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On the Fifth Day of Summer Sounds…

Three acts bring a great variety of genres to Rotary Park on Saturday, August 6

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Pictured above and below: Children's artwork from the Passionate Painting week.

Summer continues at Cranbrook Arts

The highlight of summer for Cranbrook Arts is Summer Camp. We love…

  • Jul 29, 2022
Pictured above and below: Children's artwork from the Passionate Painting week.
DOA today (left to right): bassist Mike Hodsall, guitarist-vocalist Joe Keithley, drummer Paddy Duddy

DOA: Very much alive on arrival

Punk Rock Legend Joe Keithley and DOA return to Cranbrook for mid-summer show

  • Jul 22, 2022
DOA today (left to right): bassist Mike Hodsall, guitarist-vocalist Joe Keithley, drummer Paddy Duddy
Punch Drunk Cabaret

PeakFest returns to Cranbrook to kick off September long weekend

Leather Apron Revival, Punch Drunk Cabaret headlining Friday, Saturday, Sept. 2 & 3

Punch Drunk Cabaret
The second Summer Sounds of the season, Saturday, July 16, featured hard-driving Blues courtesy of the Ethan Askey Band. Askey, from Cranbrook — currently living in Calgary — is one of Canada’s top Blues harmonica players, and was showcasing his album released earlier this year — “Walk When You Wanna Run.” (Barry Coulter photo)

Ethan Askey Band headlines hard-rocking Summer Sounds session

Ethan Askey, Deep Cedar and the Two Ticks at Rotary Park, July 16

The second Summer Sounds of the season, Saturday, July 16, featured hard-driving Blues courtesy of the Ethan Askey Band. Askey, from Cranbrook — currently living in Calgary — is one of Canada’s top Blues harmonica players, and was showcasing his album released earlier this year — “Walk When You Wanna Run.” (Barry Coulter photo)
“9 To 5: The Musical” resumes its run at the Key City Theatre July 14, & 15 at 7:30 pm. (Barry Coulter photos)

“9 To 5: The Musical” resumes its summer run at Key City Theatre

“9 To 5: The Musical” is back at the Key City Theatre…

“9 To 5: The Musical” resumes its run at the Key City Theatre July 14, & 15 at 7:30 pm. (Barry Coulter photos)
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Black Cherry Perry’s Mississippi Medicine Show

Final show of the Spring Jazz and Blues Season at Studio 64

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Sam Steele Days parade on Sunday, June 19, 2022. (Barry Coulter photo)

PHOTOS: Sam Steele days returns to Cranbrook

The highly anticipated event was a great success

Sam Steele Days parade on Sunday, June 19, 2022. (Barry Coulter photo)
Director Dan Caverly discusses a scene with actors during the shooting of Susap: Keeper of Knowledge, premiering in Cranbrook June 20.

Film about Lower Kootenay Band elder premiering in Cranbrook

Susap: Keeper of Knowledge is about Hereditary Chief Robert Louie; playing at Key City Theatre Monday, June 20

Director Dan Caverly discusses a scene with actors during the shooting of Susap: Keeper of Knowledge, premiering in Cranbrook June 20.
Canadian comedian Ron James is touring B.C., including Cranbrook, June 10; Trail, June 11; and Nelson, June 12. Photo courtesy Shantero Productions

All roads lead to Ron James

the legendary Canadian comedian is back on tour, with a new memoir that is a comedic map of the country

Canadian comedian Ron James is touring B.C., including Cranbrook, June 10; Trail, June 11; and Nelson, June 12. Photo courtesy Shantero Productions
Corb Lund plays the Key City Theatre in Cranbrook on Wednesday Sept 21 at 7:30 p.m.

Corb Lund returning to Key City Theatre stage

“Corb Lund Live: The Acoustic Tour” making stops in B.C., including Cranbrook, in September

Corb Lund plays the Key City Theatre in Cranbrook on Wednesday Sept 21 at 7:30 p.m.
‘Anything Goes:’ The Key City Theatre’s smash hit of 2019/20. (Barry Coulter photo)

Key City Theatre wants you: Casting call out for auditions

KCT on the hunt for individuals to star in upcoming production on December 31, January 13-15, and 19-21.

