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Concert: Big Little Lions

July 26 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm PDT

Escape to one of the most charming concert venues in the South Okanagan and Similkameen. Nestled under ancient horse chestnut trees in our heritage gardens, the rustic Summer Kitchen stage features a lineup that transcends genres: these artists have won Juno Awards, Canadian Folk Music Awards and even a Grammy and have have an oversized impact on the Canadian music scene.  As the sun sets behind rugged mountains of the Similkameen, the magic unfolds. Attendees spread blankets and lawn chairs, immersed in the soft glow of twinkling lights and paper lanterns. Our concerts celebrate a range of acoustic genres–folk, roots, Celtic, Bluegrass and even acoustic blues. Talented artists weave together traditional melodies (with roots as deep as our venue) and thoughtful original compositions. Let the music carry you away–where history whispers and melodies linger.

Tickets

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General Admission – Big Little Lions
Bring a blanket or lawn chair and join us under the ancient horse chestnut trees at our Summer Kitchen.
$ 35.00
Dinner Voucher – Big Little Lions
Enjoy any one of our dinner box options before the show. Includes a non-alcoholic drink.
$ 20.00

Artist Bio

Big Little Lions are an award winning duo who were born out of a collaboration that won them a JUNO Award in 2014. Since then they have been cranking out infectious folk pop songs that are jam-packed with emotion and tight harmonies that sound like the product of two people working side-by-side instead of living in different countries.  They have released 6 albums to date, which have garnered them awards and nominations including the CFMA Ensemble of the Year, Independent Music Awards Americana Song of the Year and John Lennon Songwriting Competition Song of the Year. Their critically acclaimed music has appeared on the CBC’s Top 20 and featured on shows like q and Vinyl Cafe. The duo consists of Paul Otten and Helen Austin, both hugely prolific songwriters – their music has been placed in hundreds of movie trailers, ads, network TV shows.

Their live show is quite the spectacle with Paul playing drums, bass and keyboard all while singing lead vocals. Helen, who is no slacker either, sings, plays guitar and foot percussion. They use every limb, and then some, to make two people sound like a full band.

Essential Concert Details

Times and Show Format

Unless otherwise noted, doors open at 6PM and the show starts at 7PM, featuring two sets of music with an intermission. Shows typically end around 9PM.

Food and Drink

The Grist Mill will be providing a concession during the show featuring picnic dinner options, non-alcoholic drinks and snacks. No outside food and drink is permitted.

Parking

Free on-site parking available. For busy shows, the parking lot may fill up, resulting in a short walk to the venue, so please arrive early if mobility is an issue for you.

Age Restrictions

All shows at the Grist Mill are all-ages.

Seating

Please bring your own blankets or lawn chairs for the show. Spaces are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Accessibility

The site is low-barrier and includes wheelchair accessible washrooms, wide doorways and low thresholds. There is a gravel path with an incline and grass to cross to get to the concert location on-site. Please get in touch if we can be of any assistance.

Cancellations and Refunds

Concert tickets are non-refundable but can be transferred to someone else or traded for a credit to a future show as capacity allows. Cancelled shows will have tickets refunded automatically, minus transaction fees from the payment processor.

Artist Merchandise

Most artists set up a merchandise table by the stage for during the intermission. Payment methods are at the discretion of the artists and may not include all options.

Also, remember that 2024 Grist Mill Season Pass Holders get a 20% discount on their tickets.

Sponsorship Opportunities are available for all our shows. For a nominal cost, individuals or businesses can sponsor any of our shows and reap a number of benefits – free tickets, reserved table, recognition on literature, our website and at the concerts. For more information contact us at concerts@oldgristmill.ca.