2019 – 2020 Season

 The Jim Byrnes Duo

Thursday, October 24th, 2019      
7:30pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)
Bassano Community Hall

Jim Byrnes Duo

Jim Byrnes is one of the most well-known roots/blues/folk artists in Canada. He is also a well-known Canadian actor. He performed in Bassano in 2010 and our audience has been making requests for his return since then!

Jim was born in St. Louis, Missouri – that’s blues country. By age thirteen, Jim was singing and playing blues guitar. His first professional gig was in 1964. Over the years, he has had the great fortune to appear with a virtual who’s who of the blues. From Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker to Taj Mahal and Robert Cray, Jim moved to Vancouver, BC in the mid-70s and became a staple of the local music scene. He has won numerous Junos, Canadian Folk Music Awards, and Maple Blues Awards.

Jim Byrnes’ fame as an actor has grown immeasurably from his too-numerous-to-mention TV and movie roles, highlights including television’s Wiseguy and Highlander series, and his national variety show The Jim Byrnes Show.

Jim Byrnes plays 150 dates a year in North America and Europe. He will continue to bring his music to stages all over the world. Who could ask for more than that?

The Retros

Thursday, November 21st, 2019  
7:30pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)
Bassano Community Hall

Bassano Arts Council is thrilled to be bringing ‘The Retros’ back to our stage for the 2019-2020 season. After they received two standing ovations during the Bassano Damfest last fall, the  decision was made to put this group into the regular season so that all of our BAC members could enjoy this amazing group!

Members of this group include: Reed Crapo, Bob Johnston, Dennis Dyck, Allen Eastman and Tamie Eastman. Excellent harmonies and musicianship, and a fabulous rapport with their audiences makes this southern Alberta group very popular with audiences of all ages. Their blend of rock ‘n’ roll, pop, and country covers, along with original material,  is sure to keep everyone tapping their toes and singing along!

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A Salute to Stompin’ Tom featuring Tim Hus

Thursday, February 6, 2020     
7:30pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)
Bassano Community Hall

Take a trip from coast to coast across our great country in stories and songs. You’ll meet hockey players, prairie truck drivers, potato growers and fishermen. Party like it’s a Sudbury Saturday night with the tunes of Stompin’ Tom! “Across the Land in Story,  in Song”  is performed by award-winning country singer-songwriter Tim Hus and his band. This tribute will feature many of the songs that made Stompin’ Tom a Canadian treasure, and also will include colourful stories of the incredible life of the Man with the Black Hat and Stompin’ Board and the inspiration behind his legendary tunes.

Tim Hus is a celebrated Canadian Western artist himself who proudly carries on the tradition of writing songs about working Canadians and our Nation’s rich history. Tim Hus has toured the world playing everywhere from honky tonks to the Olympics. Stompin’ Tom handpicked Hus to tour with him, not only as his opening act, but to play in his band as well. Hus performed at Stompin Tom’s funeral, where he was also a pall bearer. He will share his personal stories of this friend and mentor,  Stompin’ Tom,  in a can’t miss show of music, patriotism and board stomping.

 When You’re Smiling – Tim Tamashiro

Wednesday, April 8th,  2020     
7:30pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)
Bassano Community Hall

When You’re Smiling – Frank. Dean. Sammy. Their friendships in story and song. In Las Vegas, Nevada during the 1960’s, there once lived three of the most handsome, funny and talented entertainers in the world. They could do anything they dreamed up. They were as naughty as they wanted to be and they had the world wrapped around their fingers.

Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. lived their lives like kings. They shared unique and very special friendships because of it. To the world, it looked like the fellas lived a non-stop cycle of highballs and hangovers. But in reality, they faced many tough situations. They experienced racism, unhappy gangsters and politicians. They also kept some very well hidden secrets.

Former CBC Radio Host Tim Tamashiro brings a new approach to the stories of swinging Las Vegas with his new show, When You’re Smiling. He’ll tell you all about the special friendships of “The Summit”. You’ll hear the crazy stories and enjoy the songs of the three most talented rascals to ever put on tuxedos. Tim promises great songs, cold drinks and bad jokes.

Let your hair down. Bring your funnest friends. Put on your best grin because when you’re smiling, the whole world smiles with you.

 

April 25, 2020 – BAC Dinner Theatre Fundraiser  – Play  by Bassano Community Players – tickets will go on sale at the November 21st concert