2013-2014 41st Season
Blues Cruise Saturday, September 7 @ 7 pm
Valdez Arts Council fundraiser cruise aboard Stan Stephens M/V Valdez Spirit. Tickets $50 each, space is limited.
Malama Ko Aloha Keola Beamer Tuesday, October 1 @ 7 pm
Slack key master Keola Beamer, premier Native American flutist R. Carlos Nakai, virtuoso jazz pianist Geoffrey Keezer, and hula master Moanalani Beamer celebrate aloha with beautiful songs from a mix of traditions as the performers share cultures and inspiration. www.kbeamer.com
Garland Jeffreys Friday, November 1 @ 7 pm
“Since his debut in 1969, Brooklyn-born, African-American/Puerto Rican vocalist/songwriter Garland Jeffreys has been hard to define: Is he a racial protest singer who likes reggae, or a rocker who likes the darker shade of the black-born blues?” -Philadelphia Weekly www.garlandjeffreys.com
Community Christmas Program Sunday, December 8 @ 4 pm
Community Christmas Spirit at the Valdez Civic Center. Come see your friends and neighbors perform holiday inspired songs, dance, poetry, and even a dog act on stage. This event is FREE, however, a donation of canned goods for the Valdez Food Bank is encouraged.
Melissa Mitchell Band Saturday, January 18 @ 7 pm
Inspired by personal experiences and a desire to connect with her audience, Melissa’s music combines powerful lyrics and melodies with a soulful vocal delivery that aims straight for the heart. www.melissamitchell.org
Lunasa Wednesday, February 12 @ 7 pm
Lúnasa’s inventive arrangements and bass driven grooves have steered Irish acoustic music into surprising new territory. The recordings have been hailed as some of the best and most important world music albums anywhere, while the blend of intelligence, innovation, virtuosity, and passion has brought them to the forefront of Celtic music. www.lunasa.ie
Ruth Moody Wednesday, March 12 @ 7 pm
A two-time Juno Award winning singer-songwriter from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Founding member of the internationally renowned, Billboard-charting trio The Wailin’ Jennys, and former lead singer of the Canadian roots band Scruj MacDuhk, she has performed in sold-out venues around the world, made numerous critically-acclaimed albums, received five Juno awards nominations, and has appeared more than a dozen times on the American national radio show A Prairie Home Companion. www.ruthmoody.com
Ruthie Foster Monday, May 12 @ 7 pm
This extraordinary singer/songwriter/performer tackles life’s big issues throughout her sizzling new album. On it Ruthie repeatedly testifies to her core message-that through all the ups and downs of living, you must stay true to yourself. www.ruthiefoster.com
VAC Annual Picnic Featuring: Your Burnable Art Tuesday, May 27 @ 6 pm
Join us for a Free BBQ and bonfire on the beach at Dock Point Pavilion.