Adam Klassen Keeps Things Rolling At Coffee House Series

By September 25, 2014Arts/Culture

Adam Klassen keeps things rolling at the Envision Financial Coffee House Concert Series with modern folk music.

Submitted. On September 27 from 7:30PM to 9:30PM, the Envision Financial Coffee House Concert Series is proud to present Adam Klassen at SippChai Cafe (31205 Maclure Rd) in Abbotsford.

Adam Klassen got his musical start the same way many 90’s kids did: playing in a punk band in high school. Sure, he had taken piano lessons as a kid and dabbled with saxophone in grade school, but playing distorted power chords with friends in his basement and any venue that would let them was the catalyst for what formed the passion that would shape his life.

The songs weren’t always good, but they were always original, and that relentless song writing eventually led to a few good songs and a spot on stage at the PNE in a BC-wide battle of the bands. They didn’t win, but it was fun and drove them to be better.

Adam began writing songs that were heavily influenced by classic folk musicians, Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, as well as Indie folk like Dashboard Confessional, The New Amsterdams and early Pedro the Lion.

This concert is the seventh performance where concert goers are invited to take part in Envision Financial’s Full Cupboard program.

“Through our community program, The Full Cupboard, Envision Financial is helping to reduce hunger in our community” says Kelly Khakh, branch manager at Envision Financial’s Town Centre location. “Join our team on September 27 at SippChai Cafe and bring along a non-perishable food or cash donation. All proceeds will stay in Abbotsford, supporting our local food bank.”

The concert is also presented by the Abbotsford Arts Council as part of Culture Days, a three day annual, nationwide celebration providing Canadians with opportunities to participate in, and appreciate, all forms of arts and culture. More information about the Culture Days activities being held in Abbotsford and across Canada can be found at

For more information about the Envision Financial Coffee House Concert Series, including the full concert schedule, please contact the Abbotsford Arts Council at 604.852.9358 or, or visit us online at

About Envision Financial
Envision Financial is a division of First West Credit Union, B.C.’s third-largest credit union, with 39 branches and 28 insurance offices throughout the province operating under the Envision Financial, Valley First and Enderby & District Financial brands. Led by Launi Skinner, First West has $7.7 billion in assets under administration, more than 177,000 members and close to 1,300 employees. For its extensive community involvement, Envision Financial is designated a Caring Company by Imagine Canada. For more information on Envision Financial, visit

About the Abbotsford Arts Council

Established in 1972, the Abbotsford Arts Council acts as a resource for local artists while promoting the vision, creativity, and energy of the Abbotsford community through the arts. Nearly 70 local arts, heritage and culture organizations receive support under the umbrella of the Abbotsford Arts Council, and the talents of hundreds of local artists are showcased by the Abbotsford Arts Council each year at the Kariton Art Gallery and Boutique, the Envision Financial Coffee House Concert and Concert in the Park Series, the Arty Awards and the Christmas Artisan Gift Fair. To learn more about the Abbotsford Arts Council, visit
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