Members of the band Big Back Yard and Co. are (from left to right) Glenn Roy

‘Toy Jam’ benefit show Saturday at Crescent Beach Legion

Annual event features a couple charity-only local bands

SURREY — An annual “Toy Jam” benefit concert this weekend will feature two bands that are dedicated to charity-only performances.

Both Big Back Yard and Co. and The Ring Tones are headliners at the event, set for Saturday night (Nov. 21) at Crescent Beach Legion in South Surrey.

“We met at the March of Dimes Battle of the Bands some eight years ago, and have been partnering for the last five years in charitable events,” said Doug Holt, who plays guitar for Big Back Yard and Co.

The band has hosted Jason Buie’s “Toy Jam” gig over the past few years.

Buie, a blues-rock guitarist, once lived in White Rock and now calls Vancouver Island home.

Those who attend Saturday’s event are encouraged to bring new toys and non-perishable food items to fill hampers for kids in need this Christmas. Cover charge is $10 and doors open at 7:30 p.m.

“All the participants are volunteering their time so that 100 per cent of the funds and sundry raised is passed on to the sponsored charity,” explained Holt.

The event will also include performances by Nikita & the Party Crashers, a party-rock covers band, and Close Both Doors, which features Grade 12 students at Southridge School.

Holt is a Surrey Now newspaper employee, as are Beau Simpson and Tom Zillich, both members of Nikita & the Party Crashers.

For the gig, Gordy Brown, who drums and arranges harmony vocals for Big Back Yard and Co., is supplying all the sound and lighting gear at no charge, Holt noted.

“It is also significant to note that the Crescent Beach Legion does not charge us a stage fee, and we share the 50/50 for the night with them,” Holt added.

The Legion hall is located at 2643 128th St., Surrey.

Now staff

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Surrey monitoring traffic as vehicles again clog city streets

Compared with city’s 2019 weekly average, deepest volume reduction was in late March with up to 46 per cent less vehicles

Art’s Scarecrow Festival returns in September

Sixth annual event will be different than previous events because of the pandemic

Surrey’s top cop is keynote speaker at Surrey Board of Trade AGM

Asssistant Commissioner Brian Edwards will be on deck at Tuesday’s ‘virtual’ meeting

Refund emails from City of White Rock a ‘phishing’ scam

IT staff work to nullify security breach in ‘classic phishing campaign’

SPCA partners with Crime Stoppers

Many call in to the SPCA, but want to remain anonymous: Eccles

B.C. records new COVID-19 death, 85 more cases; Horgan calls on celebrity help

This brings the total number of active confirmed cases to 531 across the province

Teachers to get 2 extra days to prepare for students’ return, now set for Sept. 10

Students will first start with orientation and learn rules of COVID-19 classroom policies

High-volume littering at Cape Scott draws ire from hiking groups

Popular Vancouver Island hiking spot not closing, but frustration about crowding grows

SFU to drop ‘Clan’ varsity team name

The ‘Clan’ name is shortened from ‘Clansmen,’ and was introduced roughly 55 years ago

New Tory leader must build a strong team in Commons and for the campaign: Scheer

Scheer marked his final day in the House of Commons today as leader of the Opposition

B.C. to hire 500 more COVID-19 contact tracers ahead of fall

Contract tracers add an ‘extra layer’ in the fight against the novel coronavirus

Feds commit $305M in additional funds for Indigenous communities during COVID-19

Money can be used to battle food insecurity and support children and mental health

We were a bit tone deaf: Hobo Cannabis renamed Dutch Love after backlash

Hobo Cannabis has various locations in Vancouver, Kelowna and Ottawa

Man accused of killing Red Deer doctor says he does not remember attack

Appearing before a judge, Deng Mabiour, 54, rambled about being sick and needing a doctor

Most Read