Spring Forward with Alanna Gurr, Tannis Slimmon, and an Open Mic!

Advance your clocks an hour on Sunday, March 12th and celebrate the coming of spring with us!

We’ll start at 2:00pm (which is usually 1pm, so don’t get disoriented) at Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro  with performances by Alanna Gurr and Tannis Slimmon, Guelph singer-songwriters famous for their gorgeous vocals and accomplished songwriting.

Alanna Gurr will pull you in with her minimalist folk rock. Gurr’s strength in songwriting paired with her sweet and sultry voice are framed by the embellishments of twangy electric guitars, organ, and haunting backup vocals. Her latest album, Late At Night is a charming collection of tracks that at times channels the likes of Laura Marling, Kathleen Edwards and Angel Olsen. They are set to release a new album in spring of 2017 with Guelph label Missed Connection Records.

Tannis Slimmon has been a fixture in Guelph’s vibrant roots music scene since the early 1980’s. A prairie transplant, she was born into a musical family, and was raised on a farm in Western Canada. She has been singing, writing, recording and touring locally, nationally and internationally for over 30 years; her name appears in the credits of over 98 recordings. She released her first solo album, Oak Lake, in 2001, and followed up with 2007’s award-winning Lucky Blue and 2013’s In and Out of Harmony.

Hillside Open Mic 2017
Hillside invites musicians and singers to share their voices and musicianship before a warm and appreciative audience.
MC’d by Craig Norris of The Kramdens and CBC
When:  Sunday, March 12th, 2017 3:00-5:00pm (right after Gurr & Slimmon perform)
Where:  at Miijidaa Café and Bistro, 37 Quebec Street, Guelph

  • A sign-up sheet for the Open Mic will circulate at 2:30pm.
  • Hillside will have a PA with mics, of course, plus a drum kit, bass amp, guitar amp, and a keyboard.  And they will have a terrific sound technician to mix.
  • Each performer in the Open Mic can perform one or two songs, depending on how many people sign up and how much time needed for change-overs.
  • The performance space at Miijidaa is tight, so 12-piece brass bands probably won’t fit. 

This event is in association with the Downtown Guelph Business Association's Music Weekend Series!