Rain, while an inconvenience, is nothing a little community spirit and improvisation can’t tackle as these lakecity locals demonstrate at last weeks Performances in the Park show. Patrick Davies photo.

Performances in the Park brings a wide range of musical flavour to the lakecity

Performances in the Park has carried on giving the lakecity a taste of unique and quality music

While it may have been a wet month, Performances in the Park has carried on undaunted giving the lakecity a taste of unique and quality music.

Last a week a power-trio of Prince George artists made up of Naomi Kavka, Danny Bell and Saltwater Hank played a wide selection of fun original music for the crowd. Even though the evening alternated between pouring rain and a persistent drizzle, lakecity crowds didn’t let it dampen their spirits.

Event organizer Angela Sommer simply rearranged the venue and allowed roughly two dozen concert-goers to find shelter under the Gwen Pharis Ringwood stage alongside the musicians. This created a far more intimate and cozy event that the attendees seemed to enjoy. A few enterprising individuals even enjoyed the performance from the park itself, under the safety of tents and umbrellas. Crowds won’t want to miss this week’s show as if the forecast holds the weather is expected to be mainly sunny while sitting at a balmy 25 C. Thursday, July 25 features Arnold Lucier and The Sophistocrats.

Read More: Lively lineup slated for 2019 Performances in the Park

Arnold Lucier and Friends are playing a mix of old and new country, music for both the young and old. This group of musicians were raised and played around music with family and friends as part of their Metis heritage.

The Sophistocrats, meanwhile, are a smooth jazz four-piece that blends RnB grooves, soulful melodic hooks and jazz musicianship. A nostalgic voice amidst minimalist RnB grooves; The Sophistocrats depict a poignant narration to today’s definition of romantic love, self-love and trust.

As always, Cody‘s Bannock, Taylor Made Cakes, Big Dog Hot Dogs and the Fennel Cup will be on hand with bannock, sandwiches, pizza, hot dogs, cupcakes, sweets and hot east Indian food and burgers available for everyone during the performances.

There will be an Art in the Park kids’ corner, hosted by the Community Arts Council of Williams Lake, as in previous seasons, providing art projects for the little ones.

Read More: New Performances in the Park organizer needed for 2020

This evening’s performances is brought to the lakecity in part by gold sponsors including the Williams Lake and District Credit Union, the West Fraser Truckers, and the evening’s sponsors Retirement Concepts and Coyote Rock Development.

Media sponsors are Cariboo Country and The Goat radio stations, Caribooradio.com, Anahim/Nimpo Lake Messenger and the Williams Lake Tribune.

Performances in the Park is presented by the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society with the support of the Cariboo Regional District and the City of Williams Lake.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here


Naomi Kavka serenades the audience with a tune set to her electric guitar during last week’s Performance in the Park. Patrick Davies photo.

Saltwater Hank performs alongside Danny Bell at last week’s Performances in the Park. Patrick Davies photo.

Saltwater Hank strums his mandolin as he prepares to sing at the weekly Performances in the Park concert series. Patrick Davies photo.

Naomi Kavka (from left) joined forces with her fellow Prince George singer/songwriters Saltwater Hank and Danny Bell to give a rainy Performances in the Park concert a warm and friendly feel. Patrick Davies photo.

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Williams Lake Seniors Activity Centre parking lot coffee house a big hit

Seniors in Williams Lake have a place to gather for coffee and… Continue reading

Evacuation order lifted for second Frizzi Road property

The order went into effect on April 26, 2020 due to high water flows in the river valley

Thousands of dollars in Indigenous art missing after Bella Coola break-in

Masks, prints and a hand painted canoe are just a few of the missing items

RCMP seek man facing sexual assault charges

Police believe he may be living on central Vancouver Island but also has a history in the Cariboo region

Horrifying video shows near head-on collision on Trans Canada

The video was captured on dash cam along Highway 1

Fraser Valley woman complains of violent RCMP takedown during wellness check

Mounties respond that she was not co-operating during Mental Health Act apprehension

B.C. sees 12 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

Three outbreaks exist in health-care settings

Lost dog swims Columbia River multiple times searching for home

The dog was missing from his Castlegar home for three days.

COVID-19: B.C. promotes video-activated services card

Mobile app allows easier video identity verification

ICBC to resume road tests in July with priority for rebookings, health-care workers

Tests have been on hold for four months due to COVID-19

Would you take a COVID-19 vaccine? Poll suggests most Canadians say yes

75 per cent of Canadians would agree to take a novel coronavirus vaccine

Budget officer pegs cost of basic income as calls for it grow due to COVID-19

Planned federal spending to date on pandemic-related aid now tops about $174 billion

Most Read