Music in the Park returns to the gazebo in Nakusp

Looking for something to do on a Wednesday night? Come on down to the Music In the Park evening.

Looking for something to do on a Wednesday night?  Come on down to the Music In the Park evening held at the gazebo, across from the beach. It starts at 6:30 p.m. and goes to 8 p.m. and is free.

This is the sixteenth year that Nakusp and area residents and visitors have been entertained by musicians from within the Basin and elsewhere.

Last Wednesday was the start with ‘That Girl and Earl’ from Nelson. The attendance was great and we had a wonderful evening listening to the duo, their harmonies and guitar playing.

Blu Hopkins will be playing a mix of Blues tunes on this Wednesday evening, July 10. We brought them in for the first time last year to celebrate Bunty Maxfield’s life and they were well received.

Joanne Stacey (formerly of Sister Girl) & Friends from Revelstoke will play original and cover songs on July 17.  On July 24 we have Scarlet Jane, an exciting duo (from the east) with a fiddler back-up – an all girls band.  This is a new band with Andrea Amarolo, who played here in the past and was a huge hit.

The last Wednesday in July is the Kootenay Savings Children’s Night. This will feature Pat Dion and friends sing along and of course, our very own Rue the clown, tattoos, goodies, some surprises and a book giveaway.

August will see the return of country roots musician Steve Palmer who is always a crowd favourite.

On Aug. 14 Jon & Holly (father and daughter team) will play a mix and some blues tunes.

For Aug. 21 Benny Walker, in Canada touring from Australia, will be performing a mix of blues, roots and acoustic folk.

August 28 is our wind up and is our ‘Local Focus’ where we ask local musicians to entertain you. This evening is always a big hit and it is great to be able to feature our local musicians. Anyone wishing to be part of the agenda is asked to call Karen at 250-265-3322 or drop by the park on a Wednesday evening and touch base with her.

If the weather is stormy, we move the performances into the Arena auditorium and so come and look for us there. Although we do provide some chairs for the events, you can bring your own lawn chair.  We sell juice to raise funds for next year’s performances and if you want to make a donation, that’s cool too.

Come on out and support the Music In the Park Program and drop by and say hi to Kathy, Pat and Karen.