Past NVCAC Music Events and Programs...


Jazz in the Attic

Back, better than ever!  

Feb.7 upstairs at the Curling Rink .







The Gala on Sept. 28 was sold out!   See the photos online here:

Merritt Herald and  Merritt Gala 2019 and the NVCAC Facebook pages. 


Special thanks to all the Sponsors whose financial support not only made the Gala happen, but ensured that the Arts Council will be able to collaborate on projects, events and programs  with even more community groups in town in the coming months.

Meaghan Blanchard, in Concert

Feb. 6, 7 pm - Home Routes Concert

at the Courthouse Gallery,

 Nicola Valley Arts Council is hosting a performance by Meaghan Blanchard.

Doors open at 6:00pm. Show starts at 7pm.

Meaghan is a gifted guitarist, with her own blend of claw hammer/finger picking style, and she pairs that with a crystal pure voice and a unique ability to write and tell stories through charming character driven songs.

Tickets $20. Purchase tickets in advance at the Gallery or Brambles Bakery. Tickets will also be sold at the door.  All money goes to the artist.

Home Routes Concert

 March 7, 7 pm      Courthouse Arts Centre, 1840 Nicola

$20 - Tickets at Brambles Bakery as of Feb 19th and also will be sold at the door. 


Jim and Penny Malmberg are a husband and wife duo from Edmonton, Alberta. They have been making music and touring together since 2003, and are both songwriters and play folk, swing, and bluegrass on guitars and mandolin, sing harmonies. They promise you a night of love and laughter, and some great storytelling through music.




Home Routes Concert:


Abby Jade

7 pm, Nov. 11

at the Old Courthouse 

(1840 Nicola Ave.)


$20 at the door


Everyone welcome

Come and enjoy

an evening of great music.



Jazz in the Attic at the Merritt Curling Club! 
"Hugh Parsons Quintet:
A Burt Bacharach Tribute"
8 pm, Friday, October 26th
Doors open at  7:00pm
The Hugh Parsons Quintet from the Okanagan will be playing original jazz arrangements of Burt Bacharach and Hal David songs. 
Table Reservations:  $125 (includes four tickets)
Single Tickets: $25
Local Sponsors:  Copper Valley Mechanical,  Royal Lepage Real Estate
NVCAC Sponsors: City of Merritt, TNRD, BC Arts Council and Gov't of BC
Performance Coaching 
Workshop: What It Takes to be a Performing Artist
Date:    Saturday, October 27th
Time:    9:00 to  4:00   
Place:    The Attic at the Merritt Curling Club
Michael Perkins and Justin Glibbery are coming to town to share the secrets of their success on stage.  They bring a tremendous love of music and their rigorous pursuit of excellence. They will start the day with a performance to set the tone for the day.  In the morning session, you will explore the elements of a successful performance, including:
  • preparation, content and delivery of a performance
  • basic introduction to sound and stage equipment
  • stage presence and rapport building with an audience
  • how to end a performance and leave the audience satisfied

In the afternoon, Michael and Justin will work with a selection of participants to create a performance and make a digital recording of their work for them to take home.


2017 Music Events and Programs

 "A Grand Affair"  

October 21, a Gala Evening on the theme of  

'Black and White with a Touch of Red'



- 25th Anniversary of our beautiful Grand Piano,

- 35th Anniversary of the NVCAC, and

- Canada 150.


Fred Penner Concert

in Merritt on Oct.7! 


October 7, 2017  at   2:00 pm


Civic Centre,  1950 Mamette Avenue, Merritt BC



Open Mic begins! August 2017


The Coffee House Crew put on our third

Coffee House!

It was once again at the Country Music Hall of Fame...

Saturday, August 19 7:00-10:00 pm

Who's played... 

Denise and Al , Robert Bertrand, Paul Thomson

To hear these established and talented performers, check out our videos on the CMHF Facebook page!