Gary Martin and the Heavenly Blues Band will be playing a live show at the Mad Trapper on July 20.

Heavenly show in Golden helps out friends in need

Gary Martin and the Heavenly Blues band are playing a charity concert at the Mad Trapper on July 20.

In order to help out some friends in need, a group of Golden residents have organized a concert and charity auction, bringing Gary Martin and the Heavenly Blues band right here to Golden.

“They’ve been here a couple times before, and people were asking us if we were going to bring them back again because they’re very good,” said Bonnie Tuck, one of the event’s organizers. “And this time we certainly had a reason to.”

The proceeds from the concert and the auction will go to help Karen and Mack MacDonald who are currently facing some medical costs.

“The town has been really good to us so far,” said Tuck, who has already collected auction items generously donated by Home Hardware, TRU Value, the Bargain Shop, Zodiac Hemp and Sobey’s, among others.

Tickets for the event include your entrance into the concert, which is at The Mad Trapper Pub, as well as dinner which will be beef on a bun, three kinds of salads, chilli and corn on the cob.

Gary Martin and the Heavenly Blues Band, based out of Calgary, play some good old fashioned blues, as well as some top 10 hits, and older dance music.

Martin’s five-piece group the Heavenly Blues Band have been together for over 15 years, and features harmonica player Pete Johnson, Marvelous Marv on sax, James “Chip” Burney on bass, and drummer Dyllis Dufree, for some rockin’ Alberta blues.

Tickets for the July 20 show are $25 in advance, and $30 at the door. They are available at The Mad Trapper, or by calling Tuck at 250-344-2225.

The show starts at 6 p.m