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Still Hilarious! Still Singing!

Mike McCormick – plays guitar and sings. Mike was an early hipster as he has always worn plaid and had facial hair in the pre-ironic period. Mike has a website and Twitter.

Chris Patterson – plays bass and sings. Chris likes riding his bike and following municipal politics. And bacon. He has a children’s album called “Small Potatoes” and is on Twitter.

Trevor Strong – sings and counts merch. Trevor knows his banana bread recipe off by heart. He has written three books. Check his website and Twitter.

Life Cycle of The Arrogant Worms
The year was 1991. Presumably, some significant world events occurred. The world truly changed in the fall however, when something truly magnificent happened in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. A beacon of hope was lit and has shone brightly ever since – The Arrogant Worms. The Arrogant Worms began as a comedy troupe performing songs and sketches on campus radio. The early feedback on the live shows was clear: lose the sketches. So the songs endured and they all remain because the band hates to throw anything out.

The songs were written to make fun of a big dumb world. Luckily, the world is still dumb and The Arrogant Worms (Mike McCormick, Chris Patterson and Trevor Strong) still have plenty to sing about. The shows are fast, furious and family friendly. The wit is quick, the satire is biting and the musicianship is second to none. Their appeal has earned them fans from kids to parents to grandparents to Princess Leia.

The Arrogant Worms have sold more than 160,000 copies of their 13 albums. Their most recent offering is SPACE, a collection of 16 new songs released in 2014 that bravely tackles the hard issues like Local Politicians, Yoga Pants and Uncomfortable Chairs. The band has played on three continents to crowds as large as 100,000 and were recognized in 2003 as the Touring Act of the Year by the Canadian Arts Presenters Association. The Worms have entertained at corporate functions, sung anthems at sporting events and emceed at major festivals. Their songs are in school lesson plans, in textbooks and even played on the Space Shuttle. On earth or in space, everyone digs these Worms.

The Arrogant Worms are as comfortable on the radio or on camera as they are on stage. Their energy and showmanship were captured on the DVD of their concert with the renowned Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. The DVD also features appearances by Worm pals figure skating champion Kurt Browning, astronaut Chris Hadfield and actors Tom Cavanaugh (Ed, Love Monkey) and Nathan Fillion (Castle, Firefly).

In recent years the Worms have been pleased to donate their time and talent to the cause of literacy in Canada through Frontier College and were twice awarded the Peter Gzowski Award for their efforts.

More about the Arrogant Worm’s @ https://www.arrogantworms.com/

Here are the Covid rules adopted by the Bear Creek Folk Music Festival: The health and safety of our patrons, volunteers, and artists remains our highest priority. Thus, we are participating in the Restrictions Exemption Program recently announced by the Province of Alberta. Until further notice, all indoor BCFF events will have the following mandates in place:

• All event participants must provide proof of double vaccination OR a recent (within 72 hours) negative COVID test upon entry to the event. Attendees with an original (non-copied) medical exemption letter will be allowed entry.

• Masking will be required at all times while in the concert venue.

• Hand sanitization will be required upon entry.

We thank you in advance for your support of these measures. We will continue to do our best to keep everyone safe while bringing you great music!

For more info on the provincial mandate, please visit:

https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid19-restrictions-exemption-program-requirements.pdf