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Highway 19 concerts announces fall, winter performances in Campbell River

Fresh off the Vancouver Island Food Truck Festival, Highway 19 concerts switches gears into indoor mode for the fall and winter. With that comes the announcement of their upcoming season taking place at Rivercity Stage.

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The three concerts to end 2023 will feature eight female musicians.

Gentle Party will be performing on Oct. 14. With harp, viola, electronics and voice, the beautiful and complex textures of Gentle Party are reminiscent of Icelandic musician Björk or British vocalist Imogen Heap, with a blend of creative jazz from the west coast and electro and acoustic soundscapes thrown in.

Then on Oct. 22, west-coast based singer-songwriter Sarah Jane Scouten takes the stage. Recently returning from a trip to Scotland, Scouten has been described by American Songwriter magazine as “an agile voice, ruminative songwriting and love of classic country, indie pop and everything in between.”

On Dec. 10, the holiday season will kick off with buckles and boots. Based out of Cumberland, Elise Leblanc and the Ridgeriders will bring their style of vintage country, bluegrass and western swing to the stage. Fans of a good song with some twang would not want to miss out on this.

Finally on Jan. 10, local rock and roll musician Jeff Plankenhorn hits the Rivercity Stage for a solo show as he launches his new album, entitled Alone at Sea. With his Island-based quartet, Plankenhorn rocked the Spirit Stage this summer as part of the “River Concerts” series . Originally from Austin, Texas, Plankenhorn makes his home in Campbell River. A highly regarded guitarist, Alone at Sea will be Plankenhorn’s fourth record.

Ticket pricing will differ this season at the Rivercity Stage. Kids are still free with a paying adult, and teen prices will remain at $5. However, adult tickets have two options: $20 to remain accessible for all, with a special $30 option for those who can afford more within their budgets.