Arts & Entertainment

March Music Madness returns for second year

 | February 29, 2012

Music takes centre stage again this year as March Music Madness, Sun Peaks’ celebration of live music, returns. After the success of the first event, local restaurateur and musician, Peter Ernst is excited for its return.

“I believe Sun Peaks is only doing a fraction of what we can do for live entertainment,” says Ernst who’s one half of the duo, Peter and Terry, the house band performing every Friday night at Powder Hounds and one of the first to jump on board to help get the festival off the ground.

“We always did live music (at Powder Hounds), and we helped spearhead this kind of movement,” says Ernst.

Those familiar with Sun Peaks’ music scene will hear plenty of their favourites including indie rocker and 2011 B.C. Interior Music Awards People’s Choice winner, Leah West who’s switching it up for March Music Madness.

“I don’t have all my band with me for this show, so I’ll be performing with just my guitarist. It’ll be an intimate evening with laid-back acoustic originals and well-known covers,” says West. She performs at Globe Café and Tapas Bar on Thursday, March 22.

Returning for this March Madness is local singer/songwriter Margit Bull who thrills audiences with her earthy acoustic rock/folk sounds. A fixture on the Sun Peaks’ music scene Bull will be playing a variety of venues throughout the month.

“This year I’m playing March 11 with Rod Bandura on lead guitar and Ron Corea on drums. On (March 23) I’m at the Globe with Leslie Collier on mandolin.”

The event, kicks off March 1 at the stage between Masa’s and Bottom’s patio. For a complete listing of concerts visit: