Groovefest concert at Square Queen this Saturday
By William Crooks
Groovefest, a novel concert of local bands, is happening at Square Queen in Lennoxville this Saturday. The Record spoke with organizer Bradon Reilly to get the low down.
“[Groovefest] is the first [concert] I’ve organized,” began Reilly, which is something he has always wanted to do. He’s a big advocate for the community, he said, and sees Lennoxville as lacking in musical events put on in Square Queen during the summer. Reilly called the town, found out when Square Queen was available, and worked from there.
Reilly is part of two of the bands that will play at the concert, Queen St. and The Local Yokels. The other bands rounding out the show are Monkey Bizness, CMON FM and Old School Country Band. “We’ve got everything from a little heavy metal to a lot of classic rock,” he explained, along with blues and old school country.
“It’s a non-profit event,” he said, and they are partnered up with local organization Mental Health Estrie. Most of the funds raised will go to Mental Health Estrie, which will have a kiosk there to explain what they do.
Local Billy Lidstone will be “catering and cooking” for the event, providing food which will be available for purchase along with freezies. Raffle prizes at the event will include a gift certificate to Bekkah’s Bakery, a free haircut at Len’s Barbershop, hair products from Studio Unik and more.
“Come on out and support the local community,” Reilly urged, and support local businesses and bands and participate in a fun-filled new festival.