If music is the food of life, then one Winnipeg band is about to serve up a banquet. And our local food bank will reap the rewards. It's an astounding feat, really. The Treble is planning to give 24 concerts in 24 hours, all in support of Winnipeg Harvest.
They will play short acoustic sets each and every hour at various venues across Winnipeg to raise funds and awareness of the local food bank's Share Your Thanks campaign.
This is the second such project for The Treble. Last year they were able to raise $3,000 for the Red Cross. This year, they hope to do even better.
"We said last year that if we were ever going to be crazy enough to do it again, we wanted to do something local," says lead singer Mark Brusegard. "The event was all around the city last year and I think we really kind of realized how much we all love Winnipeg as a city. I think when Winnipeg Harvest was mentioned, it felt right."
Chris Albie, communications coordinator for Winnipeg Harvest couldn't be happier. "When we have the community come to us and want to do an event for us, it means everything," she says.
"The Treble obviously loves doing it because they love music and they love the cause, and we do it because we love music and we love the clients that we serve and we want to make sure they don't go hungry, especially at Thanksgiving time."
The Treble is pulling the all-nighter on Friday, Sept. 29 starting at 9 p.m.
Listen to the song "M.I.A." by The Treble.