Make way for the coming of Springfest
The sure sign of spring is the East Coulee Spring Festival, and once again, it promises a full lineup of quality entertainment.
The 23rd Annual Spring Music Festival in picturesque East Coulee is set to go on May 5 and 6, and promises a little bit for everyone. What sets apart the little festival that could, is the line-up it promises every year.
“We always seem to some returning bands have and some new ones,” said executive director of the East Coulee School Museum, Barb Steves
Some festival mainstays include Joel Kamps, John Rutherford, and Shadowplay. Also returning this year is the Bluesland Horn Band.
“They are a great jazz band, they got a standing ovation,” said Steeves, of the eight-piece band from Calgary.
She is also excited about the Mbira Renaissance Band, an African drumming band. Some local familiar names include the Wayfaring Fiddlers, Layne Syvertsen and Darren Smylie.
Closing out the show Saturday night is the Celtic rock/ East coast act, the Derina Harvey Band.
These are just a few of the acts on stage.
“There will be great band Friday night and Saturday night, there is going to be lots of good stuff to listen to, that’s for sure.” said Steeves, of the acts lining up to play in the Green Room and the Team Room at the East Coulee School Museum, and the East Coulee Community Hall.
The East Coulee Spring Festival is the School Museum’s single largest fundraiser and it goes into its building operations to cover costs throughout the year.
While the festival is still a couple weeks away, Steeves says there are still a number of opportunities to volunteer. Shifts can range from four to six hours and can have duties doing anything from food and bar services to set up and take down. To learn more about volunteer opportunities or to sign up, fill out an online form at www.ECSmuseum.com and follow the Springfest links.
The Derina Harvey Band will be taking to the Community Hall Stage on Saturday, May 6 at The East Coulee Spring Festival.