They may not have reached their goal in ticket sales, but organizers of the Coldsnap Music Festival were pleased to reach another goal; giving local talent a stage.
One Prince George singer won’t soon forget performing at the PG Playhouse. As winner of this year’s Limelight Quest singing competition, 13-year-old Sean Robinson was awarded the chance to perform at a Coldsnap show. “The Playhouse was pretty full. It’s always exhilarating just stepping out on stage and saying ‘Okay, I’m here. Let’s do this’. ”
“Coldsnap was really founded on the idea that we are here for the community,” says the Vice Chair and Fundraising Manager of the Prince George Folk Fest Society, Aidyl Jago. “We are a non-profit society so we are also welcoming feedback from people because if there is something we could be doing better, then we want to hear from people too.”
As for Robinson, Coldsnap is the biggest show he has done so far. “Of course it gets you good publicity, but it also allows you an opportunity to get the feel for larger venues. Also to meet other performers and enjoy your time with them.”