Early Bird Ticket Launch Party
Early Bird tickets will soon be on sale for the second annual Steamboat Mountain Music Festival set for July 6th at Edgewater Elementary school’s beautiful field. A special ticket launch party will be held on Saturday, April 27th at Edgewater Hall with free admission for early bird ticket buyers and festival volunteers.
The line up for this year’s festival includes dozens of local performers as well as a few groups from slightly farther afield. Cranbrook’s Good Old Goats are confirmed. They are a young group who were recently voted as runners-up in the CBC Canada wide Searchlight Talent Competition. They play original songs in a distinctive roots based, high energy style that garnered lots of votes from their growing multitude of regional fans. Stone of Nowhere out of Calgary is another young group who will rock the program.
Other regional groups who are confirmed so far are Cranbrook’s Red Girl, an original roots folk band, Los Morenos from Calgary who play Afro-Cuban music, and a classic rock band Fender Bender. The Five-on-a-String have also signed on, and the and there may be one or two other surprises. The line-up is not quite complete, but the festival committee promises that it will be diverse and exciting.
Local favourites Marty and Eli Beingessner are confirmed, as are L8, the Dry Gulch Ramblers, the Halfsacks, Dos Equis, and Smarty Pants. Tweeners that have confirmed so far are Beard’s Creek, Abbie Wells, Paige Ellerton, Will Wardwell, Leo Downey, Meghan Jade, Mickey Maione, and Craig Ellis.
The launch party, a coffee house evening with dessert, will feature the Dry Gulch Ramblers, Scott Ivers, Mickey Maione, Beard’s Creek, Bill Cropper and possibly a couple of special guests.
Launchers will also get a chance to renew their memberships and take advantage of a further discount on the already discounted early bird prices. Early bird tickets are $30 or $10 for youth, and the Steamboat Mountain Music Society member discount brings it down to $25 or $5 for youth. Can’t beat those prices. Those who are bringing a family or entourage and purchasing 8 or more tickets will get one free. Come out enjoy local music and celebrate the launch of this year’s Steamboat Mountain Music Festival.