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Red Haven at the Port Theatre

October 16, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Tuesday, October 16th   8:00 pm

Cabaret style in the  Lobby  

A Port Theatre Spotlight Series Co-Presentation with Nanaimo International Jazz Festival

In Western Canadian folk festivals, weathered traditions of song-sharing and musical cross-pollination carry the ideals of folk music into the right-swiping, touch-typing, conversationally challenged future. It’s there that Red Haven honed their craft. Drawing inspiration from jazz and soul but redesigning it with Indie-Pop songwriting and a heavy backbeat, Red Haven have been touring their raucous, spirited brand of folk for the past 4 years.

Featuring the work of songwriters Jen Charters, Nathan Turner, and Brendan Steele, Red Haven tells a story that is both entertaining and incisive. Each brings a unique flavour to the band: Charters, lightning-quick gypsy jazz saxophone and powerful blues vocals; Turner, uplifting songs with a country lilt from behind the upright bass; and Steele, dark and angular guitar lines to match cutting lyrics. Their creative chemistry got a injection of energy with the adoption of drummer Max Ley into the group, who brought prog-rock chops with just the right amount of swagger and swing.

Enjoy a drink in our casual setting and stay after to meet the musicians.

Adults $30 | Members $26 | Youth/Student $12.50 | 4-pack $80

Check out a Red Haven video here


October 16, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm