Bluesman plays for Festival benefit concert

Jim Byrnes and the Soujourners on Harrison Memorial stage

The Harrison Festival Society is looking for support, and the best way to lend a hand is by joining them in welcoming Jim Byrnes to the stage, May 11.

The legendary bluesman will headline the second annual Harrison Festival Society fundraiser, along with his band with special guests The Sojourners.

This event will provide much needed support to the Harrison Festival Society as well as offer a great evening of entertainment. For 35 years the Harrison Festival Society has brought the best in world music and art to the upper Fraser Valley.  This is their only major fundraising event each year and they count on the proceeds to keep their events and activities happening.

In addition to the music the evening will include a silent auction, raffle and door prizes.  ppetizers and refreshments will be served.

A multiple Juno Award winner, Jim Byrnes is one of Canada’s best known bluesmen and always puts on a great show in Harrison. The Sojourners, originally put together to back up Byrnes on his award winning album House of Refuge, have gone on to become an in-demand group.  Their music captures echoes of doo wop, R&B, country and blues woven together with gospel to create a unique sound.

Tickets for this great evening are $75 plus tax.  A $30 tax receipt will be issued with each ticket. With the purchase of eight tickets your table will be reserved; all other seating is general admission.

Gather your friends and join the Festival Society for an evening of fun with great blues and gospel music in the Harrison Memorial Hall Saturday, May 11 starting at 7:30pm.

Tickets are available by calling 604 796-3664 or online at www.harrisonfestival.com.