Canadian music featured in this year’s Completely Plugged show

The third edition of the Completely Plugged show will kick off Saturday night at the Lester Centre of the Arts in Prince Rupert.

The band Ring System will be playing “See the light” by Jeff Healey and a Neil Young song at the Completely Plugged: Made In Canada show on Saturday.

The Tragically Hip didn’t include the North Coast in their summer tour but residents can still hear the band’s classic sound at the Lester Centre for the Arts during Seafest.

The third Completely Plugged show kicks off Saturday night with a Made In Canada theme. Eight local bands will perform songs by artists such as Neil Young, Barenaked Ladies, Sam Roberts, Blue Rodeo and The Tragically Hip.

“We have amazing talent in our community and we don’t always get to see what we have to offer,” said Crystal Lorette, the general manager of the Lester Centre.

There will be performances by Triple Bypass, Mermaid Café, Ring System, Nobody Told Rachel, Silver Shadow, Dixie Dead Shake, Nick, Jared, Cam and Jeff, Aja and Josh.

Josh Marsh, a Kitimat resident, is returning for the show as an encore to his outstanding performance at the “Rock of Ages” musical in April.

In between sets, actors from the Harbour Theatre will perform skits for the audience while the next band prepares for their set.

“We really wanted to open it up to the entire community. Families can come out to enjoy this,” Lorette said.

All the artists are donating their time, and money raised from the tickets will go toward a new PA system, which costs upwards of $80,000.

The previous venues at the Lester Centre raised enough money for the “Lighting the Way” campaign, to purchase more than 200 LED theatre lights.

This year, Ellen D’eon has stitched a quilt to raffle off at the show. The quilt is appropriately themed “Music the common thread.”

The show begins at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, with a two hour run time.

Tickets are on sale for $15 at Cook’s Jewellers and at the Lester Centre.

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