JUNO Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter Joel Plaskett kicks off the 2022-23 SPOTLIGHT Season

  • Posted on August 10, 2022

“Joel Plaskett's Quadruple Album '44' is an Impressive Retrospective of His Life and Work…’44’ is proof that Joel Plaskett can write about anything, collaborate with anyone, and create without stopping.” – Exclaim!

44 is Plaskett’s most ambitious endeavor to date, and showcases the skill and talent that has established him as one of Canada’s most respected musicians and songwriters.” – Spill Magazine

VERNON, BC— JUNO Award-winning singer-songwriter Joel Plaskett and his band The Emergency will kickoff VDPAC’s 2022-23 SPOTLIGHT Season at the Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre on September 10, 2022.

From rocking Halifax’s Marquee Club to performing for the masses at Massey Hall, or touring the country with his father, Joel Plaskett has forged a reputation as one of Canada’s most engaging performers and respected singer-songwriters. Best known for indie hits Through & Through & Through, Fashionable People, and I Love This Town, Plaskett’s upbeat, folk-rock ballads channel down to earth Canadiana vibes, reminiscent of hot summer nights and lazy road trips.

Plaskett’s songs are a perennial part of the national playlist; a fixture on “best of” lists, and the soundtrack to the lives of faithful fans across the country and around the world. His accolades over a quarter century include a Juno, numerous East Coast Music, Canadian Folk and Music Nova Scotia awards, and two Polaris short list nominations.

Plaskett performs at the Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre as part of a cross-Canada tour promoting his latest album, 44, his most detailed musical weave yet--a sprawling box set comprised of four, 11-song albums connected visually and thematically. At its heart, 44 is an imaginative rumination on trying to slow down and grow up in a rapidly accelerating world.

Continuing their long-time collaboration, Nova Scotian singer-songwriter Mo Kenney will join Plaskett on stage with their simple, yet stunning, pop-rock melodies. Kenney is a fellow Juno Award nominee and winner of multiple East Coast Music Awards and Nova Scotia Music Awards.

Joel Plaskett Emergency performs at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, September 10 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35. To purchase tickets please call 250-549-SHOW (7469) and visit our 2022-23 SPOTLIGHT Season online at: www.vdpac.ca.




About Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society is a non-profit, charitable organization devoted to fostering artists, their work, and live performance in all genres and for all ages. The Society operates the Performing Arts Centre’s (VDPAC) on behalf of the Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) and with the support of over 200 volunteers. Each year, we present our SPOTLIGHT Season of diverse performances, complemented by over 100 concerts, festivals, and special events. We select professional touring productions to entertain, enlighten, move and amuse our patrons. Altogether, they offer audiences of all ages a world of unforgettable live theatre experiences. Please visit: https://vdpac.ca/ & https://ticketseller.ca/

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