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Lanikai, Jacqueline Hudec and Rob Hudec

October 21, 2017 at 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Doors open 7:30 pm.
Music starts 8:30 pm.
Tickets: $35 at Pharmasave

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The Blenders Music Series is pleased to host Lanikai on Saturday, October 21. The concert is held at the Lyric Theatre and will feature this new Canadian band who has a lush, sparkling, alt-pop vibe, and swaggering ‘60s soul groove to create a timeless, distinctive sound. Don’t miss out on this unique performance at the Lyric Theatre.

Lanikai hails its name from a Hawaiian beach and like this beach, Lanikai mixes the serene with the stormy. With one foot set in the past and the other in the present, Lanikai sets itself apart from their contemporaries. They bend rather than break under current trends and celebrate past music influences with subtlety. Led by Marti Sarbit as lead singer, Lanikai also features Gregory Macdonald on keys, Shamus Currie on trombone, Liam O’Neil on saxophone, Tim Iskierski on drums, Drew Jurecka on strings, and Tom Moffet on trumpet.

Lanikai was established when Marti Sarbit (a previous band member of Imaginary Cities) decided to continue with her musical career by creating Lanikai after Imaginary Cities went on an indefinite hiatus. In 2016, Lanikai released their first album entitled “Lanikai”. The record bursts with love for its past musical influences and the contrast of human relationships. While the album has some darker moments, it never descends into cynicism and simply celebrates the fact that we’re alive.

You will not want to miss Lanikai on Saturday, October 21 at the Lyric Theatre, Swift Current, Saskatchewan. Doors will open at 7:30pm and the music starts at 8:30pm. Tickets will be $35 and are available at Pharmasave or contact Sheri Florizone at 306-591-3642 or email culturalfest.swift@gmail.com.


Jacqueline Hudec is a Saskatchewan roots singer-songwriter from Swift Current, SK. In August 2014, she released her debut ep entitled Prairie Girl and received three Saskatchewan Country Music Association nominations for Roots Album, Roots Artist of the Year and Country Music Person of the Year. Jacqueline’s warm and soulful voice uncovers reflections of growing up on the Prairies. At present, she continues to write songs and perform with various musicians within Saskatchewan. Prairie Girl is available on itunes!

Rob Hudec is a seasoned roots and blues musician from Medicine Hat, AB. He picked up the guitar at the age of 8 and instantly fell in love with the instrument. Since 2000, he has recorded 4 albums. Lost and Found in 2000, Absynthe Studio Sessions in 2005, Dandelion in 2010 and The Narrow Road in 2014. Currently, he is working on his next album and performs regularly as a single, duo, trio and 4 piece band. Rob has opened for Marianas Trench, Jack Semple, Jordan Cook, 5440, Julian Austin and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. He has also hosted a workshop for Medicine Hat’s “Tongue on the Post Festival” and shared the stage with CKUA Radio’s Roy Forbes, Bill Henderson from the legendary band “Chilliwack”, Lester Quitzau, Madagascar Slim and the great singer/songwriter Bill Bourne.


October 21, 2017
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Lyric Theatre
227 Central Ave N
Swift Current, SK Canada