Performances in the Park

Presented by the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society with the support of the Cariboo Regional District and the City of Williams Lake. 

We have another great line-up for this year’s Performances in the Park!  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, the City of Williams Lake, and local sponsors, the stage will light up in Boitanio Park each Thursday evening from July 7th to August 25th, 2016 with talented local, national and international performers.

From 6 - 8 pm, 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. August 4th to August 25th will have exhibitions by Arty the Art Walker the as part of the 2016 Art Walk and Sale. Sound is provided by The Guitar Seller / Audio Video Unlimited.

The Goat / Cariboo Country radio stations are our proud radio sponsors, CaribooRadio.com is keeping us updated online and The Williams Lake Tribune is providing weekly updates in print.  The Stew Magazine and The Green Gazette will feature a schedule that can be put up on the fridge. Keep an eye on our Facebook page (Performances in the Park) to stay in the loop! 

We once again have a great line-up of sponsors without whose support this concert series would not be possible.

Gold Sponsors for Performances in the Park this year are FBB Chartered Accountants / Business Advisors LLP and Pinnacle Pellet.

Silver sponsors are the Williams Lake and District Credit Union, the Rotary Club Williams Lake and Tolko Industries.

Bronze Sponsors are The Coast Fraser Inn, Mike Austin Financial / Bob’s Shoes and Apparel, Chaps Fix Auto, Arty the Artwalker / WLBIA , Johnston Meier Insurance, Atlantic Power, Spa Naturally, Thyme for Tea / Yellow Umbrella, Retirement Concepts, United Way Thompson Nicola Cariboo, the Central Interior Rural Division of Family Practice and West Fraser Mills.

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

On July 14th 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.

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

July 28th 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 dance it up with world fusion music.

August 4th will feature Perfect Match, a local favorite dance band that is easy on the ears and good for the heart.  Mohammed Asani, a celebrated sitar player who has performed all across the globe will dazzle for the second part of the evening.

On August 11th, 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 18th with sassy, yet sensitive folk and our own local Lucier and Friends Band will play Metis based country music.

The final performance night on August 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.

Please check out www.facebook.com/performancesinthepark or www.centralcaribooarts.com/events/performancespark.html for updates, details and pictures from the summer Performances in the Park concerts.

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