Local music for an ­awesome cause

›› Kathryn Juricic

Vinyl Envy and Fernwood NRG are ­partnering, once again, to present Good Food Grooves: a fundraiser concert for The Gift of Good Food. It’s a true Fernwood Family production.

Building on a blossoming ­relationship from FernFest, a shared love for the local music scene and awesome causes, we are presenting Grapefruit is ­Impossible (hip hop, jazz, funk), Cartoon Lizard (psychedelic pop) and opening with Laura Glover and Isabella Harned (dreamy folk) on Thursday, December 7th at Vinyl Envy, 1717 Quadra Street. Proceeds will be split between the musicians and The Gift of Good Food.

Phillips Beer and ­Merridale Cider will be available with all ­proceeds going to the cause—it wouldn’t be a Fernwood NRG fundraiser without them!

We’re especially excited for this ­evening, not only are the bands are ­incredibly ­talented but each band has a unique ­connection to Fernwood: Alexa Verstraten, MC in Grapefruit is Impossible, works in Fernwood NRG’s Out of School Care ­Program and leads Youth Programming at the Fernwood Community Centre, Cartoon Lizard member Shilo Preshyon facilitates groups from Garth Homer who volunteer at the Fernwood Community Centre (Cartoon Lizard also played an ­awesome set at FernFest this past summer) and Isabella Harned used to work in the Fernwood Community Centre Kitchen (you are missed!).

All to say, we love our community that continues to grow here and are grateful and humbled to work with such talented and generous people in Fernwood. This is going to be a night filled with groovy tunes, dance moves and lots of fun. We hope to see you at the show.

Make sure to come early and check out the new skate shop next door, Artavi ­Skateboards at 1719 Quarda Street.

Tickets are $15 and available at ­GoodFoodGrooves.eventbrite.ca—get them early. Some tickets will be available at the door but the venue has a limited capacity. This is a 19+ event.