Happy September! The month that brings us back to work and school, the amazing bounty of the valley, and of course, the Similkameen Sizzle! 

Can’t wait to see you all, and can’t wait for the ‪Friday night‬ dance, featuring our 2019 Sizzle Fest headliners, The Organic Humans! 

Organic Humans – Headlining Band

The Organic Humans are a 7 piece dance band who are wowing their audiences with stunning vocals and intricate harmonies, fine musicianship and a beat that is undeniably rockin served up with drama, humour and originality. They have an array of Classic Rock, R & B, and a dash of Country covers and original material that fill the dance floor and are gaining huge popularity in the Similkameen and the South Okanagan. They bring on the fun filled loving energy that is so contagious for every age group and oh so “Human” but truly “Out of this World entertainment”

Check them out at https://facebook.com/theorganichumansband/

Madeline Terbasket – Smlaqmix opener

We are honoured to have Similkameen’s own Madeline Terbasket open the show on both Friday and Saturday! Madeline has been very busy lately engaging audiences at home and beyond, skillfully utilizing a broad diversity of performance styles, humour, and acuity, and even has a Ted talk! From https://www.madelineterbasket.com: 

“Madeline Terbasket is a Syilx, Ho-Chunk, Anishinaabe performing artist that explores themes of cultural identity and mental health in her work. Madeline began making films as a teenager in her home territory of the Similkameen Valley in the South Okanagan. She attended six summer sessions at the Gulf Island Film and Television School. Madeline was in the Acting for Stage and Screen program at Capilano University. She discovered a passion for clowning and stand-up and expresses her comedy by telling traditional Okanagan coyote stories. In 2017, Madeline was in šxʷʔam̓ət (home) with Theatre for Living, directed by David Diamond. In 2018, they toured BC and Alberta with the production. Recently, she was awarded a STORYHIVE Indigenous Storyteller Edition grant to make her film Q’sapi Times. Madeline is reconciling through her comedy, healing our colonial history through play and laughter.”

You can also check out Madeline and Q’sapi Times on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Oxbow Swamp Revue 

We are excited to introduce the opening band for the Friday night dance, Oxbow Swamp Revue: “Outlaw country-roots original songs lyrically inspired by the Eden landscape of the Similkameen Valley. Warning: contains banjo.” Featuring Tommy Tall from Tall Brothers fame, Oxbow Swamp Revue also includes Cawston’s Corey Brown on drums, Matthew Winlaw on bass (who we will see closing the show on Saturday with Matthew Winlaw & The Superquail), and Derrick Jensen (from Three Winds Gallery in Keremeos) on banjo. 

JodelMusicWoman (aka DJ JD)

Jodel Music Woman is an educated musician with an extra two years in music collage.  A singer / songwriter with harmony abilities, she also plays keyboard and guitar and has experience with bands and solo work. Jodel wrote her first song at the age of 9 and has composed numerous others over the years on both instruments. She operates a small DJ and karaoke business available for any occasion with decades of musical variety. Jodel will be playing on Saturday, with a special sneak peak performance Friday night with her new single Gypsy Moon. She is also our DJ both days!