Benefit drive-in concert to help Weyburn girl battling cancer

A night of local, physically distanced entertainment with an all-Weyburn lineup of talent will be held on Friday, Aug. 21, with all proceeds going to Ensley Akins of Weyburn.

Ensley, daughter of Shenan and Luanne Akins and sister Abby, is a 21-year-old university student battling cancer for the second time. Her faith, fight and positivity are big.

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Gates will open on the fairgrounds at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $40 per vehicle, and are available at the Weyburn Credit Union, or by contacting Debra at 306-861-1951 or Rhonda at 306-861-1436.

The concert will include bands The 7th Avenue (shown above playing at a concert), Dead Levee, Switch and singer Onello Bahingawan.

The 7th Avenue is a Weyburn cover band playing in a wide variety of genres from rock to country.

The band consists of Brayden King on lead vocals and rhythm guitar; Cywin Tapia on lead guitar, vocals, and piano; Kelly Kwochka on bass guitar and vocals, and Cameron MacMurchy on drums and vocals. Their high energy show is sure to have something for everyone to enjoy.

The Regina southern-rock-inspired Dead Levee, is a five-piece band consisting of Dane Von Hagen of Weyburn on lead vocals; Ray Klapatiuk on lead guitar, Tayler Morgan on bass and vocals; Rylan Dusyk on rhythm and slide guitar; and Preston Laschuk on drums.

The five prairie boys, based out of Regina, have been touring coast to coast since 2018 playing alongside bands such as The Lazys, The Wild!, and Chilliwack. The high-energy rock band is known for their wild stage antics, rock and roll roots, and signature outfits.

Dead Levee has a three-song EP “Live at Studio One” coming out August 17. Pre-order link available here: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/deadlevee/live-at-studio-1

For information about the band or to make merchandise purchases, message them on social media, including Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deadlevee/, or Instagram: @deadlevee or email to Officialdeadlevee@gmail.com

Switch is a musical group of friends that have a great passion for playing music. They play a range of music from 60's to present rock and country, even a few that have been switched up.

Band members include Craig Davies on lead vocals and rhythm guitar; Pierre Parise on vocals and lead guitar; Nick Bain on rhythm guitar; Corey Brandvold on bass and Jason Hill on vocals and drums.

Onello Bahingawan is an 18-year-old aspiring performer from Weyburn. Since the age of six, Onello has been on the stage performing in various community events like Telemiracle and community/school plays/talent shows.

A graduate with the WCS Class of 2020, he recently had the opportunity to tour with SaskExpress, a theatre performing group in 2019 and virtually in 2020. In the future, he plans to study Music Education at Brandon University to teach music for a living.