Butts Giraud is a church-going bluesman. While attending his fair share of open mic jams over the years, he always thought about how nice it would be to hold an event like these for musicians who love Christian music. And that’s more people than you think. After all, many musicians got their start playing every Sunday in Church?
Well, Giraud’s idea to give Christians and Christian music lovers a place to gather and exchange their musical talents in a safe place is finally becoming a reality. This Thursday will be the inaugural open mic session. If it’s successful, Giraud hopes to continue the tradition the last Thursday of each month. Everyone and all ages are welcome, as are spectators to simply enjoy the music. Admission is by donation, with part of the proceeds going to the Parksville food bank.
The event will be held at the Nanoose Evangelical Free Church (2462 Nanoose Rd.) on Thursday Oct. 30 from 7-9:30 p.m. Along with local entertainers, Les Pangborn-LaHue will open the evening. This Christian music singer/songwriter/guitarist from Nanaimo, B.C. is the music director at the Oceanview Community Church in Ladysmith.
If you are a musician who would like to participate, please call Giraud at 250-756-4433.
— NEWS Staff/Submitted by Butts Giraud