Keep the Beat organizers making tie-dye shirts, from left: Sophie Edney, Aliza Jones, Amelia Savazzi, and Sabien Edney. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Keep the Beat music fest takes over Lakeside Park Aug. 24

An anonymous donor has pledged to match donations up to $20,000

Keep the Beat will present 12 hours of uninterrupted music from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24 at Lakeside Park.

The free youth-run music festival, which has happened almost every year since 2006, collects donations at the festival for War Child Canada.

Performers this year include Lila Gray, the Charlie Jacobsen Band, Rumour Mill, Eva Tree, Baker St. Blues, Ella and Talel, Frase, Hello Moth, Soren Hvenegaard, and Kozmo Sammartino.

War Child Canada provides direct help to children around the world who are victims of war.

Traditionally one of Nelson’s most effective fundraisers, Keep the Beat has been known to raise more than $10,000 from donations during its one-day festival.

This year the group has an anonymous donor who is willing to match total donations up to $20,000.


• Keep the Beat sets a record

• Nelson youth keep the beat

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