The Chan Centre Welcomes the Texas Troubadours: Win a Date Night with Dinner and Tickets

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The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC presents Ruthie Foster, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and Carrie Rodriguez, the Lone Star State’s diverse and celebrated songwriters on November 8th at the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Performing as part of of the Texas Troubadours project, these three distinctive voices come together for the first time to swap songs and collaborate.

Texas Troubadours

Where: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (UBC)
When: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 8:00pm
Tickets: Available online now from $38, in person at the box office, or by calling (604) 822-2697.

Texas Troubadours

Born and raised in the small town of Gause, Texas, Ruthie Foster has been described by Rolling Stone as “pure magic to watch and hear.” Taking inspiration from such singers as Mavis Staples and Aretha Franklin, she developed her own soulful sound tied to several southern-rooted styles. She has recorded three GRAMMY-nominated albums: The Truth According to Ruthie (2010), Let it Burn (2012), and Promise of a Brand New Day (2014). In 2017, Foster released Joy Comes Back, an album showcasing her power-house voice on honest and heartfelt songs blending blues, folk, soul and gospel.

Hailing from the West Texas town of Lubbock, Jimmie Dale Gilmore’s career spans more than five decades. Like Foster, his inspired music cannot be categorized but combines elements of folk, rock, country, blues and bluegrass. Gilmore pursued his first solo project, Fair & Square (1988), and recorded several more albums which brought international success, and resulted in Rolling Stone naming him ‘Country Artist of the Year’ for three consecutive years. His latest solo album, Come on Back (2005), was dedicated to the memory of his late father, and garnered him a GRAMMY nomination.

Carrie Rodriguez, an Austin native, began her musical journey as a classical violin prodigy, having by the age of 10 already performed at Carnegie Hall. Following a year studying in the classical department at Oberlin Conservatory, she pledged herself to her true love: the fiddle. Rodriguez’s career took flight when she joined forces with Chip Taylor (the songwriter of Angel of the Morning and Wild Thing) to produce four critically-aclaimed duet albums. For her latest release, the 2016 Spanish-English album Lola, Rodriguez looked to the legacy of her great aunt –1940s-era Chicana singing sensation Eva Garza. The album was recognized by NPR as one of 2016’s top 30 releases.

A series of ancillary events programmed in conjunction with Chan Centre performances, exploring the role of arts and artists in society. There will be a Pre-Show Talk on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 7:15pm at the Chan Centre’s Royal Bank Cinema. JUNO award-winning songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Shari Ulrich discusses the power of “the song,” shedding light on this fascinating art form from an artist’s perspective.

Win a Date Night with Dinner and Tickets

The Chan Centre has offered up two tickets for a lucky Miss604 reader to see the Texas Troubadours, along with a set dinner menu for two at Sage Restaurant ahead of the show.

Here’s how you can enter to win:

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You can view the set menu for the Texas Troubadours pre-show dinner online now. Sage Restaurant is located at UBC (6331 Crescent Rd, Vancouver) across from the Chan Centre. Follow the Chan Centre on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest show info.

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Prize must be redeemed/used on the same day as the show. A reservation will be made for the winner and their guest.

Update The winner is Eileen Hwang!

28 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. NarceliFriday, November 3rd, 2017 — 2:25pm PDT

    Yes,please! Thank you for the chance!

  2. YenFriday, November 3rd, 2017 — 2:50pm PDT

    Would be Wonderful to experience this date night!

  3. LillianFriday, November 3rd, 2017 — 4:04pm PDT

    would love to take my sweetie.

  4. PaulFriday, November 3rd, 2017 — 5:29pm PDT

    Sounds like a great way to spend a Wednesday. Fingers crossed /\

  5. LucFriday, November 3rd, 2017 — 5:41pm PDT

    Let’s dance!

  6. PeonyFriday, November 3rd, 2017 — 6:04pm PDT

    Long for this date 🙆 pls pick me, thank you!

  7. LindaFriday, November 3rd, 2017 — 7:40pm PDT

    Sounds fun

  8. wenFriday, November 3rd, 2017 — 8:40pm PDT

    This would be a great show and dinner!

  9. CindyFriday, November 3rd, 2017 — 9:27pm PDT

    Great date night ❤️

  10. Sherry FSaturday, November 4th, 2017 — 12:26am PDT

    This would be an awesome night out. I have never tried that restaurant…..would love to!

  11. FTSaturday, November 4th, 2017 — 12:27am PDT

    Would love to win this!

  12. ShelleySaturday, November 4th, 2017 — 4:18am PDT

    I would love to treat my daughter and son-in-law to a wonderful date night!

  13. Trish L.Saturday, November 4th, 2017 — 9:25am PDT

    Cool date night prize!

  14. Steven SSaturday, November 4th, 2017 — 9:46am PDT

    Thanks, looks nice.

  15. Andrea SSaturday, November 4th, 2017 — 3:36pm PDT

    This looks like a great night!

  16. Teresa KSaturday, November 4th, 2017 — 5:59pm PDT

    I’d love to win.

  17. Kim CSaturday, November 4th, 2017 — 8:27pm PDT

    Fun prize! Would be a great date night.

  18. KellySaturday, November 4th, 2017 — 11:37pm PDT

    Would be perfect night out!

  19. daneSunday, November 5th, 2017 — 8:22am PST

    Unique evening

  20. AmSunday, November 5th, 2017 — 10:55am PST

    This is a wonderful prize. I hope I win!

  21. Jeff SSunday, November 5th, 2017 — 1:32pm PST

    This will be such a nice date night.

  22. Eileen H.Monday, November 6th, 2017 — 6:58am PST

    Chan Centre is a jewel of a concert hall.

  23. adamMonday, November 6th, 2017 — 10:29am PST

    great date night contest

  24. ariel cMonday, November 6th, 2017 — 10:32am PST

    would love to win

  25. LaLainVanMonday, November 6th, 2017 — 2:44pm PST

    Hump day just got a bit brighter!

  26. Timm WilliamsTuesday, November 7th, 2017 — 8:12am PST

    Thank you! Am a fan of Jimmie Gilmore!

  27. ClaireTuesday, November 7th, 2017 — 6:59pm PST

    I’m in for date night 😉

  28. SandraFriday, November 10th, 2017 — 9:44am PST

    What a great date night prize!

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