AV & The Inner City

“AV & the Inner City” is a group that formed during the course of the COVID19 pandemic and opioid crisis pandemic in the inner city of Edmonton, Canada.   The group is made up of 6 singers: band leader and multi award-winning singer-songwriter AV (Ann Vriend), Debbie Houle (co-founder of the Juno-nominated international touring Indigenous a cappella group “Asani”), jazz radio host, jazz singer, and professional pickle company owner Johanna Alleyne (company: Mojojojo Pickles and Preserves); Crystal Eyo, lead singer and songwriter of Edmonton pop/RnB band “Mercy Funk”, Alenka Lundell, who fronted and songwrote for bands in her home country of Czech (formerly Czechoslovakia); and experienced marching band and choral singer, Jenn Dahlen. 

Since then “AV & the Inner City” has been invited to perform at the Calgary International Blues Festival, the Toronto Blues Summit, the pandemic versions of the Edmonton Folk Music Festival and Jubilee Auditorium Outdoor Concert Series’, the Taste of Edmonton Festival, the Sasquatch Gathering Festival, and many other concerts around Alberta— and they are just getting started! 

OPENER: Matt Epp

International touring artist and award-winning songwriter Matt Epp is the quintessential troubadour of the Canadian prairies, who has won the admiration of an audience that spans the globe. He is one of the gifted forerunners defining the future landscape of Canadian music – no doubt contributing to his Grand Prize win at the International Songwriting Competition in 2017. A seasoned collaborator and activist, Matt’s music has been on regular rotation on CBC, Sirius XM, and community radio for over a decade.


Tickets available on Ticketpro here.


The event is finished.


May 24 2023


7:30 pm