Hodge: Night of the Arts reminder

This is a wonderful group who make a huge difference in our town and deserve your support.

Let me offer today this  final reminder of what a wonderful line-up of talent will be on hand Friday for the 10th annual Night of the Arts.

Held yet again at the Kelowna Community Theatre, this year’s show headlines a reunion of the amazing country/roots band The Cruzeros, and also an opening set by Robert Fine and his talented Dreamland Band.

Other performers will include Keith ‘Papa’ Thom, and The Trips, along with special appearances by Deb Stone, Sami Al-khalili, and Sarah Mainland.

Al-khalili will to astound you with his singing voice—you have to see and hear this fine fellow on stage in person to believe it.

The evening will also feature a silent auction, social enterprise showcase, and a draw for a cruise for two to the Western Caribbean (cruise tickets available at the event).

Among the artists donating work for the silent auction are Jim Krahn, and David Stratten.

Food will provided by the Okanagan’s newest social enterprise, Culinary Ink. Beverages including alcohol will, also be available for purchase throughout the evening.

All proceeds will go towards Metro Community and their fantastic programs that deal directly with those with addictions, youth and risk, and homelessness.

This is a wonderful group who make a huge difference in our town and deserve your support.

Admission is by donation. Tickets are available online at nightofthearts2014.eventbrite.ca or at the door on Nov. 7.

Co-organizer Curtis Tulman and I were reminiscing about this event the other day and I started to write the names of all the acts that have donated their time to play at our event during the past 10 years.

Here is that list and my thanks to all of you: Ari Neufeld, Balmoral Orchestra, Corey Doak, Colors and Tone, Cowboy Bob, Cruzeros, Davidson’s, Day Late and a Dollar Short, Deb Stone Band, Dirt Road Opera, Evan Jeffrey and Hip Hip Hooray, Gary Smyth, Greg Szebel, Inkblot, Jane Eamon, Jimmy LeGuilloux Band, Joyful Door, Justin Dueck, Ken Byrka and Eric Funk, Keith ‘Papa’ Thom, Kurt Phillips, Kyle Tubbs, The Magirescu Family, MacGregor Sisters, Mitch Howanyk, Nixie, Noel Wentworth, Olga Osipova, Poppa Dog and Dog Skin Suit, Raquel Warchol, Robert Fine and the Dreamland Band, Ryan Donn, Rod Neufeld, Sami Al-khalili,    Sarah Mainland, Scott Thielman, Sleddogs, STIL, Stolen Coast, Ten2Nine, The Trips, Tom Stinson, Warhag, and the Zamboni Brothers.