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Wednesday Social

John Welsh and Los Valientes

John Welsh & Los Valientes began with the belief that music has the power to bring people together regardless of language, age or culture. Blending upbeat rhythms from Latin, reggae, calypso to east coast Canadiana, John Welsh began performing his unique style at college parties with strong support from the international student community. Named in honour of late founding member Courage “El Valiente” Eigbike, Los Valientes draw from an eclectic background with members from Montreal, Quebec to Manizales, Colombia.

John Welsh & Los Valientes are:

John Welsh – Vocals and Guitar
Daniela Carmona – Vocals and Percussion
Devin Modugno – Lead Guitar
Christopher Welsh – Vocals and Bass
James Stobbe – Sax, Keys and Accordion
Nathan Larsen – Drums

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Every Wednesday from 5.30pm, July 3rd – August 28th
at The Arts Station, Station Square, 601 1st St
The Arts Station returns with The Wednesday Social: 9 weeks of free concerts, popping up each week in Station Square, a sizzling summer of live music and good times in downtown Fernie! No need to book or buy tickets – just show up and enjoy the tunes on the deck at the Arts Station on 1st Ave. The music is free and everyone’s welcome!

And new this year there will be the Mountain Market going on during the social from 5pm-8pm on 2nd Ave. Enjoy all the local booths that will be set up while the bands are playing at The Arts Station!!!!

Food Trucks: Starting at 5:30pm
Refreshment Garden: 5:30-8:45pm
Live Music: 6:30-8:30pm
Kids Art Zone: 5:30-8pm
DJs Each Week: Starting at 5:30pm

And don’t forget, the Wednesday Socials are about way more than just music. We have a drinks tent serving Fernie Brewing Co., Lonetree cider and wine + a kids corner with free crafts, food trucks and more! A great place to meet your friends, soak up some afternoon sun and listen to some great live music.

The Arts Station and an invaluable team of local volunteers produce the Wednesday Concert Series. Going in to its 8th year, the volunteer team behind this essential Fernie summer staple makes these events possible. The Arts Station would also like to thank the Resort Municipality Initiative, British Columbia Arts Council, the Columbia Basin Trust, the Park Place Lodge, Fernie Brewing Company, Summit Fund, Edward Jones, Finning, Teck and Wapiti for their ongoing support.

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Thank you to our Sponsors
British Columbia Arts Council The City of Fernie Columbia Basin Trust Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance The Fernie Fix Park Place Lodge