‘Anything Goes:’ The Key City Theatre’s smash hit of 2019/20. (Barry Coulter photo)
The cast of MBSS's "High School Musical." Wild Drama's latest production opens opens at the Key City Theatre, runs May 5-7 at 7:30 p.m. and May 8 at 2 p.m. Photos by Barry Coulter

High School, like you’ve never seen it, yet like you’ve always remembered it

Wild Drama’s presentation of “High School Musical” opens Thursday, May 5, at the Key City Theatre

The cast of MBSS's "High School Musical." Wild Drama's latest production opens opens at the Key City Theatre, runs May 5-7 at 7:30 p.m. and May 8 at 2 p.m. Photos by Barry Coulter
Rifflandia returns to Victoria for the first time in four years Sept. 15-18. (Photo courtesy of Rifflandia)

Lorde, Charli XCX to headline as Victoria’s Rifflandia festival resurrected

September lineup unveiled for the first Victoria fest in four years

  • May 4, 2022
Rifflandia returns to Victoria for the first time in four years Sept. 15-18. (Photo courtesy of Rifflandia)
Michael Grossman and Landon Elliott in Cranbrook Community Theatre's production of "Tuesdays with Morrie." (Barry Coulter photo)

Majoring in Morrie: Death as inseparable from Life

Cranbrook Community Theatre’s production of Tuesdays With Morrie offers the ultimate lesson; how to live in the face of your own impending death

Michael Grossman and Landon Elliott in Cranbrook Community Theatre's production of "Tuesdays with Morrie." (Barry Coulter photo)
Fred Penner, pictured at the Kootenay Children's Festival in May, 2016. The renowned Children's performer and musician returns to Cranbrook for Saturday, May 7, 2022. (Barry Coulter photo)

The Perennial Power of Fred Penner

Renowned children’s performer returns to the Kootenay Children’s Festival in Cranbrook, Saturday, May 7

Fred Penner, pictured at the Kootenay Children's Festival in May, 2016. The renowned Children's performer and musician returns to Cranbrook for Saturday, May 7, 2022. (Barry Coulter photo)
Cranbrook's Ethan Askey, one of Canada's top Blues harmonica players, has released his debut solo album. (photo ethanaskey.com)

From Bear Country to the Heart of the Blues

Cranbrook’s Ethan Askey, one of Canada’s top Blues harmonica players, releases debut solo album

Cranbrook's Ethan Askey, one of Canada's top Blues harmonica players, has released his debut solo album. (photo ethanaskey.com)
Tickets for Jann Arden LIVE go on sale at The Bailey Theatre in Trail on Thursday April 14, and at the Key City theatre box office in Cranbrook. Photo: Submitted

Jann Arden hits Kootenay stages this summer

Live! Jann Arden! Cross Canada Tour in Trail on June 26 and Cranbrook on June 27

Tickets for Jann Arden LIVE go on sale at The Bailey Theatre in Trail on Thursday April 14, and at the Key City theatre box office in Cranbrook. Photo: Submitted
John Wort Hannam (left) is playing Winter Ale at KCT April 13. Hemmell Gemmell (right) is opening.

John Wort Hannam, Heather Gemmell featured at upcoming Winter Ale show

Third in popular concert series at Key City Theatre set for Wednesday, April 13

John Wort Hannam (left) is playing Winter Ale at KCT April 13. Hemmell Gemmell (right) is opening.
On Friday, April 8, the Key City Theatre in Cranbrook will play host to “the Triple Band Stand,” a concert of instrumental jazz on the theatre’s main stage. The headliner is a new big band, Brass Roots. Take 4 and little jazz orchestra are also on the bill.

Triple Band Stand evening presents the region’s best Jazz

Jazz is the word of the day, and the day is April…

On Friday, April 8, the Key City Theatre in Cranbrook will play host to “the Triple Band Stand,” a concert of instrumental jazz on the theatre’s main stage. The headliner is a new big band, Brass Roots. Take 4 and little jazz orchestra are also on the bill.