WELCOME TO COOMBS RODEO GROUNDS MUSIC EVENTS
This is where you will find our list of upcoming music events, dances and ticket information. We always encourage overnight parking and camping, so bring your tent, RV or camper. We have bathroom & shower facilities available on site during the busy season. (Sorry, no RV hook ups)
September 29, 2018 – ROYAL BLUES GALA – TWO GREAT BLUES BANDS The KingmiXers & South Island Rhythm Kings
DUST OFF YOUR DANCIN’ SHOES!!
Tickets at CRANKY DOG MUSIC in Parksville, COOMBS GENERAL STORE in Coombs, ARBUTUS MUSIC in Nanaimo as well as the CHRCO office. $20 dollars each – No Minors, No Refunds.
Gary Preston and his band The KingmiXers deliver a delicious mix of blues and boogie, driven by sweet, scorching harmonica. Music has taken Gary from Detroit to Memphis to New Orleans; from the Caribbean to Europe. He’s played everything from blues joints to festivals, sharing the stage with James Cotton, Louis Meyers, John Hammond, Colin James, Lee Oscar, Otis Rush, and Junior Wells.
GARY PRESTON; vocals, harmonica, keys, has played Canada, US, Europe; the Winnipeg Folk Festival, Calgary Blues Festival and International Jazz Festival; shared the stage with Eric Burdon, Colin James, and The Ray Charles Orchestra.
ANITA BONKOWSKI; drums, has played Canada, US, Europe; and played with a wide range of notables from Johnny Mathis to The Moody Blues, David Foster, and Sarah McLaughlin. Her blues pedigree includes teaching at the Hornby Island Blues camp, and gigs with Bill Johnson, Paul DesLauriers, Tim Williams, Kenny Wayne, and more
DAVID SCHADE; guitar, lifelong player with a distinct style, adept at jazz and blues. He absorbed the styles of real blues by following and playing with many of the blues greats. Rick Erickson; bass, Rick is gifted with great ears and musical savvy. A bass player’s bass player, his groove on bass is wonderfully understated. After a long stint with Bill Johnson’s band, he’s a great addition to The KingmiXers. Also a noted recording engineer and producer, with a long list of credits and accomplishments, and the records on his wall to prove it.
THE SOUTH ISLAND RHYTHM KINGS:
Steeped in traditional early electric Blues, this group’s song selection draws from a wide range of Early Electric Blues Greats, plus many original tunes as well!
At the nucleus of the South Island Rhythm Kings is the Father/Son team of Lazy MIKE MALLON on vocals and harmonica, and CARSON MALLON on guitar and vocals, creating a musical bond and a fresh spin on Down home, Traditional Blues. With their good friend, and long time colaborator DAN “Piano Dano” DUBE’ on Keys adding some Blues seasoning, RICKY RENOUF layin’ it down on Stand Up Bass, and the “Groove Doctor” NICK DOKTER on drums, all locking in to drive the bottom end and forge the band’s DOWNHOME ROCKIN’ BLUES sound! JOINT STARTS JUMPIN’ AT 8!
October 29, 2018 – HALLOWEEN PARTY Prizes for costumes.
HALLOWEEN TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE at:
CRANKY DOG MUSIC – Parksville 250-954-3465
COOMBS GENERAL STORE – Coombs 250-248-0031
ARBUTUS MUSIC – Nanaimo 250-933-1900
ALBERNI COLOUR CORNER – Port Alberni 250 720 0030
At the office – call 250 927 2747 or 250 248 1009
Snacks available. Phone 250 927 2747 for more info.
Remember – We encourage overnight camping and parking.
PLAN AHEAD, CALL A FRIEND, CALL A CAB
BUT PLEASE DO NOT DRINK & DRIVE!!!