The Mirror’s annual Jazz and Blues Charity Weekend continues

Jona Kristinsson and her Nanaimo-based band performed a tribute to legendary vocalist Etta James at the Mirror’s annual Jazz and Blues Charity Weekend on July 25, 2019. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River Mirror
Jona Kristinsson and her Nanaimo-based band performed a tribute to legendary vocalist Etta James at the Mirror’s annual Jazz and Blues Charity Weekend on July 25, 2019. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River Mirror
Matti Jeffreys, a participant in Campbell River Special Olympics, was collecting donations for the group during a concert at Spirit Square on Thursday. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River Mirror

UPDATE – The Friday night show was rained out, but the concert series continues with a benefit for the Campbell River and North Island Transition Society on Saturday at 7 p.m. Don’t miss it!

The Mirror’s annual Jazz and Blues Charity weekend is in full swing.

The fundraiser series kicked off on Thursday evening with Jona Kristinsson and her Nanaimo-based band paying tribute to legendary vocalist Etta James.

Proceeds from the show went to Special Olympics Campbell River. The event raised $1,787, according to Special Olympics coach Maureen Hunter.

On Saturday evening from 7-9 p.m., it’s the band Time Well Wasted.

That event is a benefit the Campbell River and North Island Transition Society, which provides services including emergency shelters for women and children at risk of violence and abuse. Concert-goers are asked to donate $5.

Rain led to the cancellation of Friday night’s show with the Mark Crissinger Blues Band.

That show was a benefit for Grassroots Kindhearts, which provides meals for people struggling with poverty. You can donate to the group through their website.

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