Since cancelling the Ponderosa Music Festival this year due to the wildfires burning in and around the festival grounds in Rock Creek, Kris and Kia have been hard at work planning an event to not only remedy that Ponderosa-sized hole in your heart, but also to give back to the community and people who were rocked so hard by the disaster.
Mark your calendar. We’re throwing a fundraiser on Saturday, November 14, at the Imperial in Vancouver. It’s called “Let’s Build A House” because that’s what we’re going to help do. Our goal is to raise $10,000 to donate to Habitat for Humanity, who will in turn gather building materials to construct a new house next spring for one of the families in Rock Creek who lost their home and everything they own in the fire. This family of five (mom, dad, three teenage sons) was one of the hardest hit.
The event will be a more intimate spin on Ponderosa Festival, with two stages, a silent auction, merch table, and six live acts throughout the night. The lineup includes instrumental post-rockers Dirty Spells, electro-dance dad Mark Mills, world music-maestros Kutapira, art rocker Andrew Judah, the DJ/ive percussion sounds of La GrooveOlucion (El Garzita of Tropidelica and Daniel Druiz of BESTiE), and Ponderosa 2014 fan-favourites the Gay Nineties. We’ll also be showing video by our good pals at Brasstacks Films, who have been documenting the festival and the jarring aftermath of the fire. And of course there will be drinks, dancing, non-stop good times with a big great group of people, and infinite five-fives from us both!
Doors will open at 8 pm and admission is by donation ($20 recommended). Can’t attend and still want to support the cause? No problem. Visit this link to donate: http://letsbuildahouse.eventbrite.ca
More info and event details are here on the FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/440064356197953/