The second annual Dave & Tim event is just a few weeks away! Set for January 12-14, 2018, the all-inclusive concert vacation features three nights of Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds performing on the beach in Riviera Maya, Mexico, just steps away from the ocean. Additional artists include critically acclaimed hit-maker Brandi Carlile, 2016 Best Folk Album GRAMMY-winning banjo extraordinaire Béla Fleck, and sister trio Joseph, each set to open one night each of the 3 the nightly concerts. Additional unique performances including daytime poolside sets will be announced in the coming weeks.Béla Fleck was originally scheduled to perform with his wife Abigail Washburn, but she is unfortunately unable to make the event. In place of their duo set, Béla will debut a new trio. As the event notes, “Béla Fleck will be premiering a new trio collaboration with the incredible Antonio Sanchez and Mathew Brewer. Abigail Washburn sends her regrets that she is unable to attend.”Drummer/composer Antonio Sánchez (Bad Hombre) is known for his Golden Globe and BAFTA-nominated score for Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Academy Award-winning film, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), as well as soundtracks composed for director Fernando León de Aranoa’s Política, Manual de Instrucciones, and EPIX network’s Get Shorty. His fervent solo drumming improvisations, infused with surreal electronic textures, create potent and volcanic modes of self-expression unique to him.World-renowned bassist Matt Brewer is known for his work with artists such as Greg Osby, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Lee Konitz, David Sanchez, Terence Blanchard, Aaron Parks, Jeff “Tain” Watts, and many others. He is featured on dozens of recordings, including two on the Blue Note record label, “Channel Three” by Greg Osby, and “Avatar” by Gonzalo Rubalcaba. Matt has also led bands in New York, performing at venues such as the Jazz Gallery, Fat Cat, and the Tribeca Performing Arts Center. His band was also featured at the New Mexico International Jazz Festival. He is an adjunct faculty member at The New School, has been a guest artist/teacher at the Banff Center, and has taught lessons and masterclasses across the globe.We can’t wait to hear what this trio is made of, and are counting down the days until Dave & Tim takeover Riviera Maya!This serene Caribbean getaway, designed in partnership with CID Presents, will offer guests a fully curated experience: exclusive access to three nights of beachside performances, all-inclusive food and drink, premium hotel accommodations, shuttle service to and from Cancun International Airport and 24-hour concierge service. Guests can choose from a limited amount of remaining packages at five tropical resorts including the concert’s host resort, The Barcelo Maya.There will also be a variety of daily on-site activities, including daily sunrise and morning yoga sessions, paddleboard / kayak rentals, surfing contests and many more. Off-site adventures will include catamaran tours, zip-line & ATV tours, day trips to the Mayan ruins of Tulum and Chichen Itza, journeys to Rio Secreto (an underground all water cave) and much more.For more information or to purchase ticket/accommodation packages for Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds’ Riviera Maya destination weekend, head to the event website.
Tuesday’s game gets underway at 8 p.m. FAIRVIEW, A.B. – Game one of their semi final series with the Fairview Flyers may not have panned out the way the Fort St. John Huskies were hoping as they lost 4-2, but if one thing is clear it’s that they won’t be pushovers in the best of seven set. The Huskies led after one and were tied after two but were unable to get over the hump in the third in the series opening contest.Huskies GM Jeremy Clothier said aside from a lapse of a few minutes in the third period, the team played well but at the same time are aware a complete hockey game is what’s needed against the league’s elite teams.“It was a really good hockey game. Our guys came out hard and we worked hard the whole game. We took a couple of minutes off in the third period. It seems to be our mantra right now when we take a couple of minutes off we get sloppy and the other team carries the play. Going forward our guys know we need to work for 60 minutes,” he said.- Advertisement -The mood of the team is upbeat and they should benefit from having a full lineup at their disposal come game two at the North Peace Arena on Tuesday night.“Our guys are motivated. We played well and they felt they played well so a lot of good things happened. We got some secondary scoring so that’s good to see going forward. We’re healthy going into game two so we’re going to have a full bench. It’s not going to be an easy game for us or them. The whole series is going to be a grind,” Clothier said.Scoring for the Huskies were Kody Disher and Brandon Howard.Advertisement