BBQ on the Terrace at Your AGA This Month

Join us Friday, July 15 for a special summer BBQ on the terrace edition of Vibe, pop-up live music at your AGA

Edmonton, AB (June 29, 2016) —On Friday, July 15, we’re moving the festivities outside to the third level terrace for a special summer BBQ edition of Vibe. Enjoy the long prairie night, take in live music and make some art at your AGA.

Kate Blechinger
Kate Blechinger
The Real Humdingers 
The Real Humdingers

Kate Blechinger and The Real Humdingers will provide the evening entertainment while Stephanie Jonsson will lead an art activity creating mixed media sculptures in the round based on her otherworldly aquatic organisms.

Relax, recharge and get inspired, with Vibe at your AGA.

Tickets $20/15 for members, available in advance or at the door.

Cash food and beverage bar provided by Zinc.

Friday, July 15
5–9 pm
Tickets on sale now.

Tickets available for media giveaways upon request. 

Gallery admission is included in the ticket price and allows access to the following exhibitions:
• Allora & Calzadilla: Echo to Artifact
• A Parallel Excavation: Duane Linklater & Tanya Lukin Linklater
• Sean Caulfield: The Flood
• The Unvarnished Truth: Exploring the Material History of Paintings
• BMO World of Creativity: Presto Lumo

Once a month on Friday nights, emerging and established musical acts bring sonic grooves to the stage in Manning Hall, while Zinc serves up a special menu, cocktails, beer and wine to complement the live entertainment. Art activities or artist-commissioned installations round out this fun music-centered evening, and gallery exhibitions are open late for viewing. For more information visit:

Vibe is present by Langham Developments.

Kate Blechinger
Kate Blechinger is an inventive and charismatic Edmonton based vocalist, composer, and arranger. Kate is a recent graduate of MacEwan University’s BMus in Popular, Contemporary, and Jazz Music program, where she majored in Vocal Performance, and studied privately with Rhonda Withnell and Dee Daniels.

In her own compositions, Kate explores a fusion of her two musical loves- folk and jazz music – by mixing the lyrical sincerity of folk traditions with elements of jazz harmony, instrumentation, and improvisation. Some highlights from Kate’s career include performing at the 2013 Edmonton International Jazz Festival with Three Quarter Septet, singing back-up vocals for iconic rock band, Heart, on their 2014 Rockin’ Heaven tour, and playing upright bass for songwriter Ariana Brophy on her fall 2015 tour from Edmonton to Halifax. Most notably, in 2015, Kate had the distinct pleasure of presenting Making Myself with Joni: Rehearsal, Creativity, and The Production of Musical Subjectivity, a presentation about her graduation recital arrangements of Joni Mitchell’s music, at “Court & Spark: An International Symposium on The Work of Joni Mitchell” at the University of Lincoln in Lincolnshire, UK!

Currently, Kate can be found performing around Edmonton with her own quartet, singing and playing bass with Emily Nancy Guthrie & The Wildflowers, singing with Edmonton’s vocal harmony swing group, The Jivin’ Belles, and working on her own music in preparation for her debut EP in 2017. Kate also teaches Kindermusik at Kidsnotes Music, and private voice and piano at Prime School of Music and Dominelli School of Music in Edmonton.

The Real Humdingers
The Real Humdingers are a family bluegrass band based out of Edmonton, Alberta.
The Real Humdingers were formed eight years ago, when the Humby Family first began playing music together. Bill plays guitar, Nico plays the bass and they all sing. Their closeness as a family shines through their tight harmonies and the fun they have together onstage.


The Art Gallery of Alberta is a centre of excellence for the visual arts in Western Canada, connecting people, art and ideas. The AGA is focused on the development and presentation of original exhibitions of contemporary and historical art from Alberta, Canada and around the world. The AGA also offers a full-range of art education and public programs. Founded in 1924, the Art Gallery of Alberta maintains a collection of more than 6,000 objects and is the oldest cultural institution in Alberta. It is the only museum in the province solely dedicated to the exhibition and preservation of art and visual culture.

The Art Gallery of Alberta is a not-for-profit organization that relies on the support of its Members, donors, sponsors and government. The AGA is grateful for the generous support of the many public and private donors and sponsors who have made the AGA’s New Vision possible, as well as the ongoing support of the City of Edmonton, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, The Canada Council for the Arts and our Members.