By day, the Communitea Café in Canmore is the sort of place where you can cozy up on a bean bag chair, sip a cup of fair trade coffee and while away the afternoon with a good book. By night, it transforms into one of the city’s top live music venues, hosting intimate concerts from the rising stars of Canada’s independent music scene.
You’ll find Communitea Cafe in the heart of downtown Canmore at 1001 6th Ave. (a 4-minute drive or 20-minute walk from the BEST WESTERN PLUS Pocaterra Inn). Here’s a preview of some of the café’s upcoming shows, any of which would make for a great evening on the town when you stay at our hotel in Canmore.
Julia Lynx (with Marc Atkinson) – Fri. October 25th
Celebrating the release of her debut album Wild Patience, on which she collaborated with Juno-nominated musician and producer Marc Atkinson (who joins her for this concert), Canmore singer-songwriter Julia Lynx might just be on the cusp of a breakthrough. Driven by her confessional lyrics, heartland themes and unpretentious vocal style, her music recalls other Canadian greats like Joni Mitchell and Jan Arden. She will be joined by a number of local performers for this concert, officially billed as her “CD release”. Tickets are $20 in advance or $24 at the door.
Aidan Knight and Justin Rutledge – Tues. November 12th
It’s a double bill of two of the brightest stars in Canadian independent folk and country. Knight is a fixture on the BC experimental folk scene, riding the success of his second studio album Small Reveal. Rutledge, hailing from Toronto, is an alt-country heartthrob with literary predelicetions and 5 albums under his belt, the recipient of endless comparisons to Ryan Adams and Hank Williams. See them both for the very reasonable price of $25 in advance or $30 at the door.
Hollerado (with The Zolas) – Wed. November 20th
Although this show isn’t officially listed as a “double bill”, it should be, because both of these bands deserve the headline spot at any show they play. Hollerado received a Juno nomination for Best New Group in 2011 for their quirky brand of hook-filled indie rock. while Zolas have a near-cult like status in their native Vancouver for their upbeat, eccentric, piano-driven pop. Tickets are $20 in advance or $24 at the door.
Advance tickets for these and other upcoming shows are available on the Communitea Café website.