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Vancouver’s Queen of Soul comes to the Capitol Theatre

By Contributor
September 6th, 2022

Get your soul on at Nelson’s Capitol Theatre when Vancouver’s Queen of Soul takes the stage on Thursday, September 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Presented through a partnership between the Capitol Theatre and the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival, the concert will be followed by a lively panel discussion about storytelling through song, featuring special guests from among Nelson’s musical movers-and-shakers.

Vibrant, genuine and soulful, Dawn Pemberton has deep musical roots that take her powerful voice from gospel and soul to jazz and funk.

A staple of the Vancouver music scene, this versatile artist is known as a vocalist, pianist, teacher, adjudicator, choir director and “go to girl” for live performances and studio sessions. She hosts the funk, soul, and R&B radio show Get on The Good Foot on CKUA FM.

In a workshop hosted by the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival, local singer-songwriters have the opportunity to learn from Pemberton through “Sing me a Story”, a two-part workshop on the art of crafting lyrics that takes place September 13 and 14 from 6 – 9 p.m.

Workshop participants also receive a concert ticket.

Tickets for Dawn Pemberton’s concert are $20 ($15 for students) and available through or at the Box Office.

Registration for the workshop is via or by email at (subsidies are available).

The Capitol Theatre and the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival wish to acknowledge the support of the British Columbia Touring Council in bringing Dawn Pemberton to Nelson.


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