David Gogo (main) and XLR8 (inset) will have the dance floor packed at the Filberg Centre for New Year’s Eve.

Rock and blues take stage at Filberg for New Year’s Eve bash

David Gogo and XLR8 at the Florence Filberg Centre

Bring in 2016 with two great bands: David Gogo and XLR8 at the Florence Filberg Centre downtown Courtenay.

Gogo’s groove-fueled blend of blues and rock songs have been featured in film and television and are played on blues radio the world over. He has earned numerous Canadian Music Awards with 30 years of performing and thousands of tour miles under his belt. He has shared the stage with Johnny Winter, B.B. King, Otis Rush, Albert Collins and Bo Didley. He has opened for George Thorogood, ZZ Top, Tragically Hip, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, Jimmy Vaughan and many others. Vicksburg Call, Gogo’s 14th release, is undoubtedly a rockin’ blues album and has more of a band feel like the live show.

Opening the show is the Valley’s own XLR8, a fun five-piece from years ago by Sweeney Todd drummer Johnny B. and frontman/guitarist Mr. D, which has evolved into an entertaining rock show filling the dance floor with a party. A rock’n blues extravaganza for sure.

Tickets are $40 per person. Advance sales only. There will be no ticket sales at the door. Tickets are available at Bop City Records and Long & McQuade, as well as Music Plant in Campbell River.

The Courtenay Rotary will be hosting the bar. Non-alcoholic drinks and snacks available. Doors open at 8 p.m. The show starts at 9.

For more info visit xlr8.com or call (250) 335-0169.

 

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