Carly Rae Jepsen played a concert at the Clarke Theatre Monday night before a near-capacity crowd in Mission. The two-time Grammy nominee was brought to Mission through Target

Jepsen fans pack Clarke Theatre

The Mission-raised songstress entertained the crowds Monday night



Mission’s own world-famous singer Carly Rae Jepsen was back home Monday night for a high-energy concert at the Clarke Theatre.

Playing a selection of her hits, including “This Kiss,” Jepsen performed for the hometown crowd of appreciative fans that nearly packed the venue.

Speaking to The Record before the concert, Larry Jepsen, Carly Rae’s father, said she’s “always been so grateful for the support from Mission.”

The 27-year-old double Grammy nominee was thrilled to be able to put on a show for her local fans, he continued.

Among Carly Rae’s list of positive influences in her musical career is Heritage Park Secondary School drama teacher Bev Holmes.

“This is totally exciting and totally fun,” said Holmes before the music began, noting that Jepsen has maintained a happy and humble attitude about her runaway success. “That’s still who she is.”

The free concert was brought to Mission by retailer Target, which handed out tickets for last Tuesday at the Leisure Centre.

For more photos from the concert, visit The Record’s Facebook page.

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