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Art Beat: Live music is back, up and down the Coast

For a few months now, the Clubhouse Restaurant at the Pender Harbour Golf Course, with its convenient patio, has been the only in-person venue since last fall to offer local live music.
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Slow Sundays always draws an appreciative crowd at the gazebo in Roberts Creek.

For a few months now, the Clubhouse Restaurant at the Pender Harbour Golf Course, with its convenient patio, has been the only in-person venue since last fall to offer local live music. That’s changing quickly as summer weather makes outdoor stages practical and B.C. health protocols are again allowing indoor gatherings. On Friday, July 9 at the Clubhouse, singer-songwriter Patricia Burnett entertains from 5 to 8 p.m. On Sunday afternoon July 11 from 2 to 5 p.m., you can hear the Steve Hinton Band.

On the outdoor stage at Roberts Creek Legion on Friday, July 9, from 5 to 8 p.m., it’s The Go Band, with Grant Olsen, Fraser Blackley, and Pamela Mesner. The Sofa Kings are in at the same time on Saturday night, July 10. The legion is still offering pre-registration and ticket sales for its limited outdoor space, which you can do at rclegionevents.com.

Bonar offers up a mix of guitar instrumentals, pop, rock, and blues tunes, plus some originals at Persephone Beer Farm at North and Stewart roads Saturday, July 10 from 2 to 4 p.m.

The Sechelt Summer Music Series behind the library has Lowry Olafson at noon, followed by Bigger Bits of String at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 10.

High Beam Dreams in Gibsons is inaugurating its outdoor performance stage on Sunday, July 11, featuring the dynamic and engaging female trio Definitely Diva for two shows, at 12:30 and 4 p.m. Master keyboardist Miles Black and drummer Barry Taylor will accompany. Tickets at eventbrite.ca.

Slow Sundays are on again from noon until about 3:30 p.m. at the gazebo behind Roberts Creek Library. Bring your own chair or a blanket, if you like. Noah Ord, Delemar George, and friends start things off on July 11, with more acts to follow (TBA) at 1 and 2 p.m.

Looking ahead to Thursday, July 15, the SoulShine Garden Concert Series at Secret Beach B&B Suites will bring the Chris Ronald Trio to the Coast for a 7 p.m. show. Email dthesinger@gmail.com for details.

Coast Salish art

A new exhibit has opened at Gibsons Public Art Gallery. It offers a look at a private collection of Coast Salish art, commissioned by collectors George and Christiane Smyth. “The Collection weaves together the distinctive art form, designs and style of established and emerging artists,” the gallery said in a release. We’ll have more on this unique show next week.

The Poetry of Line

FibreWorks Studio and Gallery is mounting a virtual artist-talk at 12 p.m. on Saturday, July 10 with fabric artists Alexis Bach, Jill Denton, and Catherine Nicholls, as they engage in conversation about the gallery’s current show The Poetry of Line. You can connect via FibreWorks’ Facebook page.

Space is limited in Art Beat but please let us know about your events at arts@coastreporter.net.