2022-2023 Borderline Culture Series
We are back!
Please note: Currently there are no restrictions due to COVID 19, however you are welcome to mask up should you feel more comfortable.
Masks are available at the venue.
Due to our type of Liquor license, membership is required for ticket purchase.
Annual memberships are $5.00 which will be donated to a local non profit group and entitle you to vote at our AGM, receive notifications about our shows, events and workshops at the Demmitt Community Centre, and be entered into a draw at each concert they attend for 2 tickets to the following concert. A member may bring guests that are non members to events.
After purchase you will receive the password. Once you have the password, click on Buy Tickets, and enter the password.
Membership cards will be available at Event. ALREADY A MEMBER? Hit the buy tickets button and enter your password.
We are starting the new season off with a Blast with the Arcana Kings!
Be ready to rock!
Saturday, September 24, 2022
Doors 7pm, Music 8pm
$27 Advance, $30 Door
ARCANA KINGS (formerly the Johnny McCuaig Band) return with their undeniable rockin’ release “Lions As Ravens” featuring the singles “HERE WE GO”, “RUN RUNAWAY”,and “MOTHER”.
Music Industry maven, Taron Cochrane calls Arcana Kings “a Rock and Roll Tour De Force”.
This band is a musical sensation that continues to deliver impressive rock songs like their powerful CFL sports anthem “Here We Go”.
Arcana Kings meaning secrets or mysteries,are made up of Johnny McCuaig on lead vocals, bagpipes and rhythm guitar, lead guitarist James Picton, rhythm guitarist and vocals Allan Morrison, on bass Kevin Kyle and drummer Graham Templeman.
Officially re branding as ‘Arcana Kings’ from their pervious act as The Johnny McCuaig Band, the band is eager to release their debut album Lions As Ravens in 2019. With a sound that guarantees to make you move ‘Arcana Kings’ are a fantastic blend of Rock, Pop and Punk.
“A gripping, climaxing explosion of ancient and current sound, that rises in your soul, and lifts you off your seat!” - Trisha Elliot - Night Life Columnist and owner of Say It Loud Writing Design
Thanks to Ovintiv, our major sponsor for this show, and Veresen Midstream for supporting the series. More sponsors listed below.
Saturday, October 22, 2022
Doors 7pm, Music 8pm
$27 Advance, $30 Door
Dana Wylie has carved a uniquely wandering path through music; she cut her teeth in jug bands, bluegrass bands and cover bands in Taiwan, toured steadfastly with her own band in the UK, released three critically-praised albums, then landed back in Canada to pursue a Masters in musicology. Colin Linden calls her “a bright light from the great west,” and her latest album, The Earth That You’re Made Of, earned her a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination for Contemporary Singer of the Year; journalist, broadcaster, and festival director Peter North called it “one of the finest contemporary roots recordings to have ever been produced in Alberta, period.”
Dana was scheduled to play in 2020, when Covid 19 caused numerous cancellations. We are happy to be able to finally host her at Borderline. Dana will be accompnaied by Keith Rempel on double bass.
Tim Williams career began in the coffee houses of Southern California in the mid-1960s and continues today around the world from his home base on the Canadian Prairies. Tim has played festivals, folk clubs, concert halls and roadhouses from Rabat, Morocco, to Melbourne, Australia, and from Dawson City, Yukon Territory to Zihuatanejo, Mexico, all to huge acclaim. His guitar skills are frequently compared to Ry Cooder and David Lindley (and like them, Tim plays a wealth of other string instruments), and his songwriting has won praise from the likes of Tom Russel and Willie Nelson. A string of Maple Blues Award nominations (Toronto Blues Society), three JUNO award nominations (Canada’s Grammy equivalent) , five Betty Mitchell Awards for composition/musical direction in theatre, and roughly a dozen awards from Real Blues magazine (as artist, guitarist, producer) attest to the high caliber of his work. Tim was also honoured as Guitarist Of The Year for 2012 by the Calgary Blues Music Association. In 2014 the same CBMA awarded him with a lifetime achievement award and Hall of Fame induction. In 2016 and 2017 Tim has been nominated for a Maple Blues Award as Acoustic Act of the Year (also Guitarist of the Year for 2016).
Other Awards Include:
2014 Best Solo/Duo: International Blues Challenge (Memphis, TN)
2014 Best Guitarist (Solo/Due) International Blues Challenge (Memphis, TN)
2015 Semi-Finalist, Internation Blues Challenge (Memphis, TN)
Tim was one of the first musicians to play the old Demmitt Hall in support of the new one, March of 2011. Let's give him a warm welcome back!
Misery Mountain Boys
Saturday, February 18, 2023
Doors 7pm Music 8pm
You might hear the tunes of the Misery Mountain Boys drifting from behind a rotating bookcase of a 1930’s speakeasy. Harkening back to a simpler time, the MMB’s create a collaborative soundscape infused with humour, tongue-in-cheek wit, nostalgia, and playfulness. With a mix of catchy originals and contemporary songs reimagined in driving swing, the melodies of the MMB’s deliver themselves as both surprising and inevitable. The band offers a diverse range of sonic experiences, urging audiences to gyration in the tassel-clad, sweaty swing numbers, and swaying in the velvety jazz tunes.
Born in the remote, river-laced hills of Northern Alberta, the Misery Mountain Boys is the black sheep brainchild of frontman Steven Gevenich, supplanted and enriched by bassist Lindsey Bueckert, clarinetist/saxophonist Sam Toms, & drummer Ethan Markwart. Each bring their impressive musicianship to the 10 year musical partnership, and this is readily apparent in the confidence of the four piece they embody. Playful bass lines, energetic, snare-heavy drums, meandering & melodic clarinet, and Gevenich’s own skillful jazz guitar and gentle, gravely voice form the musical landscape of the Misery Mountain Boys.
Kacy and Clayton
Saturday, March 11, 2022
Doors 7pm, Music 8pm
The music Kacy and Clayton make is inextricable from where they grew up. They sing about the kind of people you find in Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan (population very few). The hills, barns and remoteness of the area are in the songs, with a bittersweet acknowledgement that this music has taken them far from home.
Their sound is equal parts homespun, coming from a family and community where playing music is an ever present part of social gatherings, and the rare country, blues and English folk rock these second cousins obsess over and collect.
Leave the car at home, bus to Borderline!
We will be continuing to offer the bus service to our concerts this season from Grande Prairie!
(pick up in Beaverlodge and Hythe available)
Help save fuel consumption and parking space, and hop on! Questions? Check out BUS INFO.
Tickets for the bus can be purchased with your concert tickets! Select the concert, then add a seat on the bus! All bus tickets must be pre arranged, no walk ons.