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Event Archive - Saturday Concert and Dance: The Hot Club D'Europe, Petunia and the Vipers, Lache Cercel Roma Swing Ensemble, Trio Voltaire Featuring Richard Moody

Sat. February 13th 2016 St. Andrews Presbyterian Church (All Ages)
8 - 1am doors at 7
$35 Early Bird, $40 Advance
Tickets at: Lyles Place, Larsen School Of Music,
Presented by: The Victoria Django Festival
The Victoria Django Festival is pleased to announce the fifth annual festival with this year's international headliner, the Hot Club D'Europe! Featuring Paulus Schafer, a renowned musician born into the Dutch Sinti tradition, and Olli Soikkeli, a young Finnish virtuoso and rising star in the gypsy jazz world, the Hot Club D'Europe brings old world mastery all the way from The Netherlands for two exclusive concerts.
Also headlining the 2016 event are Vancouver-based Petunia & The Vipers, a veteran five piece featuring one of the most astonishing vocalists in western swing, traditional, and old time music. Petunia's signature yodel and innovative style combined with Vancouver's very best players has been called "one of the best bands [I've] ever seen in close to 50 years of attending gigs", by Americana UK.
Saturday night's Main Event promises an epic experience with the Opera House Stage (concert-style) in St. Andrews Church and Hot Club (dance party) in the Kirk Hall, featuring Hot Club D'Europe, Petunia & the Vipers, Lache Cercel and the Roma Swing Ensemble, Trio Voltaire featuring Richard Moody, and perhaps a special guest or two.

Becoming a tradition of the Victoria Django Festival, all the events are stocked with delicious nibbles and quenching libations from local sponsors Hoyne Brewery, The Whole Beast, The Hot and Cold Cafe and Pizzeria Prima Strada, as well as dance competitions hosted each night by The Swing Dance Association of Victoria, with prizes valued up to $200.


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