Barefoot Caravan from the Okanagan was on stage Saturday for the Children’s Festival in Boitanio Park and will be back again on July 28 for the Performances in the Park. Rain hampered the show but they came prepared for rain with music in plastic sleeves.

Barefoot Caravan from the Okanagan was on stage Saturday for the Children’s Festival in Boitanio Park and will be back again on July 28 for the Performances in the Park. Rain hampered the show but they came prepared for rain with music in plastic sleeves.

Performances in the Park program set

Entertainers lined up for Performances in the Park 2016 have now been finalized.

Entertainers lined up for Performances in the Park 2016 have now been finalized.

“We have another great lineup for this year’s Performances in the Park,” says event organizer Angela Sommer.

“Get your lawn chairs ready and prepare for a musical celebration for the whole family every Thursday night in Boitanio Park.”

Thanks to the support from the Cariboo Regional District, City of Williams Lake, and local sponsors, she says the stage will light up in Boitanio Park each Thursday evening from July 7 to August 25 with talented local, national and international performers.

From 6 to 8 p.m., each night will be filled with family friendly entertainment featuring two acts every single night.

The Community Arts Council of Williams Lake will set up a children’s art corner during each performance night and there will be food vendors, Sommer says.

Aug. 4-25 there will also be exhibitions by Arty the Art Walker as part of the 2016 Art Walk and Sale.

Sommer says the concert series kicks off on July 7 with Nathan Lamb-Yorski, a young local singer/songwriter and Red Monkey Black King, two young performers who combine intoxicating alternative rock with electrifying blues. Their performance will be followed by the Williams Lake Fiddlers, whose foot stomping rhythms will get the audience moving.

“On July 14 you will see Flannel Roots’ folk-rock style followed by Dirty Mountain, whose music is said to be like drinking fine roots on the rocks,” Sommer says.

July 21 showcases Weathered Arrows, a young local band and the feature act Samson’s Delilah which brings unique fearless, soul-full rock opera.

She says July 28 is a jam-packed night featuring Warless, who play an infectious blend of soul, funk and world beats followed by Barefoot Caravan, who will have you dancing it up with world fusion music.

August 4 will feature Perfect Match, a local favourite dance band that is easy on the ears and good for the heart, Sommer says.

“Mohamed Assani, a celebrated sitar player who has performed all across the globe will dazzle for the second part of the evening.”

On Aug. 11, Chicken-Like Birds, a slightly ridiculous but sweet country blues duo will play, followed by Saenger and Thorne, an acoustic duo whose musical selections span over 40 years.

“Winona Wilde will take the stage on August 18 with sassy, yet sensitive folk and our own local Lucier and Friends Band will play Metis based country music,” Sommer says.

The final performance night on Aug. 25 will feature Run Home Jack, a high-energy local cover band, followed by Wayne’s Buddy Rose, who play country dirt-rock with a pirate smile.

Sound is provided by The Guitar Seller/Audio Video Unlimited.

For updates on the concert series go to www.facebook.com/performancesinthepark or www.centralcaribooarts.com/events/performancespark.html.

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