Rosebud hosts 10th Annual 15 Minutes of Fame Outdoor Music Festival Sunday August 30th Noon-Dusk
Family friendly event has free parking and music ranging from rock to folk to bluegrass & country and big band to jazz.
“We love giving local people the opportunity to create, listen, and experience live music,” says 15 Minutes of Fame Manager, Carmen Paterson.
“2015 marks our 10th anniversary. Our festival has nurtured a performing arts culture that celebrates artistic diversity. Whether you’re dancing on your toes to a Canadian Badlands folk song, appreciating the thrill of rock n’ roll, or bopping in your lawn chair to some snappy Big Band sounds, you’ll be swept into an experience you won’t forget.”
“You can also watch a 15 Minute live painting. Walk down Vendors Lane. Laugh to Comedic improvisation. You can even eat ice cream.
The Dearhearts (l-r ) are Lauren de Graaf, Alix Cowman and Lauren Hamm.
John Wort Hannam
Another artist returning to this year’s festival is Juno Award nominee and Canadian Folk Music Award winner, John Wort Hannam. The Fort MacLeod native’s style has been compared to the likes of John Prine, Louden Wainwright III, and Steve Earle. Born in the UK and raised in Southern Alberta, John earned degrees in Native American Studies and Native Education and taught on reserves for five years. Since quitting his teaching job, he’s been nominated for three Western Canadian Music Awards, a North American Folk Alliance Award, and three Canadian Folk Music Awards – winning the Contemporary Album of the Year in 2010. In the same year, he also earned a Juno nod for Roots and Traditional Album of the Year.
While she can usually be found playing with her band THE LEFT BEHINDS, Kathryn Smith is taking a step outside her comfort zone to try her hand at this "solo performing" thing. A Calgary based theatre designer, and song writer, people usually describe her songs as quirky stories told through a unique instrumental vehicle. Her songs are sculpted by lyrics describing things such as shooting birds in a public park, an ongoing feud between 'Tasha and Cowboy', and likening your veins to rivers and streams.
Victoria artist Jessica Benini
Jessica Benini is a one-woman band based out of Victoria, BC. With a collage of folk, roots, blues and gospel, blended with her own salt-water sound, Jessica comically engages the audience with a heartfelt performance. A graduate from Rosebud School of the Arts in 2005, she has since released two albums, been nominated for Vocal Performance of the Year at the 2014 Vancouver Island Music Awards, Best Live Act in 2012, and came 3rd at the 2010 Islands Folk Festival songwriting competition. This past year Jessica toured Quebec, and has been featured at Broadway Sessions in Times Square, as well as showcased for Songwriter Sessions at the Bitter End, in NYC.
This year’s musical acts include: Garfield Sproule (Rosebud, AB); Badland Boars (band,Rosebud, AB); Loose Kannons, (Fort McLeod, AB Erin Bourke-Henderson RSA grad); Sienna Howell-Holden (Calgary, AB); Caitlyn O’Connor (Calgary, AB ); KeLa (Edmonton); The Catalyst (band, Calgary), Randall Wiebe (Rosebud, AB); Halterman Boyz - St Albert, AB), John Wort Hannam (Fort McLeod, AB)with Southern Alberta Songwriting Society; Natalie Gauthier (Lethbridge, AB); Lauren Hamm (Rosebud, AB); Kathryn Smith (Calgary, AB); Mike Thiessen, (Lethbridge, AB); Christina Colyn (blues band, Calgary AB), Joe Vickers (duo, Drumheller, AB); Jessica Benini (Victoria, BC); Kjel Erickson, (Rosebud, AB); Cyra & Jaala Stolz (Rosebud, AB); Boxcar Acoustic Trio (blues, Drumheller, AB); The Dearhearts (trio, Rosebud, AB); Son of Ray & Mitch Belot (Calgary, AB); Bill’s Big Band, (Rosebud, AB).
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