HEADWAY - Wildfire Relief Benefit - November 25!

The non-profit Celebrate Shuswap Society was established September 23, 2021 with this purpose: To foster and present live music and other performing arts events in the Shuswap region and develop audience support for culture throughout the community. 



Rock n’ Roll Dance Party

November 25, 2023

Headway is by far the hottest rock n’ roll band in the Shuswap. Not only are they talented musicians with years of experience, but they also put on a dynamic show that is as fun to watch as it is to listen and dance to all night long. They have been performing throughout the southern interior steadily since they formed in 2021 and bringing joy to audiences of all ages.
No wonder that they dazzle the crowds, because each of them has been playing most of their lives and often with some great bands. Keeping the beat going with high energy, drummer John Baxter also plays with Donnie McDougal, who was once with the Guess Who. Vocalist, Andrew Rocks has opened for the Headpins and plays occasionally with Darby Mills and lead guitarist and crowd pleaser John Noseworthy has been in several local bands. Ryan Guilbeault does more than just play bass, as he also a real showman who knows how to thrill an audience. On keyboards is Ron Salstrom, who started his first rock band at the tender age of nine and has worked with many great artists over the years.
It is not only how they play, but what they play that makes Headway shows so much fun. They perform not only the hits from the 60s to the 90s, but also the songs that were unique, eclectic, and special. Some of the bands they cover include Loverboy, the Cult, Van Halen and the Styx. Get ready for an exciting night of fabulous music and fun times with Headway, the band that knows how to party!



November 25th – Wildfire Recovery Benefit Concert with local rock legends, HEADWAY!

December 31st – New Year’s Eve dance party with Paisley Groove


Members get a $5 discount for all shows except the Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail fundraisers, have the first opportunity to purchase tickets, have an opportunity to volunteer at events and get free admission and will receive email updates for all events. This is a lifetime membership. Price includes the $2 processing fee.
Patrons are members who also receive recognition on this website for sponsoring the society and helping it succeed. Patrons have access to the balcony seats at Song Sparrow Hall and will be invited to special events.
Price includes the $2 processing fee.


Celebrate Shuswap Society is dedicated to bringing quality, live entertainment to the Shuswap. Initially, the focus will be to present dance parties featuring some of the best bands in the province.
The Society is managed by a volunteer board with nine directors, three who serve for 3 years, three who serve for 2 years and three that serve for 1 year, so that new directors can be added every year.
The current directors for the 2023/24 board are:
Howard DeLong, Jim Cooperman, Joanne Vivian, Rod Schumacher, Phaedra Idzan, Cory Bagg, Lyndon Menard, Mona Broad and June Vanderhoek
To help get the Society up and running, Patrons have donated $100 each to help cover the costs of this website and to cover the costs associated with hosting the first dance party.
Patrons to date include: Kelly Moores, Sylvia Lindgren, Kristin Wickner, Jim Cooperman, Cole Robillard, Joanne Vivian, Rod Schumacher, Don Cavers, Rhys Waters, Yves and Manon Cusson, Kim and Heather Arnold, Catherine Rankin, Brenda Melnychuk, Mary Claire Lord, Warren Bell (x3), Cindy Derkaz, Lois Higgins, Sandy de Boer, Ruth Brighouse, Lyndon Menard, April Bell, Markus Jaeger, Lori Tolerico, Phil McIntyre-Paul, In The Groove Studio, Joyce Leach, Verna Brown, Diana Walker, Kirsten McDowell, Kari Wilkinson, Ian McTavish, Kevin Flynn, Wende Winn, Ken Nielsen, Debby Nielsen, Carol Kergan, Bernie Weare, John Drew and Rochelle Dale.