Yates Theatre prepping for Kirb-Fest

A multicultural concert event will be making its way to our city this weekend. Kirb-Fest will bring together Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to the Yates Theatre. Willy Big Bull is an artist who will be performing at Kirb-Fest. He says he got his start performing in front of live audiences at funerals playing sombre and haunting tunes.

“I had a tendency to be singing songs to people when they were kind of in their worst times. Really grieving and really feeling it, and I’ve played in front of a lot of audiences where people were happy. I’ve played in front of audiences where people were a bit complacent. I was more making background noise for them. But, there’s something about playing for people when they’re really feeling it right there in front of you. When they’re missing somebody and when they’re going through a hard time. I got my start being able to be kind of a voice for them to get through that time. They could grieve along with me.”

Tickets are only $10 and the event will run from June 17th to the 18th.

For more information on Kirb-Fest you can visit https://www.newwesttheatre.com/

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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