Live at Meydenbauer Center Theatre: The Paperboys

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  • Friday, Oct 18, 2019 8 pm - 10 pm

Live at Meydenbauer Center Theatre: The Paperboys

Celebrating their 25th anniversary year, Vancouver Canadian musician Tom Landa is looking back on the legacy of his much-loved folk rock band The Paperboys. For a quarter century, The Paperboys have been touring the world and lighting up stages with their freewheeling blend of influences from Celtic and bluegrass, to Mexican son jarocho, brass bands, and Canadian roots. They have been called everything from Cajun slamgrass to worldbeat. They've received a Juno award (Canadian Grammy), plus two Juno nominations, two West Coast Music Awards, released nine albums, and regularly play two-night bills in the Pacific Northwest.

What's remarkable about the band is their ability to seamlessly fuse all the different styles and make it sound like they come from the same place. Their latest CD, Score, is full of these signature sounds: Spanish language songs that reflect Landa's Mexican heritage, explosive brass lines from their extended 8-piece ensemble, Celtic fiddle and pennywhistle blazing through an old reel, English language rock songs with strong pop influences, and a kind of melting pot sound that reflects not only the diversity of the band's home city, Vancouver, BC, but also a larger vision of what modern Canadian roots music should sound like.

Although the Paperboys have made critically acclaimed records, they are through and through a live act. They shine most on stage. They have spent the last 25 years on the road playing all over North America and Europe, where they have developed a large following without the aid of a record label or radio play. They have become a festival favorite, and have played at Bumbershoot, Vancouver Folk Fest, Edmonton Folk Festival, Tonder Festival, Folk Im Schloss, Trowbridge, Warwick Folk Festival, The Queen Elizabeth Theatre and The Kennedy Centre.

The Paperboys are poised to bring their adventurous vision of Canadian roots music to festivals, dance halls and theatres everywhere, spreading good cheer and great music.

Preferred seating close to the stage, a special reception before the show with craft beer tasting, meet & greet with the band, and a delicious menu of bites from our in-house catering. Join us!



Black Bean Dip Cups
Lime crema, micro cilantro, tortilla strips GF V

Steak Crostini
Horseradish-carrot marmalade

Crispy Pepperoni Antipasto Bites DF GF


Crab, Chive, And Filo Bake

Meatball Sub Slider
Provolone cheese, marinara

Stuffed Sweet Peppers
Broccoli chive and cheese V GF

Reuben Quesadillas
Russian dressing, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, corned beef

Buffalo Tater Tot Skewers
Gorgonzola, celery V GF

VIP Reception Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Show Start Time:
8:00 pm

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