Kootenai Heritage Council kicks off 2018-2019 season

By Tracy McNew


The annual Kootenai Heritage Council season kick-off party was held at the Memorial Center on Saturday, Sept. 29.

The free evening of tasty food also offered guests a glimpse of the 2018-2019 season’s performances.

Season series tickets are only $50 for all five events, and donations above the $50 are 100% tax deductible and greatly appreciated. To get your season series tickets call 293-9643.

The five events are scheduled for Oct. 18, Nov. 8, Jan. 24, Feb. 14, and April 2.

This year’s first event, Sundae + Mr. Goessl is an award winning jazz act and married couple that will perform modern classics and hits going all the way back to the roaring 1920s.

November’s event will be an evening with Okaidja Afroso. Afroso a singer, songwriter and instrumentalist from Ghana will combines his native West African rhythms with unforeseen pairings of musical flavors.

In January, the Chinook Winds quintet will deliver a night of interactive classical chamber music. The group from Great Falls is affiliated with the symphony there and has been performing throughout the region since 1992.

February’s performance will fall on Valentine’s day. Bring your date and watch Men of Worth as they perform folk music with an accent.  Enjoy their unique combination of humor, exciting tunes, and soulful heartfelt ballads from the shores of Ireland and Scotland.

The final performance in this year’s series will be in April. O Sole Trio is an exhilarating and uniquely talented classical crossover ensemble that takes classical, pop and musical theater songs  and reimagines them.

On Oct. 5, not as part of this year’s planned series, Chance McKinney will perform live at the Memorial Center. McKinney’s unique style of country music will be sure to entertain.

Libby’s Memorial Center is operated by a volunteer board and funding for the facility comes from rentals, live performances, memberships and grants. For more information visit libby events.com or call 293-9643.

Amy Smart and Gary Huntsberger enjoy cupcakes at last weekend’s kick off party. Photo by Moira Blazi, The Montanian.