Barney Bentall & The Grand Cariboo Opry Christmas

Comments 33 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Legendary Canadian musician Barney Bentall has just released his ninth studio album Flesh & Bone which was recorded in Vancouver. Currently touring through Alberta, Bentall will be playing a very special concert at the Vogue Theatre on December 8, 2012.

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Richardson GMP and Potluck Café Society, in association with Paul Mercs Concerts, are proud to present Barney Bentall and The Grand Cariboo Opry at The Vogue Theatre on Saturday, December 8. A treasured tradition among Vancouver’s local community, this fundraiser and one-of-a-kind variety show brings over 800 concertgoers together to support Potluck Café Society.

The Potluck Café Society is a social enterprise that works to transform lives in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside by providing people in the community with stable employment and free, nutritious meals through its café and catering business. Over the past six years, the proceeds of Barney Bentall & The Grand Cariboo Opry have helped to create jobs and serve over 40,000 nutritious meals to people living in the Downtown Eastside.

At the Christmas show Barney Bentall will host an evening of entertainment with special guests like Ridley Bent, Dustin Bentall, Wendy Bird, Kendel Carson, Matt Masters, and more. Tickets are currently available for $39.95 to $49.95 through the Vogue Theatre box office.

I have 5 copies of Barney Bentall’s CD Flesh & Bone to give away along with a pair of tickets to this event. Here’s how you can enter to win one of these prizes:

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I will draw 5 winners: 4 will receive a CD and the fifth will receive a CD and tickets to the show. Winners will be drawn at random from all entries next Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 12:00pm.

Update The winners are Mary (CD + tickets), Ramona (CD), Bonnie (CD), Shara (CD), Bluesman (CD).

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  1. Sue HindleThursday, November 15th, 2012 — 3:54pm PST

    I have enjoyed Barney Bentall’s music since he was Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts. It sound s like a great concert for a great cause

  2. VickiThursday, November 15th, 2012 — 5:09pm PST

    Oh my gosh…he really is a talented and caring artist…I enjoyed all his albums, but my favorite so far is Gift Horse. I am looking forward to hearing his new album…inspirational work

  3. Geoff MooreThursday, November 15th, 2012 — 10:19pm PST

    …get yourself a seat and stay awhile….cause we are going out to see the Opry

  4. CarmelleFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 12:02am PST

    Oh wow, sounds amazing and for such an awesome cause!

  5. Geoff MooreFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 8:38am PST

    A perfect blend; a great band with a fantastic motive.

  6. VSFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 9:32am PST

    this sound like a lot of fun and supports a great cause.

  7. DarcyFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 10:02am PST

    I have been going to this show for years and it is always amazing!

  8. steven threndyleFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 12:43pm PST

    Wendy Bird is really awesome as well; she plays ’round the North Shore a fair bit. Would love to win the CD!!

  9. Sylvia RashbrookFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 1:03pm PST

    Wow! I would love to attend this wonderful Opry!

  10. ShelleyFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 3:16pm PST

    I have enjoyed Barney Bentall’s music since he formed his first band in 1978 called Brandon Wolf. I still have Brandon Wolf records. I have followed his music throughout the years, and still love him today. I use to send him fan letters as a kid and he would write back. He’s a great guy.

  11. Mel CliftonFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 6:37pm PST

    I would love to go to this , good luck everyone!

  12. RamonaSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 9:40am PST

    Sounds like a good way to get into the Christmas spirit!

  13. selenaSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 10:29am PST

    pick me i want tickets :)!

  14. lucy kabatoffSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 11:54am PST

    I would love to win this.

  15. HarjSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 1:31pm PST

    Great thing for Christmas!

  16. Bonnie RSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 2:05pm PST

    Fantastic prize — would love to take go!

  17. MarySunday, November 18th, 2012 — 11:48am PST

    I grew up listening to Barney Bentall! I’d love to see him in concert 🙂

  18. RichSunday, November 18th, 2012 — 7:57pm PST

    Been a big fan of Barney since the late 80’s. Would love to go or at least get his new CD!

  19. Peter SulzleMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 11:07am PST

    The recent bentall concert in Kamloops was the best live performance I have seen at the Sagebrush Theater

  20. Cheryl KnottMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 2:53pm PST

    One of the best holiday traditions the annual Grand Cariboo Opry show. Someone mentioned Wendy Bird upthread, one of the best voices ever.

  21. SharaMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 7:35pm PST

    Love Barney Bentall! I even suffered through a Bon Jovi concert on Citadel Hill in Halifax as a teen just to see Barney Bentall!!

  22. StotesTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 9:05am PST

    I would love to see Barney Bentall live!

  23. DebTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 9:53pm PST

    This sounds like so much fun, and a great cause as well

  24. BluesmanWednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 9:02am PST

    Barney Bentall is a true cowboy in the best sense of the word: down to earth, honest, ethical. Has a ranch in the Cariboo. A real hero of and for B.C.

  25. susan falkenholtWednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 9:36am PST

    Would love this as a belated present for my birthday..november 17th..thanks.

  26. CyndiWednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 11:24am PST

    I’ve heard from a few friends that he’s great live

  27. SusanWednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 8:18pm PST

    I’m all for help for the eastside and would love to hear Barney Bentall. Happy Holidays.

  28. GaryWednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 9:31pm PST

    Would love to check this out

  29. GlendaWednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 11:14pm PST

    One of the best in the Canadian music scene for sure! A great cause too! This will be a great early Christmas gift! Please pick me!!!!

  30. AndyThursday, November 22nd, 2012 — 10:00am PST

    Barney’s Grand Cariboo Opry is also playing 2 shows in the Victoria area this weekend, and proceeds go to the Mustard Seed and Sidney Lions food banks. Shows are as follows:

    Friday November 23rd, 7 p.m.
    Saanichton Friendship Community Church
    7820 Central Saanich Road

    Saturday November 24th, 7 p.m.
    First Metropolitan Church, Victoria
    932 Balmoral Road

    Tickets are $30.00 + handling fee, & are available at:
    – Lyle’s Place in Victoria
    – The Dollar Den & Breadstuffs Bakery in Brentwood Bay.
    – Online at:

  31. AidenThursday, November 22nd, 2012 — 10:05am PST

    Looks like fun!

  32. Ray MaddlyThursday, November 22nd, 2012 — 11:41am PST

    Watching Barney Bentall would be awesome.

  33. Betty-AnneThursday, November 22nd, 2012 — 5:26pm PST

    Love all types of music, this band sounds great. Will be a great night. Congrats to the person that wins

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