An area band is gearing up for its thirteenth annual live performance on Dec. 13, and this 12 months they’re going to be doing it for charity.
Yearly Chilliwack alt-punk folks band, Like Bears, presents its ‘Vestival’ music competition.
“Regardless of COVID we wished to proceed our annual custom and attempt to do some good with it as properly,” stated band member Leo Nickle.
As with just about each occasion in 2020, this 12 months Vestival might be completely different. Not surprisingly, it’ll be a digital live performance, however it’ll even be a fundraiser for Chilliwack Bowls of Hope Society.
Bowls of Hope supplies soup and different scorching lunch objects for youths within the Chilliwack Faculty District. Roughly 17,000 bowls of soup are dished out every month to 850 youngsters in want by way of this system.
This isn’t the primary time the band has carried out some good for the group. They really give their music out at no cost.
“We launch all of our music totally free. Even the bodily copies are free. We actually prefer to make our music accessible,” Nickle stated again in April once they launched album Fling Mingo. “Once I see a bunch of youngsters singing alongside to our songs, that’s what means extra to me than something.”
Vestival 13 might be a livestream live performance on Twitch.TV that includes Like Bears and a set from Lowercase Dream (the solo act of Kier Junos from the band Casinos).
It’s a free live performance, however Nickel is asking everybody to donate some cash to Bowls of Hope by way of the GoFundMe account he has arrange at gofundme.com/f/7ghzr-vestival-13-bowls-for-hope-fundraiser.
The story behind Vestival is a really foolish one, Nickle added.
A few years in the past, he was enjoying a present together with his outdated band plus one other band the place the members had been all carrying vests.
“We had been making loads of vest puns with them and we joked that we must always placed on a vestival. So, we did that and have been placing one on yearly since 2007,” he stated. “Over time, I’m certain I’ve heard each vest pun conceivable.”
Vestival 13 takes place Sunday, Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. Go to Twitch.TV to look at. Or go to the Facebook event for more information. They’ve additionally arrange a hashtag of #Vestival13 the place individuals can posts photos of their vests.