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Occurs on Friday May 19 2023

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes


The Capitol Theatre
421 Victoria Street
Nelson BC V1L 5R2

Event Notes


Adult: $35 NEW! 30 Years & Under: $29.75

This show is part of the CAPITOL SEASON.

Tickets can be purchased here for the price listed above or bundled as part of a FULL SEASON PASS (14 shows - 15% savings) or HALF SEASON PASS (min. 5 shows - 10% savings) by calling the box office at (250) 352-6363.

This show is also one of our ENHANCED EXPERIENCES!

Gather a friend or two (or more!) who will also be attending this show and receive an optional Capitol Dinner Club package complete with show-related facts, fun quiz, playlist, and curated recipes contributed by local chefs and foodies. You as the host can pull the whole meal together yourself or distribute the recipes among your friends for a truly collaborative pre-show dinner celebration. The package will be sent to all ticket holders 1 week in advance along with details on how to enter a draw open to Dinner Club participants only for free tickets to a future Capitol Theatre event.

About the show -


Winner of the Steve Martin Banjo Prize 2021

Inducted into the Banjo Hall of Fame 2022

Led by Don Vappie, the award-winning Creole banjoist/vocalist from New Orleans. Vappie is a living embodiment of 300 years of New Orleans music embodying all aspects of the unique melting pot of cultures that is New Orleans. Known for being banjoist/guitarist in Winton Marsalis’ Jazz at the Lincoln Centre band, but more importantly his nurturing approach to Creole culture and its preservation. He is widely considered to be one of the best banjoists in the history of New Orleans. Honouring the tradition of his predecessor, banjoist Danny Barker, Vappie has singlehandedly kept alive Créole songs of New Orleans and has been honoured with awards from Créole society for preserving this cultural treasure.

This US/European project combines all genres of New Orleans from traditional to modern day funk with the classic early tradition of a string band. The result is “Jazz Créole”. Features UK clarinetist David Horniblow of formally the Chris Barber band and recently The Dime Notes, guitarist Dave Kelbie of The Dime Notes, Django a la Creole and accompanist to many musicians worldwide, and from London bass player Tom Wheatley of Dime Notes Fame.

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