The Royal hosted many memorable live shows in 2012.

The Royal staff picks for best live show

Staff at The Royal weigh in with their favourite live shows of 2012

Staff at The Royal weigh in with their favourite live shows of 2012…

The Deep Dark Woods: Because they are amazing musicians, and they played “Jack-A-Roe!” – Crystal Brisson, general manager

David Vest & East Meets Vest: Four Juno nominees in one band! They’re a phenomenal band, who were outrageous that night! – Howie Ross, co-owner

Bill Frisell: It was one of those shows that made you feel like you were in on something special. The looks on the faces of the folks in the room that night were priceless examples of joy and excitement. – Ty West, head bartender

The Cave Singers: It was the first collaboration we had with Starbelly Jam, and the band is a personal favourite of mine. After the weekend they spent in the Koots, we became good friends. Definite highlight of the year for me. – Paul Hinrichs, co-owner

Battle of Santiago: I’ve seen a lot of bands here this year, and these guys completely impressed me with their musical ability and their compositions. – Sean Davies, sound tech

Honourable mentions: Lint, Charlie Hunter, Blackie & The Rodeo Kings, SLOAN, Shred Kelly, Von Butcher, Purity Ring, Vortex, Declan O’Donovan, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, BC/DC, Maria Muldaur, and Old Man Luedecke.

Just Posted

South Slocan woman killed in Friday crash

Police continue to investigate cause of fatal crash

Ammonia leak shuts down Nelson Curling Club

It’s not yet clear when the leak was detected

Four points for Fawcett as Leafs win 7th straight

Nelson edged the Fernie Ghostriders 4-3

What’s Up: Things to see and do on Family Day

There’s plenty of fun to be had across the West Kootenay this coming long weekend!

Seven Nelson rec projects granted Columbia Basin Trust funding

Nelson’s baseball and tennis clubs were the big winners

Trudeau’s principal secretary, Gerald Butts, resigns amid SNC-Lavalin furor

Butts categorically denies the accusation that he or anyone else in the PMO improperly pressured former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould

Lost a ring? This B.C. man will find it for you

Chris Turner founded The Ring Finders, an international directory of metal detector hobbyists

Poverty coalition has high hopes for B.C. poverty reduction strategy

Funding allocation expected to be released with 2019 budget

East Kootenay mine deaths prompt safety initiatives

Teck produces educational video, introduces new procedures after contractor drowns at Fording River

‘How did we get here?’: B.C. mom of transplant recipient worries about measles outbreaks

Addison, 7, cannot get a live vaccine because she has a heart transplant

Bashful Balladeers bring voices to Vernon

Despite hiding behind masks, talent shines with this group

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh calls for public inquiry over SNC-Lavalin questions

Vancouver member of Parliament Jody Wilson-Raybould resigned from cabinet last week

Canadian airlines waiting for guidance from Ottawa over X gender option

Major U.S. airlines said they will change their process so passengers can identify themselves along non-binary lines

Moose Hide campaign takes message to Canadian schools

Campaign launches new K-12 education platform

Most Read