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Event Archive - The Grand Cariboo Opry: Barney Bentall, Dustin Bentall, Ridley Bent, Cameron Latimer, Kendal Carson, Matt Masters, Leslie Alexander, John Ellis and more, all playing together!

Fri. November 21st 2008 @  St. James Community Hall (All Ages)
7:30pm - 10:00pm doors at 6:30pm
Tickets at: Ticketweb, , 1.888.222.6608
Presented by: Potluck Café Society
The Opry is a highly entertaining classic variety show experience hosted by Barney Bentall, who works through humourous monologues (think Prairie Home Companion) and fronts a big band consisting of the Legendary Hearts and many other talented musicians, augmented with lap steel, fiddle and piano. Everyone plays and everyone sings....sometimes all at once! The show is chock full of music, humour, warm wit and unique sponsorship promotions reminiscent of another era. The Opry is an annual fundraiser in support of the Potluck Café Society which in addition to its training and employment program, prepares and serves over 26,000 meals annually to residents of the Downtown Eastside.

The Opry evenings also feature a fabulous silent auction, song sponsorships and beverages. If you are interested in donating silent auction items or organizing a song sponsorship, please feel free to contact me at anytime.

Hope you will join us for an evening at the Opry!


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Barney Bentall

A legend in his own right, Vancouver-based Barney Bentall has been creating music since 1978. Throughout his career, he has released three independent albums and seven studio albums. In the late eighties, Barney Bentall formed The Legendary Hearts. Their self-titled debut reached Platinum status in Canada, featured three hit singles, and garnered a... more info

Ridley Bent

I'm Johnny Cash when I'm drinkin', I'm the Clash when I'm thinkin' I'm Mad Max when I'm drivin', I'm Mike Diamond when I'm rhymin' I'm Humphrey Bogart when I'm smokin', I'm Bob Marley when I'm tokin And in bed when I'm dreamin' I'm a guitar slingin' demon. Ridley Bent is an entertainer, a crooner, a gee-tar player and a songwriter with a knack f... more info

Leslie Alexander

Leslie Alexander grew up on a sheep farm & couldn’t wait to get to the city. She hit the road, made a bunch of mistakes & wrote songs about them. She wound up singing on a street corner in Vancouver for spare change. She does not consider this a mistake. Along came producer John Ellis (Be Good Tanyas), who helped Leslie make her first record ... more info
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