Yukon performer heads this way south

Steve Slade is the feature performer at the Coldstream Coffee House this Saturday at the Coldstream Women’s Institute Hall.

  • Nov. 15, 2013 6:00 p.m.
Hopefully Yukon performer Steve Slade thaws in time to perform at the Coldstream Coffee House Saturday.

Hopefully Yukon performer Steve Slade thaws in time to perform at the Coldstream Coffee House Saturday.

In the late ‘70s, Steve Slade hitched up the Alaska Highway with a backpack, guitar and a dog and says he liked what he saw so decided to stick around.

The performer, event producer and teacher has made his home in the Yukon for 40 years, and this month is heading south to be the feature performer at the Coldstream Coffee House.

Slade has performed in concert, coffee houses and various festivals from the Yukon to Newfoundland and throughout the U.S., including Alaska. He has entertained princes and premiers, and at daycares and nightclubs. His prodigious repertoire and intelligent, yet affecting, original songs seem to strike a universal chord.

For the last 17 years he has produced Whitehorse’s Arts in the Park Summer Festival and has taught and performed in the winter.

The Coldstream Coffee House is this Saturday at the Coldstream Women’s Institute Hall, 9909 Kalamalka Lake Rd. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The open mic precedes the feature performance at 7 p.m.

Admission is $5.