Spark is a new mentorship program through the Yorkton Arts Council in partnership with the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils (OSAC) which involves youth presenters.
The Spark youth directors learn by presenting a
live show from beginning to end. They are
involved with every step of the process from
selecting the artist, to fundraising, advertising, ticket sales, backstage management, green room and merchandise sales.
Sierra Unick and Shane Toma are our Spark Directors this year. We are presenting Scott Richmond from Regina on May 19, 2016. More about him below, and on his website at www.scottrichmondmusic.com.
Our sponsors help get this program off the ground. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact the office.
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Scott Richmond In Concert
Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm, Anne Portnuff Theatre at the Yorkton Regional High School
Tickets for the Scott Richmond concert are now on sale on Ticketpro.ca at $15.75 including GST. Tickets at the door will be $21 including GST.
Scott Richmond is a Canadian musician and singer-songwriter based in Regina. His soulful take on folk-country and rock and roll has been capturing the attention of listeners everywhere. Known for their high-energy and dynamic live shows, Richmond and his band have been performing throughout Western Canada, the United States and South America since the release of his debut album, Come What May, in the spring of 2014, notably showcasing at BreakOut West 2014 and Folk Alliance 2015.
Richmond’s musical stylings draw heavily on the country music of his rural Saskatchewan youth, but are also influenced by his years spent travelling throughout Latin America and the Southern United States. Come What May has reached the Top 20 on multiple folk and roots charts, was named the #1 country/roots album of 2014 in the Winnipeg Free Press, and has received radio play on more than 60 independent and commercial radio stations across Canada.
Recorded in Nashville, TN with producer/engineer Gabe Masterson at EastSide Manor Studios, the album features an array of musical luminaries, such as Colin Linden (Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Bob Dylan), Kris Wilkinson (Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young), and Kim Morrison (Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ray Charles), and has been described as “stunningly compelling” by Kerry Doole of Exclaim! magazine and as “a truly outstanding release” by Keith Sharp of Music Express.
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