Classic Rock Concert for a Cause in Kelowna, Vernon – Lake Country Calendar

For the first time on stage since their sold-out Orchestral Rock Odyssey concert series, The Gary Cable Project is back by popular demand.

The project will perform classic hits from the golden age of pop/rock music – Chicago, Toto, Steely Dan, Earth Wind & Fire, Lighthouse, Stevie Wonder, Blood Sweat & Tears, Billy Joel, Journey, Christopher Cross and many others.

Concerts in Kelowna on Friday April 29 and in Vernon on Saturday April 30 support the BC Interior Jazz Festival through the Gary Cable Foundation.

“The foundation is in memory of my late wife,” Cable told Black Press Media. “One of the causes dear to him is music education.”

There will also be silent auctions at the show, with all proceeds going to the Canada Ukraine Foundation to support refugees. Among the items to be won are a signed guitar, a signed symbol and $150 of ChocXO chocolate.

The Gary Cable Project is a nine piece band with a full horn section, whose members have performed and recorded with Aerosmith, Barbra Streisand, Supertramp, Michael Bublé, Joe Cocker, The Pointer Sisters, David Foster, Jann Arden, Chilliwack, Neil Young, Powder Blues, Nickelback, Ian Tyson, Sarah McLachlan, Ray Charles and many more music legends to name.

“For example, the last time we were here, the drummer had just finished touring with Bryan Adams. After that, my bassist is going on tour with Chilliwack in two weeks,” Cable said. “Everyone in the group has the same pedigree. But they park their ego and bring their A-game.

The Project features the talents of Ariana Whitlow (vocals), Robert Walsh (guitar and vocals), Aaron Anderson (drums), Bob Rogers (trombone), Gord Maxwell (bass and vocals), Vince Mai (trumpet), Steve Hilliam (saxophones), Dave Chobot (guitars, keyboards and vocals) and Gary Cable (piano, keyboards and vocals).

“The last time this band performed here was in January 2020 with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra which sold out and there were 500 people on the waiting list,” Cable said.

Tickets for the Kelowna Community Theater concert are available at selectyourtickets.com or by calling 250-762-5050. To attend the Vernon and District Performing Arts Center concert, visit ticketseller.ca or call 250-549-SHOW(7469).


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