Music City meets the City of the Arts.
A pair of Nashville recording artists are set to put on a fundraising concert in Port Moody next month for country music lovers across the Tri-Cities.
Eric Van Houten and Heath Warren will headline "Night in Nashville," an expansion on the Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation's (ERHF) annual charity golf classic.
And much like the tournament at Westwood Plateau Golf and Country Club, the performances will be co-hosted by local NHL brothers Ryan and Lucas Johansen.
All proceeds from Inlet Theatre show are set to benefit community mental health programs, as well as hearing aids for kids that need them most.
In a release, ERHF spokesperson Fiona DeVries said these are two of some of the "greatest needs" with the non-profit organization.
In 2022, a record-breaking total of $265,000 was raised from the charity golf classic for ERHF programs, services and much-needed medical equipment.
About the artists
Van Houten and Warren have collaborated on a number of occasions.
Van Houten's music is described as "Keith Urban meets Needtobreathe."
The Buffalo, N.Y.-born, Nashville, Tenn.-raised musician released his debut album Dreamers in 2022, following 16 singles since 2018, said to blend country and rock music for a "sonic experience."
During that time, the ERHF said he has song writing cuts with other artists that include Colbie Calliat, Alexander Stewart and After Midtown.
Warren hails from Albuquerque, N.M., and has tuned multiple platinum award-winning songs since coming onto the Nashville scene.
He's produced songs for multiple genres, the ERHF explained, and has been named one of BMI’s "Buzz Writers To Watch."
Their concert at Port Moody's Inlet Theatre is scheduled for July 9 with doors opening at 5 p.m.
The event is also a partnership with the Port Moody Police Department (PMPD) and Westwood Honda.