The Rosie Brown Band (pictured) and RedGirl will be showcased at the Fisher Peak Performing Artists Society show at the Royal Alexandra Hall Saturday

The Rosie Brown Band (pictured) and RedGirl will be showcased at the Fisher Peak Performing Artists Society show at the Royal Alexandra Hall Saturday

FPPAS hosting March 28 concert at Royal Alexandra

Folk/Bluegrass show fundraises for local musicians, concert series

For the Townsman

Two well-know and exceptional local Folk/Bluegrass bands will be featured at a spring concert at the Royal Alexandra Hall in Cranbrook, Saturday, March 28.

RedGirl and the Rosie Brown Band will perform at “Spring Into Bluegrass,” a fundraiser for the Fisher Peak Performing Artists Society, in support of local musicians and the SummerSounds 2015 concert series.

Red Girl is a well known Kootenay Bluegrass/Folk Band, which brings a unique style and professional performance to the stage, highlighted by the exceptional vocals of Anie and Mike Hepher, and complimented by a string ensemble of guitars, ukulele, banjo and mandolin with strong support from local string maestro Keith Larsen.

The Rosie Brown Band is a unique, fun and rewarding five-piece Bluegrass/Folk ensemble featuring Paige Lennox (banjo), Cosima Wells (guitar), Janice Nicli (upright bass), Shawna Plant (mandolin), and Heather Gemmel (dobro and guitar), blending five wonderful voices and featuring classic old time music and original tunes. Recently they were showcased at the Calgary Stampede and this performance will see the official release of their first album.

The gathering will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a Wine and Cheese Social. In keeping with our continued commitment to the environment we ask attendees to bring their own wine glass, for a discount on their first drink. Wine will be five dollars for a seven-oz glass of wine, red or white and cheese plates with a variety of interesting nibbles will be served for a modest price.

The Show starts at 7:30. There will be a half-hour intermission and half-hourc social after the show.

Tickets are $15 dollars for Fisher Peak members and $20 for non-members, available at Lotus Books, The Cranbrook and District Arts Council and Snowdrift Cafe in Kimberley.

A limited number of tickets are available (200 will be printed).