The Bates Beach Music Series wraps up its third season Saturday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m.
The public is invited to enjoy an awesome evening of big band music featuring the 19-piece Georgia Strait Big Band.
The performance will include some brand new contemporary repertoire, along with your favourite big band standards by The Count, Gillespie and Ellington.
The Georgia Strait Big Band is expertly conducted by Greg Bush, professor of jazz studies at Vancouver Island University.
Complementing the band will be the elegant vocals of Jacki Zbirun, who will take you down memory lane with lovely renditions of classic favourites of the big band era.
There will be a designated dance area to kick up your heels.
Net profit from the concession is matched by the generous support of Sunwest RV, with this year’s proceeds being directed to the Comox Valley Child Development Association.
The Bates Beach Farm Music series performances are produced with the special contributions of Bill Boham (sound tech), Anita Agopsowicz (posters, promo and marketing), and photographers Bill Boham and Peter Sinclair.
A special mention goes to facility owner Kelly Pound for her support of Community Arts and development of the Little Red Church facility.
The Bates Beach Music Series is made possible in the first place, via financial support of the Obal family, Grace, Mike and Ben.
Music series producer Rob Peterson extends a big thank-you to the Obal family for their generous financial and volunteer support.
Tickets are $12 at the door. Advance tickets are $10, available at Bop City Records in Courtenay and Red Carpet Boutique in Comox.
Doors open at 7 p.m.