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

 

Just Posted

Your weekly Mountain Minute

Golden’s 60-second news recap

An Everest fundraiser

Man set to climb elevation of Mt. Everest in one day to raise school lunch funds

Interior Health study offers take-home drug testing kits to spot fentanyl

Interior Health to evaluate safety of at home drug testing kits aimed at reducing fentanyl overdoses

Golden Fire Rescue training grounds get a facelift

Residents may have noticed some changes at the fire hall in the… Continue reading

Area A Aquatic Feasibility Advisory Committee appointed

Submitted A committee has been formed to look into the idea of… Continue reading

UPDATE: B.C. pilot killed in Honduras plane crash

The crash happened in the Roatan Islands area, according to officials

Raptors beat Bucks 118-112 in 2OT thriller

Leonard has 36 points as Toronto cuts Milwaukee’s series lead to 2-1

‘Teams that win are tight’: B.C. Lions search for chemistry at training camp

The Lions added more than 50 new faces over the off-season, from coaching staff to key players

Rescue crews suspend search for Okanagan kayaker missing for three days

71-year-old Zygmunt Janiewicz was reported missing Friday

B.C. VIEWS: Reality of our plastic recycling routine exposed

Turns out dear old China wasn’t doing such a great job

Carbon dioxide at highest levels for over 2.5 million years, expert warns of 100 years of disruption

CO2 levels rising rapidly, now higher than at any point in humanity’s history

B.C. ferry stops to let black bear swim past near Nanaimo

Queen of Oak Bay brakes for wildlife in Nanaimo’s Departure Bay

Mother dead, child in critical condition after carbon monoxide poisoning at Shuswap campground

The woman was found unresponsive insider her tent and the youth was taken via air ambulance to hospital

Canada’s parole officers say correctional system has reached breaking point

About half of Canada’s federal parole officers work inside penitentiaries and correctional institutions

Most Read