Musart Cultural Society was established in 1992 to govern over the infamous jazz club, The Glass Slipper that unfortunately burned down in January 1997. In the fall of 1997, Tyler Pearson took over the Musart Cultural Society as artistic director (picture to right) to govern over the annual community festival Deep Cove Daze to continue it's mandate to provide opportunity and exposure for artists in the community.
In the spring of 1998, Tyler found the first funding to hire a coordinator to work on the festival. Jeff Maynard was the first coordinator. He approached Tyler with the idea to put on a series of concerts at Cates Park leading up to Deep Cove Daze. With lots of enthusiasm and little funding, The Cates Park Concert Series was born to support local original music.
Both Deep Cove Daze and The Cates Park Concert Series have now been running under the direction of Tyler Pearson and the Musart Cultural Society for 15 years. Tyler is hoping to introduce a new year round series in the fall of 2012 under the current working title of the "Unplugged Concert Series".
Watch our video below to get some insight to our events!