We’re excited to announce the following additions to the YAC 2017 season:

Claire Ness: On The Trail CD Release Concert (March 4)

Old-time country meets jazz cabaret.

Claire Ness releases her best work yet: "On the Trail", produced by the formidable Bob Hamilton at Old Crow Recording. Bob will be joining Claire on stage for the concert, as well as Grant Simpson, Paul Bergman, Lonnie Powell and Olivier de Colombel.

Inspired by songs such as "Don't Fence Me In" by Cole Porter, "Mack the Knife" by Kurt Weill, and "Chauffeur" by Memphis Minnie, Claire is excited to release this collection of original tunes which cover themes of love, death, travel, revenge and simpler times.

Quantum Tangle (March 10)

Fusing of old-world sounds and new-world flair, Greyson Gritt and Tiffany Ayalik are embracing their blended backgrounds. Combining their talents of throat singing, haunting melodies and traditional legends, Gritt and Ayalik are excited to present a circumpolar mix of flavours from across Canada and Greenland. As Ayalik charismatically embodies her stories, Gritt infuses it with a soulful blues to create an experience that consumes the senses.

Colin James (March 11)

From the prairies of Saskatchewan to the stages of the world, sharing his talent with some of the greatest and most influential musicians of all time, Colin James has quietly and steadily established himself as one of Canada's greatest musicians.

For his 18th album, Blue Highways, Colin pays tribute to some of his long time blues idols including Howlin’ Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Freddie King, Jr. Wells & Buddy Guy, Peter Green, Robert Johnson and William Bell to name a few.  In the spring of 2015 after wrapping up his Hearts on Fire Tour, Colin was loving playing with his band and really happy with the sound they had created on stage.  What better time to make a record!  Especially the record Colin had been itching to make for years – a collection of some of his favourite blues tracks.  In less than a week Colin was recording in The Warehouse Studios in Vancouver and in just two days, Blue Highways was born.

The Comic Strippers (April 7-8)

A fictitious male stripper troupe (played by a cast of some of Canada’s best improvisational comedians) perform a sexylarious improv comedy show. These guys try to be sexy… it just comes out funny. Constantly grooving and gyrating in between scenes they banter with the crowd and perform their hilarious twist on improv sketches. They sing, they “dance”. These guys are oiled up and ready to make you laugh at them.


Women often say the most attractive thing about a man is his sense of humour - so ladies, these stripped down comedians are sure to make your head explode. As for all you men out there - don't worry, this is definitely a parody of male strippers. Some of the performers have what's called 'Comedy Bodies' - they will make you look good by comparison.
Semi undressed and completely unscripted, The Comic Strippers take off their shirts and take on your suggestions to create a whole new genre of comedy.
A show for all genders...19+