JJ Wilde to perform benefit concert at BNA in fall to help fund Third Space Charity – Kelowna News

The local group behind Denim on the Diamond and AltiTunes is bringing Canadian singer JJ Wilde back to Kelowna next fall for a benefit concert that will help fund a Kelowna charity.

Thick as Thieves Entertainment is hosting the concert at BNA Brewing on the evening of October 25, with all proceeds from tickets and sponsorships going to Third Space Charity.

Third Space provides mental health services to young adults in the Central Okanagan between the ages of 18 and 29. These services are available on a pay-what-you-can basis, and for those who can’t pay anything, counseling is free.

“We’re at a point in our growth where we can use our reach and skills for something that will create a direct impact in the community we live in,” said Mitch Carefoot, co-founder of Thick as Thieves Entertainment.

“When Third Space Charity approached us to help them with their benefit concert, we were all in.”

Thick as Thieves last brought JJ Wilde to Kelowna for their Denim on the Diamond show in 2021. The Juno Award-winning rocker released his five-song EP Best Of Me (Part 1) early this year.

“We thought JJ would be a great fit for this event as we’ve worked with her before and she writes openly about her own mental health journey,” said Carefoot. “She’s also offered to do a more intimate private acoustic preshow for VIP ticket buyers, which we’re all excited about.”

Third Space executive director Megan Woodruff says music can be a tool for those struggling with mental health.

“Our annual fundraiser is based on live music because music is a powerful tool for mental health. Bringing people together can help with feelings of loneliness and foster connection. We want people to come out to the show and make some fun memories with their favorite people,” Woodruff said.

“We wanted to create an annual fundraiser that was accessible, inclusive and fun. A meaningful experience that locals look forward to every year. Thick as Thieves are professionals at this and we are grateful that they are donating their time to help us put on this show.”

Tickets go on sale on Friday 7th June and can be found here.

Any person or business interested in helping to organize the show can contact the organizers here.