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Entertainment is a large part of the Kiwanis Apple Festival. With new performers throughout the day, there is always a lovely set to enjoy.

Here is our Entertainment Line-Up for 2019 (Tentative Schedule)

Saturday

11:30am Wylde Bros.

12:00pm Kate Stevens

1:00pm Six By Six

1:30pm Rockin’ Rebels

2:30pm Lucid Diversity

3:30pm Suzi Martin

Sunday

11:30am Carly Joy Cooper

12:00pm Mitch Belot

1:00pm Carly Joy Cooper

2:00pm Mitch Belot

3:00 pm Gina Davis

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Mitch Belot

Mitch Belot entertains with his swampy story telling style and modern rock flare. He hooks audiences with his powerful, smoky voice, and gets them on their feet by incorporating fast tempos and heavy grooves. While he is first and foremost a humble student of the blues, Mitch adds a taste of rock to the naturally ear pleasing sound that permeates his repertoire.

Mitch, along with the rest of the band including, Vincent Bundick (Guitar), Nick Goodman (Bass) and Dyllan Goodman (Drums), consistently aim to create a memorable and fun atmosphere every time they hit the stage. Now in their 3rd year together, they easily come together to put forth a very cool and interesting new sound that grabs the audience’s attention right away.

Mitch Belot and his band have performed throughout Canada showcasing their talents and entertaining the masses. They have taken part in the NXNE Festival in Toronto where they on the list of top 100 acts to see during the festival and played festivals like Canadian Music Week and Juno Fest. They have also supported other successful bands including Trooper, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, and The Harpoonist and The Axe Murderer.

Mitch is an artist filled with excitement and potential. He will always be connected to music, whether that means playing in front of crowds of thousands the world over, or staying close to home and opening his own guitar shop. For now, Mitch just wants to be heard so that he can bring bluesy happiness to all who listen.

For Kiwanis Apple Festival, Mitch will be performing as a duo.

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Carly Joy Cooper

Calgary-born artist Carly Joy Cooper grew up sharing her time between two worlds, her years of technical dance training, and her passion for singing and songwriting. From a young age it was apparent that Carly loved being on stage and performing. Her unique, acoustic sound is reminiscent of classic female voices from the past with an alternative twist. She sings at local open mics, coffee houses, private events and weddings. Recently, Carly has been writing originals and working on creating an EP. Dance continues to be a big part of her life with the local Calgary studio, ILLFX, where she trains and performs. Carly draws inspiration from artists such as Ingrid Michelson, Daniela Andrade, Norah Jones and Billie Eilish. The future is bright and she is excited about her journey and the opportunity to grow and develop as an artist.

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Gina Davis

Gina is a vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based on the West Coast. She has performed and toured as a soloist and band member with groups throughout the US and Canada.

Gina sings lead vocals with the Seattle based roots trio, WoodsDay, and contributes her original songwriting, guitar and vocals to her harmony loving sister group, The New Davis Sisters. Equally at home as a vocalist and instrumentalist, her musical journey has seen her performing extensively with Seattle based band, The Filthy FemCorps. They have appeared at festivals and venues throughout the northwest and beyond including Bumbershoot, Northwest Folklife, Honk Fest Austin, Honk!BC and more.

Gina studied classical Music Performance and later Music Education at the University of Victoria. She has found her true passion in roots music where she delights in teaching, leading workshops, performing and songwriting with fellow roots musicians across the Northwest.

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Lucid Diversity

Calgary Band Lucid Diversity is comprised of Dave Bradt on banjo/dobro/vocals, Carol Bloor on guitar/vocals, Brian Howe on guitar/vocals, Brad Tomlinson on guitar/ukulele/mandolin/vocals and Suzi Martin on vocals/drums. The members of Lucid Diversity love to play all kinds of acoustic music including: country, celtic, bluegrass, traditional, blues, rock, pop and folk.

All music has value and beauty!

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Suzi Martin

Calgary singer/songwriter Suzi Martin has been a drummer since junior high school and started playing percussion in a high school band. Suzi also plays guitar and has taken up playing banjo in the last few years. She also performs in Calgary bands Lucid Diversity and Patchwork Yak.

Rockin' Rebels

Calgary Based Band:

Roberto Ugaddan - Vocals/ Lead Guitar/Piano
Steve Nelson - Vocals/ Rhythm Guitar
Brian Yorke - Drums/Vocals
Nathan Chua - Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals

Performing Acoustic, Folk Rock, Adult Contemporary, Alternative, Pop, Classic Rock, Rockabilly and good old Rock n' Roll.

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Six by Six

Named for the duo's six string guitars, Six by Six plays acoustic folk and bluegrass music from the 1960s forward. Folk songs and happy memories always go together. You'll say "I remember that!" They play old favourites and write their own songs too. Life leads to many stories. The duo is comprised of Brian Howe and Carol Bloor who are also members of Lucid Diversity.

Brian Howe has been a miner, a bar musician, an oil worker, computer trainer, and now, a driver. He’s lived in northern Manitoba, Saint John, New Brunswick, Fort McMurray and now Calgary.

Carol Bloor grew up in Saint John, NB, and Kingston, Ontario, before coming to Calgary. She’s been a geologist, an engineer, a banker, a dealmaker and now a musician.

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Kate Stevens

Award winning Calgarian Kate Stevens vocal talents are diverse with a mix of emotive folk & soulful pop with major influences from timeless voices such as Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Amy Winehouse, Carole King and Joni Mitchell. Her vocals combine uniquely with the sound of her chosen instruments, the ukulele, the piano and the guitar. She creates distinctive melodies and meaningful lyrics. Kate is a community builder, collaborator and supporter for youth musicians.

Miss Stevens received a SOCAN Foundation for Young Canadian Songwriters Award (2018), as well as she is a double award recipient of the YYC Music Awards (2018) Female Artist of the Year & The Zackariah and the Prophets Memorial award.She is nominated in 4 categories for the 2019 YYC Music Awards. Her debut EP, Handmade Rumours was released in 2017 and Kate has additionally launched two new singles in 2018 - It’s real and Right Choice. Meant for Me is her latest single that was released in June 2019.

She recently returned from the 2019 Canadian Music Week (CMW) conference in Toronto where she performed at a CMW Showcase to a packed audience at The Painted Lady Ossington. She has supported David Beckingham on the Gateway stage, Joe Nolan at the refurbished King Eddy, NMC and opened for Daniel Romano kicking off the Calgary Big Winter Classic Festival. Stevens typically performs as a soloist, and more recently with bands such as Sweet Barry Wine. Look for Kate this September on a new television series called “The Moment” which highlights Alberta musicians. Enjoy interviews and her outstanding live performance. She was a guest artist at the Dino Martini's 25th Anniversary, Stampede City Sessions this past July which will be airing in the fall on KSPN Television.

Creating and spearheading the venture for the Youth Musicians of Music Mile Alliance (YOMOMMA), Stevens has focused on connection, mentorship and performance opportunities for other aspiring youth musicians (11-21). She represents the Youth Musicians of Music Mile Alliance as a member of the Music Mile Board, a music networking organization focusing on the common goal of advocating for the importance of music in our communities & lives. You can find Ms. Stevens on all social platforms @katestevensmusic

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Wylde Bros.

Brothers Josh and Zach Mulla have been playing music together since a young age and are here at Kiwanis Apple Festival to give it another crack after several years of hiatus! You can expect a good mix of alternative and folk rock, with a large side dish of brotherly camaraderie.