Ziggy Marley and Bruce Cockburn shows coming to Golden

It will be a special summer in Golden with the announcement of two more Live Kicks shows.

Kicking Horse Culture has announced that both Ziggy Marley and Bruce Cockburn (pictured above) will be playing Live Kicks Extra shows at the Golden Civic Centre.

Kicking Horse Culture has announced two Live Kicks Extra shows that will feature Jamaican legend Ziggy Marley on June 22 and Canadian icon Bruce Cockburn on August 16.

Executive director of Kicking Horse Culture, Bill Usher, said he was very excited about the new shows.

“We are very pleased. It is fantastic. This is one of the reasons why the Civic Centre was restored because we knew there were these type of opportunities out there.”

Usher said the message is getting out to artists and agents about the kinds of shows that now can be held at the centre.

“The interesting thing about this is that, because of the reputation of our building with artists who have gone through town, artists are telling their managers and agents about what is going on here. Now what is happening is that agents are being proactive to us,” he said. “Both of these shows are due to their people letting us know they are coming close to the area and seeing if we are interested in a show.”

He added, “people can go see Ziggy Marley and Bruce in Banff or Vancouver. However what is really beautiful about it is that we can now host them in our community.”

The tickets for Ziggy Marley will go on sale on Saturday May 11 starting at 10 a.m. for people with Kicking Horse Culture memberships. Regular members will be able to purchase two tickets while people who have family memberships will be able to purchase four tickets.

Usher said that if any tickets are still not purchased then they will be available on May 13 to the general public.

“People must have a membership before May 11 because they will not be for sale on the day of ticket sales,” Usher said.

There will be no phone sales for these events, they are available only in person at the Art Gallery of Golden, and memberships will be checked on the day.

Tickets will be $50 each plus taxes with door opening at 10 a.m.

Usher said that they had to raise the ticket prices for the two shows because of the financial commitment to have artists like this come to play the venue in Golden.

Tickets for Cockburn will go on sale in June with a date to be announced at a later time.

Anyone looking to get more information about the shows got to www.kickinghorseculture.ca or drop by the Art Gallery of Golden at 516 9th Ave. N.

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