Char’s Landing present a Benefit for the Arts

Alberni Art Rave and Char’s Landing present a Benefit for the Arts – July 31st to August 2nd

  • Tue, Jul 31st, 7pm (doors 6), Workshop: Songwriting: Exploring the Vision, Art, and Craft with John Pippus

  • Wed, Aug 1st, 7pm (doors 6), Workshop: The Art of Performance with John Pippus

  • Thu, Aug 2nd, 7pm til late, Rock n Roll Dance Party #5 aka Benefit for the Arts

We’re thrilled to announce a Benefit for the Arts, sponsored by artsVest BC and a partnership between Art Rave Alberni and Char’s Landing, to be held at Char’s landing July 31st, August 1st and August 2nd. We already have a lot of interest in these workshops and the Rock & Roll Dance Parties are always a Club Char favourite. We hope through artistic education and *FUN* to raise a lot of funds for Art Rave.

Art Rave Alberni and Char’s Landing present a Benefit for the Arts – July 31st, August 1st, August 2nd

A mid summer benefit for two of Alberni Valley’s biggest supporters of the local arts scene is coming soon!

Char’s Landing and Art Rave Alberni are pleased to present a Benefit for the Arts, July 31st through August 2nd. This is thanks to the generous sponsorship through artsVest™ British Columbia which is operated by Business for the Arts, the Government of Canada and the Government of British Columbia, in recognition of the business partnership between Art Rave Alberni and Char’s Landing.

Internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter and performer John Pippus will hold two workshops for songwriters and performers followed by a rock and roll dance party with his high energy trio, all at Char’s Landing.

Char’s 3-Day Benefit for the Arts http://alberni.ca/events/32600 https://www.facebook.com/events/274640533269787/

Tue, Jul 31st, 7pm (doors 6), Workshop: Songwriting: Exploring the Vision, Art, and Craft

Wed, Aug 1st, 7pm (doors 6), Workshop: The Art of Performance

Thu, Aug 2nd, 7pm (doors 6), Rock & Roll Dance Party #5 aka Benefit for the Arts

Art Rave is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and celebrating all manner of art locally and regionally.

Char’s Landing is a premium venue for Entertainment and Arts in Port Alberni. The artsVest BC project is to facilitate one large Art Rave benefit for the arts in Port Alberni. Char holds many concerts per year and will be a key coordinator in the success of the benefit concert.

This relationship will be a super opportunity to raise money for Art Rave that can be used to further their organization’s mission.

FMI: http://www.charslanding.com/ https://alberniartrave.org/ Tel: 778-421-2427

Art Rave Alberni and Char’s Landing present a Benefit for the Arts – July 31st, August 1st, August 2nd

Tue, Jul 31st, 7pm (doors 6), Workshop: Songwriting: Exploring the Vision, Art, and Craft with John Pippus

Wed, Aug 1st, 7pm (doors 6), Workshop: The Art of Performance with John Pippus

Thu, Aug 2nd, 5pm (doors 5), Blended Scotch Whiskey Tasting hosted by Darran Chaisson *for a little something extra

Thu, Aug 2nd, 7pm (doors 6), Rock n Roll Dance Party #5 aka Benefit for the Arts

Tue, Jul 31st, 7pm (doors 6), Workshop: Songwriting: Exploring the Vision, Art, and Craft with John Pippus

If you want to WRITE songs, or write BETTER songs, or write DIFFERENTLY from your ’same old’ approach to songwriting, or if you are just CURIOUS to find out what songwriting is all about – this workshop is for YOU!

Together we will explore how to tease out ideas – both musically and lyrically – and how to play with these ideas, combining a “let it flow” approach with strategies for critical assessment, revision, and just getting the damn thing done! As well, tips for successful co-writing will be explored. For beginners to pro’s. Genres: Folk, blues, pop, country, and rock.

About the Instructor: Vancouver-based John Pippus is a singer/songwriter with years of writing, recording, international and national touring behind him. His songs have received airplay on hundreds of radio stations around the world Noted music critic Alan Cross has compared him to Gordon Lightfoot, Bruce Cockburn, and Jack Johnson. The Vancouver Provinces’ Tom Harrison calls him “..a refined tunesmith with serious pop hooks.” John tours regularly in The Netherlands, Ontario, and BC.

