Ben Sures and Dara Schindelka


Ben Sures and Dara Schindelka


Ben Sures and Dara Schindelka

Doors at 7:00 PM, Show 8:00 PM
$20    More Info

Join us on Thursday, August 22nd for an evening with singer-songwriters Ben Sures and Dara Schindelka!

Show Details:
Ben Sures and Dara Schindelka
Date: Thursday, August 22nd, 2024
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM
Tickets: $20.00 in advance online or in person at Paper Umbrella (2724 13th Avenue), or $27.00 at the door

*Advance tickets close at 5:00 PM day-of-show. Additional tickets will be available at the door unless it is officially labelled SOLD OUT*

The Artesian is wheelchair accessible, all-ages, and a proud supporter of positive spaces initiatives with a zero-tolerance policy towards hate, harassment, and/or discrimination. We reserve the right to remove any patron creating an unsafe environment. The accessible entrance is available via a lift, Please ask staff for help if necessary.

About Ben Sures:

Ben Sures is a storyteller. On his poignant, natural-sounding acoustic 10th album, The Story That Lived Here, the Canada-based songwriter, guitarist and author sings stories inspired by friends and fans and songs written by his own heart; songs about library ladies, yard sales and dive bars, accidents and grieving; and – because we’re living through a pandemic still – at least one song about the end of the world.

Sures’ 25-year-deep catalogue is eclectic, spanning folk, country, jazz and rock’n’roll, and borrowing from blues, Sinti swing and West African guitar. But The Story That Lived Here, recorded mostly live at Tobacco and Rose Studios in Victoria, BC, with old friends Richard Moody (viola, violin, mandolin and vocals) and Scott White (upright bass), and with Rebecca Campbell adding backup vocals and percussion remotely from Toronto, is a satisfyingly cohesive and tender bluegrass-tinged album with a steady heartbeat. It’s the perfect accompaniment for Sures’ funny, honest, quirkily wise and wistful tunes.

Bio by Sarah Greene

About Dara Schindelka:

"A touch of the north and the pull of the prairies". These words best describe Dara Schindelka's intimate songs that share about the way life unfolds, both the beauty and the hard parts too. Always with the backdrop of her landscape, Dara captivates listeners of all ages with her poignant way of sharing music and stories showcasing her powerful voice with piano.

Dara has released 3 albums to date, with her latest album, She Imagined, a study of traditional folk songs that tell the stories of women. She has been nominated for SCMA and SaskMusic awards for her album, Saturn Returns, and Dara chooses to support organizations and festivals that elevate marginalized voices such as femfolk UK, SCIC, Piwahpin Women's Shelter, and Rock Against Racism to name a few.