Summer Cocktail Concerts: Jim Byrnes

sat13jul6:30 pmsat9:30 pmSummer Cocktail Concerts: Jim Byrnes6:30 pm - 9:30 pm(GMT-07:00)


(Saturday) 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm(GMT-07:00)


Evergreen Cultural Centre Studio Theatre

1205 Pinetree Way

Event Details

Summer Cocktail Concerts: Jim Byrnes
Cocktail Hour 6:30PM | Concert 7:30PM


New this summer, Evergreen is excited to announce our Summer Cocktail Concert series! After 15 years, we have decided to update our Music on the Grill concerts to an elevated cocktail-hour format. Join us in our lake-side lobby before the show to enjoy music from our fabulous pre-show musicians, and enjoy a complimentary signature cocktail or mocktail before heading into the theatre for the main event. Don’t forget– you can now bring your drinks into the theatre with you!


Jim Byrnes was born in St. Louis, Missouri – that’s blues country. He grew up on the city’s north side. One of the neighbourhood bars had Ike and Tina Turner as the house band. As a teenager going to music clubs, he and his buddy were often the only white people in the place. “We never had any problems. We were too naïve and had too much respect for the music and culture – they knew it, they could tell.”

By age thirteen, Jim was singing and playing blues guitar. His first professional gig was in 1964. Over the years, he has had the great good fortune to appear with a virtual who’s who of the blues. From Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker to Taj Mahal and Robert Cray, Jim has been on the blues highway for 45 years. Byrnes moved to Vancouver, BC in the mid-70s after years of drifting, working odd jobs and playing music. In 1981 he put together a band that became a staple of the local music scene. In 1986 the Jim Byrnes Band played 300 nights.

Jim Byrnes’ fame as an actor has grown immeasurably from his too-numerous-to-mention TV and movie roles, highlights including television’s Wiseguy and Highlander series, and his national variety show The Jim Byrnes Show. Jim has proven that a serious car accident in 1972 has done anything but hinder him. Despite two swipes with death and some pretty hard knocks, Byrnes has still managed to rack up an enviable string of credits, both on and off-screen.

Purchase tickets to all 3 Cocktail Concert events and receive 10% off!