Jon Brooks is one of two returning artists headlining at Char’s Landing this weekend.

Brooks releases new CD at Char’s

Folk artist Jon Brooks will hold a CD release party at Char’s Landing in Alberni on March 22.

This Friday, March 22, folk artist Jon Brooks will hold a CD release party at Char’s Landing.

In just six years, Brooks has been nominated three times for a Canadian Folk Music Award (Songwriter of the Year), been profiled on CBC Television, named a Musician to Watch by the Toronto Star, garnered an OCFF Award, and took home the coveted Kerrville New Folk Award in Texas (only the fourth Canadian to do so since 1974).

Brooks will be on stage from 8–10 p.m. Advance tickets are $12 at Rollin Art Centre (cash only).Doors open at 7 p.m.  Drop-ins please add $3.

Brooks is the second artist to return to Char’s Landing this week. On Thursday, March 21, from 7–9 p.m., singer/songwriter/storyteller Chris Ronald will again grace the stage.

Between songs (guitar and harmonica), when he’s not tingling spines with his flawless vocal delivery and tugging heartstrings with his lyrics, Ronald takes the audience on many different journeys with his stories.

Ronald is recording his third album with award-winning producer and Port Alberni native, John Ellis.

Advance tickets to his show are $12 at Rollin Art Centre (cash only). Doors open at 6 p.m. Drop-ins add $3.

For more information, please call 250-730-1636. Char’s Landing is located at 4815 Argyle St. at Fifth Avenue in uptown Port Alberni.