Get Ready to Rock!

This October, BANC – an elite cast of musicians connected to some of your favourite bands – will perform live in Calgary in support of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, benefiting kids across Alberta. Break out the leathers for a high-octane musical throwback to simpler, wilder times – all taking place at the Bella Concert Hall.

There are two components to the event. An intimate VIP reception for just 200 guests will be held before the concert and will feature fine food and wines, as well as a live auction where guests can bid on some incredible prize packages. The main concert follows and will house an additional 300 general admission guests.

Experience VIP treatment — it’s way more BANC for your buck!

Party like a rockstar with VIP tickets that includes premiere seating, a $500 charitable tax receipt, parking, and an intimate reception before the concert with refreshments, entertainment and a live auction, as well as the chance to meet some of the performers.


General Admission

Tickets start at $66.


About BANC

BANC (Benevolent Artists National Charity) is a group of like-minded musicians brought together by the idea of giving back. Co-founded by philanthropist JC Carter and Quiet Riot’s Rudy Sarzo, BANC’s performances have become a revolving door for some of North America’s ace instrumentalists and vocalists, sharing the stage with the likes of Derek Sharp of The Guess Who, Ellis Hall, Sass Jordan, as well as special guests such as Emmylou Harris, Tom Cochrane, Brett Kissel, and Randy Bachman. Starting in Los Angeles at the notorious Whisky a Go-Go in 2017, then in Canada’s National Music Centre, BANC has gone on to play a variety of iconic venues, drawing from several touring bands for its core of magnificent and charity-centered players. It has raised upwards of $4 million since 2015.

For more information about BANC, visit

Performer List

  • Ellis Hall (Vocals/Keys): Ellis is a jack of all instruments. Mentored by Ray Charles, has shared the stage with giants such as James Taylor, Natalie Cole and Patti LaBelle.
  • Chris Donohue (Bass): A Nashville-based producer, and platinum-selling songwriter that has recorded and performed with artists such as Tom Jones, Dave Mathews and EmmyLou Harris.
  • Bryan Owings (Drums): Currently touring with Emmylou Harris, Bryan recorded and shared the stage with countless music legends including Patty Griffin, Tony Joe White and Robert Plant.
  • Will Kimbrough (Guitar): He has spent a lifetime writing songs and performing them. Also a producer, working with names such as Buffet and Emmylou Harris’ Red Dirt Boys.
  • Johnny A (Guitar/Vocals): A solo career earned Johnny a Grammy Award nomination and a spot in the revered Boston Music Hall Fame. Also playing lead guitar with the Yardbirds.
  • Mark Clarke (Vocals/Bass): Is an English musician, bass player and singer, best known for his work with Colosseum and Mountain, as well as playing with Rainbow and Uriah Heep.
  • Jim Carter (Co-Founder/Vocalist): The man behind the band, Jim is a vocalist and philanthropist. His dream of melding music and charity came together when creating BANC.
  • Erin Carter (Vocals): Actress and filmmaker by trade, Erin got her start as a singer in musical theatre, and had her first foray into rock with BANC. Staring currently in a musical in Montréal.
  • Laura Donohue (Vocals): is a Nashville-based professional vocalist and vocal coach to such artists as Amy Grant, Ronnie Milsap, and Lynda Carter. Touring vocalist with BANC.
  • Leighala Hall (Vocals): Leighala is a noted talent manager, and performer. She has shared the stage with many well known recording artist, which includes the legendary Ellis Hall.
  • Rhonda Funk (Vocals): Accomplished solo vocalist, named ISSA 2022 USA Entertainer of the Year, Rhonda was also nominated 2022 USA Female Songwriter of the Year.

You can be a BANC sponsor!

Sponsorships for this rock’n event start at just $2,500 and offer a unique opportunity to profile your company’s commitment to child health. View the BANC sponsorship package.

If you have questions please contact Catherine Feenstra.

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