Music on the Grill is Back with Food, Music and Fresh Air

Music on the Grill 2015 Coquitlam Evergreen

The popular Music on the Grill series is returning to Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam for its seventh run. The annual dinner and concert series brings together music lovers for a gourmet dinner on the patio overlooking Lafarge Lake and a top-notch musical act in the Studio Theatre. This year’s line-up features Jim Byrnes & The Sojourners on July 4, 2015, Don Stewart with Miles Black Quartet & Kiérah with Andy Hillhouse on July 25, 2015, and The Travelling Mabels with Rebecca Lappa on August 8, 2015.

For the second year in a row, the series is kicked off by one of Vancouver’s most popular musicians, as well as one of Canada’s best-known TV actors, Jim Byrnes. His records with the Sojourners and others have won him multiple Juno Awards. The Sojourners are a rock solid unit weaving together echoes of doo wop, R&B, country and blues to create a unique sound that has all but vanished from today’s world. The performance will include some songs performed separately and some together.

On July 25, 2015, four incredible musical acts will unite for an evening that will bring together jazz and folk lovers alike. Don Stewart brings his unique seductive vocal style to jazz, soul and pop standards alike and Miles Black is one of Canada’s most accomplished jazz pianists. Don and Miles have put their talents together with the fabulous Miles Black Quartet to create a unique stage and recording unit. Opening act Kiérah is a very impressive and versatile emerging Celtic fiddle performer who was the recipient of a 2013 Canadian Folk Music Award and Andy Hillhouse, perhaps best known as the founder of the Celtic funk band Mad Pudding, has won a Juno Award and two Canadian Folk Music Awards as guitarist with The McDades.

Finishing off the series are two of Western Canada’s best. The Travelling Mabels, voted ACMA 2011 “Group of the Year” are a folk/country female trio full of spirit, spunk and laughter, representing three generations of women. Joining them is storyteller songstress from Edmonton Rebecca Lappa whose modern folk sound is uniquely her own. Her songs, based on history, myths, and poetry, evoked powerful images and emotions.

Each concert is accompanied by a sumptuous BBQ dinner served al fresco on the patio with pre-show entertainment, followed by the evening’s marquee presentation in the studio theatre. Tickets are $55 for the concert with dinner or $35 for just the concert. Subscription and group rates are also available. Tickets are available through the Evergreen Box Office at or 604.927.6555.

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