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Coldsnap 2020 - Kick Up Yer Heels!
Friday January 24, 2020  |  7:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Ramada Hotel, 444 George Street

A bluegrass-style dance party at the Ramada Ballroom featuring Big Fancy from BC, The Eliza Doyle Band from Saskatchewan and Foghorn Stringband from Oregon. These bands promise to provide a full blast, boot-stompin' hoe-down!

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Julie Slade & Eric Tompkins Live @ Oakroom Grill
Friday January 24, 2020  |  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
104 1023 Central Str West

Beautiful jazz and blues songs with powerful vocals by Julie Slade and smooth guitar workings of Eric Tompkins.

Contact:  2502771882  |  oakroomgrill@hotmail.com
Hip-Hop Happenin'
Saturday January 25, 2020  |  7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Ramada Hotel, 444 George Street

Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Kimmortal, and Rebecca Andrea & Rich Mac

The Ramada Ballroom will be rockin' with the sounds of hip-hop sensations Kimmortal from Vancouver, Snotty Nose Rez Kids from Kitimaat Village and Rebecca Andrea & Rich Mac from Williams Lake. These musicians are masters of using music to discuss themes of race, gender, identity and community building with unparalleled energy that leave audiences dancing and sweating!

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Hiphop at Omineca: Kimmortal
Saturday January 25, 2020  |  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Omineca Arts Centre, 369 Victoria Street

Omineca Arts Centre is pleased to host a lively hiphop workshop with Vancouver artist Kimmortal. Known for their animated delivery and spirited lyrics, Kimmortal strives to make an impact with their live performances. Their flow, storytelling, animations, point of view and their unmistakable voice will make this up close and personal presentation one to remember.

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Songs and Stories around the firepit: Eliza Doyle
Saturday January 25, 2020  |  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Firepit, 1120 3rd avenue

Positive Living North is pleased to once again invite one and all to The Firepit Cultural Drop-In Centre to enjoy a gathering with the Eliza Doyle Band. A communal fire has traditionally brought people together for songs and story telling which build communication and understanding among all people in our community.

Coldsnap for Kids
Sunday January 26, 2020  |  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
PG Playhouse, 2626 Recplace Drive

The Oot 'N Oots

"It’s like Flight of the Conchords meet Fred Penner - with an 11 year old powerhouse of a lead singer thrown in for extra sass." — Squamish Constellation Festival

The Oot 'N Oots are entertainers for the whole family, and create a feeling of community, joy, and understanding through their free-spirited art.

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Sunday Full Of Soul
Sunday January 26, 2020  |  7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
PG Playhouse, 2626 Recplace Drive

The Sojourners, Khari Wendell McClelland, and Nova Voce

This will be a magical evening of soaring voices. Nova Voce is fresh off a first place win at the 2019 National Music Festival, and both Khari Wendell McClelland and the Sojourners both draw deep inspiration from their African-American history to sing uplifting songs of joy and freedom and deliver rousing messages of social justice and civil rights.

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The Freedom Singer: Khari McClelland and the Sojourners
Sunday January 26, 2020  |  11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Trinity United Church (Downtown), 1448 5th avenue

The Trinity United Church invites you to an hour of artistic and thought- provoking music with Khari Wendell McClelland and his partners The Sojourners, as we acknowledge the prelude to Black History Month. Khari will discuss his project “The Freedom Singer”, which recreates the music that fugitive slaves carried on their journey north into Canada. The superb acoustics at Prince George’s oldest church, (formerly Knox United on Fifth Avenue) provide the ideal venue for this musical experience.

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Acoustic Grooves
Monday January 27, 2020  |  7:30 PM
Prince George Legion, 1116 6th Avenue

7:30pm - Acoustic Grooves
Admission: Pay-What-You-Can, so get there early!
Prince George Legion, 1116 6th Avenue

David Schulte
From Toronto, David Schulte has found a home in Prince George, BC and often writes of its roads and natural beauty. A fan of cycling road trips and dogs, these themes find their way into many of David’s songs. Originally a double bassist in bands such as “The Lakeside Ramblers” and “Mud River”, David branched out into banjo and performed primarily with “The Red Barn Brigade” and “The Amanda Kupp Trio”. He has performed within Prince George at Artspace, Café Voltaire, the Legion, and Nancy O’s. David is honoured to play Coldsnap for the first time and would like to thank the organizers and attendees for this privilege.

