Blizzard Audio Competition Returns to Rossland

A seem storm is on the horizon this month in Rossland, the place Blizzard New music Competition is when yet again bringing best expertise to the alpine metropolis.

The eclectic Canadian music pageant is again by well-liked desire for its 12th 12 months, spanning four times – Jan. 25 to 28, 2023 – and coinciding with Rossland Winter season Carnival. The tiny yet mighty occasion is packed with an fascinating variety of artists and tickets are likely quick.

Internet hosting venues are picked to strike a harmonious chord with various artists, ranging from the legendary out of doors Olaus Ice Palace to intimate settings like the Lily May well Space and The Alpine Grind. Greater venues include things like the historic Miners’ Corridor, The Legion, and The Flying Steamshovel, all completely ready for the festival’s comeback following a two-year hiatus thanks to pandemic closures and limits.

“Blizzard Music Fetival’s objective is to be as inclusive as probable,” states Coordinator Daniel D’Amour. “We’re not catering solely to rock or punk – nevertheless we do have Edmonton’s Choke and Outdated Wives on deck. Pageant-goers can hope an eclectic lineup featuring almost everything from folks/Americana to punk, digital, and funk,” he claims.

“The mandate is to supply a assortment of all audio stylings, with an emphasis on Canadian content. There is genuinely a little something for anyone to delight in.”

The numerous lineup involves superior-energy performances from The Pack A.D., a garage rock duo from

Vancouver, The Evergreen Afrodub Orchestra, an 8-piece infectious horn band from Spokane, WA, and western Canadian and resident Shambhala DJ Stickybuds, mashing genres, acapellas and tempo adjustments with live turntablism. Other a great deal-expected acts incorporate people headliners Beneath the Rocks from Kelowna and Sam Lynch from Vancouver, the resurrected Rossland superband The Tuques (featuring band users Jonny Provencal and Gabe Gaudet, the festival’s founding fathers), and nationally renowned Kootenay duo Moontricks laying it down in two back-to–back exhibits.

“After Moontricks offered out quickly, we secured them for a further clearly show, soar-beginning the competition a day early,” says D’Amour. “They’re the quintessential Kootenay sound. If you request me what that audio is, I would say newgrass/bluegrass banjo rock and roll blended with digital songs.”

With 70 for every cent of the music symbolizing Canadian audio – Stubbs and The, Big Water Bug, Liz Arnason, and Jonny Bono Dudar to identify a couple of extra area favourites – the target is to appeal to worldwide selection for the remaining 30 per cent, bringing society and variety to Rossland to expose citizens and visitors to new songs and all close to superior moments. This year’s Blizzard Audio Competition, offered by The Traveling Steamshovel, is amped to incorporate yet another layer of pleasure to a popular weekend of custom and community pride.

“If there is 1 weekend of the 12 months you want to come to Rossland, it is Wintertime Carnival and Blizzard Fest weekend,” suggests D’Amour. “There are so lots of factors going on and, in conditions of the visitor experience, you are coming to see what Rossland is like in its element.”

The festival would not be probable with no the Provincial Federal government (B.C. Fairs, Festivals and Functions

Restoration Fund), the City of Rossland, Tourism Rossland and Phillips Brewing and Malting Co., the event’s signature beer sponsor.

As in earlier yrs, weekend passes do not utilize to smaller sized venue events with minimal capability (Lily Might Space and The Alpine Grind). Weekend passholders are inspired to decide up their wrist bands a week early at the Steamshovel to eradicate waits. The Competition is paperless, with digital tickets, ticket transfer, and resale solutions all obtainable at For a lot more information, verify out