FAMILY BANDS CAFé | Saturday october 14

1PM - 3PM | drop in FREE ADMISSION |  Sunshine Coast Arts Centre - 5714 Medusa St., Sechelt

In the spirit of celebrating our coast musical families,

we have invited musicians to play with their talented children, parents and grand-parents.

Drop in to the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre for a relaxing tea or coffee,

and check out the line-up of family bands in concert, some playing together for the first time.


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Above: 3 Bits of String Members Kaia Nielson, Mark Lebbell and Mari Nelson.

3 bits of string

Kaia Nielsen, Mark Lebbell and Mari Nielsen like to call their music ‘Canadicana’, drawing inspiration from non-traditional cover tunes and originals. Their repertoire is full of trains, trucks, and love lost and found.


Ord family band

The Ords have performed at many coffeehouses, farmer's markets, and festivals. Son Noah Ord plays violin, mandolin, and trumpet, father Graham is on percussion, uke bass, and horns, while mom Anna Lumiere plays accordion and piano. Together they play everything from fiddle to world music, to jazz, with some originals thrown in. Get ready for some serious toe-tapping.

Gingersnaps and family

Coasters are already becoming familiar with The Gingersnaps fiddly duo: Kayla and Erin Payne, who are active members of the Coast String Fiddlers and jr, Bad to the Bow. This family band includes Kayla and Erin, the youngest members, and now they are bringing dad, Adrian and grandad Dan on stage with them. Three generations in this act, no less!