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Spring Concert Series: Brigitte Jardin + Jared Klok & The Second Hands
April 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Klondike Institute of Art & Culture and the Dawson City Music Festival Association are thrilled to present live music at the KIAC Ballroom – Dënäkär Zho this season! Musicians from throughout the Yukon will share their work in a concert series, with each concert showcasing two artists for two nights.
Brigitte Jardin gets inspiration from traditional country, old-time & Cajun repertoire. She navigates between guitar, washboard, drums, vocals & foot percussion. As a queer bilingual woman, Brigitte incorporates French and English stories that explore gender themes as part of her performance. She usually plays with a supporting band malleable to the occasion, including slide guitar, fiddle, upright bass & drum kit.
Brigitte creates a soundscape that is both familiar and unique. She pays tribute to women roots singers who impacted the industry, such as Cléoma Breaux, the first Cajun women who recorded music in Louisiana; Gallant tu perds ton temps, the first traditional all-women band in Québec; and Barbara Dane, a political activist and folk-singer from Michigan.
Originally from Quebec, Brigitte was involved full-time in the Montreal music scene as a drummer. She is now a renowned artist in the Yukon, actively performing with Ryan McNally, Claire Ness and many more for the past seven years. Brigitte Jardin has now decided to focus her time, work & love on her country-folk musical project.
Brigitte is the Dawson City Music Festival Association’s 2021 Songwriter in Residence.
Jared Klok & The Second Hands
Some folks know Jared Christopher Klok as a half-decent, retired Zamboni operator. A few, for whatever reason, call him “Rusty.” But if you’re in the right place at the right time, you may come to know him as a string-plunker, a word-worker, and a bit of a scoundrel behind the mic.
Raised on the Prairies, salted a while on the Atlantic Coast, Klok has since fallen for Dawson City’s charms. His songs follow the long gaze of a flatlander with wit and whimsy to boot.
We are committed to providing a safe concert-going experience, so please note the following:
• All concerts are all-ages.
• Each concert will have very limited capacity with physical distancing in place.
• We are offering advanced tickets only. You may purchase tickets in clusters of up to four (5) people to be seated together.
• All concert-goers will be required to wear a mask. If you do not own a mask, disposable ones will be available.
• All concert-goers must be seated upon entrance and remain seated throughout each set (except for bathroom breaks). There will be a 10-minute set changeover, but audience members cannot mingle in the venue.
• Artists will be performing live off the floor rather than on stage to ensure proper spacing when needed.
• Friday Night shows will be broadcast live on CFYT 106.9fm and cfyt.ca from 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm for those who cannot attend.
• If you feel sick at all, please contact KIAC for a refund and stay home.
• We are following the public health situation closely, and we are prepared to cancel, postpone, or alter all shows if needed.