What past participants say:

“10 out of 10”

[What I liked best is] “..he knows music and plays samples”

“Exceeded my expectations”

“The presentation re-inforced some of my ideas that I wasn’t sure of.”

[What I liked best is] “… your suggestions on how to inspire a new song.”

[What I liked best is] “… description of thought process.”

Tickets $20 pre-registration recommended. www.johnpippus.com

charge by phone (778) 421-2427, cash @Rollin Art Centre, online http://bpt.me/3518813, service charges may apply

FMI http://alberni.ca/events/31927 https://www.facebook.com/events/231306410982271/

Char’s Landing 19+ (accompanied kids welcome) 4815 Argyle @5th Port Alberni V9Y 1V9 Tel: 778-421-2427 www.charslanding.com

Wed, Aug 1st, 7pm (doors 6), Workshop: The Art of Performance with John Pippus

(Own the Stage – Amateur Musician’s Open Mic postponed this month)

If you want to up your game when it comes to performing your songs for an audience, this workshop is for YOU. Connecting with your audience, through stories, mixing up a variety of playing styles – no matter the genre or genres, “playing to the room”, and setting the stage to let the magic happen, is all part of delivering a memorable performance.

He will share stories of his performing experiences – both good and bad – and will provide tips and yes, tricks for making your performances memorable. Whether you’re playing a few songs at an open mic, or putting together a full evening for a dance crowd or a listening audience – you are going to learn from someone who has been engaging audiences both in Canada and abroad, for many years.

About the Instructor: John is familiar to Port Alberni audiences, having played at Char’s Landing, La Brushetta, the Blue Marlin, and several house concerts many times over the years He performs solo/acoustic as well as with his rock/blues band.

Earshot Magazine says: “Pippus is a songwriter and story teller. He bends words as easily as he bends notes on his harmonica and he plays his guitar like he stole it.”

John says, “Performing a song I’ve written for an appreciative audience, large or small, is always a deep and moving moment for me. Making that connection is what it’s all about.”

John will also mentor through his playwright / actor experiences on tour with ‘Oh Winnipeg’. “Warm hearted humanity that instantly connects with the audience” Times Colonist “Open hearted and engaging performer” Georgia Straight “Charming and touching tale… Don’t miss this great little play” Monday Magazine. “LOVED it” Sheryl MacKay, “North By Northwest” CBC Radio

Tickets $20 pre-registration recommended. www.johnpippus.com

charge by phone (778) 421-2427, cash @Rollin Art Centre, online http://bpt.me/3518816, service charges may apply

FMI http://alberni.ca/events/31928 https://www.facebook.com/events/231306410982271/

Char’s Landing 19+ (accompanied kids welcome) 4815 Argyle @5th Port Alberni V9Y 1V9 Tel: 778-421-2427 www.charslanding.com

Thu, Aug 2nd, 7 til late (doors 6), Rock & Roll Dance Party #5 aka Benefit for the Arts

A Vancouver-based high energy, rock and roll trio. Their brand of rock is heavily influenced by blues, R&B, pop, and classic soul. Original and Classic Rock, R&B, and Blues. John is a familiar face to many Alberni Valley residents. As the leader of his four-piece rock band, he’s played The Blue Marlin and La Bruschetta at The Italian Hall. He’s looking forward to bringing his band back to Char’s, one of his favorite venues of the many he’s played across Canada and in Europe.

The Band: John Pippus (guitar/lead vocals), Marq DeSouza (bass/vocals) and Sean Keough (drums).

Video: “We Don’t Need No Dance Floor”: https://youtu.be/YqokFq17TKU Website: www.johnpippus.com

Tickets $10 charge by phone (778) 421-2427, cash @Rollin Art Centre, online http://bpt.me/3565884, service charges may apply

FMI http://alberni.ca/events/32542 https://www.facebook.com/events/204529037066194/

Char’s Landing 19+ (accompanied kids welcome) 4815 Argyle @5th Port Alberni V9Y 1V9 Tel: 778-421-2427 www.charslanding.com

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