100 Mile concert features bluegrass all stars

Leaders from the Mountain Fever Bluegrass Camp will be coming to 100 Mile House to show off their talent on April 9 starting at 7 p.m.

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Leaders from the Mountain Fever Bluegrass Camp will be coming to 100 Mile House to show off their talent on April 9 starting at 7 p.m.

The concert will feature 10 artists who play a variety of bluegrass music, jamming together or individually throughout the evening in true bluegrass fashion.

“Folks will be joining each other together to make a couple of different bands I imagine,” says Tanya Guenther, who is organizing the camp and concert with Apple Pie Music Events. “We’re going to be leaving that up to them to figure out how they will arrange themselves.”

The musicians travelled from as far away as Tennessee to lead sessions at the Mountain Fever Bluegrass Camp, an evolution of the Cabin Fever Bluegrass Camp usually held yearly in the area.

Guenther started preparing for the event a year ago.

“We specifically sought out individuals for their teaching abilities within our camp philosophy,” says Guenther. During the camp, 60 participants will form 10 bands, learning different bluegrass techniques and jamming together throughout the course of the week.

The public will get a glimpse of what participants will experience at the all-star concert.

“It’s an opportunity for folks to come out and see the great instructors that we have because this is what they do for a living,” says Guenther.

“This is a really great opportunity to hear some great musicians from all over.”

Folks from all over British Columbia and Alberta will be attending the four-day workshop, held from April 5 to 9 at the Flying U Guest ranch in 70 Mile spending time gaining mentorship from the all-star leaders, as well as learning and creating music with each other.

“We have a really, really strong music community here, not just locally but throughout the province that really loves to get together every chance they can,” says Guenther. “This is just one that happens to be this time of year to allow everyone a chance to get together. Hopefully, the snow is all gone and everyone can have safe travels and come and kick off the summer season.”

Tickets can be ordered ahead of time for $20 online at www.mountainfeverbluegrasscamp.ca and by telephone from Guenther at 250-791-9249 or purchased at the door for $25 the night of the event.

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