The Centre Rocks IX is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Oct. 7. (Submitted photo)

Discover local talent with The Centre Rocks IX in Chilliwack

The Centre Rocks IX returns to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Oct. 7

From heartfelt folk to electrifying rock to soulful gospel, The Centre Rocks has seen it all, and on Oct. 7 it’s back for its ninth instalment.

Join Chilliwack musician Rain Penner August, along with local musicians, as they take to the Rotary Hall Theatre stage and rock the Cultural Centre.

August has participated in The Centre Rocks in the past, and this time he has taken on the task of curating the performers.

When he was 18, he started travelling and busking across Canada, and along the way, he fell in love with the way busking led to interacting with people, meeting other musicians, and how it opened doors. Since he landed back in Chilliwack, he continues to busk, as he loves to share music, have fun, brighten people’s days, and meet new people.

He has never had the chance to experience organizing a show, and he is excited about learning a new process. His passion for sharing music makes the comfortable table-setting of The Centre Rocks perfect for new experiences.

“I have a really good feeling about The Centre Rocks this time around,” he said. “I think the crowd will love what they’re going to hear.”

Drummer Michael Alleckna will be putting down his drumsticks and showing that drumming is not all he has to offer. Picking up a guitar, he will be bringing an original soulful, jazzy, and sometimes folky set.

Alleckna will be followed by Jonah August whose honest lyrics are inspired by the experiences in his own life, in an alternative gospel genre that is sure to leave you wanting more. Accompanied by an acoustic guitar and harmonica, Matthew Mccrea will be up next and will draw you in with his strong voice and raspy intensity.

Chilliwack’s own Naxx will be backed up by Jakub Kvinsnsky, Nic Foley, and Ryan Spooner, as they follow Mccrea with a powerful performance. Through his lyrics, Naxx will tell inspiring stories drawn from personal experiences that are filled with grief, regret, acceptance, hope and optimism.

Brothers and childhood friend: Trevor Blank, Keaton Sauder, and Lukas Blaak, will be closing the evening with a folk/indie set as Kin.

These local talents will each tell their own unique stories through their folk, rock, and alternative music. Each with their unique take, these five performances are sure to inspire anyone interested in producing their own art, or anyone who wants to see what incredible talent can be found locally.

The Centre Rocks IX is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. Tickets $10 and can be purchased at the Centre Box Office, online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469).

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