Coldsnap out-of-town lineup announced

Coldsnap, the Prince George winter music festival, has announced its out-of-town lineup for their 2018 festival, which is happening January 26 to February 3.
Coldsnap 2018 will once again feature the very best performers from across the country, USA, and from right here in Northern BC performing a wide variety of musical genres including Celtic, roots and blues, honky-tonk blues and jazz, and a healthy dose of indie-rock.
The festival will kick off Friday, January 26 at the Ramada Ballroom with an East Coast Kitchen Party featuring The Derina Harvey Band, a five-piece Celtic rock party band from Alberta and traditional Newfoundland party bandRum Ragged. The weekend carries on Saturday with Juno-award winning First Nations power couple Shoshona Kish and Raven Kanatakta with their full band Digging Roots and Edmonton trio Scenic Route to Alaska.Sunday afternoon (2 pm), the PG Playhouse will host the specially-priced Coldsnap for Kids performance with Rick Scott. On Sunday evening, there will be an amazing night of music called “Banjos and Cellos and Ukes, Oh My!” featuring CBC darlings the Eisenhauers and multi-award winning James Hill and Anne Janelle showing off their virtuosity on a variety of stringed instruments.
And that’s just the first weekend. This will be followed by a full week of evening performances and free daytime community events featuring many more out-of-town guests and regional performers, including the grand finale dance party Feb 3 at the Ramada featuring the high energy electro-trad group Mélisande and PEI sensations Ten Strings and a Goatskin.  The eclectic nature and high caliber of all the performers from near and far  make Coldsnap one of the most anticipated cultural events of the year.
The full lineup, more information and online tickets can be found now at www.coldsnapfestival.com and tickets will be available soon at Books and Company and Studio 2880.