Victoria Benefit show added-April 15.
On Sunday April 15, 2012, at 8:00 pm, multiple Gold recording artists The Grapes of Wrath return to a location very familiar to them (and to Victoria music fans) – the former Harpo’s Cabaret (now known as the Upstairs Cabaret). From the period of 1984-1992 the Grapes created some of the most indelible Canadian music of the time – Misunderstanding, All The Things I Wasn’t, You May Be Right, I Am Here and Oh Lucky Man were just a few of the songs that defined the nascent alternative pop scene north of the 49th parallel.
This very special concert is the first in a series of semi annual events that will reunite the beloved and revered Harpo’s venue with some of the beloved and revered groups who were part of its glory days – all in support of local charities and not for profit groups. These events will be curated by the same people who brought groups like Sarah McLachlan, Pearl Jam, John Lee Hooker, Green Day, The Neville Brothers, No Doubt and thousands more to Victoria in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. If you are interested in long term support or sponsorship of this or any of the Harpo’s events please contact us via facebook or at the harpos.org (currently under construction).
In honour of April being Autism Awareness Month, this inaugural Harpo’s concert is a benefit to raise funds for The Victoria Society For Children With Autism (www.victoriaautismsociety.com) and the local families that depend on it for support, information and respite funds. On the morning of the concert, Vancouver Island’s largest annual community autism event – The Autism Walk – takes place at UVic. For more information and to pledge funds please go to www.victoriaautismwalk.com.
Tickets for this fundraising concert are $20.00 and will be available at Ditch, Lyle’s Place later this week.