Support Carlin Hall with Lonesome Town Painters

Vancouver bluegrass band to perform on Tuesday, Aug. 13.

Lonesome Town Painters bring their bluegrass style to the Carlin Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 13.

Hailing from Vancouver, the Lonesome Town Painters offer a sound that hearkens back to the raw and ragged edge of the genre.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7. Tickets are $15 and available at Acorn music or at the door.

Soaring harmonies and driving instrumentation have come to define the spirited performances of the Lonesome Town Painters. They pay tribute to golden-era pioneers through their honestly written originals. Playing an eclectic mix of songs about love, heartache, prison and the odd gospel number, this hard-hitting quartet would be equally at home in the barroom on Saturday night or the church house on Sunday morning, comfortable treading that fine line between perdition and salvation.

Check out their music at

This event will also feature the Carlin Hall stage raffle draw at intermission. In an effort to raise the matching funds necessary for the grant obtained for stage renovations, hall members have been selling raffle tickets and local businesses, such as Askew’s, Shuswap Marina Boat Rental and Roots & Blues, have generously donated prizes. The Lonesome Town Painters show will be the last opportunity to purchase a ticket to help the hall meet the goal of raising $10,000 as a matching contribution for the stage renovations.

Read more: Discovery under floorboards at Carlin Hall prompts emergency funding

Read more: Perennial favourites return to NimbleFingers stage

Read more: Join the circus at Salmon Arm festival

Earlier this year, a grant was received through Creative BC’s Amplify BC program to expand the stage at the Carlin Community Arts and Cultural Centre. This will make it more versatile for accommodating many types of performances from dance recitals to live music to theatre. The upgrades include increasing the stage floor area substantially, improving both sound and lighting, and restructuring the control booth for better overall function. A generous contribution from the Columbia Shuswap Regional District also supported this major undertaking.Watch for the grand stage launch event this fall.



Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Re-elected North Okanagan-Shuswap MP plans to be more effective in second term

Mel Arnold says he learned a lot in first term, established contacts in riding and in Ottawa

Student enrolment for 2019/20 exceeds School District #83 projections

Increase attributed to more people moving into the North Okanagan-Shuswap

Vernon boy Mel Arnold’s ‘biggest little supporter’

While other kids were reading Dr. Seuss, Alex Mulder was studying Canada’s prime ministers

Man allegedly uses gun to rob Salmon Arm bank

Police investigating video footage, asking for information, tips from public

Boil water notice lifted for some residents on the west side of Okanagan Lake

Two-hundred and seventy property owners in the Westshoe Estates Subdivision can now safely drink their water again

Scheer says Canada more divided than ever, as NDP and Bloc hold cards close

While Liberals were shut out of two key prairie provinces, they took two-thirds of the seats in Ontario

Horvat’s hat trick lifts Canucks to 5-2 win over Red Wings

First career three-goal game for Vancouver captain

Saanich Gulf-Islands’s Elizabeth May coy about leadership plans

The federal Green party leader talks possibility of running as MP without being leader

Hundreds attend first annual climate and food conference in Kelowna

Over 25 industry experts spoke at the two-day event

Estheticians can’t be forced to wax male genitals, B.C. tribunal rules

Langley transgender woman Jessica Yaniv was ordered to pay three salon owners $2,000 each

Two youth arrested in UBC carjacking at gunpoint, after being spotted in stolen Kia

‘A great deal of credit is due the alert person who called us,’ said North Vancouver Sgt. Peter DeVries

South Okanagan man charged following armed standoff gets bail

Information on the proceedings is limited due to publication ban

People’s Party of Canada’s anti-immigration views ‘didn’t resonate’ with voters: prof

Party was formed on anti-immigration, climate denying views in 2018

Windstorm knocks out power for 10,000 in north and central B.C.

Power slowly being restored, BC Hydro says

Most Read