Pack up the friends, family, and chairs because you’re invited to FREE Kick Off Concert in downtown Salmon Arm featuring Best Laid Plans and Shred Kelly!
BEST LAID PLANS: 6pm
This band is all about the energy. Blazing solos, top-notch musicianship, and variety. Featuring Nick La Riviere on trombone and vocals, Miguel Valdes on trumpet, Barrie Sorensen on sax, Kelly Fawcett on guitar, Chris Van Sickle or Attila Fias on keys and vocals, Louis Rudner on bass, and Alex Campbell on drums. Performing originals, New Orleans party music, Soul, R&B, and anything fun!
Best Laid Plan’s original music is influenced by artists like Trombone Shorty, Galactic, The Preservation Hall Band, and Allen Toussaint to name a few. Piano centric pop and funk grooves with New Orleans style horns and an energy injection of wild trombone solos.
SHRED KELLY: 7pm
This five piece, alternative folk rock band that emerged from Fernie, BC in the heart of the Canadian Rockies in 2009 has taken their highly energetic live show from humble beginnings to the international stage.
The band’s striking and energy-packed sound has evolved from their eclectic musical influences and their unique experiences as individuals. Their progressive pairing of acoustic instrumentation with electric counterparts, harmonies, and driving rhythm, continues to develop and reach new heights.
They were recently nominated for Rock Artist of the Year at The 2021 Western Canadian Music Awards and their song ‘Looking For’ was on the long list for the International Songwriting Competition.