SoulShine Garden Concert Series

Secret Beach B&B Suites, Gibsons, BC Canada

Each summer on the Sunshine Coast of Canada, Deanna and her family host a fine roster of Canadian talent in the comfort of their beautiful garden. Featuring songwriters and artists with plenty of soul and messages of hope, these special evenings run on Wednesdays in July & August. Line-up announced late spring! 
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Performance & Production Highlights

Performance Highlights

Deanna surrounds herself with talented musicians and acclaimed artists. A very active live performer for over 30 yrs with a variety of musical project. Most recently she juggles 3 acts, the Deanna Knight Tree-O, Deanna Knight & the Hot Club of Mars and Grateful Dead tribute GD~BC.

2023 '21'19 ’18 ’17 ’12 ’10 ‘05 ‘03 Gibsons Jazz Festival
2023 '22 ‘19 ’18 ‘17 ’16 ’15 ‘ Just Singin’ Round Songwriter Showcase, Vancouver Rowing Club 
2023 back to 2009 St. Andrew's Wesley – Jazz Vespers, Ol' Thyme Christmas and Easter Service (Solo, D Tree-O and Hot Club)
2019 Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival
2019 & ’18 ‘17 Live and Local Concert Series, West Vancouver, BC
2019 & ’18 ‘17 ’16 Northwood United Church Jazz Vespers, Surrey, BC (D Tree-O)
2019 & ’18 TRIUMF Annual international Conference, Fairmont Hotel
2018 Element Music Festival, Princeton, BC (GD/BC)
2018 & ‘17 ’16 Gallery Bistro, Port Moody, BC 
2018 & ’17, ‘16 Friday Night Live Songwriter Showcase, North Van, BC 
2018 & ‘17 ’16 Deep Cove Coffee House, Songwriter Showcase, BC
2017 & ’16 Surrey Sounds of Summer Series, Surrey, BC
2017 & ’16 ’15 ’14 ’11 Royal City Swing Club New Westminster, BC
2017 Victoria Django Festival. BC
2017 & ’15 Country Celebration, Campbell Valley Regional Park, Langley, BC
2017 & ’16 Brentwood United Jazz Vespers, Burnaby, BC
2017 & '16 Haywood Bandstand, West Van Concert Series
2018 & '17 Vancouver Folk Club, Jericho Sailing Club 
2017 & ’15 ’13 ‘09 PoCo Summer in the City Concert Series ~ Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam, BC
2017’& 16 ’15, ’14, Trout Lake Summer Concerts in the Park ~ Vancouver
2017 & ’16 Britannia Coffee House, Vancouver BC
2017 & '16 '15 '14 ‘12 Northwood United Jazz Vespers 
2016 Unity Church, Mother’s Day Celebration 
2016 & ’14 Atomic Swing Dance, Backstage Lounge – Granville Island
2016 & ’15 ’14,‘13 ‘11 ’09 ‘08 Enchanted Evenings Concert Series ~ Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Gardens
2016 Mission Folk Music Festival, Mission, BC
2016 & ’14 ‘12 Harmony Arts Festival, West Van, BC
2016 & ’04 Dream Café, Penticton, BC
2016 West Kelowna World Music Festival, Kelowna, BC
2016 Parks Alive Concert Series, Kelowna, BC
2016 & ’11 St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, Jazz Vespers, 2016 & ’15 ‘14 St. Andrews Wesley – Easter Jazz Vespers (D quartet & gospel choir)
2015 David Suzuki's Birthday @ the Vogue Theatre, Vancouver (D Tree-O and Hot Club)
2015 Dunbar Community Centre, Concerts in the Park
2015 & “13 ’12 New Westminster 12th Street Festival, BC
2015 & ‘13 ‘11 ’09 ’05 “Envision Twilight” Concert Series ~ Heritage Park, Mission, BC
2015 & ‘13 ‘10 ’09 ’08 ’07 ’05 Brackendale Art Gallery Eagle Count Festival, BC
2015 Strong Women, Strong Voices Ironworks, Vancouver, BC (D solo)
2014 & ‘12 Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Granville Island Canada Day
2014 & ‘09 Pender Harbour International Jazz Festival
2014 Lovin’ Life Gala Fundraiser, Abbottsford, BC
2014 Greater Than Gatsby Fundraiser, Hycroft Manor, BC
2014 &’13 Electro Swing Vaudeville Festival, Waldorf Hotel, Vancouver
2014 Terry Fox Theatre, Port Coquitlam, BC
2014 & ‘12 "10 In The House Festival – East Van, BC 
2014 & ’13 ’12 Union Gospel Mission Summer Connect, Vancouver
2014 & ’13 ’12 ’11 ’10 Union Gospel Mission Annual Table for 2000, Vancouver
2013 Holiday Swing Soiree – Strathcona Russian Hall
2013 Electro Swing Club – Performance Works, Vancouver, BC
2013 Vancouver Showboat
2012 Butchart Gardens, Victoria, BC
2012 Culture Crawl, Wise Hall, Vancouver, BC
2012 & ’11 ‘10 St. Helens, Jazz Vespers, Point Grey
2011 Electro Swing Club – Electric Owl, Vancouver 
2011 & ’09 SubUrban Swing Club ~ Abbotsford, BC
2013 & '11 North Shore Green Markets, Shipbuilder Plaza ~North Vancouver, BC
2011 Lonsdale Fall Festival, North Vancouver, BC
2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, Robson Square, BC
2010 Bowen Island Cates Chapel – swing dance
2010 Whistler Arts Council – Labour Day Street Festival
2015 & '14 '12 '11 BackStage Lounge, BC
2009 & ’08 ’05 Langley Jazz Festival, Langley, BC  
2009 Bridge to a Cool Planet – Day of Climate Action, Vancouver Science World
2009 Oshawa Blues and Jazz Festival, Durham, ON 
2008 Starlight Casino, New Westminster, BC
2007 & ’05 ’04 Jungle Swing Dance Club, Vancouver, BC

