97 South Song Sessions Presents “Hope Springs” Livestream for Charity

Event Dates:
  • Fri June 4, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Event Cost: $15.00
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97 South Song Sessions, the group behind Penticton’s summer songwriters festival of the same name (97SouthSongSessions.com), will produce and donate a livestreamed songwriters circle entitled “Hope Springs” to several Canadian charities for their fundraising efforts. Cassie and Friends Society, Gord Bamford Foundation, Mamas For Mamas, and Zero Hungry Kids will air the event streaming from South X Sea Studios in Nashville, on June 4th at 7pm PST/8pm MDT/10pm EST. The one-hour show will be a combination of storytelling and acoustic performances by the songwriters behind the hits.

Featured songwriters include Grammy winner Tim Nichols (Live Like You Were Dying – Tim McGraw), long-time Sheryl Crow collaborator, Jeff Trott (Every Day is a Winding Road), Canadian star, Carolyn Dawn Johnson (Single White Female – Chely Wright) and chart-topper, Wynn Varble (Waitin’ On A Woman – Brad Paisley). Well known media personality Paul McGuire will serve as host.

Says Robert Ott, “97 South Song Sessions Director, 97 South is thankful that we can support kids and these incredible charitable communities during such a challenging time with the help of songwriters and all those who have contributed to making this event a reality.”

Tickets and Donation opportunities are available through the charities and the 97 South website.



97 South Song Sessions is an acoustic music performance and storytelling event where award winning, multi-genre Songwriters and Recording Artists share the stage, entertaining the audience with tales of the creative journey that inspired their hit songs, which they perform throughout the evening. The result is an intimate show that is variously touching and humorous, and certainly unforgettable. Production company, 97 South Holdings Inc, was founded by Robin Ott (President) and music industry entrepreneur Robert Ott (Director). 97 South, named after the major highway, that connects the stunning Okanagan Valley wine region in British Columbia, launched the songwriters festival in Summer 2019. The 2021 festival takes place July 23 & 24, 2021 in Penticton, British Columbia featuring Canadian and US songwriters from the Country, Pop and Rock genres. 97 South Song Sessions is a destination, cultural tourism experience for travelers seeking a bespoke music event. Visit 97 South at www.97southsongsessions.com and follow @97southsongs on Instagram and Facebook.


Cassie & Friends Society: On a mission to radically transform the lives of kids and families living with juvenile idiopathic arthritis and other rheumatic diseases through research, awareness, connection, and support. www.cassieandfriends.ca

Gord Bamford Foundation: A not for profit organization providing funds for initiatives that include or involve music, education, health care, sports, and multi-use facilities that benefit youth across Canada.  www.gordbamfordfoundation.com

Mamas For Mamas: A national charitable organization that supports mothers and caregivers in crisis by providing ongoing support to individuals and families. www.mamasformamas.org

Zero Hungry Kids: A Calgary based initiative with the goal of ensuring that children Grades K-6 have access to proper nutrition throughout the school day. www.brakemenfoundation.com



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