John Reischman and the Jaybirds have been changing the face of bluegrass for 20 years, and they’re set to play at Memorial Hall in Harrison Hot Springs on Friday, Dec. 3. (Photo/Harrison Festival Society)

John Reischman and the Jaybirds have been changing the face of bluegrass for 20 years, and they’re set to play at Memorial Hall in Harrison Hot Springs on Friday, Dec. 3. (Photo/Harrison Festival Society)

John Reischman and the Jaybirds to roost at Harrison’s Memorial Hall

The bluegrass greats are set to play on Friday, Dec. 3

Memorial Hall in Harrison Hot Springs is about to get musical again.

Harrison Festival Society announced after 20 months, concerts will be returning to Memorial Hall on Friday, Dec. 3, featuring bluegrass masters John Reischman and the Jaybirds.

For 20 years, John Reischman and the Jaybirds have blended bluegrass and the centuries-old Appalachian old-time musical roots for a unique sound – a sound that’s somehow old-fashioned and cutting-edge at the same time. The band features the sounds of the mandolin, banjo, fiddle, guitar, bass and the voice of Chilliwack-based Trisha Gagnon.

Magazine Bluegrass Unlimited calls John Reischman “one of the world’s undisputed masters” of the mandolin.

He has three critically-acclaimed solo albums among other recording projects, including the Grammy-winning “True Life Blues: The Songs of Bill Monroe.”

Tickets are on sale for $25; children 12 and under are free. All patrons 12 and older must have proof of full vaccination. For more information, visit harrisonfestival.com.


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The Harrison Festival Society has been an advocate for performing and visual arts locally and throughout B.C. for more than 40 years, most famous for the Harrison Festival of the Arts.

Learn more online at harrisonfestival.com.

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