Ari Neufeld rocked the Slackwater Brewing taproom in downtown Penticton as part of the Slackwater Sessions on Aug. 24. Mason Burns takes the stage next week on Aug. 31. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Slackwater Brewing highlights local talent with Saturday Sessions

Ari Neufeld the latest local artist to play the downtown brewery’s taproom

By Brennan Phillips

Western News Staff

Slackwater Brewing’s Slackwater Sessions are a musical highlight for Saturday nights.

Ari Neufeld was the latest artist to take over the taproom in Penticton. Switching seamlessly between his acoustic guitar, electric guitar, and ukulele, his music filled the brewery and spilled out onto the streets.

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The Slackwater Sessions kicked off with Brent Tyler on Aug. 3. The soulful singer was the first to have a stand on the raised stage in Penticton’s newest craft brewery.

Through the Sessions, every Saturday the Slackwater taproom hosts a different musician for two hours from 7 until 9 p.m. When the Blue Mule closed, they left behind some of their equipment, including the soundboard that Slackwater now uses for their Saturday Sessions.

Following up on Tyler’s performance, local artist and half of the staple musical duo Aidan & Mandy, Aidan Mayes took to the taproom stage on Aug. 10 Mandy Cole had her turn on Aug. 16, alongside her husband and fellow Jack’n’Jill member Adam.

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Next week, Mason Burns takes the stage to finish off the month of August. Burns has been gearing up for his self-titled album debut, and recently played Gyro Park on Aug. 16 as part of the Rock the Sun free concert series. If you want to have a seat for his performance, it’s best to get to Slackwater before the show starts. Burns will be on stage starting at 7 p.m. on Aug. 31.

The Slackwater Sessions were initially announced to run through August, but Slackwater co-founder Liam Peyton says that the popularity of the Sessions, both among the patrons and the artists, will see it continue into September.

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