Kemptville & District Home Support’s 3rd Annual Big Band Dance Fundraiser will be taking place on Saturday April 27th from 6 pm – 11 pm. This is an evening not to be missed. The Jivewires quickly became a crowd favourite at the inaugural event in 2017, and then again in 2018. Steve Berndt, leader of ‘The Jivewires’, is looking forward to bringing his band back to Kemptville for this event.

With over two decades of performing and recording behind them, The Jivewires put on a high-energy show of original songs along with some classic “jump blues” from the post war period from which the band takes its inspiration. Mixing jump blues with swing, jazz and a wide variety of other musical styles.

The Jivewires is a seven-piece band that couples four horns with bass, drums and guitar. The Ottawa based group have toured throughout the UK and extensively in the US northeast. The band has appeared in many concerts and festivals, including the 2017 Ottawa Bluesfest. To get a taste of ‘The Jivewires’ performing, you can view them on YouTube. We are certainly in for a treat on April 27th!

The evening will start at 6 pm with a delicious cold buffet by ‘Dial A Chef’ Erick LePors. Erick has been with this fundraising event since the beginning, with enthusiastic reviews for the selection and flavour. The buffet is a delight to the eyes and the appetite. Everything is prepared by Erick using the freshest ingredients. From the charcuterie board, the salads and breads, to the delicately sliced meats, and then finishing off with dessert, your taste buds will be well satisfied.

At 7pm ‘The Jivewires’ will take the stage with fabulous music, whether you are on the dance floor or relaxing at your table, the evening will be absolutely delightful.
Grenville Mutual Insurance and O’Farrell Financial Services are the main sponsors of the event. With other businesses that that have come forward to sponsor the event, as well as donating items for the live and silent auction. There are so many interesting items that have been donated, that there is definitely going to be lively bidding!

The Workshop Dance Studio has offered 50% off of the cost of ‘Partner Dancing’ for those who have purchased Big Band Dance tickets. These classes take place on Friday evenings leading up to the April 27th event. This a wonderful opportunity to get ready for the dance floor; many thanks to Nancy Morgan!

Tickets for the Big Band Dance are $50 each and are available at Kemptville & District Home Support and at The Workshop Dance Studio, 215 Sanders Street, Kemptville. For more information please contact Kemptville & District Home Support at 613-258-3203.


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