Free Saturday night concerts in Abbotsford

Arts Council, Envision combine forces to showcase local musicians.

The Abbotsford Arts Council, in partnership with Envision Financial, continues to present concerts every Saturday night until the end of October.

The 2012 Envision Concert Series allows residents to hear free, live music in various genres such as jazz, blues, country, pop, rock, reggae, bluegrass, folk and more.

It’s a great opportunity for local musicians to perform in a relaxed and casual atmosphere while residents enjoy the music of these talented artist.

Performing at Mill Lake Park’s Kariton Gallery, or at a local coffee house, allows the public a chance to grab a ‘cuppa joe and enjoy free, live music.

The following is a list of upcoming concerts in the series:

  • Sept. 8 – The Brent Ellis Group:

Smooth jazz fusion guitar with piano, bass and drum solos. The concert runs from 6-8 p.m. at Kariton Gallery 2387 Ware St. in Abbotsford;

  • Sept. 15 – Joel Willoughby & The Pilgrims:

Catchy, guitar-driven indie folk-pop with great melodies. The concert runs from 6-8 p.m. at Kariton Gallery (Mill Lake Park) 2387 Ware St. in Abbotsford;

  • Sept. 22 – JD Miner:

A banjo, a fiddle and a doghouse bass, a smack in the face with hillbilly grace. The concert runs from 8-10 p.m. at the Wired Monk located at #111 – 1975 McCallum Rd, Abbotsford;

  • Sept. 29 – Horizon:

A wonderful blend of rock, blues, gospel and pop. The concert runs from 8-10 p.m. at the  House of James, 2743 Emerson St., Abbotsford;

  • Oct. 6 – Groovedaddy:

Smooth jazz, right down to your soul. The concert runs from 8-10 p.m. at Clayburn Gourmet Gallery, #320 – 3033 Immel St., Abbotsford;

  • Oct. 13 – Chantele Delaine & Ted Tosoff:

An acoustic combination of soulful originals, blues classics and nostalgic covers. The concert runs from 8-10 p.m. at the Wired Monk located at #111 – 1975 McCallum Rd, Abbotsford;

  • Oct. 20 – Jared Fowler Band:

Old school rock ‘n’ roll, with poignant poetry and magnificent melodies. The concert runs from 8-10 p.m. at the  House of James, 2743 Emerson St., Abbotsford;

  • Oct. 27 – Mel & Eric:

Folk-pop melancholic acoustics and percussion inspired by social justice and love. The concert runs from 8-10 p.m. at the Wired Monk (Parallel Marketplace), #100 – 1910 North Parallel Rd., Abbotsford.