Make Maple Ridge the Live Music Capital of the Fraser Valley
I am a semi-professional musician, and sing and play piano in multiple performing groups. I’ve been a JUNO award judge
We can create vibrant venues for live music by removing barriers (such as permits and fees), provide incentives (such as a tax credit) for venues to hire local talented artists, and build our tourism industry to provide steady local jobs for artists to earn a living wage. We need to provide funding and support for festivals and special events that support local talent. We can create a live entertainment zone in the downtown area where local merchants are encouraged to contribute to a vibrant
When a clear vision is defined and shared by many, it will become a reality.