Red Deer-based singer Steve Arsenault performs at Entertainment in the Park on July 31st at West Stettler Park. Photo submitted

Steve Arsenault to perform at the ‘Entertainment in the Park’ on July 31st

Central Alberta singer/songwriter continues to make his mark on the local scene

One of the Red Deer’s most talented musicians – Steve Arsenault – is gearing up for a show July 31st at Stettler’s Entertainment in the Park.

Showtime is set to start at 7 p.m.

The immensely talented Arsenault, who was born and raised in South Rustico, PEI, has had a passion for music from his early days.

He grew up listening to country music and rock and first picked up his sister’s abandoned guitar when he was 17. He had already been singing over the years, and once his guitar playing skills started flourishing, his gifts as a powerful singer surfaced all the more as well.

He has collaborated over the years with several folks but ultimately, he wanted to follow his own path when it came to creating music, writing and performing.

For Arsenault, there’s really no other path he can even imagine being on in terms of a career – and that includes performing, writing but also the fulfillment he finds in seeing people develop their own skills as new guitarists as well.

In the broader picture, Arsenault remains passionate about pretty much every aspect of music.

And it shows via his tireless teaching, his dynamic performances and his incredible personal talent as a charismatic musician as well.

“You go through different things, and you start to think about why you are doing this,” he has observed. “What really makes you happy? For me, I just truly love to play, and I love to sing and be onstage.

“There are those times when you can be playing somewhere and it can be dead – and that can get you down a bit.

“But sometimes, you realize in those times, you might be packing up and you get that one person who comes up to you and says, ‘Wow – you were totally amazing’. You didn’t even know that person was listening.

“So it’s little things like that – it reminds you not to get down about certain things because there is always someone listening, and there is always going to be someone who appreciates what you do.

“For me, it’s about being happy with what I’m doing and appreciating the people that come out to see me, too.”

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