Virtual Facebook concert part of Community Wellness Program
Music fans will have good reason to smile on Friday night at 8 p.m., when St. Marys native turned Nashville recording artist Darcy John takes over the Pyramid Recreation Centre’s Facebook page for a virtual concert.
The concert is part of the town’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic; the Community Wellness Plan is instrumental in keeping residents connected to virtual recreation programs, to services such as meal and grocery delivery, and to each other during this time of social distancing.
Senior Services Program Coordinator Hillary Bennett is a big fan of country music and St. Marys’ own Darcy John. “I reached out to Darcy to see if he would provide a virtual concert to keep people in St. Marys virtually connected through music, and he jumped on the opportunity,” Bennett explains.
Darcy’s no stranger to reconnecting with his hometown; he’s headlined the Heritage Festival street dance the past two years, and was slated to play at Homecoming+Heritage 2020, which last week was postponed to 2021.
“I like to give back to St. Marys any way I can as the town has been so good to me,” says Darcy, who has been sheltering in place in Nashville for weeks due to the pandemic. “I want to give people something to look forward to as we head into the weekend.”
Darcy will not only give back to St. Marys through music, but also through a request for online donations to the St. Marys Salvation Army Food Bank during Friday night’s concert. Look for details on how to donate in the days leading up to the concert.
“A charitable component to this concert is very important to me,” Darcy explains. “During this time especially, it’s our responsibility as humans to give back any way we can.”
A Facebook account isn’t required to enjoy the concert! Just visit www.facebook.com/pyramid.centre prior to 8 p.m., and refresh as required until the live video begins.