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Concert: Valdy

June 21 @ 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 – Valdy
Bring a blanket or lawn chair and join us under the ancient horse chestnut trees at our Summer Kitchen.
$ 30.00
Dinner Voucher – Valdy
Enjoy any one of our dinner box options before the show. Includes a non-alcoholic drink.
$ 20.00

73 people are attending Concert: Valdy

Heather Arkley Stephen Smith Joel Kastor Janet Quaroni Earl Strong Tim Roberts ShirliGene Sadowick Shaun Adams Myrna Coates Carolyn Tough

Artist Bio

Valdy, born Valdemar Horsdal in Ottawa, Canada has been part of the fabric of Canadian pop and folk music for over 50 years. Remembered for “Play Me a Rock and Roll Song”, his bitter-sweet memory of finding himself, a relaxed and amiable story-teller, facing a rambunctious audience at the Aldergrove Rock Festival circa 1968, Valdy has sold almost half a million copies of his 13 albums, has two Juno Awards (Folk Singer of the Year and Folk Entertainer of the Year), seven Juno nominations, and four Gold albums to his credit. Valdy also appeared on the CBC TV show The Beachcombers as the environmental activist “Halibut” Stu. Of Canadian folk artists in the mid-1970s, only Gordon Lightfoot was more popular. As the true Canadian legend he is, he was appointed a member of the Order of Canada in June 2011.

Today, he is based on Salt Spring Island, where he lives with his wife Kathleen and three dogs.

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.

2691 Upper Bench Road
Keremeos,BCV0X1N4Canada
250-499-2888

Who's coming?

73 people are attending Concert: Valdy

Heather Arkley Stephen Smith Joel Kastor Janet Quaroni Earl Strong Tim Roberts ShirliGene Sadowick Shaun Adams Myrna Coates Carolyn Tough