Summer gospel music event set for Castlegar

Top level sound reinforcement sure to enhance a wide array of talent

The Fehr Family from Southern Alberta is part of the performing lineup.

The Fehr Family from Southern Alberta is part of the performing lineup.

Everyone’s invited to the gospel music event this summer in Castlegar. The date is Saturday July 20, at 6:30 p.m. The location is the Pass Creek Exhibition Grounds at the bandshell. The music will be a mix of at least 50 per cent traditional hymns with the remainder being newer gospel songs.

All the music will be live. There will be three to four groups of very talented local singers and musicians, a very talented group from Southern Alberta called the Fehr Family who is touring Eastern Canada and U.S.A. and also audience singing.

For more information on the Fehr Family you can visit their website. For those not familiar with the local musical talent you may be pleasantly surprised by the abundance of excellent singers and musicians. There will be a prayer team available to pray for/with anyone who would like prayer for any reason. This is a non-denominational event. If you like good live music you will enjoy this event. You can expect to hear music that varies from bluegrass type music to more traditional gospel music to southern gospel and to the more modern “light rock” gospel music of today.

We have hired a local company that is well known for providing quality sound to handle the sound system so that aspect is in good hands. This is the first time anything like this has happened in our area that we know of and if the response is good we will consider making this an annual event and possibly expanding to three days with concerts on Friday evening, several on Saturday and also on Sunday, with food and vendors and other activities.

The Truthbearers Christian Motorcycle Club is handling parking and security in the parking area while the concert is on. Please bring your lawn chairs or a blanket as the wooden benches and/or chairs may not be the most comfortable. We also need more volunteers for this year and if we decide to proceed with a three day event next year we will need a lot more people involved. As there will be no concession bring your own water or other non alcoholic beverages.

There is no admission but an offering will be taken. What could be a nicer way to spend a summer evening than sitting outdoors listening to excellent live music? Hope to see you there. For more information or to volunteer you can contact John Phillips at 250-365-7456 or e-mail john491@shaw.ca, Cynthia Dillon/Pelltier at Kinnaird Church Of God 250-365-5300.