The Coldsnap Music Festival is right around the corner to lift Prince George residents out of the winter blues with live blues. Folk, rock and roll and indie artist will also help start February on a high note.
This years lineup includes artist like DJ Shub, Twin Peaks and The Bills. For the first time, a free concert will kick off the music festival…but in an ironic turn of events, the location has been moved.
“The idea was to have it outside in the Plaza, but the weather is kind of against us a little bit. We are having a cold snap apparently,” says the Artistic Director of the Coldsnap Music Festival, Sue Judge. “We have decided to move it indoors. We had a contingency plan anyways to move it into the Civic Centre.”
It’s not just the concerts that bring people out, though. “It’s a full week and then right through the day we have free workshops at different community centres like the Fire Put and the Seniors Centre downtown on Brunswick,” says Judge.
“The Arts Council is really thrilled and privileged to host one of those workshops on February 8th at Studio 2880,” says the Executive Director of Studio 2880, Sean Farrell. “It’s a songwriting workshop with Andrea Ramolo and Matt Epp.”
Tickets are available at Studio 2880, Books and Company and online.
“Coldsnap Festival literally puts the city on the map,” says Farrell. “It’s a nationally acclaimed festival and it draws some of the top acts in folk music, rock, blues and jazz from across Canada. It really is an exciting event.”