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Get ready for rock, hip hop, reggae and electronica, Whistler folks, as the annual Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival brings you a lengthy, daily does of the good stuff from April 12 to 21. That is, music. Get your ears tuned, your shades out, and your sunblock on. Rain or shine, though, it’s all a go-ahead. The Jim Beam Outdoor Concert Series features free outdoor concerts daily from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the mainstage at the base of Whistler-Blackcomb. Some of these bands play at clubs that same evening. The Kokanee Freeride Concert Series also runs through the festival, bringing bands to 10 bars, for 10 parties, on 10 different nights.

Friday, April 12


Who: Harpoon Missile, Choclair, Baby Blue Soundcrew, & Bishop

Where: Mainstage, Jim Beam Outdoor Concert Series

The World Ski and Snowboard Festival opens up this afternoon with beats and hip hop from 3 p.m to 6 p.m. See story.

Who: Choclair with Baby Blue Sound Crew

Where: Garfinkel’s

2 nd Whistler show features rapper Choclair, Harpoon Missile, the DJs of Baby Blue Sound Crew, and Bishop.

Who: The New Deal

Where: GLC

Toronto electronica outfit back from touring with Herbie Hancock. See article.

Who: Whole Damn County

Where: Moe Joe’s

Live tunes from Whistler’s favourite cover band.

What: Last Payday Friday

Who: Hairfarmers

Where: Merlin’s

More folksy psychedelic rock from the local duo.

Who: Michael Sicoly

Where: Mallard Lounge

Adult contemporary piano at the Mallard.

Who: Leanne & Kyla

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

Celtic covers and originals from the dynamic duo.

Who: Cameron Chu

Where: Bearfoot Bistro

Tucked inside the Village Green, Bearfoot Bistro offers a cozy but upscale venue with background jazz from Cameron Chu. An extensive wine list, large copper plates and dark wood interiors make it a relaxed spot for catching up or sampling vino with a friend. An additional ‘smoking room’ gives the bistro a vintage feel

Who: Suzanne Wilson

Where: Crystal Lounge

Solo singer with soulful ballads, Also with band Cherrybomb.

Who: Brian Lyster

Where: Zeuski’s Taverna

Flamenco guitar at Zeuski’s tonight.

What: Boot Ballet

Where: Boot Pub

Ladies entertain little boy dreams in an adult-only show.


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