Live music returns to the Cultural Centre stage as Boomerang Four shines the spotlight on young, talented artists right from your own backyard.
Ted Kim of the Chilliwack band Dear Father will head the lineup of musicians on Oct. 17.
Kim has performed at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre in the past as part of Boomerang Three, and this time he’s taken on the task of organizing the next lineup of musicians which includes: Anna Ratzlaff and Jason Ratzlaff of Portraits of Us, Cole Prpich, Christa Keats, Dion Weisbrod from The Unbranded, Jeffrey Trainor, Bronsen Rasmussen from Fear The Wolves, and Jonas Wilson.
“It’s going to be a great night, and I’m very excited to share the stage with some of Chilliwack’s talent,” Kim said. “We’ve come up with a lighting concept that’s kind of a dawn to dusk theme that will match each performer and match their performance.”
The musicians will each tell their own unique stories through their range of alternative, folk and country music.
“Another great thing about the show that I’m excited about is that it’s not genre-specific. We have artists performing everything from folk to rock and roll.”
The Boomerang series offers opportunities to local artists to perform in a professional setting, and it’s something that the program lead, Amber Bergeron is passionate about.
“The Boomerang Concert series is funded through our Youth Engagement Program, which aims to give musicians under 30 in our community a chance to create something, and get real hands-on experience performing in a casual, but professional setting,” Bergeron said. “We give them the tools, resources, and mentorship they need for a good show, and they take their skills and knowledge to put together a memorable performance.”
The idea behind the naming of the series “Boomerang” is a metaphor for all the hard work and creativity that is put into these shows, Bergeron added.
”The effort that goes into what you will see on stage will repay these young musicians with more tools, experience, and knowledge to continue pursuing their art form in the future,” she said.
Boomerang Four is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. For more information, call the Centre Box Office 604-391-SHOW(7469).
All performances will be held under the current public health order and are limited to 50 patrons. Seating is spaced out with a maximum bubble size of six patrons, and all audience members must wear a mask when not in their theatre seats.