Mission Valley Live is kicking off its performance series on Oct. 5 with Guy Mendilow Ensemble at the Ronan Performing Arts Center performing tales from the Forgotten Kingdom, an exotic musical journey from Sarajevo to Salonica. This iconic adventure is brought to life by world-class musicians hailing from Israel, Palestine, Argentina, Japan, the UK, and the US. All concerts start at 7 p.m.
Those planning to take in the performance series have a great lineup to look forward to for the rest of the season:
Fubuki Daiko on Oct. 28 at Polson High School Auditorium from Winnipeg, Canada. Fubuki Daiko reinvents traditional Japanese drumming with eclectic and energetic performances that are part martial arts athleticism, part meditation, and all rhythm. 7 p.m.
Two Bit Franks on Dec. 2 at Polson High School Auditorium. This concert brings homegrown original music, classic bluegrass, and some great adaptations to tunes listeners never imagined. Two Bit Franks features some of the finest bluegrass musicians in Montana at 7 p.m.
Maracuja on Jan. 20 at Ronan Performing Arts Center. Maracuja takes audiences on a musical journey around Latin America. From fiery Cuban song and Brazilian samba-funk to soothing bossa nova and wistful boleros, Maracuja plays music for dancing, music for listening, and music to make listeners smile. 7 p.m.
“Two Marvelous for Words” on Feb. 3, at Polson High School Auditorium. Experience the unforgettable music and story of the swinging days of the Nat King Cole Trio. 7 p.m.
Thomas Pandolfi on March 17, 2017, at Ronan Performing Arts Center. Pianist Pandolfi is an exciting virtuoso who, with each passing season, is becoming more and more sought after by audiences worldwide, and showered with superlatives by critics for his passionate artistry and amazing technique. 7 p.m.
The final show of the series will be Everything Fitz on April 21, at Polson High Auditorium, with a family band featuring the high-energy fiddling and percussive step dancing of four of Canada’s finest young musicians. Their unique stage show combines a variety of musical styles – everything from traditional jibs and reels, blue grass, jazz and swing, Celtic, gospel, as well as some amazing dance and novelty numbers. 7 p.m.
Mission Valley Live is a presenter of high-quality, professional, live entertainment. The artists provide evening community performances and educational outreach programs to students in schools throughout the Mission Valley. Mission Valley Live, founded in February of 2015, is a non profit organization made up of many dedicated community volunteers.