If there’s one thing Jim Johnston is passionate about, it’s music.  Co-owner of Cornerstone Music Café with his wife Sylvia, this mentor, teacher, father, husband, entrepreneur, and performer recognizes just how important it is for people to find their own voice in an increasingly fast-paced and changing world. And he knows firsthand the power music holds to help us do so.

“Music is a beacon for identity, discipline, and purpose,” Jim Johnston shares enthusiastically. “It’s a deeper exploration into one’s identity and a way to instill meaning and purpose in a world that can often feel uncertain.”

His enthusiasm is infectious.  That’s one of the reasons LBJB is raising funds for Scholarship Programs for Cornerstone Music Café.  “The upcoming holiday winter concerts go beyond the joy of the festive season,” Jim muses, “at the heart of it (scholarships can) bridge the gap for students who, due to financial constraints, can’t experience the transformative power of music education.”

For Jim, this concert isn’t just a celebration of the season; it’s a chance to change lives, to create a legacy, and to ensure that every child, regardless of their background, has a shot at realizing the profound benefits of music in their lives.

LBJB can’t agree more.  We are hosting two holiday concerts.  The first will be a more intimate concert in Cornerstone’s new performance venue including Special Guest Derek Stoll, and the second will be a blow out bash at the Ironwood Stage and Grill!  Both concerts will include Special Guest Ashley Ghostkeeper, a Metis-Cree country singer songwriter and some of Cornerstone’s student performers.

Festivities will include an online silent auction.


  • November 24, 2023 – Intimate Concert at the Cornerstone Music Café – $25 or $55 (which will include a glass of wine and a charcuterie board made up of ingredients from local Alberta producers. )Buy tickets online at https://www.cornerstonemusic.ca/shop-now
  • November 25, 2023 – Blow out Bash at the Ironwood Stage and Grill – $30
    Call the Ironwood Stage and Grill at (403)269-5581 or email reservations@ironwoodstage.ca


24nov7:30 pmWinter Holiday Celebration - Part 1Intimate Concert at the Cornerstone Music Café

25nov8:00 pmWinter Holiday Celebration - Part 2Blow out Bash at the Ironwood Stage and Grill