Mathias Rock is headlining Rocktober Saturday.

Smithers rock concert to roll in funds for BVFMS

The Bulkley Valley Folk Music Society is hosting a rock concert this Saturday at the Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge.

The Bulkley Valley Folk Music Society is hosting a rock concert on Oct. 15 at the Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge.

Mathias Rock is coming from Prince George to perform some of their hits, including Hard to Find.

The self described loud and rebellious rock ‘n’ roll band said they are influenced by Deep Purple, Uriah Heep, Black Sabbath and Rainbow to name a few.

Event organizer Ryan Widen said the band was one of the most popular bands at Midsummer this year and they expressed an interest in coming back to the area. The BVFMS decided to make that happen and host a fundraiser for their society.

Widen said it is also a great way for the society to showcase the fact that they support all sorts of musical genres.

“Rock is a genre that the Bulkley Valley doesn’t get enough of, you have other musical genres that come to town and besides a rock night at the Telkwa BBQ, you don’t get much straight up hard rock shows around here,” he said.

Dr.awkwa.rD is also on the bill. They’ve played at the Telkwa BBQ and at the Houston Drags before.

“It is going to be an awesome night, Mathias Rock puts on an amazing show. And we’ll have a light show, fog the whole works. Plus the venue is awesome, the ballroom is large and it will be good and loud,” said Widen.

The proceeds to the show will go towards funding other programs the music society runs, including the youth guitar camp.

“Kids learn about playing guitar and get confident,” said Widen, adding that it is one of his favourite programs with BVFMS.

Tickets are $25 and can be bought at Mountain Eagle Books, Misty River Books in Terrace, or online at bvfms.org.

There is a also a rock and room package available at the hotel. More details can be found on the BVFMS website smithersmusicfest.com/bvfms.