Musicians Playing at the Arts on the Avenue Festival
Saturday August 27 at 6pm-6:45pm and Sunday August 28 at 1pm-2pm
She often finds herself singing at the Nanaimo Art Gallery, Ladysmith's Waterfront Gallery, in choirs every year since the age of 7, Ladysmith's Light Up the Night, Nanaimo's Night Market, Canada Day at Transfer Beach, Arts on the Avenue, numerous summer festivals, competitions and open mics. Anyone who’s ever heard her sing will know the passion and love she exhibits for creating and playing music, is the same energy she exhibits in her art and poetry.
Saturday August 27 at 6:45pm-7:30pm and Sunday August 28 at 11am -12pm
Glen Foster is a “do-it-all-myself” kind of guy. He is an accomplished singer songwriter, music
producer, entertainer, multi-instrumentalist and president of his own companies Rescue Records,
and Parent Publishing and Productions.
He has been performing professionally for more than 40 years and has released 9 original albums
featuring his own compositions, many of which include self-produced music videos. In 2021
Friends Like That single from Feelin' Alive! was playlisted on Cashbox Top 50 picks of 2021, and
Christmas In Vancouver from The Spirit Of Christmas was #3 Cashbox Top 20 Pick Hits Dec 2021.
Foster is no stranger to large crowds and the rigors of touring. He was front man of his own band
called Falcon, signed with Quality Records in the 80s, and lead guitarist for several years with
WEA’s Ray Materick of ‘Linda Put The Coffee On’ fame. Live appearances include The Ian Tyson
Show, Tommy Banks Show, The Cave, P.N.E. Gardens, Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver, Ontario
Place, Massey Hall, El Mocambo, and the legendary Riverboat in Toronto. He has toured Canada
extensively from coast to coast on the same bill with Lighthouse, Sammy Hagar, Dr. Hook, Jose
Feliciano, Valdy, Jesse Winchester, Stan Rogers etc., performed at the Richmond Ozone for the
2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, and plays regularly at music festivals, pubs, concert and
dance halls on the west coast with his band Glen Foster Group.
Foster was a professional music teacher for over 20 years. He has studied rock, jazz, Chet Atkins
finger style, Hawaiian, and classical guitar, having been awarded two silver medals from the Royal
Conservatory of Music.
Sunday August 28 at 10am-11am
Elise Boulanger is a sweet darkness wrapped in orchestral instrumentation. Hailing from the West Coast of Canada, this Indie-Chamber-Folk artist completely captivates audiences with her haunting avalanche of a voice. Boulanger is a bilingual multi-instrumentalist and environmental advocate that creates cinematic dreamscapes atop cello, violin, piano, drums and ukulele. Deemed as "definitely one to watch" by the Times Colonist, Boulanger is influenced by nature, her classical training, and artists like Regina Spektor, Patrick Watson, and Radiohead. She's sonically reminiscent of Kate Bush.
Sunday August 28 at 2pm-3pm
Dan Miron currently resides in Nanaimo, B.C. . He has been performing folk, blues, rock and bluegrass for audiences on Vancouver Island since he was 16. With his expressive and smooth voice, soulful harmonicas and guitar playing; he creates an engaging atmosphere of intimacy and fun. His varied repertoire enables him to entertain audiences of all ages.
Sunday August 28 at 3pm-4pm
Theo Massop brings a special kind of rhythm and groove, rolling with a dash of reggae and rock with roots that run deep. An alternative to the usual fare of musical mediocrity, music and lyrics that moves your body and stirs your soul. Born from an approach to making music you can understand, Theo Massop draws from the styles of acts such as Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and Steve Earle. Theo further shakes up this musical approach with flavours of reggae, blues, folk, country and straight ahead rock, all performed without pretension and from the heart. High energy, emotionally charged performances presented in stripped down accessible grooves intent on making your feet move and your mind ponder. Adult alternative music to satisfy your soul with righteous rhythms and mindful musings.