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Dynamic didgeridoo-infused music returns to The Royal

Nelson Daily Editor
By Nelson Daily Editor
August 13th, 2011

Magic Bus with DJ Express

Tuesday, August 16 – Showtime 10 pm

Another great night of local electronic music without any cover.

Variety Shows with Estevan and Tracey Lynn

Wednesday, August 17 – Starts 8:30 pm

Come enjoy the open stage and all it’s goodness.  Take your turn in the spotlight or enjoy the talented folk that do. 

Shane Philip with The Ty West Trio 

Thursday, August 18 – Showtime 9 pm

Multi-instrumentalist Shane Philip returns to the Royal. 

Philip is known worldwide for his dynamic didgeridoo-infused music and has been touring constantly for the past few years now. His rhythmic and intoxicating sounds are powerful enough to fill a room with dancing fans and soulful enough to quiet a packed house. 

Those songs have captured audiences for years in Canada, particularly along the west coast, but for the past five years, he’s captured listeners around the globe. 

Our very own Ty West along with Katie Moran and Jesse Lee will kick off the evening with their funky, folky, acoustic tunes.

The Tuques with Wholesome Jones

Friday, August 19th – Showtime 10 pm 

Following the final Marketfest of the season these two local favourites keep the street party going inside the Royal. 

Wholesome Jones, the five piece funk-ified folk rockers will open the night, while the roots rock, foot stomping rhythms of the Tuques take you home.  Join us for another awesome downtown party extravaganza.

The Carnival Band with Oxygen Orkestar

Saturday, August 20 – Showtime 8:30 pm

  • Tickets $5-$10 sliding scale

Ready to inspire and uplift all who hears them, the Carnival Band and its spirited sound plans to light up the Royal. 

The Carnival Band is a community-based brass band that seeks to use music as a tool to empower its musicians and members of the community alike to work toward peaceful and positive social change.

Under the direction of father-son duo Tim Sars and Ross Barrett, the Carnival Band has operated for over 10 years out of the Britannia community Center in the Commercial Drive neighborhood of Vancouver, playing music ranging from samba, calypso, funk, and klezmer to New Orleans style jazz — animated music that injects crowds an instant blast of energy. 

Nelson’s own Oxygen Orkestar will get things rolling.

Royal Blues Jam

Sunday, August 21- 4-8pm

The Royal Blues Jam is a weekly afternoon of Blues featuring Nelson’s blues players as hosted by Craig Atkins. 

Drinks, food, and the Blues … sounds like a fantastic Sunday afternoon.

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