Blizzard Tunes Festival Returns to Rossland

A audio storm is on the horizon this thirty day period in Rossland, the place Blizzard Music Festival is when again bringing major expertise to the alpine city.

The eclectic Canadian tunes pageant is back by well-liked demand for its 12th year, spanning 4 days – Jan. 25 to 28, 2023 – and coinciding with Rossland Winter Carnival. The compact but mighty occasion is packed with an remarkable variety of artists and tickets are likely quick.

Internet hosting venues are chosen to strike a harmonious chord with diverse artists, ranging from the iconic outside Olaus Ice Palace to intimate configurations like the Lily May well Space and The Alpine Grind. Much larger venues include the historic Miners’ Corridor, The Legion, and The Traveling Steamshovel, all completely ready for the festival’s comeback following a two-calendar year hiatus because of to pandemic closures and constraints.

“Blizzard Music Fetival’s objective is to be as inclusive as feasible,” claims Coordinator Daniel D’Amour. “We’re not catering exclusively to rock or punk – however we do have Edmonton’s Choke and Aged Wives on deck. Pageant-goers can be expecting an eclectic lineup showcasing every thing from folks/Americana to punk, electronic, and funk,” he suggests.

“The mandate is to give a range of all songs stylings, with an emphasis on Canadian material. There’s actually anything for absolutely everyone to take pleasure in.”

The assorted lineup incorporates higher-vitality performances from The Pack A.D., a garage rock duo from

Vancouver, The Evergreen Afrodub Orchestra, an eight-piece infectious horn band from Spokane, WA, and western Canadian and resident Shambhala DJ Stickybuds, mashing genres, acapellas and tempo changes with live turntablism. Other a great deal-anticipated acts include things like people headliners Under the Rocks from Kelowna and Sam Lynch from Vancouver, the resurrected Rossland superband The Tuques (that includes band users Jonny Provencal and Gabe Gaudet, the festival’s founding fathers), and nationally renowned Kootenay duo Moontricks laying it down in two again-to–back reveals.

“After Moontricks offered out straight away, we secured them for yet another present, leap-starting up the pageant a day early,” claims D’Amour. “They’re the quintessential Kootenay seem. If you request me what that sound is, I would say newgrass/bluegrass banjo rock and roll mixed with electronic tunes.”

With 70 for each cent of the tunes representing Canadian seem – Stubbs and The, Giant Water Bug, Liz Arnason, and Jonny Bono Dudar to name a couple of extra nearby favourites – the purpose is to entice global wide range for the remaining 30 per cent, bringing lifestyle and diversity to Rossland to expose inhabitants and visitors to new audio and all all over good moments. This year’s Blizzard Audio Competition, presented by The Flying Steamshovel, is amped to add a further layer of enjoyment to a well-liked weekend of tradition and group pleasure.

“If there is 1 weekend of the calendar year you want to occur to Rossland, it is Winter Carnival and Blizzard Fest weekend,” says D’Amour. “There are so quite a few factors happening and, in phrases of the customer encounter, you are coming to see what Rossland is like in its component.”

The competition wouldn’t be possible with out the Provincial Authorities (B.C. Fairs, Festivals and Events

Recovery Fund), the Town of Rossland, Tourism Rossland and Phillips Brewing and Malting Co., the event’s signature beer sponsor.

As in past yrs, weekend passes do not apply to scaled-down location functions with limited capacity (Lily May well Area and The Alpine Grind). Weekend passholders are encouraged to choose up their wrist bands a 7 days early at the Steamshovel to do away with waits. The Competition is paperless, with digital tickets, ticket transfer, and resale options all obtainable at For much more data, test out

Maria Lewis

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