SATURDAY, JUNE 29 5:30�8:30 PM
$10 on the patio
Tickets for the patio must be purchased in advance at earls. Any available seats will be sold at the door. Pass holders will be admitted to the patio at no charge. There will be no cover charge to sit inside.
SUNDAY, JUNE 30 7:30 PM
SKINNY'S SMOKE HOUSE
Tickets available at the Door beginning at 7:00PM.
We�re wrapping up JazzFest this year by taking the party to another newly opened location, Skinny�s Smoke House, and once again featuring a popular Edmonton performer who has become one of Medicine Hat�s favorites.
The final event of JazzFest is a thank you to all JazzFest volunteers, and any seats left over are up for grabs to the public.
And if you know anything about Skinny�s and award-winning chef Todd Lindsay you�ll know that this combination of world-class BBQ and an array of craft beer on tap and wine choices, along with Ann�s music will make for a memorable wrap-up event.
Ann Vriend is known for her soaring, evocative vocals, as well as her abilities as a multi-award winning songwriter. Growing up in a household that was on the one hand counter-culture and hippie but on the other hand religious and sheltering, AV has always written songs about confusion, searching, and questioning -- of herself, and the culture around her. The outcome is what she half-seriously, half-jokingly calls �existentialist gospel,� and with a compelling combination of defiant resilience and heartfelt vulnerability she has been delivering her unique brand of old-school, inner-city soul to audiences around the world throughout her under-the-radar but consistently award-winning career.
Often compared to her vocal hero, Aretha Franklin, AV has sold more than 18,000 albums off the stage, independently. Her most recent awards include the Cobalt Music Prize in 2019 and 2017 at the Canadian Maple Blues Awards; the 2018 R&B/Soul Recording of the Year at the Edmonton Music Awards; and she was a 2018 semi-finalist in the Canadian Songwriting Competition; while her song �All That I Can� has recently received regular radio airplay in Germany to an audience of approximately 15.5 million listeners.
AV focuses on a dancy presentation with heavy rhythm section grooves, and full R&B production.