Friday, December 4, 2015

Open Mic at Second Cup

We now host an Open Mic Night at Second Cup in Leduc. The event is held every two weeks on Friday evenings from 7-9pm. The Second Cup is located at 6207 50St, Leduc, AB. The last event of 2015 will be on Dec 4th. After a break through the Holidays we will be restarting in the new year, but no date or time has yet been confirmed. To keep up to date with the new open mic times, or other events like this, please like us on Facebook.
Our open mic is designed to promote a culture of live music in our community. With the event at a Coffee shop, all ages are able to come out to gain experience performing, or to become inspired by seeing the opportunities available. With a supportive and accepting audience, musicians of all skill levels can feel comfortable on stage. We will have a PA-system and keyboard set up, so Pianists need only bring their music with them. Other musicians with acoustic guitars, violins, ukuleles, etc with built in pick-ups will be able to plug directing into the board, and there are mics if an instrument does not have a pick-up (though this is not ideal). If your guitar does not have a pick-up, I will have a second acoustic electric on hand that you can borrow. Vocalists are of course welcome to bring their own microphones, though I will have mine available. If you have any specific requirements not mentioned here, please call James at 780-278-3679, and we will see what we can do for you. Performers are welcome to bring out CD's or other music related products for self promotion. If you have any questions about the event, please call James at 780-278-3679.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Talent Showcase and Awards Concert

  Smith Music, The Turner Guitar Studio and the Morinville Festival Society are joining forces to bring you a great night of live entertainment.
  This is an evening that is meant to enhance the careers of the musicians that come out to play. Acts that take the stage have a chance to be awarded instrument and accessory packages worth $150- $800. Recording time and Music training awards valued at at total of $2500 are being awarded. The Morinville festival society will also be scouting the event looking for talent for the concert stage and festival at large at Morinville's Food and Jam Fest Oct 3rd.
This event will be held at Smith Music in Morinville, at 9917-100St. It will feature 6 acts from around the Edmonton area, in a variety of genres, from punk, to classic rock, to acoustic folk. All acts will leave with an award of some sort, with the least valuable award being the $150.00 music accessories package, and the most valuable being recording studio time and Morinville Festival Society opportunities.
 On top of the awards that will be handed out to the musicians, we are also giving away a Braven Audio Bluetooth speaker worth $100.00 as a door prize. There will also be some refreshments available for all attendees at the event.
  To purchase tickets, simply follow this link here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/talent-showcase-and-awards-concert-tickets-18244506811
  Tickets are $20.00 each when purchasing from the Eventbrite link above. But you can also purchase tickets at the door for $25.00 each.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

An Evening with Ed Gerhard Presented by Breedlove and the Turner Guitar Studio

  Grammy award winning acoustic guitar player Ed Gerhard has long been a Breedlove endorsed artist. So we have arranged for Ed to come out to play a small concert/workshop event here in Leduc. He will be talking about his music styles, influences, techniques, and showing his instruments, between playing some of his beautiful acoustic pieces. He also will be answering questions of the guests. 

  On top of this, we have a door prize of a Breedlove Discovery Concert acoustic guitar. The guitar has a value of $500.00, and includes a padded gig bag and a humidifier. Everyone present will have a chance to win the guitar.


  Tickets are $15.00 each, or $25.00 for two. The event will be held at the office of the Downtown Business Association located at #104-4911 50Ave, Leduc, AB. It will begin at 7:30pm, on Wednesday Sept 16th. 


  Beyond this, we are also offering an aditional 10% off the purchase of any Breedlove acoustic guitar or mandolin to any ticket holders within 10 days of the event. This means from Sept 6-Sept 26, you can bring your ticket into the store when purchasing any Breedlove for 10% off our already discounted prices. All Breedlove guitars are 15% off all Sept and Oct, plus we are offering 20% off any acoustic amp or PA you purchase with it.


  We are also giving away a pair of tickets to anyone who registers for our E-mail list by Sunday Sept 13th. Our E-mail list goes out once or twice per month with updates on inventory, specials, and special events such as this, or our open mics. To sign up for our E-mail list, or for any other information on this event, please call James at 780-278-3679.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Second Cup Leduc Open Mic

  Due to the success of our open mics at Second Cup, Leduc, we are now committing to a bi-weekly schedule. Beginning Friday, September 11th 2015, and going until December 4th, every second week will have an open mic from 7:00-9:00pm. 

  Our open mic is open to people of all ages, which is why we host it at a Cafe rather than a bar. So if you or anyone you know is under age, but would like to get some experience performing for an audience, or if you would like to bring your kids out to hear some great live music, this is an excellent opportunity. 
  If you ever have any questions about the event, or would like to book a specific performance time, please contact James at 780-278-3679, tguitars@live.ca, or by stopping by the store.
  To keep up to date with any changes in day or time, or other events like this, here are a few options to keep track of.

  •   Our E-mail List. This is a general mass e-mail list that you can join for updated information on monthly specials lists, special events (like open mics, concerts, student recitals), and new inventory updates and reviews. It is sent out twice a month at most, so you don't need to worry about being constantly spammed, and you can cancel at any time.
      To register, please call James at 780-278-3679, or visit us in store.
  •   Our Facebook Page.  By liking our Facebook page, you can get updates on special offers, new inventory, and of course events like open mics. I often create event invites for things like open mics, and you can now subscribe to our events page, to automatically get invites to any event we post. You can find our page by clicking here.
  •   By visiting this events page on our website regularly. This option requires a more proactive approach on your part, but we will be keeping this as up to date as possible as event dates and times change.


Friday, May 29, 2015

Year End Student Recital

  Our year end student recital is Sunday May 31, 2015. It is at 6:30pm at St. Davids United Church, located at 4614 48St. Leduc, AB. There will be performances by the piano and voice students of Marissa Turner, Violin and Fiddle students of Eugene Poholka, and guitar students of James Turner. For more information on the event, please contact Marissa at 780-996-8393, or jmturner@telus.net