Theresa Michelle Mohr
Just as the often calm and beautiful mountain rivers of singer- songwriter Theresa’s Northern BC home sometimes thunder against their rocky banks, there is a strong undercurrent of power and passion in Theresa’s performance, which audiences of all ages are instantly drawn to. With a dynamic vocal range and style, she both writes and sings unique, ear-catching melodies that well suit her diverse guitar riffs, which range from beautiful and lulling to straight up groovy and driving. Whether she’s performing solo, accompanied by her hand drumming partner and/or other band mates, her calm, generous nature, gently rocking guitar, expressive voice and sheer talent are sure to draw a crowd of content listeners and music appreciators.

KERN likes to tell stories. She’ll tell you those stories with her captivating vocals and a guitar of continental drift, poisonous pastries, and a little about herself in song.

The Ebbs
Prince George based live indie folk band The Ebbs is comprised of singer-songwriters William Kuklis and Joe Shea, along with fiddle virtuoso Finn Scott-Neff. The trio have joined forces to push their original songs into uncharted territories. These song-belting storytellers bring years of experience creating and performing music to the stage, and combine a range of instruments and vocal harmonies to create a new and inescapable sound in the British Columbia music scene.

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Kids IceJam - Kick up Your Heels: The Blues Berries
Monday January 27, 2020  |  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Prince George Public Library, 888 Canada Games Way

The Prince George Public Library invites young and old to enjoy an hour of classic blues-rock with lyrics that are educational and age appropriate. The Blues Berries show discusses themes like bullying, helping parents around the house, and recycling with a healthy dose of the hokey pokey thrown in for fun! Expect to have the kids up dancing to the beat and their parents grooving in their seats!

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Difyrrwch Live on Brunswick: Trials of Cato
Tuesday January 28, 2020  |  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The Senior Citizens Activity Centre, 425 Brunswick Street

The Prince George Senior Citizen’s Activity Centre brings us an afternoon IceJam with The Trials of Cato. This award-winning trio has exploded on the UK folk scene by paying clear homage to the tradition of the genre whilst twisting old bones into something fresh and modern, with stomping tunes and captivating stories. We defy any folk lover not to listen with a broad grin and an urge to dance around the room.

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International Folk Jam
Tuesday January 28, 2020  |  7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
PG Playhouse, 2626 Recplace Drive

The Trials of Cato, Twin Bandit, and Amy Blanding

For those that love to get their folk on, these three performers/groups will scratch that itch. The Trials of Cato, hailing from the UK, and BC's own Twin Bandit and Amy Blanding "pay homage to the tradition whilst twisting old bones into something febrile and modern, with stomping tunes and captivating stories"

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Audio Training Workshop
Wednesday January 29, 2020  |  10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sound Factory, 1621 South Nicholson Street

Audio Training Workshop
Sound Factory and Stephen Darke
Registration Required!
This 6 to 7 hour workshop is designed to teach the basics of input (gain), tone (eq), and volume balance during live music performances. It will allow hands on the console with supervision and will cover subjects such as when and how to use compression, reverb, and delay. All are welcome but in particular we are encouraging participation from female identifying, trans, non-binary and two-spirit individuals, who are less represented in this aspect of the music industry.
The workshop is free but Advance Registration is required and space is limited. There will be a lunch break and lunch is provided. To register, please fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_nK7chHL7KaHXmm85LQQpVPfo8Wy34uEriZj7tJ145AAlDA/viewform

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Eclectic and Electric
Wednesday January 29, 2020  |  7:30 PM
Prince George Legion, 1116 6th Avenue

7:30pm - Eclectic and Electric
Admission: Pay-What-You-Can, so get there early!
Prince George Legion, 1116 6th Avenue

Chris C. Cahill
Chris Cahill is a singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, who performs a range of original songs, all with acoustic guitar-based arrangements that reflect his technically unique playing style. He also performs carefully chosen cover versions, which range from Motown/soul, to modern folk, rock, post-punk, and pop, usually arranged with a twist.He has performed and recorded in a professional capacity, both in his native England, and also New Zealand where he lived for 10 years, before happily making Prince George BC his home in 2017.

Doug Koyama
Doug Koyama makes songs about love using his voice and some cool sound gear. The songs are in the form of improvised A Capella using some looping tech, the inspiration is from the journey and all the shiny, tiny lights along the way. Doug has been making a life in music since 2010 and after a short break is busy imagining a bright future.

