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The Butchart Chronicles : August 19, 2015

Spirit of the West Special Event, Thursday, August 20, 2015

Spirit of the West
What:
Spirit of the West

When: Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

Where: The Butchart Gardens, 800 Benvenuto Ave., Brentwood Bay V8M 1J8

Tickets: $31.45 (adult), $15.75 (youth 13-17), $3 (child 5-12). Includes admission to the gardens

Note: Pre-bought tickets guarantee parking if you arrive before 6 pm. Or, tickets may be bought at the gate so long as capacity has not been reached.

* Please arrive as early as possible to avoid traffice line ups. Follow #butcharttraffic on Twitter for updates.

Nearing the three-and-a-half decade mark, Spirit of the West continues to rock audiences with their original and potent blend of Folk, Celtic, Rock, Pop and Punk.  The band that began in 1983 as an innocent trio of acoustic guitar, flutes and bouzouki is now a musical and performance powerhouse that features 6 musicians and dozens of instrument changes in a night’s worth of timeless and beloved songs.

With 13 albums to their credit, five of them gold and three platinum, a history of extensive touring throughout the western world, and the authorship of a drinking song, Home For a Rest, so well known and loved that it is often called ‘Canada’s unofficial national anthem’, Spirit of the West’s legacy has grown to legendary status.

Fan favourites such as And if Venice is Sinking, Save This House, Puttin’ Up with the Joneses and the quintessential drinking song The Crawl have etched themselves into the soundtrack of youth of several generations of Canadians.

Nearing the three-and-a-half decade mark, Spirit of the West continues to rock audiences with their original and potent blend of Folk, Celtic, Rock, Pop and Punk.  The band that began in 1983 as an innocent trio of acoustic guitar, flutes and bouzouki is now a musical and performance powerhouse that features 6 musicians and dozens of instrument changes in a night’s worth of timeless and beloved songs.

With 13 albums to their credit, five of them gold and three platinum, a history of extensive touring throughout the western world, and the authorship of a drinking song (”Home For a Rest”), so well known and loved that it is often called ‘Canada’s unofficial national anthem’, Spirit of the West’s legacy has grown to legendary status.

Fan favourites such as ‘And if Venice is Sinking’, ‘Save This House’, ‘Puttin’ Up with the Joneses’ and the quintessential drinking song ‘The Crawl’ have etched themselves into the soundtrack of youth of several generations of Canadians. - See more at: http://www.harbourliving.ca/event/butchart-gardens-summer-festival-2015-spirit-of-the-west/2015-08-20/#sthash.OBf6TVI7.dpuf

What: Spirit of the West

When: Tonight 7:30 p.m.

Where: The Butchart Gardens, 800 Benvenuto Ave., Brentwood Bay

Tickets: $31.45 (adult), $15.75 (youth 13-17), $3 (child 5-12). Includes admission to the gardens

Note: Ticket guarantees parking if you arrive before 6 p.m.

- See more at: http://www.timescolonist.com/entertainment/despite-many-challenges-spirit-of-the-west-keeps-burning-1.2035938#sthash.GJea1IfK.ZaCfBivO.dpuf

What: Spirit of the West

When: Tonight 7:30 p.m.

Where: The Butchart Gardens, 800 Benvenuto Ave., Brentwood Bay

Tickets: $31.45 (adult), $15.75 (youth 13-17), $3 (child 5-12). Includes admission to the gardens

Note: Ticket guarantees parking if you arrive before 6 p.m.

- See more at: http://www.timescolonist.com/entertainment/despite-many-challenges-spirit-of-the-west-keeps-burning-1.2035938#sthash.GJea1IfK.ZaCfBivO.dpuf
Nearing the three-and-a-half decade mark, Spirit of the West continues to rock audiences with their original and potent blend of Folk, Celtic, Rock, Pop and Punk.  The band that began in 1983 as an innocent trio of acoustic guitar, flutes and bouzouki is now a musical and performance powerhouse that features 6 musicians and dozens of instrument changes in a night’s worth of timeless and beloved songs.

With 13 albums to their credit, five of them gold and three platinum, a history of extensive touring throughout the western world, and the authorship of a drinking song (”Home For a Rest”), so well known and loved that it is often called ‘Canada’s unofficial national anthem’, Spirit of the West’s legacy has grown to legendary status.

Fan favourites such as ‘And if Venice is Sinking’, ‘Save This House’, ‘Puttin’ Up with the Joneses’ and the quintessential drinking song ‘The Crawl’ have etched themselves into the soundtrack of youth of several generations of Canadians.
- See more at: http://www.harbourliving.ca/event/butchart-gardens-summer-festival-2015-spirit-of-the-west/2015-08-20/#sthash.2uM7gWxw.dpuf

Spirit of the West