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Penticton Artist raises $4000

Local artistic legend, Ari Neufeld, has successfully crowdfunded his latest project: "Live at the Dream Cafe". Through a variety of rewards for various donations he was able to raise over $4000 before releasing his album. With the slow death of the recording industry could this be a way that artists are able to keep producing the art they love supported by their most die hard fans? As part of our debut webisode, Live from Music City, we sat down with him to find our more about the project. He was even kind enough to perform a song from his album live in studio. Enjoy discovering more about one of the Okanagan's most artistic and entrancing performers. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Live from Music City: Ari Neufeld
 
 
Watch the video that kickstarted the fundraising campaign:
 
 
If you're interested in digging deeper into the rabbit hole here is a Youtube version of his classic: Carousel.
 
 
 


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About the Author

Ryan Donn is a singer/songwriter, event producer, digital creative, and Councillor at the City of Kelowna

I love creating songs, which have been used by the Terry Fox Run, Kelowna’s Centennial Celebration, or heard on various local radio stations. 

In the past few years, I've focused on creating community events including Music in the Park, New York New Years, Castanet’s Free Family Skate, Talented Kids, Talented Kelowna, and others.

Originally from Scotland, I’ve lived in Kelowna for over 20 years. My wife, Kimberly, and our two daughters, Lyla and Bella, share our home with Tom (adult with diverse abilities).

In 2014, I was elected to Kelowna City Council. 

Opinions are my own, and don't represent the City of Kelowna, Festivals Kelowna or Creative Okanagan. 

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