Western artist Rob Dinwoodie and multi-instrumentalist Dixon Zalit open the new season of the Coldstream Coffee House Saturday at the Coldstream Women’s Institute Hall.

Western artist Rob Dinwoodie and multi-instrumentalist Dixon Zalit open the new season of the Coldstream Coffee House Saturday at the Coldstream Women’s Institute Hall.

Mic is open at Coldstream Coffee House

Cowboy crooners Rob Dinwoodie and Dixon Zalit kick off the new season as featured artists at the Coldstream Coffee House.

Live music is about to start percolating once again when the Coldstream Coffee House returns for a new season.

The family-friendly, acoustic-style event takes place at the Coldstream Women’s Institute Hall the third Saturday of every month. It opens this Saturday with Rob Dinwoodie and Dixon Zalit as the feature artists.

“An open mic makes up the first two-thirds of the evening with the feature making up the balance with a 45-minute set to wind up the night,” said Rory White, one of the coffee house organizers.

A singer/songwriter that is no stranger to stages in B.C., Dinwoodie is known for his ability to capture a historical event or character of the west in a song. For the last six years, he has produced the Cowboy Dinner Show at O’Keefe Ranch, which promotes the B.C. West and its history.

Complementing Dinwoodie on stage is multi-instrumentalist Zalit, also a songwriter and western entertainer. Playing mandolin, ukulele, Spanish guitar, and electric guitar, Zalit awes audiences with his ability to capture the essence of the various songs as well as reciting cowboy poetry in between the tunes.

“Our music ranges –– pardon the pun –– from traditional western to bluesy rock and a little bit of what we call cowboy jazz,” said Dinwoodie.

Admission for Saturday’s coffee house is $5 at the door, which opens at 6:30 p.m., with the show starting at 7 p.m. Those interested in participating in the open mic can sign up at the door. A concession is also offered by donation.

The Coldstream Women’s Institute Hall is located at 9909 Kalamalka Lake Rd.