Bella Coola Music Festival plans benefit concert for this Saturday

The Bella Coola Music Festival is holding a Benefit Concert for neighbouring communities

The Bella Coola Music Festival is holding a Benefit Concert for neighbouring communities affected by the wildfires.

The Festival, in its 18th year, was cancelled last week as a result of the volatile wildfire situation across the province but especially so in the Cariboo-Chilcotin.

The hub of the Cariboo, Williams Lake, was evacuated last Saturday and remains empty. Cooler weather has offered some reprieve but Highway 20 is still closed.

In light of this situation, the Board of Directors and volunteers have pulled together to host a night of local music and children’s activities this Saturday, July 22, at the Lobelco Fall Fair grounds.

Musicians are being announced daily and so far the lineup includes the Nuxalk Welcome, Pirate and the Bloody Bohemian, Wayne Levesque, Rollah Mack, Gut Bucket Union, Bill’s Blues Review, the Valley Fiddlers and more.

Kid’s Site activities include the Bounce House, bubbles, face painting and toddler play area. There will be vendors onsite to serve up your favourite foods.

The gate opens at 3pm. Admission is by donation with all proceeds going towards the communities in the Chilcotin affected by wildfires. Check out the Facebook page for more updates.