5 acts to see in Atlin

5 acts to see in Atlin


Prospector Jon's lists the top 5 bands to check out at the Atlin Arts & Music Festival

A Summer 2015 Yukon Prospector Web Extra

  1. Death: Since 1975, death has been bringing their brand of hard-driving rock and roll to the world.  Founded in Detroit, the three brothers were playing punk music before punk music was punk music.  Check them out for a high energy evening as Saturdays headliners on the main stage.
  2. James Keelaghan: Keelaghan has been bringing folk and roots music to the world for just about 25 years. He’s been nominated numerous time throughout his lengthy career, even managing to snag a Juno.  He’ll be playing Friday at 8 on the main stage, and Sunday, 3pm at the Globe Theatre.
  3. Soda Pony: This duo offers up energetic rock crafted around synth guitar and drums. Their mandate, according to the program, is to provide a “powerful and refreshing” live performance. I asked people around Atlin who they were most excited to see, and their name kept cropping up.  I’ll be checking their set out Saturday at 2pm on the main stage.  They’ll also play at 4pm on the Youth Stage.
  4. Bongeziwe Mabandla: In the mood to check out some African-folk?  Head over to see Bongeziwe at the Lake stage 4pm Saturday, and the Globe Theatre 1pm Sunday. Brought to you by our very own Harper Street Publishing.
  5. Good for Grapes: This 6-piece ensemble will be headlining the opening night of the concert.  From Vancouver, the group plays stompy-good indie-folk that should set an exciting tone for the rest of the weekend.  Check them out at midnight Friday, on the main stage. 

Story and Photo by

Jonathan Duncan 



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