Soupbone lead singer Dean Fulton belts out a song backed up by Shane Boxeur on bass and Joel Gyselink on lead guitar at Performances in the Park a few years ago.

Soupbone lead singer Dean Fulton belts out a song backed up by Shane Boxeur on bass and Joel Gyselink on lead guitar at Performances in the Park a few years ago.

Cariboo Idol, Soupbone and a movie cap off July Performances in the Park

Cariboo Idol participants will perform at Thursday's Performances in the Park, organizer Angela Sommer says.

Cariboo Idol contestants Alyssa Lindberg, Stephen Perry, Britta Westerager, Kira Saenger, Tyrell Norton, Tanya Guenther and Jillian Thomson, possibly with some special guests will lead off Performances in the Park tomorrow evening, says event organizer Angela Sommer.

“Cariboo Idol has been running since 2004,” Sommer says. “It has always been about supporting community events and teamwork.”

She says Cariboo Idol co-ordinator Robert Fry finds the contest a great way to build confidence in young people through music and song.

The second act will feature the popular local funk powered blues/rock band Soupbone.

Just take some crazy Texas-style blues guitar — mix with some smooth soul and R&B and add to that the funkiest rhythm section this side of Motown, strong vocal performances, great song writing and a bunch of fun and you’ve got Soupbone.

The current Soupbone lineup of Dean Fulton (keys and lead vocals), Shane Boxeur (bass, vocals), Joel Gyselink (guitar, vocals) and Kent Bernadet (drums) are putting the finishing touches on the second Soupbone album slated for release in late 2014.

Cariboo Idol is on stage at 6 p.m. followed by Soupbone at 7 p.m.

During the performances there will also be a display on the proposed Sam Ketchum Pool project.

Arty the Art Walker will also be on site promoting the 2014 Art Walk and Sale.

Kids’ Corner is once again sponsored by the Community Arts Council of Williams Lake and manned by Laura Paterson.

The Waterwise Brigade is also setting up a table with activities for all.

Cody‘s Bannock, Smashin’ Smoothies, M&M Meats, and Taylor Made Cakes, will be on hand with food and dessert.

To round off this fantastic evening of live Performances in the Park, Sommer says the Williams Lake Business Improvement Association (WLBIA) with support from local businesses will once again present a Fresh Air Movie in the Park after 8 p.m.

The feature Thursday evening is Despicable Me 2.

Presented by the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society, the Cariboo Regional District and the City of Williams Lake, Performances in the Park is made possible with sponsorship by local businesses and community organizations.

For more information check out www.facebook.com/performancesinthepark or www.centralcaribooarts.com/performances.html.