Rock And Roll In The Park

By July 29, 2014Arts/Culture

Submitted. On August 2 from 6PM to 8PM, the Envision Financial Concert in the Park Series is proud to present Minnesota Nice at the Kariton Art Gallery stage in Mill Lake Park (2387 Ware Street) in Abbotsford.

Minnesota Nice is a rock n’ roll band from Abbotsford, BC. The group was formed in the summer of 2012 by Aaron Dawson and Daniel Wagner, both of whom had just ended their other projects: “The Birch Taxis” and “Hooray for Gooba.” Aaron recruited his good friend Mike Currie to play bass as Mike had previously played guitar in The Kylies and SoundPilot. Daniel also recruited newcomer Mike Murie to play drums, and Minnesota Nice was born.

The group played its first two gigs in September 2012, and took a short break to write more material. In February 2013, Minnesota Nice recorded its first set of demos “The Basement Sessions.” They have made their way into the Vancouver music scene with shows at Joe’s Apartment and The Roxy.

Minnesota Nice brings back the rock n’ roll mentality of the 1970’s with the pop sensibility of the mid-90s alternative rock. Influenced by a wide spectrum of bands, from Led Zeppelin to Jimmy Eat World, Minnesota Nice works hard to bring all their influences together to create a sound that is fresh and a show that is pure entertainment.

For more information about the Envision Financial Concert in the Park 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, please click here.

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, please click here.
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