Special to the Tribune/Weekend Advisor
The Arts on the Fly Festival Society is extremely excited to announce our 2015 lineup!
This year, we will be featuring Pharis and Jason Romero, Dawn Pemberton, Entengados, Jasper Sloan Yip, Miss Quincy, Ryan McNally, Bottoms Up Baring Burlesque, Wooden Horsemen, Red Haven, Leathan Milne, Drum and Bell Tower, the Little Horsefly Country Band, Blocktreat, Sober Becky, Sam Tudor, Colin Easthope, Power Duo and many more!
Visit www.artsonthefly.com to see the whole lineup for the July 10-11 festival in Horsefly.
Dawn Pemberton’s powerful voice shakes the foundations of gospel and soul to jazz, funk and world music.
Pemberton has made waves for years as a session player, collaborating with the likes of Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer, Maceo Parker, Linda Tillery, John Lee Sanders, The Sojourners, John Boutté and Dutch Robinson. Since launching her solo career with the record Say Somethin’ last year, she has been met with international praise.
This year’s wildcard pick, Entengados, is a band of musicians and actors from Argentina. Since 2004, the band has mixed theatre with genres such as rock, cuarteto, balkan, reggae, cumbia, ska, folklore and tango.
Each show is a fiesta músical full of dancing, humour, happiness and energy. And, oh yes, they perform as clowns.
Jasper Sloan Yip and his band of Vancouver indie-pop darlings have made a name for themselves as Peak Performance Project finalists and through appearances on CBC’s coveted R3.30. This year, they’re rocking the stage of Vancouver Folk Fest, but not before they rock the stage of Arts on the Fly.
Wooden Horsemen is a blues-folk-rock conglomerate with songwriter Steven Beddall at the helm. They were the talk of the town at Tiny Lights and ArtsWells last year and we’re delighted to snag them for this year’s AOF.
A handful of artists who graced the stage of the Safety Meeting winter concert series will be back to serenade us including Leathan Milne, Red Haven and Sober Becky.
Of course we pride ourselves on rallying the local arts scene for the best and brightest. Pharis and Jason Romero will come out of hiding to play, and they have a few tricks up their sleeves.
Other local favourites like Sam Tudor, Colin Easthope, Blocktreat, Drum and Bell Tower, Flannel Roots and the Little Horsefly Country Band will also represent.
Although we were extremely excited to usher in our second decade at a beautiful new location, unforeseen complications have brought us back to our roots.
Arts on the Fly’s Super Special 10th Anniversary Edition will be going down in our original location in the heart of downtown Horsefly July 10-11.
While this location has its quirks, it has treated us well for the last nine years.
All the work that has gone into gussying up the Little Horsefly Western Town for the festival will not be squandered; with a bit more work we shall enjoy the beautiful infrastructure that Darcy Jackson and Christina Mary have established for the festival in future.
Tickets are available at Clarkes General Store in Horsefly and at The Bean Counter in Williams Lake.