Local musicians rally for Grassy Plains Coffee House

A fundraising Coffee House takes place April 28 at the Grassy Plains Hall from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The community owned Beacon Theatre presents ‘Love Never Dies’ by Andrew Lloyd Weber, a sequel to ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ on April 28 at 2 p.m.

Advance tickets are on sale at Process 4 circle arts Gallery.

A fundraising Coffee House takes place April 28 at the Grassy Plains Hall from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Refreshments and goodies will be provided. Admission is by donation.

The lineup will include the Southside Youth Fiddlers, the Tweedsmuir Fiddlers, the Southside Chambermaids, Lauren Solecki, the Connelly Family, Moosehorn Mountain Boys, Jennifer Reynolds, Mike Robertson, Lorne MacNab and Johnny Pahl.

The Tweedsmuir Fiddlers are donating a full size violin to be raffled off at the coffee house.

All proceeds from the coffee house and the raffle will go towards the Southside violin students’ fund.

Plan to come out to this event, enjoy some great music, and support young fiddlers from the Lakes District.

Arts Fest 2012 takes place April 27 and 28 in Vanderhoof. The annual juried art exhibition for emerging artists in all media, coordinated by the Central Interior Regional Arts Council (CIRAC), is hosted this year by the Nechako Community Arts Council in Vanderhoof, and is a highlight of B.C. Arts and Culture Week (April 23rd to 29th). Best wishes to Lakes District participants in the exhibit, which this year include Ronny Berndorff, Dianna Brown, Tom Dean, Thomas Johnson, Ed Martens, Lynne Martens and Liz-Anna Waugh. The opening reception takes place on April 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the College of New Caledonia Vanderhoof campus and is open to the public.

Do you like old-time bluegrass music?

Finnessee is a group of five musicians; one amazing fiddler, a banjoist, acoustic bass, guitar and percussion.

The group sings original tunes and classics from the past in the folk, pop, bluegrass and country style in the style of the Carter Family and the Andrews Sisters. Finnessee will perform on May 4, 2012 at the Lakes District Secondary School multi purpose room.

Band leader Renay Eng-Fisher is a member of the June Bugs, a group that was the hit of the 2011 Grassy Plains Bluegrass Festival. Tickets will be available at the door for this event. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. for this performance, and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Ya all come, ya hear?