Music in the Park for July

All OCAC programmes and events are made possible by funding from the Province of BC and the Bc Arts Council.

The Oliver Community Arts Council is grateful  to their NEW sponsor for Music in the Park: Valley First Credit Union! Show your thanks for this arts subsidy by dropping off your canned goods at the local branch in support of their Feed the Valley program. All your canned goods go to Oliver’s local food bank.

Goes to show you music IS “food for the soul”!

Music, Sweet Music

Have a look at Music in the Park’s photo album of outdoor summer concerts:

The Desert Airs Men’s Chorus work their a cappella magic on the crowd at Music in the Park’s opening concert July 8.

The Nouveau trio, featuring Chris Stodola on piano, and Lori Stodola  (voice) share the opening night with the Desert Airs.

Shane Swift and Luke Whittall share some fun moments making indie folk music on July 15th.

The ever-popular Dale Seaman delivers great country hits and some of his own songs on July 29th.

Singer-songwriter  Deborah Lee Puder wows the crowd with her compositions, on August 5th, backed by a trio of great local musicians.

The young men of  Tusk Mountain ( Travis Eek, Carson Ruhland, and Mike Szalay) rock out  on August 12.

Ladies’ turn! Zyonya MacKenzie and sister Chenoa sing on August 12.

Celtic harmonies with harpist  Ingrid Schellenberg, on August 19th, 2010

All photos courtesy of Heather Fink.

So where will you be on Thursday nights in August? At Oliver’s CPR Station (Visitor Information Centre) of course! See you at 6:30 p.m. Bring a chair or blanket, even a picnic, and a $3.00+ donation!  

August 26th: Jazz Out West, light jazz and vocal standards

Music in the Park: A Photo Flashback

Music in the Park is a popular program featuring performers every Thursday night in July and August on the riverside behind the  CPR Station in Oliver, BC.  Rock, country, jazz, classical, choral, gospel, folk and world music — there’s a sound for everyone!  Here are some photos of the July entertainers:

pent-concert-band-005-jul-9-09Penticton Concert Band:  
Conductor Gerald Nadeau gets the most from the Penticton Concert Band at their July 9th concert






Bob Park, Classical Guitar: 
Bob Park explains the origins of flamenco guitar music on July 16th







Luke Whittall concentrates on an intricate jazz piece












The Desert Airs Men’s Chorus treats the audience to some four part harmony






Country and Western singers Dale Seaman & Pam Ferens stayed nice and dry at the Quail’s Nest Arts Centre on a rainy July 23rd evening









The Ruhland Family Band rocks the patio with their original songs







Mom Audrey keeps Lucas Silbernagel’s music from blowing away on July 30th


Photos  by Heather Fink.

Music in the Park continues in August

The poster below lists the August concerts. For the July concerts, scroll down the page, look under “latest posts” , visit the “Upcoming!” page, or use the search tool and enter “Music in the Park”.  

If the weather is foul, the concerts go on! Our rain venue is the Quail’s Nest Arts Centre at 34274 – 95th Street, Oliver (south of the RCMP and Fire Hall, and west across the strett from the Oliver airport).  For a map, search this site under “Quail’s Nest Arts Centre”.music-in-the-prk-august-web