October 18, 2019 9:00 pm - October 19, 2019 12:00 am
Meydenbauer Center Theatre: The Paperboys
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Date: Friday, October 18, 2019
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Meydenbauer Center Theatre
Price: Tickets start at only $20 and are available online
For a quarter century, The Paperboys have been touring the world and lighting up stages with their freewheeling blend of influences from Celtic and bluegrass, to Mexican son jarocho, brass bands, and Canadian roots. They have been called everything from Cajun slamgrass to worldbeat, they’ve received a Juno award (Canadian Grammy), plus two Juno nominations, two West Coast Music Awards, and have released nine albums.
Their latest CD, ‘ Score’ is full of these signature sounds: exotic world rhythms, Celtic melodies, explosive brass lines from their extended 8-piece ensemble, Celtic fiddle and pennywhistle blazing through an old reel, Americana, Bluegrass and English Language rock songs with strong pop influences, and even Spanish language songs that reflect band leader Tom Landa’s Mexican heritage. Their music is a melting pot sound that reflects the diversity of the band’s home city, Vancouver, BC.
Although the Paperboys have made critically acclaimed records, they are through and through a live act. They shine most on stage. They have spent the last 25 years on the road playing all over North America and Europe, where they have developed a large following without the aid of a record labels or radio play. They have become a festival favorite, and have played at Bumbershoot, Vancouver Folk Fest, Edmonton Folk Festival, Tonder Festival, Folk Im Schloss, Trowbridge, Warwick Folk Festival, The Queen Elizabeth Theatre and The Kennedy Centre to name a few. It will be hard for audiences to remain seated and they can count on leaving the show invigorated and feeling better than when they came in.
Understanding the bands regional fan base, the venue is offering a next-level VIP experience, featuring a pre-show meet and greet with the band, complete with a craft beer tasting and an array of high-end pub fair put together by Meydenbauer Center’s renowned and creative in-house culinary team. Samples from the menu include crab, chive and filo bakes, stuffed sweet peppers, meatball sliders, antipasti, black bean cups, and much more.
Reporters interested in attending or covering the event can contact Jeff Vaughan, Director of Facility Services at 425-450-3745 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Located in downtown Bellevue, Meydenbauer Center Theatre is Bellevue’s premiere professional performing arts facility. It opened in 1993 as a cultural resource for the city and is owned and operated by Bellevue Convention Center Authority. https://www.meydenbauer.com/theatre-meydenbauer