Enjoy Canada Day with a free concert and movie in Beasley Park

Enjoy Canada Day with free concert and movie in the park

Canada's birthday is the official kick off to another summer of concerts and movies held by Lake Country Open Air

The beautiful weather came early to the Okanagan this year and we are now definitely in summer mode.

On Canada Day and Saturday nights this summer, that means free concerts and big screen movies, great Okanagan musicians and beautiful Lake Country parks thanks to the Lake Country Open Air Performance Society.

The performance series kicks off on Canada Day and includes nine regular concert nights, along with a special concert and Movie-in-the-Park night in conjunction with the July 1 celebration at Beasley Park. The last performance night of the season will be Aug. 29 and includes a free outdoor concert and Movie-in-the-Park at Okanagan Centre Park.

The concerts start with Jordan Dean and the Public House Band at 6:30 p.m., followed by a Movie-in-the-Park (Insurgent on July 1) on Canada Day at Beasley Park.

LC Open Air concerts will feature a variety of performers at parks throughout Lake Country. All concerts are free and families are welcome. Everyone is reminded to bring a chair or blanket for seating, and picnics are welcome too, although there will be vendors present at most parks so concert-goers can purchase refreshments.

The regular concert series begins July 4 and runs every Saturday evening (6:30 to 9 p.m.) through Aug. 29.  Among the many talented performers to provide entertainment on the LC Open Air program this summer are The Malarkeys, Kath & the Tomkats, Ben Klick, Steve Stairs, JS Garcia Band and Public House Band.

“It is great to be celebrating our eighth anniversary of free concerts and movies in Lake Country this summer,” said Amber Hugo, Lake Country Open Air Performance Society co-founder. “Crowds of locals and visitors of all ages enjoy the performances and the talent keeps getting more varied and exciting each year,” said Jenn Boal, director.

“We really appreciate all of the generous sponsors, talented performers, along with the volunteers and board members for all their hard work,” said Grant Lawrence, Lake Country Open Air Performance Society co-founder.

For a specific list of dates, performers and parks, check out the website www.lcopenair.com and sign up for email updates. You can follow on Facebook and Twitter for mobile updates to your smart phone.

As a non-profit organization, the society is looking for board members, volunteers, sponsors and individual patrons who are interested in supporting the concert series in 2016.

2015 Concert Schedule

July 1 Canada Day at Beasley Park

3450 Woodsdale Road

6:30-7:15  pm Jordan Dean

7:30-9  pm  Public House Band

Dusk: Big screen Movie-in-the-Park:

Insurgent

July 4 at Okanagan Centre Park

11255 Okanagan Centre Road West

6:30 – 7:30 pm Windborn

7:45 – 9 pm Sista B

July 11 at Apex Drive Park @ The Lakes

13165 Apex Drive

6:30 – 7:15 pm Chris Schriek

7:30 – 9 pm Feet First

July 18 at Kopje Regional Park

15480 Carr’s Landing Road

6:30 – 7:15 pm farmer

7:30 – 9 pm The Malarkeys

July 25 at Swalwell Park

10070 Bottom Wood Lake Road

6:30 – 7:30 pm an ABBA Tribute

7:45– 9 pm Kath & the Tomkats

August 1 at Jack Seaton Park

1950 Camp Road

6:30 – 7:15 pm Gypsy and the Rose

7:30 – 9 pm Steve Stairs

August 8 at Beasley Park

3450 Woodsdale Road

6:30 – 7:30 pm Michael Painchaud

7:45 – 9 pm Crystal Ships

August 15 at Swalwell Park

10070 Bottom Wood Lake Road

6 – 7:30 pm Leila Neverland

7:45 – 9 pm JS Garcia Band

August 22 at Oyama Community Hall

15710 Oyama Road

6:30 – 7:15 pm Olivia Penalva

7:30 – 9 pm Blue Skies, the Trio

August 29 at Okanagan Centre Park

11255 Okanagan Centre Road West

6:30 – 7:30 pm Andrew Smith

7:45 – 8:45 pm Ben Klick

Dusk: Big screen Movie-in-the-Park

Big Hero 6