music-stamp-200The Vernon Folk-Roots Music Society was formed in the spring of 2014. We are dedicated to bringing the best in local and travelling musical acts to the North Okanagan. We love eclectic music and would like to see more opportunity for old and new fans alike to experience the honesty and depth of these musical styles. Folk-Roots encompasses Folk, Blues, Roots, Canadiana, Americana, Country… and more. Keep an eye on this website for all upcoming events and news.

 

 

 Upcoming Events

Date: Aug 27, 2016
Time: Doors open 6:45 pm,  Concert  7:30 pm
Where: Powerhouse Theatre, 2901 – 35 Avenue, Vernon, BC
Tickets: Available at Ticketsellers.ca, BeanScene or at the door
Price: $20/ticket – VFRMS Members $15

Danny Brooks & Lil Miss Debi

Danny Brooks Danny Brooks & Lil Miss Deb‘Texassippi Soul Man’, now settled in Llano Texas has mixed the best of both Texas and Mississippi and calls it ‘Texassippi’. He grew up on Hank Williams, Solomon Burke, Taj Mahal, John Lee Hooker and the Allman Brothers, Blind Boys of Alabama, and Rev. Jumpin’ Jim Jericho. Older brother Greg’s recordings of Solomon Burke, Joe Tex, Bobby Blue Bland and Sam Cooke added to the blend.

‘Listening to Danny Brooks is like driving out of Memphis, TN on a sunny Saturday morning into the Mississippi Delta listening to WDIA. It’s one of those things where time stands still. A dash of Eddie Hinton, Solomon Burke, Rev. James Cleveland and Howlin’ Wolf are all ingredients in Danny’s soulful musical stew’. states Greg Martin of the Kentucky Headhunters. Maybe Greg Quill, noted musician and arts writer for the Toronto Star, sums it up the best: ‘This is Roots music of great distinction.’

Click here for Danny`s website

 

Date:  Sept 16, 2016
Time: Doors open 6:30 pm,  Concert  7:30 pm
Where: Vernon Performing Arts Centre, 3800 – 33 Street, Vernon, BC
Tickets: Available at Ticketseller.ca
Price: $55/ticket 

Kal David & Lauri Bono with Angel Forest

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Blues at its best! Vernon Folk-Roots Music Society with Widman Entertainment and Sun FM are presenting two amazing acts.
Kal David, the Chicago-born Blues guitar legend and his musical and life partner, the incomparable Miss Lauri Bono have been flooring audiences for over thirty years. Kal’ s musical roots started back in Chicago in the 60’s, when as a teenager he was a member of Kal David and The Exceptions
with Peter Cetera, later of Chicago fame. He then formed The Rovin Kind which became Illinois Speed Press with Paul Cotton, who went on to become the lead guitarist for Poco.
Kal moved to Woodstock where he formed the Fabulous Rhinestones with ex-Electric Flag bassist Harvey Brooks. The band recorded three albums and toured with Stevie Wonder, War, The Doobie Brothers and the Allman Brothers and even performed at a peace rally with John Lennon and Yoko Ono. While in Woodstock, Kal met his future wife and musical partner Miss Lauri Bono. They would go on together to work with Etta James and Johnny Rivers for lengthy stints. Then in the mid-eighties, Lauri performed with Bette Midler as a Harlette and Kal took over from Mick Taylor (of Rolling Stones fame) […]

2016 Concert Line Up