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Blenders will be an eclectic Canadian indie-mix

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The new Blenders regular season has a total of 11 concerts.

There will be some new exciting bands including Terra Lightfoot Band, Yes We Mystic, Jayme Stone, Sharpe 5, The Abrams and many more.
There will also be bands who have been around a long time and are still putting out relevant new music such as David Gogo.  
A limited number of season passes and individual concert tickets are available at Pharmasave.
The Blenders line-up for the upcoming season includes:
• The Abrams — Canadian based brothers with a combination of bluegrass, country, and folk-rock with story-telling lyrics that has been called “newgrass.” It takes place on Oct. 1. Tickets are $30.
• Terra Lightfoot Band — Her playing melds expert finger-picking and hook-heavy melodies and her voice commands attention and awe. Concert is Saturday, Oct. 22. Tickets are $35.
• Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project — Two-time Juno Award Winning banjoist focusing on folklorist Alan Lomax’s collection to revive, recycle, and reimagine traditional music. It takes place Friday, Nov. 11.Tickets are $35.
• Yes We Mystic — Delicate melodies, contemplative grooves, and pummeling frenzy. It takes place Saturday, Dec. 10. Tickets are $30.
• David Gogo Trio — Groove-fueled blend of blues and rock. It takes place Saturday, Jan. 28.Tickets are $30.
• Dojo Workhorse — Arrangements that hide their complexity in hooks and harmonies. The concert is on Friday, Feb. 10.Tickets are $35.
• J.P. Cormier — Bluegrass, folk, celtic singer-songwriter. Takes place Saturday, March 11.Tickets are $30.
• Ben Caplan and The Casual Smokers — Opening act: Taryn Kawaja. Takes place Saturday, March 25. Tickets are $35.
• Lisa LeBlanc Band — Singer-songwriter, known for her enthusiastic “Trash folk” performances. Takes place Friday, March 31.Tickets are $35.
• Pharis and Jason Romero — Playing handmade banjos and lovely old acoustic guitars. Takes place Friday, April 7.Tickets are $35.
• Sharpe 5 — R&B and jazz band based out of Victoria. Takes place Saturday, April 22. Tickets are $30.
Regular price for all 11 regular concerts is $360. The cost for the entire season is only $300 (which is like getting two concerts for free).
In addition, there are five special featured concerts presenting a diverse selection of some of the best Canadian music available.
The Great Lake Swimmers are a band built around the melodic folk rock songs of singer-songwriter Tony Dekker.
April Verch is a renowned fiddler and step dancer from Ontario. 
Alberta-based, The Dudes, will be returning to Swift Current with their indie-rock sound.
This year’s StirCrazy Blues concert will feature Toronto’s blues sensation, the 24th Street Wailers.
Finally, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings will wow you with their folk rock-alternative sound with blues and country influences.
All Blenders Concerts are at the Lyric Theatre. Doors always open at 7:30 p.m. and music starts at 8:30 p.m.
Tickets are available at Pharmasave.
For information or to reserve a table, contact Shann Gowan at 306-778-2686.

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