A folk and country singer-songwriter from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Prince approaches the big questions with humility and curiosity, and his songwriting is a masterclass in skillful simplicity. Since his JUNO Award win for Indigenous Music Album of the Year in 2017, Prince’s momentum has continued to build, with each new album adding depth and dimension to an exceptional body of work that has received international acclaim. From national network television appearances, top-tier media coverage and performances at major international festivals, William Prince is an artist of immense skill who continues to scale new heights.
His upcoming stop in the Okanagan will see him perform as part of the Route97 Culture Road Trip Series. The series is designed to foster Canadian talent while promoting the B.C. Interior ‘route 97 highway’ from Penticton to Salmon Arm as a viable touring corridor.
Mark Greenhalgh of Penticton’s Route97 Culture is one of the co-creators behind the Route97 Culture Road Trip Series, and he is delighted to be able to bring William Prince to the South Okanagan:
“William Prince is one of the most talked about and recognized new artists in the country. He’s an amazing talent that one has to experience to appreciate fully. We are very lucky to be presenting William and his band for the first time at The Cleland Community Theatre here in Penticton and the region. It promises to be an unforgettable show supported by an incredible new sound system upgrade at the theatre. Very excited for this one… Join us!”
In addition to his JUNO Award win and nominations, William Prince has also won two Canadian Folk Music Awards. His most recent studio album, 2020’s Gospel First Nation, saw him record an album of country gospel songs.
Mandy Wheelwright from Blister Management, a full-time career artist manager with artists Frazey Ford, Kinnie Starr, Steph Cameron and The Be Good Tanyas on her roster, is the other co-creator behind the Route97 Culture Road Trip Series, and she hopes Prince’s stop in Penticton will be a big success:
“Anyone who saw the televised performance of William Prince and Serena Ryder at last year’s JUNOs will know the power of William’s voice and talent. He is such an exciting Canadian talent now getting
traction internationally, and we are very fortunate he will be performing for us at the Cleland Community Theatre in Penticton this fall!”
Prince will perform at the Cleland Community Theatre on Friday, December 2, 2022, at 7 p.m. Tickets for the show are $32 and go on sale this Friday, September 9.
In addition to William Prince’s show, the Route97 Culture Road Trip Series continues with a mix of emerging and nationally-recognized artists such as:
● Vancouver rage-funk band Raincity (September 12, 2022, at Covert Farms Family Estate) ● Led by JUNO Award-winning musician Tom Landa, joyful Mexican-Canadian band Locarno (September 19, 2022, at Covert Farms Family Estate) ● CBC darling and JUNO-Award Nominee Begonia (November 21, 2022, at the Cleland Community Theatre) ● Vernon pop/rock artist Andrew Allen (holiday show – Dec 16, 2022, at the Cleland Community Theatre)
You can learn more about the Route97 Culture Road Trip Series here.
To Purchase a ticket to William Prince go here