Mikkal Waters returns to the Okanagan stage after a few year hiatus, and will be sharing a night of home-grown alternative/folk music alongside VonReason (Vernon). After the show, Grandpa Gruv (Fandango Farms) will be spinning some mellow beats to keep the social going for awhile; moderate chance of dancing, and 100 per cent chance of good times in the forecast.
Local promoter Steve Gosselin, SMG Endeavors, brings the show to Record City on Friday, March 29.
“Mikkal Waters was a popular artist/promoter in the area a few years back before he made the move to Pemberton for work with his family,” said Gosselin, who is donating a portion of proceeds from the event to BrainTrust Canada in order to raise TBI/concussion awareness and awareness that BrainTrust is here in Vernon to support those dealing with such conditions.
“He hosted numerous events at his property outside of Lavington known to locals as Middle Earth.”
Some notable performers there included the Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra, Blackberry Wood, locals like Barefoot Caravan and many more. He occasionally would open the evenings
performing his own music including fan favorites like Cat Black (aka Storm, There’s a Storm Coming) and Bicycle Baby.
“These were very special moments and very well received by all in attendance,” said Gosselin.
Waters has been working on his music of late at his new home and will be bringing an accompanist cajon player to showcase his old favorites and some brand new material. In support of Waters’ homecoming, new local favorites and good friends in VonReason will open the night with some homegrown folk/roots that feature some incredible vocal harmonies by the cousin duo (Lowell Friesen and Lancen Harms). Closing out the evening will be Grandpa Gruv of Fandango Farms with a little bit of man made EDM music for some dancing fun.
This show is all ages at Record City on Friday, March 29 with doors opening at 7:30 and music to start at 8 p.m.
Record City is located at 3127 30th Ave., Vernon. Tickets are $10 in advance, available at the store or etransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org, or $15 at the door. Kids under 12 are free.