Fisher Peak Performing Artists Society (FPPAS) is a not for profit organization which sprang from a 2010 event collaboration between organizers of ‘Dancing in the Park’ and ‘Summer Sounds’ to become a Society in 2014.
Our mission: To promote the Performing Arts in the South Kootenay and provide support for musicians and performers of all types and genres through live entertainment events and mentorship.
We provide numerous free public shows in Cranbrook's beautiful Rotary Park, connect event organizers with performers, promote the performing arts and collaborate or co-sponsor other events in the South Kootenays to support charitable activities related to live entertainment.
We strive to be inclusive and ensure that local talent, youth and artists of all persuasions receive opportunities to develop their talent, be it singing, instruments, dancing or recording and provide mentorship in proper gear, sound and lighting. PRINTABLE BROCHURE
Our Board of directors
All directors are dedicated volunteers who contribute their skills and time passionately. The FPPAS Board's combination of many disciplines including managerial, administrative and industrial specialties, are equally experienced as artists. They understand the struggles of the emerging artist to the complexities of a major production or the challenges of touring and promotion.
What We've Achieved
Cranbrook BC - Summer Sounds Concert Series & Dancing in the Park , each Saturday of July & August in Rotary Park featuring 2 artists each evening. No Admission - everyone welcome!
Cranbrook BC - 'PEAK' Music Festival in Rotary Park featuring 10 - 12 performing artists Friday & Saturday of the Labour Day long weekend each year. No Admission - everyone welcome!
Cranbrook BC - Winter Ale Concert Series in partnership with the Key City Theatre. Five intimate concerts featuring local performers opening for an established touring artist. Admission price reduced for FPPAS members.
Cranbrook BC - Sam Steele Days Talent Showcase in partnership with the Sam Steele Society annually since 2016. A free outdoor stage show featuring all local emerging and established performing artists at the central fairgrounds of the largest community festival in the Kootenays.
Cranbrook BC - 2016 Canada Day celebrations - in partnership with the City of Cranbrook.
Kimberley, BC - Julyfest - co production with the City of Kimberley festival committee - A ticketed live music festival venue featuring a range of popular touring bands and local performers.
Kimberley BC - Kimberley Artists Gathering
Kimberley/Cranbrook BC - live entertainment to support several venues during the 55+ BC Games, Sept. 2018
Cranbrook/Kimberley BC - Digital Sound Workshop in collaboration with BC Hydro and the Key City Theatre, June 2019. Funding provided by a BC Hydro Community Grant.