Local musical talent electrifies the Rotary Hall stage with The Centre Rocks!
From heartfelt folk to electrifying rock to soulful gospel, The Centre Rocks has seen it all, and on October 7 its back for its ninth instalment. Join Rain Penner August along with local musicians as they take the Rotary Hall Theatre Stage and rock The Centre!
Chilliwack musician Rain Penner August has participated in The Centre Rocks in the past, and this time he has taken on the task of curating the performers. When he was eighteen, Rain started travelling and busking across Canada, and along the way, he fell in love with the way busking led to interacting with people, meeting other musicians, and how it opened doors. Since he landed back in Chilliwack, he continues to busk, as he loves to share music, have fun, brighten people’s days, and meet new people. He has never had the chance to experience organising a show, and he is excited about learning a new process. His passion for sharing music makes the comfortable table setting of The Centre Rocks perfect for new experiences. “I have a really good feeling about The Centre Rocks this time around,” he said. “I think the crowd will love what they’re going to hear.”
Drummer Michael Alleckna will be putting down his drum sticks and showing off that drumming isn’t all he has to offer. Picking up a guitar, he will be bringing an original soulful, jazzy, and sometimes folky set that he wrote himself. Alleckna will be followed by Jonah August whose honest lyrics are inspired by the experiences in his own life, in an alternative gospel genre that is sure to leave you wanting more. Accompanied by an acoustic guitar and harmonica, Matthew Mccrea will be up next and will draw you in with his strong voice and raspy intensity.
Chilliwack’s own Naxx will be backed up by Jakub Kvinsnsky, Nic Scott, and Ryan Spooner, as they follow Mccrea with a powerful performance. Through his lyrics, Naxx will tell inspired stories drawn from personal experiences that are filled with grief, regret, acceptance, hope and optimism. Brothers and childhood friend: Trevor Blank, Keaton Sauder, and Lukas Blaak, will l be closing the evening with a folk/indie set as Kin.
These five local talents will each tell their own unique stories through their folk, rock, and alternative music. Each with their own unique take, these five talents are sure to inspire anyone interested in producing their own art, or anyone who wants to see what incredible talent can be found locally. Whether you’re looking for a fun evening out, or want to come out and support the local music scene, The Centre Rocks is the place to be!
Ticket Information www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca