for a comedy bill not to be missed!

Check out the full listing of shows to catch your favourites and discover some new talent:

September 13, 2019 | 7:00PM
$15 advance / $20 day of
T Riley and the Bourbon Rebels
Swing time! Old school jazz to swingin’ rock
October 19, 2019 | 1:00PM
$10 advance / $15 day of
The Howl – A Musical Masquerade
Halloween family concert with Norman Foote and the Myrtle Philip Community School singers
November 4, 2019 | 6:30PM
$15 advance / $20 day of
Terra Lightfoot
Genuine bluesy soul. With opening act Sam Weber
December 12, 2019 | 6:30PM
By donation
Holiday Singapolooza with Barbed Choir
Community singalong. Arts Whistler’s Christmas gift to the community! Gathering donations to the Whistler Food Bank
January 18, 2020 | 7:00PM
$15 advance / $20 day of
Love In Alderaan Places
Sexy Star Wars Burlesque from “nerdlesque” troupe the Geekenders
February 5, 2020 | 6:30PM
$15 advance / $20 day of
Andrew Collins Trio
Genre-melding acoustic masters
March 22, 2020 | 7:00PM
$15 advance / $20 day of
Comedy Double-Header with Charlie Demers and Ivan Decker
Favourites from CBC’s comedy show The Debaters
May 8, 2020 | 7:00PM
$15 advance / $20 day of
The Phonix: Time Machine Party
Big dance band playing all of your Motown, funk, soul favorites through the decades

About Arts Whistler:
Arts Whistler is passionate about Whistler, about arts and about making arts and culture an integral part of day-to-day life. Operating out of the Maury Young Arts Centre in the heart of Whistler Village, Arts Whistler runs a variety of creative classes, showcases an exciting lineup of live shows for Arts Whistler Live! and hosts year-round free-admission exhibits in The Gallery to support local artists and their craft. Annual events include the Whistler Children’s Festival, Whistler Street Entertainment, Arts Whistler Holiday Market, We Heart Local Art and Art on the Lake. Arts Whistler creates bold, inspiring and engaging experiences and supports an arts and culture sector in Whistler that’s welcoming, accessible and collaborative.

Get in Touch:
Twitter: @artswhistler
Instagram: @artswhistler
Hashtags: #ArtsWhistler #FallForArts

Media Contact:
Arts Whistler
Kim Maitland, Marketing & Communications Manager

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