Vernon band AMISTAD at Polson Park TODAY – click to see them play!

By Staff Writer – Vernon Morning Star


Vernon band Amistad hosts a concert in the Polson Park bandshell on May 26 at 2 p.m. to raise money for the Jessica Eaman Scholarship Fund.

A group of young musicians are playing for a special cause in a concert planned for Polson Park on May 26.


Local band Amistad, who won best stage performance at this year’s Our Kids Have Talent musical competition, is hosting the concert to raise money for the Jessica Eaman Scholarship Fund.

Eaman, who worked in the Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre Lodge and was also a club coach, died in a car accident  March 15.

The money raised from the concert will go towards the scholarship in her name so that a youth without the means to try cross-country skiing can have the opportunity, said Amistad’s lead singer/guitarist Aidan Andrews, who is helping organize the event.

“Me and several members of Amistad ski frequently during the winter, and so we knew Jessica,” said Andrews. “The fund provides an opportunity for children to take ski lessons if they do not have the money.”


Amistad, which also features Nolan Bassett (bass, vocals), Carson Bassett (drums), Brent Matterson (lead guitar), and Craig Matterson (guitar, keyboard, vocals), will be joined by fellow bands The Fro Bros. and Better Than Average.


Sponsored by Wentworth Music and the Rarearth Music Fest/Our Kids Have Talent, Amistad will be selling their demo CD consisting of six original songs.

The event starts at 2 p.m. in the Polson Park bandshell. Admission is free, however, donations for the scholarship fund and food items for the food bank will be accepted.

One Response to “Vernon band AMISTAD at Polson Park TODAY – click to see them play!”
  1. Roseanne says:

    Thanks for featuring this talented, interesting young group and their concert at Polson today. Good video and interview, Michelle! Love the name – Amistad. I’ll be there!

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