SATURDAY MUSIC SERIES

On Saturday afternoons from 12 to 4PM, grab a snack at the Downtown Farmers’ Market and then drop in for live music and an afternoon beverage at CO*LAB! This is a FREE event for everyone!

December 4

Kimberley MacGregor

A reformed bank manager, Kimberley realized she was doing a successful job of living someone else’s life—and a poor job living her own. In 2013, she launched her original songs into the world and took centre stage.

She has since released three full-length albums, and was awarded Female Artist of the Year at both the 2015 and 2016 Edmonton Music Awards.

She lovingly crafts and passionately performs songs that will move your heart, change your mind and stomp your feet. Weaving seamlessly between blues, folk and rock, her common threads are strength, vulnerability and badassery, always sizzling with soul.

Himalaya

Himalaya is a 21 year-old aspiring artist who was born in the Philippines and migrated to Canada in 2015. Singing is her ultimate passion and she recently discovered that songwriting opened up a lot of opportunities to express a variety of ideas, self discovery and overcoming challenges in her life. Her repertoire consists of acoustic variety of Pop, Country and Folk. From Family & Friends gatherings, Playing and Performing at Festivals, Local events, Major Filipino Concerts, Private parties & Restaurants, Busking in the streets of Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver helped her quickly rise prominence within the Filipino Community. Her first single “Relapse” was launched on August 21, 2021 through Apple Music & Spotify and has been getting a lot of great feedback from all over the world.

December 11

Jake Buckley

Jake Buckley is a Edmonton based Singer/Songwriter. He has been playing and writing music for over 10 years. His music has a folk and roots feel, and every song tells a story.  Jake placed in the top 3 for 95.7 CRUZ fm’s singer songwriter competition, winning him a spot on the radio and placing him on the map in the Alberta music scene. Jakes inspiration for writing comes from real moments in his life, it’s honest and raw. His on stage presence and happy nature is sure to have you on your feet and singing along. Jake has been accompanied by The Backsliders for the last three years. Originally a Rock, Blues, and Jazz mix band, their music knowledge and talent has been an excellent addition.

Manny Valencia y Esquina Latina

Band leader Manny V. and his Esquina Latina Trio offers the audience Latin Jazz, Cuban Son, Chacha and romantic music for both the sit down listeners and those who like to dance! 

Sounds of the trio will remind you of sitting on a beach in Latin America enjoying vibrant sounds and rhythms that naturally make you want to shake your hips. 

December 18

Brianna Lizotte

Brianna’s love for music not only had her involved in the fiddle community, but also in her school’s band, a local marching band, and volunteering at many community events. In 2016, Brianna received the Rising Star Award with the Men and Women of Country Music. In 2018, Brianna was one of the Emerging Artists with Arts Touring Alliance of AB, and released a fiddle CD, “Scratch Em”. These opportunities lead to hundreds of performances and travelling to four European countries. Brianna has been involved with the Metis community since 2013, led processions for the MNA for many events including the signing of the self-government agreement in Ottawa, and have worked multiple fiddle workshops for the youth. Brianna is headed into her third year at MacEwan University in Edmonton taking the Bachelor of Music in Jazz and Contemporary Music program. She is employed as a teaching artist with the National Arts Centre with the Music Alive Program, teaches private lessons to various students across the country, and owner of Brianna Lizotte Music.

Creeasian AKA Mathew Wood

Matthew is an entrepreneur, youth educator, dancer, DJ, producer, and tours as a dancer with the Juno Award winning group A Tribe Called Red. He is committed to bridging hip-hop and Indigenous culture, using the arts to empower and unite youth.  Matthew is a recipient of the 2020 Edmonton Artists’ Trust Fund award.