2006 & ’07 MATERNITY LEAVE 

2005 Maple Ridge Blues and Jazz Festival, Maple Ridge 
2005 Vancouver Island Musicfest, Comox, BC
2004 Dream Café, Penticton, BC
2002 Poetry on Peaks – UN Earth Day Event, Bowen Island
2001 Hempola Farm Festival – 1st Annual – Barrie, ON
2000 & ‘99 Vocalist for 17 piece Classic Swing Orchestra –Legions, Parks & Dance Hall
2000 Music for a Cure – The Reverb, Toronto, ON
1999 Acorn Livesay National Poetry Festival, Guelph and Toronto, ON
1999 Eden Mills Writer’s Festival, Eden Mills, ON
1999 Gordon Best Theatre, Peterborough, ON 
1999 Festival of Coffee House Poets, Guelph, ON
1999 Fat Cat Classic, Blues and Jazz Festival, Durham College, Oshawa, ON
1999 Several guest performances with Kitchener’s 17 piece Big Band & Durham’s Swing Shift
1998 INTUIT – all woman evening of words and song – live recording, Kitchener, ON
1996 EarthDay – Concert with a Message, Nathan Phillip Square, Toronto, ON (FatCats)
1995 Festival of the Night – NYE celebration, Kitchener City Hall, ON
1995 Women of the Blues All-Star Revue – Waterloo, ON
1995 Much Music - Toronto, ON (FatCats)
1995 Lunch TV, Much Music Toronto, ON (FatCats)
1994 Hillside Festival – Guelph, ON (FatCats)
1994 Much Music / Breakfast Television, Toronto, ON (FatCats)
1994 Festival of Friends – Hamilton, ON (FatCats)
1993 Maryhill Music Festival – Commercial Tavern, Maryhill, ON (FatCats)
1991 Annie Get Your Gun – Center in the Square, Kitchener, ON – chorus

1987 Eclectic Theatre Company – performer and co-founder, Jasper Park Lodge, Alberta, BC
1986 Toured Scotland, England, Whales & Holland as a soloist with Oshawa Festival Singers
1984 Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod – Llangollen, North Whales
1984 Toured Scotland, England and Whales as a soloist with Oshawa Festival Singers

83-87 Many leading roles in a variety of musical and dramatic stage productions including…Sound of Music – Maria, Bye Bye Birdie – Rose Alvarez, The King and I – Tuptim and more

1978 – The Wizard of Oz – first musical stage production with lead role in Grade 4 – Dorothy

Deanna’s performance highlights are listed without a variety of TV and radio appearances. Also missing is her passion for annual Take Back the Night and International Woman’s Day events in the 1990’s. Too many shows, benefits, church services and club concerts to list.

Deanna Knight presents...

Event production is one of Deanna's great passions. Custom cabarets, showcase events, poetry nights and fundraisers have all benefited from her keen eye for talent and attention to detail. Many events Deanna will produce, manage and perform as a feature act or collaborator.

2023 '22 '21 '20 SoulShine Garden Concert Series - featuring Valdy, Stephen Fearing, Luke Wallace, Rick Scott & Nico Rhodes, Rebecca Jenkins & Joel Bakan, Deanna Knight Tree-O, Dawn Pemberton, Myrtle Sisters, Veda Hille, The Burying Ground, GD/BC, Chris Ronald, Oliver Swain, Michael Friedman, Budge Schachte & Karen Graves, Hot Club of Mars

2023 - DK presents
Legacy of Lightfoot w/ Oliver Swain and friends 
Suzie Ungerleider @ St. Bart's Sanctuary 
Lizzie Allan Saves the World tour @ Heritage Theatre

2022 - DK presents 
Good Lovelies @ St. Bart's Sanctuary 
Oliver Swain & Sarah Lee @ The Kube

2020 - DK presents 
Lynn Miles @ St. Bart's Sanctuary

2019 back to ’07 Annual April in Paris Djangofest
Hot Club Cabaret featuring music, dance magic, comedy and burlesque @ Rogue Folk Club, St. James Hall, Vancouver

2018 & ’17 ’16 ’15 ’14, ’13 H’Arts for the Homeless,
Annual Lookout Society Gala Fundraiser featuring live painters and live auction, music, dance, comedy, film, poetry, magic, circus and silent auction. The Imperial, Vancouver

2001 Full Moon CD Celebration – featuring Deanna with friends Chris Mclean, Laura Bird & Kristen Sweetland @ Hugh’s Room, Toronto

2001 ‘Shadow of a Star’ Hometown Release w/ Big Band & Studio Band featuring George Koller, Richard Bell and Gary Craig, Newcastle, ON

1999 Star-Heart Concert Series - featuring Angus Finnan, Jenny Whiteley and more

1999 Wic-Man-Knight Show, Button Factory, Series of 3 events featuring Scott Wicken, Mandi Hancock and many special guests. Waterloo, ON 

1998 For Mother’s Sake 2nd Annual Mother's Day showcase @ The Princess Cinema featuring Tannis Slimmon,  Waterloo, ON 

1998 “A Spirit Cabaret” Button Factory, Waterloo, ON 

1997 For Mother’s Sake 1st Annual Mother's Day showcase @ The Volcano, Kitchener, ON