The Blue Note band with Rudy Wassenaar on keys (left)

The Blue Note band with Rudy Wassenaar on keys (left)

Folk rock and jazz bands in the park

Two local bands, Flannel Roots at 6 p.m. and Blue Note at 7 p.m. are on deck for the Performances in the Park Thursday evening.

Two local bands, Flannel Roots at 6 p.m. and Blue Note at 7 p.m. are on deck for the Performances in the Park Thursday evening.

Flannel Roots is a three piece folk rock band with Rowan Dolighan, Dylan Pritchard and Leyland Bernier.  The band was created in the spring of 2014 and has recorded an album.

Enjoy our local hip hop crew entertaining you during the intermission, lead by Julie Turgeon, says event organizer, Angela Sommer.

A love for old standards brought the Blue Note band together almost two years ago. When Mack the Knife goes on a Sentimental Journey on Route 66, then BlueNote is in the house, Sommer says.

Their genre ranges from swing and jazz to the occasional Dixie or Blues tune.

The pianist and the “horn section” make sure that the set list is also infused with some Latin beats, while the singer tries to smuggle the occasional mournful song in – and during all of it, the drummer keeps the beat.

The Community Arts Council of Williams Lake is offering a Kids’ Arts Corner from 6 – 8 pm.  Kids and their parents have the opportunity do neat crafts like rock painting, paper airplanes, kazoos  and other projects during the performances.

Once again we have a Farmers’ and Vendors’ Mini-Market at Performances in the Park, starting at 5pm! Fresh produce and products will be available from Road’s End Vegetable Company, Puddle Produce, Windy Creek Farm, Walk-Rite Shoes, BFF Fashions, Paper Airplane, Piece of Home, Barefoot Books and more vendors from our community. Cody‘s Bannock, Smashin’ Smoothies and Taylor Made Cakes will be on hand with snacks available for everyone during the performances.

There will be extra displays that night by BC Transit and the Cariboo Growers.

“Come out early to see what they offer,” Sommer says.

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