Along with all the live entertainment at the Prince George Coldsnap Music Festival there is also workshops and IceJams for free for everyone.
Along with all the live entertainment provided by the Coldsnap Music Festival there is a daytime series of workshops and IceJams that welcome the public for free as well.
The workshops are hands-on, educational sessions led by musicians who talk about the art of making music while the IceJams are free afternoon mini-concerts featuring Coldsnap artists. These programs are sponsored by Integris Credit Union, Omineca Arts Centre, Lheidli T’enneh First Nation and Sound Factory.
Here is the list of events:
BookWorm Boogie presented by the Oot n’ Oots on Saturday, Jan 28 at 11 a.m. at the Bob Harkins Branch of the Prince George Public Library will see children dancing to the beat while parents groove in their seats.
Pop Hooks and Rock Riffs, a songwriting workshop, takes place Saturday, Jan. 28 at noon at Omineca Arts Centre, 369 Victoria St., with Hyaenas and Goodnight Sunrise.
Celtic Jam takes place Saturday, Jan. 28 at 2 p.m. at Omineca Arts Centre, 369 Victoria St., and features West of Mabou. Bring your fiddle.
The Spirit of Song IceJam takes place on Sunday, Jan. 29 at noon at Omineca Arts Centre featuring The Small Glories.
Rock (Painting) Concert/Usjun hoh tse k’e’ulhtl’us (You paint on rocks while I sing) takes place on Monday, Jan. 30 at noon featuring local icon Kym Gouchie at Omineca Arts Centre. Painting supplies are limited to the first 30 attendees.
Making the Blues workshop takes place on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at noon at The Makerie, 1135 Fifth Ave. Don’t miss the chance to hear Suzie Vinnick and Lloyd Spiegel.
The Healing Power of Music takes place Wednesday, Feb. 1 at noon when Irish Mythen performs at the Prince George & District Senior Citizens Activity Centre Society, 425 Brunswick St.
Manifest Creativity IceJam takes place Thursday, Feb. 2 at noon at Omineca Arts Centre featuring Aysanabee.
L’été en Hiver IceJam will take place on Friday, Feb. 3 at noon at Omineca Arts Centre.
Writing for Musical Theatre workshop will take place Saturday, Feb. 4 at noon at Omineca Arts Centre and features Kaeley Jade.
A full schedule of workshops and IceJams is available at www.coldsnapfestival.com.
The Vancouver Musicians Association presents Sound Check: A Freelancer Symposium on January 28 and 29 at the Omineca Arts Centre. The symposium hosts workshops and educational panels to help musicians upgrade their skills and knowledge. Details and the registration link can be found at www.coldsnapfestival.com.