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Posted: August 7, 2022

Three new acts coming to the Summer Sounds stage Aug. 13

Along with years of musical experience, and being quiet talented performers, the common thread between Turtle Valley, Jim Lacey and Tenise Marie is that they will present to a Summer Sounds audience for the first time on Saturday, August 13.

The Fisher Peak Performing Artists Society (FPPAS) volunteers will have the bandstand at Cranbrook’s Rotary Park ready and are pleased to introduce each act to Cranbrook families and visitors, once again demonstrating the richness and diversity of Kootenay artists.

Tenise Marie, a singer-songwriter emerging from the West Kootenay will open the show at 6 p.m.

She builds her songs with vision and care, on a foundation of acoustic guitar and soulful vocals. A storyteller and traveler at heart, her adventures climbing mountains, riding waves, and watching sunrises, soak into her enticing melodies and vulnerable lyrics. Appropriately, “Give Me a Chance” is the first single on her new album “Storm.”

Jim Lacey

Jim Lacey, a versatile artist performing heavy rock to old crooners, takes over at 7 p.m.

Lacey, performing music since he was a young teen, chose the guitar initially, although over the years he has taken on the bass, banjo, ukulele, harmonica, and mandolin. For five years he taught a music program at a rural outreach school for at-risk youth. Expect a lot of energy and sincerity, with a few bad jokes in the mix.

At 8 p.m. Turtle Valley will deliver great music and harmonies from their repertoire of 65 years of rock with some country too!

Bill Lockie, a local jazz legend, who has also performed with Terry Jacks and the Chessmen and has opened for The Beach Boys, is on bass. The guitar is wielded by another member of the local jazz scene, Jake McIntire-Paul and on saxophone, Larry Dureski. On drums and lead vocals, is Alfie Huston. On keys, guitars, harps, and vocals, is Joan Southworth. Together they have hundreds of songs at their fingertips from Elvis to Blue Rodeo to Lady Gaga. They combine all elements in a tight, high-energy show, bringing audiences the soundtrack of their lives, no matter what their generation.

This concert is proudly sponsored by Genex Marketing who recognize the importance of music in our lives and celebrate not only the talent of local musicians and performers but the volunteers working hard behind the scenes. Based in Cranbrook since 2008, they provide a full range of digital marketing services to businesses and non-profits looking to get their message out there. Major funding support is from Columbia Basin Trust through the Regional District of East Kootenay.

Attendees will have access to food vendors and a beer garden supplied and serviced by Fisher Peak Brewing Company. The public is reminded to bring their water bottles and chairs. Rotary Park is a public place where the City of Cranbrook’s Clean Air Bylaw No3940 applies. Smoking or vaping is prohibited to protect the health and safety of everyone.

Volunteer opportunities and more details at

Lead image: Turtle Valley hits the stage at 8 p.m. on August 13. Photos submitted

Fisher Peak Performing Artists Society

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