Musical fundraiser planned for Centrefest

A bridge bash to benefit Centrefest is now happening on June 25.

A bridge bash to benefit Centrefest is now happening on June 25.

Enjoy twinkling lights, munchies and upbeat tunes by local band, The KlamDaggers at the 8 p.m. to midnight affair on Red Deer’s pedestrian bridge. Tickets are $35 from the Black Knight Ticket Centre.

The goal is to raise $15,000 for the outdoor street performer’s festival.

Centrefest will be held downtown July 30 and 31 (the kick-off barbecue will be July 29), regardless of how well the bridge benefit goes, said festival director Janice Shimek.

But she’s hoping for a great turnout.

A cash bar and food trucks will be available. The KlamDaggers will play both covers and original tunes. And Shimek said the memorable event will provide plenty of opportunities to dance and socialize.

“We have wonderful lights. The whole trestle will be lit up …”

Although fundraising for Centrefest went better this year than last, the festival was unable to find a signature donor, so there’s a shortfall in the projected budget. If the needed amount is not raised, Shimek said some aspects of the festival will have to be scaled back somewhat.

The plan is to bring in about 10 international buskers — acrobats, jugglers, magicians and comedians — to perform in the city over two days.

The bridge benefit, originally planned for May 28, was rescheduled because of inclement weather.

Shimek is hoping for a warm evening this time, and a well attended party. “We are sure to have a fantastic time, dancing the night away.”

Any available tickets will also be sold at the site.

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