The 2015 Gathering Festival is now over. Thank you to everyone who came out and participated. Please stay tuned to find out information regarding next year. For a review of 2015’s events, click here.
Sat June 20, 2015 Gathering Festival Headliners:
Tom Lavin and the Powder Blues have won multiple awards, sold a million records and have toured the world for 37 years. We are thrilled to have them perform our evening concert at the Community Celebration on June 20th in Emery Barnes Park.
Over the years, Jim Byrnes has had the great good fortune to appear with a virtual who’s who of the blues. From Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker to Taj Mahal and Robert Cray, Jim has been on the blues highway for 45 years. Jim is returning for his 2nd year. His infectious songs and stories will fill up our mid day concert stage.
Jack Garton and the Demon Squadron
Jack Garton’s Demon Squadron is a powerful new band featuring Jack at the helm of deep grooves and mad ideas in the style he pioneered with Maria in the Shower between 2004-2014. The Demon Squadron is a band of howling blues-dub sorcerers. We saw Jack and the Demons perform at last summers Arts Wells festival and knew we had to bring the to the Gathering Festival. The Squadron will keep the afternoon stage cookin’.
The Carnegie Jazz Band
The Carnegie Jazz band is a community band based out of Carnegie Community Centre. Led by Brad Muirhead the band features many fine jazz musicians. This will be the fourth year the Jazz Band has played the Gathering Festival.