This year’s Performances in the Park summer concert series kicked off last Thursday, July 4 with performances by Angelkeys Music Studio featuring the sweet voices of Angelkeys Children’s Choir and solo performances by very talented young singers followed by the toe tapping tunes of the Old Time Fiddlers.
Thanks to the support from the City of Williams Lake, the Cariboo Regional District and local sponsors, the stage will light up in Boitanio Park each Thursday evening from July 4 to Aug. 22 with talented local and provincial performers. From 6 to 6:45 p.m. and then from 7 to 8 p.m. each Thursday evening will be filled with family friendly entertainment.
Having two time slots provides opportunity for young performers to grow their stage legs and on some nights there will be two main acts, say event organizers.
Michelle Erlandson and Music for Life will be featured this Thursday, July 11 followed by Colin Easthope and the Coal Harbour Band.
This rising Canadian songsmith fills the air with warm harmonic tones and a surprising sincerity. Some of the band members hail from Williams Lake in times past.
On July 18 the Williams Lake Youth Fiddlers and Friends take the stage, followed by the high-energy, up-tempo and spacey electro funk rock of Brent Morton and his new act When the Walls Bend. Both are sure to entertain.
Williams Lake’s got Talent on July 25 features young Williams Lake singers who delight and mesmerise audiences with jazz and folk songs, followed by the foot-stomping country gospel tunes of New Journey.
Aug. 1 features the Eagle Spirit Band’s country rock and Jordan Holmes will take you through a fusion of blues, folk, soul and Eastern music to journey through dreamscapes and drift on afternoon clouds.
The up-and-coming rock band Beautifully Haunting is playing original tunes on August 8 followed by Perfect Match, who are playing cross-over country/pop/light rock with lively originals that are easy on the ear and good for the heart.
Locals Robyn Ferguson and Oren Barter are teaming up on Aug. 15 and Brett Wildeman will charm the audience with raw coastal folk inspired by his upbringing in a rural coastal environment.
The final performance night on Aug. 22 will see Rowan, Kylie and Sam, a trio originally from Williams Lake, singing covers and original tunes, and My Wife’s Quartet, an experienced and talented group of musicians who will play to your heart and soul.
Check out www.facebook.com/performancesinthepark or www.centralcaribooarts.com/performances.html for updates, details and pictures from Performances in the Park concerts.
Performances in the Park is presented by the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society, the Cariboo Regional District and the City of Williams Lake with the help of local business sponsors.