Dekker Centre announces Fall Mini Series

The Dekker Centre has announced the winners of Homegrown Openers: A Community Contest.

Winners have been chosen and they will be presented during the Dekker Centre’s Fall Mini Series:

article continues below

Gypsy Moonbird

Gypsy Moonbird plays at 7 p.m on Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. that night. They are a rock band based out of the Battlefords formed in spring 2018, but the band’s experience goes back even further. According to the Dekker Centre’s promotional material: “The group aims to keep the spirit of rock n roll alive with their own original music that is influenced by many artists and bands that were a part of the classic rock era.”

Danny Macangus

Danny plays Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Dekker Centre. The husband and father of two has lived in the Battlefords his whole life. He “started teaching himself guitar seven years ago and didn’t start playing and singing publicly until six years ago. He listens to a lot of genres of music but, mostly draws from country, folk, Americana and classic rock.”

Jackie Kroczynski and Ned & Jacob

These artists play Dec. 6 at 7 p.m.

According to the promotional material, Ned began his first music lessons when he was five years old and decided to pick up the guitar a few years ago after listening to The Beatles and thinking, “Damn, I wanna play that”.

Jacob is a classically trained pianist who started at age four; he and Ned formed a friendship in Grade 8 and have since formed a band together.

Jackie Kroczynski is one half of Jivin’ Jackie and Big Baby T, who honour and celebrate the music of New Orleans. According to the promotional material Jackie has been excited about making music since before she could walk, and takes that passion into her classroom at North Battleford Comprehensive High School where she directs the band and guitar programs. She has also performed gigs for Christmas, Mardi Gras, and St. Patrick’s Day events and is currently working on an album to be produced and released by Grade School Records.

For more information go to

Also, due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan, the Dekker Centre has temporarily changed their mask policy. All patrons are asked to wear a mask in the facility at all times, the only exception is when taking a drink from a beverage. This applies for the duration of the performance.

© Copyright Battlefords News Optimist