Musicians are rocking out for a good cause Saturday (July 6).
Performers are raising money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Vancouver Island during We Wrawk for Kids, 2-5 p.m., at Headliners School of Performing Arts, located at 2231 McGarrigle Rd.
Admission is by donation and the event features performances by Camille Miller, Pat Stewart, Murray Atkinson, Lance Lapointe, Mikaila Tombe, Rock-It Chorus and two Headliners Rock School bands. There will also be a barbecue, prizes, a silent auction and activities for children including face painting and a dress-up station.
Miller said she’s been wanting to perform an all-ages concert for a long time and when the opportunity to partner with Manda Chelmak, Headliners School of Performing Arts program director, came up they both worked hard to make it happen.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is an organization Miller has supported in the past. During her recent Pledge Music campaign to create her fifth album, Parallel to The Sea, Miller donated any money pledged beyond her goal to the organization. She said it’s because she believes in the importance of having the organization.
“Kids need an outlet. They need someone to listen to them. They need to know that whatever they are thinking, no matter how crazy it sounds, that it is valid,” said Miller.
She said that some single parents don’t have as much time to spend with their kids and share ideas because of work and it’s important for young teens to feel that they have someone to talk to about what they are going through.
“The community creates an extended family by having an organization like this,” she said.
Miller is currently recording her sixth album. Her fifth album was influenced by motherhood and she shared stories of her pregnancy and caring for new life.
For more information please go to www.headliners.ca or call 250-585-1811.
For information about Miller please go to http://camillemillermusic.blogspot.ca.