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Concert: The Aerialists and Emily Millard (Doors: 6:00PM / Show: 7:00PM)

June 9, 2016


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Concert: Doors open 6:00 pm, show 7:00 pm

The Grist Mill & Gardens invites you to experience an enchanted summer evening in the gardens surrounding our historic 1877 waterwheel-powered flour mill. 

ARTIST BIO – Aerialists

Aerialists formed in early 2014 when long-time collaborators Adam Iredale-Gray (Fish & Bird) and Elise Boeur (Jenny Ritter) joined Nate Sabat (Mile Twelve) and award-winning Scottish harpist Mairi Chaimbeul, melding their ferociously creative harmonic sensibilities with a deep love for folk traditions.

All four moved to Boston to study at the Berklee College of Music. Thriving in the city’s hot acoustic music scene, they’re all active as leaders and collaborators in diverse projects.

Driven to create something tight and explosive from the very start, Aerialists wrote and rehearsed for nearly a year before their Boston debut. In 2015, they took this material to a small island off the west coast of British Columbia and crafted their debut EP in an isolated studio caught between ocean and forest. The band usually performs as a quintet, joined by exceptional drummers including Jake Jenne, Sean Trischka, and Tiago Michelin.

ARTIST BIO – Emily Millard

Emily Millard, known formerly as Miss Emily Brown, is a Canadian singer-songwriter whose unique blend of art-folk has been called “inventive”, “haunting” and “beautifully ethereal.” Alchemically combining poetry with vintage keys, steel strings and found-instruments, Emily braves the space between silence and sound with her unmistakable voice.

In the last ten years, Emily has released four records under the moniker Miss Emily Brown. Her new single Paradise (March 2016), a collaboration with Martyn Heyne (Efterklang), marks Emily’s first release under her birth name.

Paradise is the story of a long winter’s walk on Quadra Island, a remote location on Canada’s West Coast. Produced by Martyn Heyne (Efterklang, Nils Frahm), the single was recorded at the edge of Berlin’s Tempelhofer Park and features field recordings from the abandoned 1920’s airfield. Paradise is a sonic blend of vintage parlor and tenor guitars, synths & analog effects.

The single offers a hint of what’s to come: Emily’s full-length album By Heron & By Season is slated for release in the fall of 2016. Produced by Toronto’s Sandro Perri, the record features intimate performances from Emily along with some of Canada’s most innovative instrumentalists. The record will be accompanied by a collection of poetry by the same name.

In 2010, Emily released In Technicolor, a folk-pop record based on her grandmother’s wartime diary. The album was nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award for “Pushing the Boundaries” and took Emily to the top five nominees for CBC Radio 3’s Bucky Award for Best New Artist. Her 2008 debut release Part of You Pours Out of Me was named one of the top twelve albums of the year by CBC radio’s Bandwidth.


Through the summer of 2016, the Grist Mill and Gardens at Keremeos will be hosting a variety of exceptional artists in July, August and September for an evening concert series in our picturesque Historic Site. Unless otherwise noted, doors open at 6:00PM and concerts start at 7:00PM.

You are encouraged to bring your own blankets and low-rise lawn chairs; taller chairs are also welcome, but you may be asked to sit in the back to avoid obstructing the view of others. You’re welcome to bring your own water bottles (reusable or factory-sealed) but outside food or drinks are prohibited on site. The Grist Mill & Gardens will be operating a concession at each show.

Tickets will be available for sale at the Grist Mill front desk ($20 per show), by phone at 250-499-2888 during business hours (daily 9 AM-5 PM) or on this site. Some tickets may also be available at the door for each show, depending on availability, but a small surcharge will apply.


June 9, 2016
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Grist Mill & Gardens
2691 Upper Bench Road
Keremeos, BC V0X1N4 Canada