Did you see our Church set from last year’s ArtsWells festival in the Barkerville ad on the inside front cover of this year’s Summer Festival BC Musician issue?
Look a bit more closely…
Well, we had so much fun at last year’s ArtsWells Festival at Wells and Barkerville, BC, we’re going back this BC Day weekend. Around 1:15 pm Saturday, July 31st, the Creaking Planks will be performing at the Sunset Theatre for just about an hour, following Blackbox Squeezebeard’s hosting the “Bellows on Fire” accordion workshop at noon at the outdoor stage.
You’ll see more Planks at the festival, including Blackbox hosting the mainstage Saturday night (featuring our friends from Fish & Bird, Geoff Berner, and The Burning Hell!) and being ritually shorn at Sunday’s 1-Minute Play Contest to further fundraise for the festival beyond what we raised hosting the WellsAid concert earlier this summer… the question on everyone’s lips is of course Will he have to be issued a new pirate codename?
Following the ArtsWells Festival, while we’re all up in thar part of the world we’ve planned to join our favorite songwriter in his hometown, turning the tables, and join Raghu Lokanathan for a show in Valemount Tuesday, August 3rd, at the Anglican-United Church hall (1175 7 Ave).
The next day, Wed, Aug 4th, the Creaking Planks swing over to Prince George’s ArtSpace (above Books & Company, 1685 3rd Ave) to play a show with Johnnie Ninety-Nine, our most northerly gig yet!