Concert spreads message of unity

Standing room only for bluegrass gospel concert in 100 Mile House

Tim & the Glory Boys filled the 100 Mile Community Hall on March 8 during a stop on their Hootenanny Tour. The bluegrass gospel band entertained audiences with their “Worship Hoedown.”

Tim & the Glory Boys filled the 100 Mile Community Hall on March 8 during a stop on their Hootenanny Tour. The bluegrass gospel band entertained audiences with their “Worship Hoedown.”

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It was standing room only in the 100 Mile Community Hall when Tim & the Glory Boys came to town on March 8.

The bluegrass inspired gospel band is working their way across Canada on their Hootenanny tour providing “beards, banjos, and blessings for the whole family.”

Tim & the Glory Boys have performed in 100 Mile before, packing a church for their performance. When a group of local pastors heard they were passing through again, they got together to bring the band back to a bigger space for a free concert.

“It crossed denominational lines with the churches, so there was everyone from Baptist to Catholic to Pentecostal and everyone in between having a good time,” said Pastor Rick Barker of the Cariboo Christian Life Fellowship Church (CCLF) in the 108. “It was really great.”

About 500 people packed the community hall the night of the performance.

“There was very much the idea of finding harmony together, finding unity around the message of Jesus,” says Barker.

He says it’s important to have cross denominational events in the community.

“With the things that we can agree on, let’s do stuff together. That’s what this is about,” he says.

The CCLF was one of about half a dozen churches that helped bring the band to 100 Mile House.

“It was a lot of fun, they are a very fun loving bunch. They’re kind of like Duck Dynasty meets a country gospel bluegrass band so they have a lot of fun with the songs,” says Barker.

The band will be continuing their “Worship Hoedown” through British Columbia, into the Prairies and then onto Ontario through the end of April and into May.

“We were really pleased with the turnout, with the fun, with the sense of love for one another. It was just a really great time for 100 Mile, for the community of faith,” says Barker.