Warm summer nights … with music

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, August’s lineup includes some real crowd pleasers!

Vagabond (August 1)is a Penticton rockabilly band melding 50s and 60s rock with blues & country soul. The trio includes Lindsay Mitchell on lead guitar & vocals. He is perhaps best known as a founding member and lead guitarist for the Juno-award winning Canadian rock band PRISM. Leslie Thompson joins him on lead vocals & rhythm guitar, and Stefan Bienz plays double bass and sings backup vocals.

The audience may also get a special treat: some original songs by Mitchell. As founding member of the classic Canadian rock band PRiSM, Lindsay Mitchell has received numerous Juno awards and nominations, including Album of the year, Group of the Year, and Song of the Year.

The Royal Canadian Navy returns in their dress whites! We proudly present the Naden Band, Maritime Forces Pacific, on August 8. This talented corps will delight the crowd with their versatility: movie themes, pop classics, jazz, rock in addition to the traditional marches, jogs and reels.

Prepare for an interactive evening with Nankama Drum and Dance (August 15). Under the guidance of their high-energy founder Bobby Bovenzi, the audience will learn simple drumming rhythms and dancing moves. Bobby also shares stories and culture from West Africa, paying homage to the roots of Western music today. We always see the biggest smiles at this concert. Great for children!

Sax Among Friends (August 22) may sound a bit naughty, but they aren’t! Just some really smooooth jazz standards featuring the saxophone of Don Wade, with Mel Zachary on keys and the lovely Yanti on vocals. It promises to be a laid back way to end the summer music series.

Food trucks and Medici’s Gelato are on site for picnic suppers. Bring a chair or a blanket, make yourself comfortable! Suggested donation to the concert: $5.

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