John Reischman & The Jaybirds

The Foothills Bluegrass Music Society is proud to present:

John Reischman & The Jaybirds

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Concert Information

John Reischman & The Jaybirds

Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021

Time: Doors Open at 7:00 PM - Show starts at 7:30

Location: Calgary Irish Cultural Center, 6452 35 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T3B 1S4 (CA).


Price: $25 Members
$30 Non-Members

Artist/Bands Bios

Like the powerful mandolinist and composer at its helm, John Reischman and the Jaybirds fashion a stylish take on bluegrass that seamlessly blends original songs and instrumentals with Appalachian old-time music for a truly unique band sound. Now in their 20th year, with seven acclaimed albums and two Juno nominations, the Jaybirds are simultaneously innovative and unadorned, sophisticated and stripped-down, happily old-fashioned and 21st-century contemporary.

Los Angeles, CA-based guitarist Patrick Sauber joined the Jaybirds in 2017.

Chilliwack, BC-based Trisha Gagnon is portrayed by Sing Out! as “one of the most versatile” and “irresistible” lead vocalists in bluegrass.

Spokane, WA-based Greg Spatz is hailed as a “world-class bluegrass fiddler” by Fiddler Magazine.

Covid Restrictions

The following restrictions will apply to patrons of the concert as well as volunteers.

1. As per the requirements of the venue, the Irish Cultural Centre, and per the City of Calgary by-law and Provincial regulations, we will be following REP protocol:

All  persons 12 years of age and older entering the venue must show proof of two vaccinations, ie: their vaccination card, as well and acceptable ID, or proof of a privately paid negative PCR or rapid test with-in 72 hours of service, or Documentation of a medical exemption.

Mandatory Masking is required when moving in the centre.

2. The performing artists have additionally requested that all patrons, volunteers, and any others in the venue be masked during the performance.

An exception will be made to accommodate those patrons who wish to take advantage of the available bar service.  There will be a designated area near the bar at the rear of the hall where patrons may enjoy a beverage with seating where they can be unmasked.

By attending this Foothills Bluegrass Music Society live event you are voluntarily assuming all risks related to Covid 19, including exposure and contracting Covid 19.

Further you agree to hold harmless Foothills Bluegrass Music Society and the Irish Cultural Society, their volunteers, directors, contractors and/or artists from liability for any damages, loss or injury related to Covid 19 including exposure to and contracting Covid 19.

Failure to comply with the Foothills Bluegrass Music Society’s or the Irish Cultural Society’s Covid 19 and /or other safety protocols and those of the City of Calgary and/or Alberta Health Services will result in a warning and/or removal from the event at the discretion of the event organizers.  Refunds will not be made to anyone removed for failing to comply with Covid 19 protocols.

Doors open at 7:00 and the concert will begin at 7:30.  There will be no admission to the building after 7:45.

Tickets are available online and will be available at the door as well up to the available seating capacity.

Note that these protocols may be amended due to changes mandated by the City of Calgary or Alberta Health Services.  Should there be sufficient reason the event may also be cancelled, with appropriate refunds.

We will be limiting ticket sales to reduce the risk of transmission.