Wednesday, Apr 1 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Haven Phoenix Auditorium


Written and performed by Keith Alessi

In this highly reviewed and award winning show, Keith Alessi shares his journey from childhood to corporate CEO to banjo player and festival performer with honesty, heart and humour. Following a serious life changing event, Keith makes a promise to himself that  redirects his life. This is an intimate, compelling story of perseverance and hope, artistic passion, healing, and second chances. Through embracing and sharing his own vulnerability on stage, Keith finds a connection with audiences that moves and often inspires people to share their own stories.

Following the show and a brief intermission, the audience will be welcomed back to dialogue with the artist.

Keith Alessi | Before taking to the stage, Keith was well known as a successful public company CEO and college professor. He has led companies in both Canada and The United States. Encouraged by friends and family to tell his personal story of challenges and triumph, Keith wrote ‘Tomatoes Tried To Kill Me, But Banjos Saved My Life’ and has performed in Fringe Festivals across Canada, the US and the UK since July 2018.

A dual Canadian/ US citizen, Keith splits his time between Vancouver, BC and Virginia. He is a certified public accountant and received his MBA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. In his free time, he pursues his passions of flying and banjos!

keithalessi.com

Age: 14+ |  $10 | Doors Open 7 PM

tickets available: artsfest@artsgabriola.ca and North Roads Sports