Mariel Buckley to Mesmerize in OnSTAGE Concert at Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre

  • Posted on January 12, 2024

VERNON, BC –The Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre is thrilled to announce the upcoming OnSTAGE Concert featuring Mariel Buckley, Friday, January 26, 2024 at 7:30PM, part of her West Coast tour and the first performance in the 2023-24 SPOTLIGHT Season’s OnSTAGE Concert Series.

Known for her haunting whine of pedal steel and poignant alt-folk, Buckley will showcase her trailblazing songs produced by Marcus Paquin, who is best known for The Weather Station, The Barr Brothers, Arcade Fire, and The National among others.

The ever-popular OnSTAGE Concert format offers an intimate performance experience with the audience seated cabaret-style directly on the main stage and allows its fans to immerse themselves in the musical prowess with the artist.

“Mariel Buckley’s intimate alternative/country songwriting is a perfect fit for OnSTAGE Concerts up close and personal performances. Fans may remember Mariel’s heart-felt opening performance with Frazey Ford on our main stage in 2022,” adds VDPAC’s Artistic Director Erin Kennedy.

Buckley’s songs are a driving, swooning, toe-tapping catharsis; delivered by her signature crooning brand of angst-ridden alt-folk. Her candor and magnetic live show have been charming listeners across North America since her debut LP, Driving In The Dark, was released in 2018. With accolades including “Roots Artist of the Year” at the Western Canadian Music Awards, Buckley continues to be a trendsetter in the music industry. Her latest album, Everywhere I Used To Be, showcases her signature crooning brand of angst-ridden alt-folk.

Buckley shares, "I’m stoked to return to Vernon with the duo show. We had the pleasure of opening up for Frazey Ford last time we came through and couldn't believe the warm reception. I've got a couple of new things I'm going to share, and my regular old sad song fare with some stories and jokes between tunes. I love these kinds of shows.”

The OnSTAGE Concert setting offers a rare, up-close, live performance experience. Seating and tickets are limited, available in advance, but ensures a special evening for the patrons.

About Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre

The Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre is a premier entertainment destination committed to providing unique and intimate experiences for concert-goers. With the OnSTAGE Concert Series, the venue offers a one-of-a-kind setting for live performances. The Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre presents Mariel Buckley on Friday, January 26, 2024 At 7:30PM. Tickets are $35 for Adults, $32 for Seniors and $30 for Students. The performance is two hours with an intermission.

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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 (VDPAC) on behalf of the Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) and with the support of over 30 staff and 200 volunteers. Each year, we present our SPOTLIGHT Season of over 30 diverse performances, complemented by over 125 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: &

Facebook: @vdpac
Instagram: @vernonperformingarts

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Raj Jain

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Photo: Mariel Buckley
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