“The pandemic has taught us all many lessons, one of which is that we are all in this together,” said Leanne Ducommun, executive director of the BUH Foundation. “We are grateful to Meota Music Productions for their continued support and passion for bringing hope through the gift of music. Not only do these concerts bring people together to celebrate, but they truly support the work we are doing to meet the priority needs of our healthcare professionals by investing in major equipment for Battlefords Union Hospital.
Charles and Anne Baillargeon of Meota Music Productions are planning the musical entertainment for the event.
Charles has mentioned in the past that they would have a gig in Meota and later in the first year in Battleford. But they decided it would be easier for the logistics to have only two back-to-back shows this time around.
The concert will feature a selection of songs that inspire hope for the future, featuring music from the 60s through to the 90s, by popular artists such as Bette Midler, Neil Diamond, Celine Dion and Willie Nelson to name a few.
“Most people will know all the songs,” Baillargeon said.
The concert singers will be accompanied by a variety of musicians who bring costumes and sets to highlight the eras.
“We can’t wait to be there,” Baillargeon said. “It’s going to be entertaining and it’s going to be fun. There will be singing, dancing, fiddle music and a variety of other [offerings] as well.”
He mentioned that some of the concert attendees will be traveling from as far away as Calgary to perform.
Baillargeon added that all the artists do the show entirely on a voluntary basis.
Organizers say both concert dates are expected to sell out early, so people are encouraged to buy tickets in advance.
Tickets for the shows are available by contacting the BUH Foundation office at 306-446-6652, or through Charles of Meota Music Productions at 306-713-1901.
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