Summer fun planned for local parks

The Lake Country Open Air Performances have returned with a vibrant line-up of local performers coming to the stage.

It is almost time to spend a lovely summer evening on the grass, listening to live music or taking in a movie in a local park. The Lake Country Open Air Performances have returned and organizers have worked hard to bring a vibrant line-up of local performers to the stage.

The series starts Sunday, July 1 at Beasely Park beginning at 8 p.m..  A great evening out with the kids is planned with a mix of music and a movie.  Becca Mabbett, winner of the Lake Country Open Mic Has Talent contest will open the evening.

She will be followed by 2Step Closer, runner-up to the Lake Country Open Mic Has Talent contest.

If you missed these performers competing during the spring contest, now is the time to show your support.

Immediately following the music that evening is a family movie, Journey 2, the Mysterious Island, scheduled to start around dusk at 9:30 p.m.

Bring lawn chairs and be ready to enjoy the event on the grass at the bottom of Wood Lake.

The regular concert series begins July 7, and continues each week in a different park in Lake Country.  Go to www.lcopenair.com for full event listings.

Among the 22 performers booked this summer are Calum Hughes, A.S.H., Leah West, Jeff Pike, Kath & The Tomcats, & Fish on Five Brass Quintet.

Another movie will be announced soon and play on Aug. 25 at Okanagan Centre Park.

Amber Hugo has again stepped forward to help organize the season. “We are very excited to be celebrating our fifth anniversary of free concerts and movies in Lake Country this summer.,” she said.

“Thank you to our generous sponsors, talented performers and our volunteers and board members for all their hard work.

“See you at the park.”