Britt A.M.
Britt A.M. marries a punk rock sense of urgency to melodic protest songs. Backed up by a stalwart band full of Northern B.C.’s finest, Britt A.M.’s set takes the crowd from toe-tapping to tear-stifling and back around to cutting a rug, all whilst pondering (here it is) the state of the world today. Having toured nationally and recorded two EP’s as a one-woman band, Britt A.M.’s first full-length, full-band studio album, ‘Psychic Knots’ (released September 2019 on GOOD EGG RECORDS), has seen a steady spot in Earshot’s National Top 50 Radio charts and marks a new era for the artist and her ever-evolving sound.

Dead Sexy
Dead Sexy is a rock n roll band based out of Prince George, BC where the 3 members, Julian Brown (Drums), Joe Daniels (Guitar/Vocals) and Karl Wyssen (Bass/Vocals) began jamming together in early 2019. Playing a combination of old school Rock n’ Roll, Punk and Soul, this band is sure to provide good times for all.

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Tunes for the Highway on a Sunny Day: Twin Bandit
Wednesday January 29, 2020  |  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Exploration Place Museum, 333 Becott Place

The Exploration Place Museum and Science Centre, 333 Becott Place
Exploration Place will host an IceJam with Hannah Walker and Jamie Elliott, two young women who comprise Twin Bandit. Walker and Elliott have teamed up to bring the world a whole new kind of musical gold with gorgeous vocals as they sing about heartbreak, joy, and emotional arsonists. Their compositions straddle the line between beauty and tragedy.

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Making Beautiful Music - Song Writing Workshop: David Francey
Thursday January 30, 2020  |  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Hubspace, 1299 3rd avenue

Innovation Central invites you to bring your creative urges (and pencils and note pads) to the Hubspace for a lunch hour workshop with multi-Juno awarded singer songwriter David Francey. Described as one of Canada’s most revered folk poets and singers, Francey bears testimony of the working person who never imagined earning a living from his music.
The workshop is free but Advance Registration is required and space is limited. To register, please fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScQATo_k-7zOITVe-ifeSI7L5mpS9ro46FipFPIy4RJJr_E7A/viewform

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Sensational Songwriters
Thursday January 30, 2020  |  7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
PG Playhouse, 2626 Recplace Drive

David Francey, Twin Flames, and Sam Holden

Vanderhoof's own Sam Holden, winner of the 2019 Limelight Quest Award, will join two of the most significant songwriting superstars in Canada today for an evening of story telling and amazing vocals. David Francey is a multiple Juno award winning singer songwriter who's words will leave you both laughing and breathless, while Twin Flames create a sonic landscape that spans Canada and the Arctic, singing in English, Inuttitut and French.

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Chris Goodwin Live @ Oakroom Grill ( No Covercharge )
Friday January 31, 2020  |  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Oakroom Grill, 104 1023 Central Str West

Born and raised in Prince George, Chris is a relative newcomer to the local music scene. With the band Barefoot Fridays, you may have seen Chris perform around Prince George at events such as Harvest Fest, Relay for Life, or the Festival of Trees. As a solo musician, Chris brings his unique voice and love of all music to his performances. Bending country, folk, pop, and rock songs into his captivating set lists, Chris is sure to play songs to sing along to and to introduce you to some lesser known favorites. An evening for everyone to enjoy

Contact:  2502771882  |  oakroomgrill@hotmail.com  |  Visit Website
Footsteps on the Land - a Cultural Journey: Twin Flames
Friday January 31, 2020  |  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Friendship Hall at the Prince George Native Friendship Centre, 1600 3rd ave

The Prince George Native Friendship Centre is excited to present Twin Flames, Chelsey June (Métis) and Jaaji (Inuk, Mohawk), as they take listeners on a musical journey across Canada and the Arctic, echoing the voices of their ancestors and depicting life on the land. Through music they share the beauty of their cultures with original songs, thought-provoking stories and an introduction to Canada’s History, present and future from an Indigenous perspective.

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International Dance Party/Soirée internationale de danse
Friday January 31, 2020  |  7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Ramada Hotel, 333 George Street

Bon Débarras, Alpha Yaya Diallo, and Special Guest

This international dance party will feature the amazing energy-filled trad-based sounds of Bon Débarras and their daring jigging and vivid body percussion, as well as guitar virtuoso Alpha Yaya Diallo - one of the hottest performers on the current world music scene. Coldsnap teamed up with Le Cercle des Canadiens Français de Prince George (CCFPG) to present this incredible evening of lively music.

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