Fernie & Elk Valley Culture Guide Fernie & Elk Valley Cultural Guide - Winter 18-19 - Page 25

FEATURE PERFORMERS Sounds like Fernie! Music-lovers no longer need to wait from weekend to weekend for the next live music night as jam nights, open mics and regular sets will flood the weekly calendar this winter. There was a time when the only sound heard on a midweek evening in downtown Fernie was the piercing whistle of the approaching coal train; not so anymore. Like the rhythm of wheels on rails, a steady staccato of home-grown talent now fills local bars almost every night of the week to please all ears – and even better, there are no cover charges. Listen for the changes and try and keep up as we welcome a whole fleet of new seasonal musicians and their instruments this winter! Here’s the lowdown. • Mondays – From 9pm, the Kodiak Lounge has Fernie’s freshest international flavour at backpacker central, the Raging Elk Hostel. Starting January, Zac’s back at Rusty Edge to kick the week of with an après ski Jam Night. • Thursdays – The original act, Jam Night at the Brickhouse. Seasoned regulars welcome new sounds every week, all year round, from 9pm. • Fridays – Fridays - Live & Local - live entertainment weekly 6-8pm at The Loaf, and from 8pm at Infinitea. (Remove bit about J-Skillz) • Saturdays – Live bands weekly at The Fernie Hotel including lots of local talent. • Sundays - The Sunday Sessions every other week with resident singing bartender J-Skillz 5-9pm at The Pub at Park Place Watch listings for some of Fernie’s bigger local talents including Shred Kelly, The Runs, and others taking the stage at the Northern, The Fernie Hotel and The Royal. • Tuesdays – It’s your time to shine at Shotgun Karaoke at The Royal with Topo and Wedge, from 9pm. • Wednesdays – Jam Night with Zac at the Royal from 9pm. It’s live. It’s loud. It could get messy! 25