It was a good evening for Merritt’s music fans.

A total of 30 people made their way to the Old Courthouse Gallery on Feb. 6. to listen to Prince Edward Island’s Meaghan Blanchard perform tracks from her fourth album The Great Escape — a collection that earned her Album of the Year at the 2019 Music P.E.I. Awards.

Her performance in Merritt was part of the Home Routes Red Cedar Concert Circuit, where 12 communities join forces to host live music shows spanning many genres, from Cajun to Canadian, old-time to Irish.

“It was a great evening of live music, stories and company,” Nicola Valley Community Arts Council’s Sarah Desrosiers wrote to the Herald. “During intermission we checked out the community art show Art of Sound, which is fantastic!”

Up next in the concert series is a bluegrass duo from Alberta. Jim and Penny Malmberg will be in concert at the Old Courthouse Gallery at on March 7 at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are $20 at the door and available in advance at Brambles Bakery.