An event to encourage people to get out and vote on Nov. 15 with be held tonight, Thursday, in Penticton.
Rock the Vote will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Barking Parrot Bar and Grill inside the Lakeside Resort and Casino.
Mayoral candidate Andrew Jakubeit says he organized it as a way to get more people voting in the upcoming election.
"Voter turnout traditionally has been below 30 per cent and whatever we can do to remind people to go out and vote should hopefully increase interest and turnout which is a good thing," he says.
Jakubeit had originally thought about doing a fundraiser just for his campaign. But thought something like this to nudge people on Nov. 15 would be better.
Furthermore all funds raised will fund a social media campaign to 'Get out and Vote,' not for any particular candidate. Sirf Marketing is handling that online campaign.
The bands, Silent Alarm and Cosmic Brew are slated to perform. The bands include young musicians with a lot of talent, according to Jakubeit.
There will be a burger and a beer for $10 and admission by donation.