Barney Bentall's Grand Cariboo Opry
Brentwood's Music in the Bay is proud to once again present Barney Bentall & The Grand Cariboo Opry, at Friendship Comunity Church in Saanichton on November 7th, and First Met United in Victoria on Nov 8th.
Tickets are $32 and are available at Breadstuffs Bakery and the Dollar Den in Brentwood Bay, Lysle's Place in Victoria and online here:
2014 will be the 8th year we have hosted the Grand Cariboo Opry in both Victoria and Saanichton, with over $65,000 raised for the Mustard Seed Food Bank and the Sidney Lions Food Bank.
The Grand Cariboo Opry is a one-of-a-kind variety show cast with renowned Canadian musicians, led by Canadian superstar Barney Bentall, along with Ridley Bent, Dustin Bentall, Kendel Carson, Matt Masters, Wendy Bird, Angela Harris and a backing band comprised of some of Vancouver's finest musicians. Each of the core members has a music career of their own, but every November the group convenes to raise funds for various worthy charities in the spirit of song, community and giving back to society.
The fundraising premise of the show is similar to that of an old time radio show;"This hour brought to you by ___".
Sponsors purchase a song and are spotlighted in the song's introduction through a humorous monologue, delivered by Barney Bentall himself and the "Master" of Ceremonies, Matt Masters. These clever, heartwarming, and hilarious introductions set the Opry experience apart from other fundraising shows, engaging the audience and getting the sponsor's message out in a more accessible and unique way than standard advertising.
There's no limit to what can be done with the intro monologues; Barney works in even the most unlikely businesses to each song's introduction, and sponsors themselves vary from Dentist's offices to investment firms, to organic farms, coffee shops and even auto body repair shops!
If you are interested in becoming an entry-level song sponsor or a higher level presenting sponsor, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
More details are available here
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