More than 70 masked people came out Thursday, Feb. 24 to enjoy a six-person ensemble of California and Montreal-based guitarists in Quesnel.
It was the second show of the year hosted at Cariboo Bethel Church by Quesnel Live Arts.
A total of 72 tickets were purchased, a considerable increase over the previous concert last month when just 24 tickets were sold.
“People were still hesitant about coming back out,” said Quesnel Live Arts chair Colleen Brines.
“But they’re beginning to feel a bit better, and then last night, after asking questions, they’re going to be happier to have more people around them now and are feeling more comfortable about being out in public and visiting with their friends.”
The Cariboo Bethel Church, where the concert was held, has a capacity of 300 people. Brines said while Quesnel Live Arts never sell that many tickets to begin with, she would be delighted if they do half that in the future.
“I think the fact we that still have the masks and the vaccine card in place made a big difference,” she added.
“I think had that not been there we would not have had as many people, so people are still relying on that to protect them.”
For upcoming Quesnel Live Arts performances check out their Facebook page or visit their website at https://qla.ca/
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