Saskatchewan country music star and all round cowboy Justin LaBrash and True North are bringing their high energy Jingle Bell Rock and #driveinsask Tour to Estevan for a pre-Christmas show. The concert, sponsored by Shop Estevan, will happen on Dec. 19 at 6:45 p.m. at Affinity Place.
This young Saskatchewan country music artist has done so much this year to entertain many people, lift their spirits and fundraise for communities across Saskatchewan during these crazy times, from the early days of COVID when he did live online performances from home to the outdoor drive-in shows with True North.
At each show in this concert series, LaBrash and his band shone the spotlight on a local organization and proceeds in part will be going to help that organization in this challenging time. By the end of this year’s tour, more than a dozen charities will have benefitted.
LaBrash’s big heart and endless enthusiasm really show through when he steps onto the outdoor stage with his bandmates, True North, and puts on a high-energy show in support of the local community and spotlight organization.
Even 80 kilometre per hour winds, tornado warnings, torrential rain and 35 C temperatures didn’t stop the shows on North America’s first drive-in concert tour.
More than 3,000 people have already enjoyed this tour of 15 shows from the comfort of their vehicles, tuning in on their radios.
LaBrash brings the community together while still staying apart.
With diverse crowds ranging in ages from newborns to LaBrash’s 100-year-old great grandfather, LaBrash and the band will be playing songs from old to new country and rock hits and many treasured holiday classics, including his hit Drunk on Christmas Cookies, which has charted in the Canadian Top 100 the last two years.
“Music heals,” LaBrash said. “The people of Saskatchewan are ready to begin to heal. This is one way we are able to give back and support the people and communities in Saskatchewan who support me. And this tour has sparked a challenge among the show communities to outdo the previous show with bringing their old trucks, boats on trailers, fancy cars and tractors.
“We never know what we are going to see when we step onto the stage. We can’t wait to see what creativity the Christmas shows will bring out in each community.”
LaBrash has family in the southeast and has spent lots of time in this region. He performed at Saskatchewan’s first drive-in concert in Lampman in the spring.
Earlier this week, he was announced as one of five finalists for the Country Artist of the Year Award for Saskatchewan Music.