Putting down Roots
We started as a small group of friends who wanted to bring live music to Downtown Camrose, and support the arts and culture community in rural Alberta. Since then, Rose City Roots has showcased more than 130 artists from across Alberta, Canada, and from around the world, playing a range of “roots” music, including folk, alternative folk, roots rock, roots blues and roots country. Performers have played in a variety of venues, most recently in the Bailey Theatre. The Bailey opened as a Vaudeville theatre in 1910, and was reopend in 2011(with thanks to many local volunteers and funders). It has seating for 396 people and state-of-the-art sound and lighting, while maintaining its original charm with a curved balcony and stamped metal ceilings and walls.
Our board consists of Geraint Osborne (music), Pam Moskie (bringer of fun), Nathalie Bernard (president/treasurer), Leslie Lindballe (MC), Nathalie Olson (communications), Jessica Dostie (grants), Shara Harke (hospitality), Aaron Morris (ticket ripper), and Sue Wolfe (sponsorship/lead dancer).
A special shout out to Mr. Andrew Struthers Rose City Roots Music Society's founding president. Andrew's passion for live music and his keen sense of community is how our society was born. The RCRMS board and the music lovers of Camrose want to say THANK YOU to all our hardworking past Board Members Tom, John, Danielle, Mike, Ian, Brent, Cindy, Bill, Jeremy, Karen, Lynda, Shay, Lisa, and Lukas. We cannot forget our ROOTS.
And bring live music we did! Ranging from 9 to 15 shows a year, we have had artists from around the world play for our patrons.
John Welsh / The Pack AD / No Sinner / Scott Cook & the Long Weekend / Bill Durst / Slocan Rambler / Shred Kelly / The Wet Secrets / Jeff Lang / The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer / Ron Hawkins / Nuela Charles & Sue Foley / Jonathan Byrd, Corin Raymond & the Pickup Cowboys / The Steel Wheels / Ginger St.James
Good Lovelies / Birds of Chicago / Sweet Alibi / Young Benjamins / The Sadies / Jr. Gone Wild / Little Miss Higgins / Lisa LeBlanc / The Small Glories / Fearing & White / Steel Wheels / Slow Leaves / Colleen Rennison / Spoon River / Kirby Sewell
Leeroy Stagger / Elliot Brood / Ron Sexsmith / The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer / Delhi 2 Dublin / Bill Durst / David Myles / Catherine MacLellan / Wool on Wolves / Chic Gamine / Maria Dunn / Peter Karp & Sue Foley / Sunparlour Players / Kirby Sewell
Rich Hope / Martyn Joseph / Matt Andersen / Oysterband / The Sweet Lowdown / Pack A.D / Alpha Yaya Diallo / Jimmy Rankin / Kim Churchill / Jaron Rovensky / JR Shore / Corin Raymond / Makeshift Innocence / JD Edwards Band / The Steel Wheels
Wool on Wolves / Boogie Patrol / Good Lovelies / The Wheat Pool / Joe Nolan / Blackie and the Rodeo Kings / Kat Danser / Rae Spoon / Leeroy Stagger / Delhi 2 Dublin / Kirby Sewell / Sweet Alibi / The Sheepdogs
Scott Cook / The Sheepdogs / Souljah Fyah / Audio Rocketry / Jim Byrnes / Lyndsey Walker & Drew Malcom Band / Cara Luft / Little Miss Higgins / The Mahones / Dave McCann & the Firehearts / Fearing & White / Rich Hope
Spoon River / Garnet Rogers / Po'Girl / The Wheat Pool / Sunparlour Players / Scott Cook & The Longweekends / The Dusty Roads Band / Bluessmyth / The Deep Dark Woods / Stephen Fearing / Jaron Rovensky / The Gruff / Oysterband / Lions in the Street
F&M / The Deep Dark Woods / Blake Berglund / Jaron Rovensky / Audio Rocketry / The Sheepdogs / The Wheat Pool / Marshall Lawrence / Carolyn Mark / Maria Dunn / Andrea House / Robin Hunter & the Six Foot Bullies / Terry Morrison / Michael Jerome Browne / AA Soundsystem / Le Fuzz / Kat Danser