Enjoy Free Summer Concerts with Sounds from the Valley

After a successful first year, Edmonton Public Library is once again pairing up with Snow Valley to offer a series of concerts this summer showcasing Edmonton’s amazing musicians and writers in Edmonton’s beautiful Rainbow Valley. This free weekly concert series runs every Tuesday evening from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. starting July 4, to August 29, at Snow Valley’s Creekside Eats outdoor patio. 

Listen to musicians from EPL’s Capital City Records and the poets from EPL’s Capital City Press. Every week we will have one music guest and two to three poets and writers performing on the outdoor patio. Thank you to Banff Sunshine for sponsoring the August extension of the patio series. 

Tuesday, August 29

Music by Kaeley Jade
Kaeley Jade is a Métis singer/songwriter, actor, and multidisciplinary artist based in Edmonton, Alberta (amiskwaciwâskahikan). Blending lush imagery and hooky melodic lines to create her own brand of pop-forward indie folk music, Kaeley Jade has performed at venues and festivals across Canada. Kaeley’s artistry has also been recognized on a national level as a Western Canadian Music Award Nominee, Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Award Winner, SOCAN Indigenous Songwriter Awards Finalist, and 2023 Henry Armstrong Award Recipient. Reminiscent of artists like Maggie Rogers and Vance Joy, her debut full-length album, Turpentine, is available now.

Poetry from Carla Maj and Kayleigh Cline
Carla Maj writes fiction, non-fiction, essays and poetry. Her writing has appeared in Room Magazine, The Quilliad, and Volumes I and II of 40 Below, Edmonton’s Winter Anthology. Her work will also be featured in the upcoming anthology of St. Albert’s Saint City Writers

Kayleigh Cline (she/her) has been most recently published in FreeFall, untethered, and Prairie Fire. Her work has also appeared on a bus and on a beer. In 2022, her poem “American Robin” won the Alberta Magazine Award for Poetry. She is an active member of the Stroll of Poets Society, Parkland Poets Society, and the Canty Collective of Writerly Women.

Event FAQs 

What happens if the weather is bad?   

  • If we experience extreme weather, we may have the option to move the concert to the lodge if it is free. If the lodge is unavailable, the event will be cancelled. 

What do I need to bring? 

  • There is seating with or without shade; however, you are encouraged to bring a lawn chair since seating is limited.  Food and beverages are available to purchase on the patio. Dress for the weather and bring bug spray! 

What is there to eat? 

How do I get there and where do I park? 

  • The series is held on the patio at Snow Valley. Directions are located here.  Parking is available adjacent to the Patio. 

Where can I find out more about Capital City Press and Capital City Records? 

  • Capital City Press is a gathering place, both digitally and physically, for the exchange of ideas and education on the craft of writing.  Check out the latest edition of our digital magazine Anthology 
  • Capital City Records celebrates Edmonton's music scene and its history by sharing local music through our streaming service, the collection and by hosting live music events.  

How can I perform at Sounds from the Valley? 

  • We select artists from Capital City Records and Capital City Press. Callouts for new artists happen throughout the year, so check out their website pages for more information.  

For any additional information, you can reach out to EPL’s Fun Team at funteam@epl.ca.