Yorkton Arts Council kicked off summer with a series of outdoor socially-distanced concerts featuring Regina singer-songwriter Jeffery Straker on June 17, 18 and 19.
In order to be able to properly meet Covid-19 requirements, attendance at each concert was limited to 100 persons. Those attending are asked to bring their own lawn chairs, wear a mask and practice proper social distancing.
Jeffery Straker grew up taking piano lessons in small-town Saskatchewan and swears he was born under the piano on the family farm. Since then he’s gone on to perform over 100 shows per year across Canada, Europe and Latin America and was named the 2020 Saskatchewan Music Awards Roots/Folk Artist of the Year.
The storytelling nature of his songs has the power to transport a listener - out onto a lake in Canada’s North or to the main street of a prairie town. Described as “a clever lyricist with an energetic piano style” his song writing has drawn critical comparisons to the likes of Harry Chapin, Kris Kristofferson and Billy Joel.
Kick Off Summer with Jeffery Straker was presented in partnership with the City of Yorkton, Community Development, Parks and Recreation.
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“It was such a thrill to have Jeffery Straker help us bring live music back to Yorkton! We’re looking forward to bringing live shows back to the Anne Portnuff Theatre this fall."
Performing Arts Coordinator
Yorkton Arts Council