BRIEFS: Live music without ever leaving your living room
House concerts return to Kamloops starting this week.
On Thursday, Feb. 14, and Friday, Feb. 15, Kim Dunn will play at city homes in downtown Kamloops or Rayleigh.
Dunn, who hails from Nova Scotia, has his own band and plays with many other well-known musicians, including Rita MacNeil.
His website is kimdunn.ca.
HomeRoutes Concerts are organized to bring live music to smaller communities, with the goals of enabling more musicians to make a viable living and promoting acoustic music in smaller settings where the performer and audience can interact.
Hosts provide the venue, accommodation and meals for the musician, as well as beverages and treats for the audience.
The $20 admission goes directly to the musician, with a small percentage to the HomeRoutes organization.
For more information on Dunn’s shows, call Anne at 250-374-3234.
Live music, open mic in Barnhartvale
The Barnhartvale Coffee House is hosting an open mic night this weekend, including a feature performer from the Little Apple.
Doors open at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, with music beginning a half-hour later. Admission is $5, but free for open-mic performers and children under 12.
The feature act is Kelowna’s Jane Eamon.
The Barnhartvale Coffee House is located seven km west of Dallas Drive on Barnhartvale Road.
French folk band coming to Ramada
Francophone folk band La lique du bonheur performs at the Ramada Inn, 555 West Columbia St., on Friday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m.
The concert is being presented by l’association francophone de Kamloops.
Tickets are $28 for adults and $12 for youth. An optiona buffet dinner at 6 p.m. is available for $28.
Tickets are at the Kamloops Live Box Office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483 or online at kamloopslive.ca.
Free Valentine’s Day party on North Shore
The North Shore Community Centre, 730 Cottonwood Ave., is hosting a Valentine’s Day party.
The free event runs from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, with sweets and coffee provided.