Cranbrook “PEAK” Music Festival organized by the Fisher Peak Performing Artists Society will be officially opened by the Ka*Kin Nana Drum Group at 4:15 p.m. on Friday, September 2 at Rotary Park.
The group of seven young drummers representing the Ktunaxa communities are all cousins between the ages of 10 and 14. They dance, drum and will serve Indian tacos and fried bread from their stand during the festival to raise funds for the development of the group. The two-day live musical event is free and everyone is encouraged to come to Rotary Park and experience its unique cultural presentation.
‘PEAK’fest 22 (September 2-3), will feature 11 more acts over a 16-hour run.
After the Ka*Kin Nana Drummers, there will be The Doggone Brothers, Alderbash, Garuda and the party really starts when The revival of the leather apron dominates the stage from 9 p.m.
Come and go as you please on Saturday September 3 when the music returns at noon with Matt Blais, Brass Roots, Tennyson King, Jon Burden and the Bleedin’ Hearts, the popular Split/Shift and then The Black Diamond Band.
The whole Labor Day weekend celebration reaches new heights with a headlining guest act Cabaret drunk punch, a multi-award winning festival, which combines an inventive and energetic mix of rockabilly, rock and swing. Expect a captivating show of driving choirs and driving beats on the dance floor that never fails to engage the audience in the show.
More details about the artists and their involvement on www.fisherpeakperformingartists.com
‘PEAK’fest is an opportunity for people of all ages to dance up the storm, relax on the grass or socialize with friends at the Fisher Peak Brewing Co. beer garden.
Cranbrook Arts will present an art exhibit and a fun chair painting activity. Participants can create their design on a wooden chair and then take it home as a souvenir. Each chair has been printed with the festival poster design created by local artist Kya Dubois.
Rocky Mountain Martial Arts will be demonstrating Eskrima between some musical acts and other interesting booths will also be present, such as the Key City Theater.
This musical celebration is an unparalleled event in the region, with free access for all, enabling a socio-cultural experience through music that promotes a broader understanding of the value of the performing arts and its relationship with the community.
The Fisher Peak Performing Artists Society would like to thank the Government of Canada, the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Columbia Basin Trust, as well as over twenty local business partners, for their financial support.
Volunteer help is welcome. Contact [email protected]
main picture: Ka*Kin Nana Drum Group. Photos submitted
Fisher Peak Performers Society