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The 145th Annual Chilliwack Fair

CONCERTS

Friday August 5th, 2016

Presented by:
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Saturday August 6th, 2016
2017 Concerts TBA…Stay Tuned!Here is what we did last year…
2016 “Blues and Boots” Concerts
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For nearly four decades Powder Blues has been Canada’s leading blues band. Their mix of swing, blues, jazz, rock & roll and r & b has an appeal so wide that people from seven to seventy often swing side by side at a Powder Blues concert. Over the years the band has toured non-stop through Canada, the United States and overseas, spreading a feel-good groove that makes people dance and shout.

Powder Blues debut album, ‘Uncut’, was shrugged off by the major labels who told the band there was ‘no market for the blues’. Undiscouraged, the band sold it off stage and sent it to radio stations whose switchboards lit up with calls asking ‘who’s that?’ After selling 30,000 copies in a few weeks, the same record labels competed to distribute this ‘non-commercial’ product. To date Powder Blues have sold over a million records worldwide.

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Gerald Charlie & the Black Owl Blues
with opening act
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Karen Lee Batten is the recipient of the 2015 BC Country Music Female Vocalist of the year making this her 5th win in this category. The most wins by any person in this category to date.  She was also nominated for six  2015 BCCMA awards including Entertainer of the Year, Fan’s Choice Award, Female Vocalist, Single of the Year, Website of the Year and Country Club Act of the Year. In addition, Karen was the recipient of the 2014, The Provincial CCMA/BCCMA Spotlight competition and 2014 Entertainer of the Year at the East Texas International Country Music Awards.

Karen Lee was a Top 10 finalist on Canadian Idol in 2003, and went on to release  her debut album Every Moment in 2006. She released 4 singles on this album and a CMT Music Video. Her latest album, Cause a Scene, was released in June 2014, and hit #1 in Canadian album sales and #40 on Billboard Soundscan in the first month.  This sophomore Album currently has 4 radio singles and 2 videos both directed by multi award winner Stephano Barberis.  

Karen Lee Batten just got back last week from Nashville and Alabama and is extremely excited for her new project, “This album is going to be unlike anything I have every done.”  Karen Lee can’t wait for you to hear what she has coming up in 2016!!




KAREN LEE BATTEN

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with opening acts…
Sisters Robyn (left) and Ryleigh (right) Gillespie are an emerging country/pop duo hailing from Langley, B.C. Their sound is a reflection of their combined musical influences,  the energy of modern sounds blended with traditional country elements of acoustic instruments, meaningful lyrics, and sibling harmonies.Recently signed to Royalty Records (Sony Music Canada) with fresh new music on the way, the girls are primed to break out on an international level.
Lisa Nicole is a Country artist hailing from the mountains of the interior of British Columbia that border the Washington State. As up-and-coming west coast darling of the British Columbia Country Music Association, her most impressive career accomplishment to date would be landing the winner’s spot in the BCCMA/Music BC sponsored Artist Development Project in September 2015. Lisa also has performed at the 2015 BC Country Music Awards.
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Beginning after the BCRA Rodeo (estimated time of 8:30pm)! Free with Fair Admission!
Beginning after the BCRA RODEO (estimated time of 8:30pm)! Free with Fair Admission!
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