Historic Fire Hall Performance Series
Starting Saturday, August 7, the Historic Fire Hall courtyard, developed in cooperation with Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC), will be open for performances through September.
It will also feature an art installation by local artists inspired by the history of the site and reflecting the brave and determined spirit of firefighting.
Performers on Sept. 18
Shaye Zadrave - 5 to 6 p.m.
Shaye Zadravec is a singer, a sometimes songwriter, but a full time singer, and an exceptional one – a throwback to the era when great singers lent their voices to the best material and built their careers on the backs of these great songs. To see and hear Shaye Zadravec in concert is (as one noted radio personality commented) “like listening to the greatest radio show you ever heard”.
Her repertoire is familiar and unfamiliar at the same time, including songs written by Bobby Darin, Mary Margaret O’Hara, Lynn Miles, Willie Dixon, Shelby Lynne, Gus Kahn, Chip Taylor and Doc Pomus, just to name a few. She sings with an ease and comfort that washes over the listener…. so subtle, so graceful – no big notes, no overwrought star search theatrics, just pure, unaffected performance beauty.
Steve Fletcher - 6 to 7 p.m.
Steve Fletcher has a broad range of musical influences that have shaped his musical style since he started playing piano as a young child.
He has performed and recorded with countless artists, and has toured throughout North America, Europe, and Japan. He has shared the stage and opened for acts such as Mumford and Sons, The Tragically Hip, Blue Rodeo, Medeski Martin & Wood, The Bad Plus, John Abercrombie, Cassandra Wilson, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Harry Belafonte to name a few.
He was been nominated for a Juno Award and has won a Canadian Folk Music Award.
Looking for something to eat before or after, or bring some take-out while you enjoy a performance?
Check out downtown Calgary’s cuisine options at downtowncalgary.com/cuisine.
Picnic tables will be provided for seating at the Historic Fire Hall #1 Courtyard.