Nurture your soul at East Coulee Spring Festival

With the slogan of HooDoo You Love? the East Coulee Spring Festival will offer a “soul-nurturing” lineup of music to rock the Canadian Badlands this weekend.

With the slogan of HooDoo You Love? the East Coulee Spring Festival will offer a “soul-nurturing” lineup of music to rock the Canadian Badlands this weekend.

Central Alberta singers Randi Boulton of Red Deer, and Ruth Purvis Smith and Lara Jol, both from the Three Hills area, are among 126 musicians who will perform on five stages from Friday to Sunday in East Coulee, 15 minutes east of Drumheller.

The weekend kicks off with a free show on Friday from 5 p.m. to midnight at the East Coulee Tavern, with a live CKUA Radio broadcast.

Tickets to Saturday’s Springfest, featuring noon to midnight entertainment at various venues as a fundraiser for the East Coulee School Museum, are $40 for adults ($35 teens/seniors/kids free). Performers include Boulton, Smith, Front Porch Roots Revue, Joelle, the Caravana Gypsy Jazz Quartet, and others.

On Sunday, laidback roots music will also be offered during a $10 brunch at the East Coulee Hotel and Tavern.

As well, there’s a special 2 p.m. Mother’s Day show on Sunday featuring Harry Manx at the Kaleidescape Theatre in Drumheller. Jol is the opening act. Tickets to this concert are $35 ($30 teens/seniors/kids free).

Tickets to Springfest and Manx are $75 ($60 teens/seniors/kids free) from eventbrite.ca.

For more information, visit ecsmuseum.ca.

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