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Spring blues dance party to be held at the Ladysmith Legion

Mark Crissinger and his all-star bandmates playing March 25
Mark Crissinger is a well-known performer on Vancouver Island; he and his band are set to play at the Ladysmith Legion on Saturday, March 25. (Black Press Media file photo)

The Mark Crissinger Band will be supplying the tunes at a spring dance and blues party at the Ladysmith Legion this weekend.

The blues band blends traditional themes with modern arrangements, combining different styles of music from funk to shuffle and swing. The band encourages audience participation through dancing, clapping and singing.

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“We spend a lot of energy getting people involved through dancing and singing along, I think that’s why people really enjoy our shows,” said Crissinger. “It’s a really good time once we get everyone to get up and start dancing.”

Crissinger is from Quebec, where he performed an estimated 1,500 shows across eastern Canada starting in 1987 before moving to B.C. in 2007. The rest of the band are local artists including bassist Jay Stevens from Nanaimo.

For those intereseted in dancing, singing and clapping along with the all-star cast of musicians at the party Saturday, March 25, tickets are available at the legion for $20 and the show starts at 8 p.m.

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Bailey Seymour

About the Author: Bailey Seymour

After graduating from SAIT and stint with the Calgary Herald, I ended up at the Nanaimo News Bulletin/Ladysmith Chronicle in March 2023
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