Free concerts and movies, great Okanagan musicians, beautiful Lake Country parks… they all come together Saturday nights in July and August, thanks to the Lake Country Open Air Performance Society.
LC Open Air has announced the dates and performer lineup for its’ sixth summer concert series, starting with a Canada Day celebration at Beasley Park on Monday, July 1st. LC Open Air concerts feature a variety of local musicians, performers and artisans at various parks throughout Lake Country.
“We are very excited to be celebrating our 6th anniversary of free concerts and movies in Lake Country this summer,” said Amber Hugo, Lake Country Open Air Performance Society Co-founder. “The crowds keep getting bigger and more diverse; and the talent more exciting each year.”
The 2013 season begins Monday, July 1st at 5:15 pm with Megan Lauridsen and Chantelle Betuzzi from Okanagan Kids Have Talent; and then Talented Kids performers Taylor Hickson, Ciara Meyers, and Jesse Mast. Co-winners of “Lake County Open Mic Has Talent!” contest as well as The Public House Band at 8:15 pm. will also play. The evening rounds out with a Movie-in-the-Park “Jack the Giant Slayer” (PG-13) at 10pm.
The regular concert series begins July 6 and runs every Saturday to August 31 (except for August 17 when the District of Lake Country’s Summer Jam event takes place at Swalwell Park. Among the many talented performers to provide entertainment on the LC Open Air program this summer are Calum Hughes, A.S.H., Kath & The Tomcats, 2Step Closer, and Cod Gone Wild. Another double-feature Movie-in-the-Park with live music will wrap up the season on August 31st at Okanagan Centre Park.
“We really appreciate all of the generous sponsors, talented performers, and the volunteers and Board Members for all their hard work,” offered Grant Lawrence, Lake Country Open Air Performance Society Co-founder. “Without all of the excellent support we receive from such committed individuals, it would not be possible to offer a full line up each year. This year we are looking at investing in a larger screen than the one we have been renting in previous years, so that should make a difference on the evenings we show a Movie-in-the-Park as well. We really want everyone to enjoy each show!”
All concerts are free of charge and families are welcome. People are reminded to bring a chair or blanket for seating, and picnics are welcome too.
Check www.lcopenair.com for more information and for movie titles
As a non-profit organization, the Society is always looking for volunteers, sponsors and individual patrons who are interested in supporting the concert series. The website also has more information on the Society and how everyone can help.
LAKE COUNTRY OPEN AIR PERFORMANCES
July 1st Canada Day at Beasley Park
5:15 – 5:45pm Okanagan Kids Have Talent:
Megan Lauridsen & Chantelle Betuzzi
6:00 – 6:30pm Talented Kids:
Taylor Hickson, Ciara Meyers, Jesse Mast
Lake Country Open Mic Has Talent co-winners:
6:45 – 7:15pm Jeff Kouwenhoven
7:30 – 8:00pm Justin Dueck
8:15 – 9:45pm The Public House Band
Jack the Giant Slayer (PG-13)
July 6th at Apex Drive Park @ The Lakes (13165 Apex Drive)
6:00 – 7:00pm Ben Klick
7:15 – 7:45pm David Rigg
8:00 – 9:30pm Sista B
July 13th at Oyama Community Hall (15710 Oyama Road)
6:00 – 6:30pm Dale Ziech
6.45 – 7:15pm Bex Troock
7:30 – 8:15pm Jeff Kouwenhoven
8:30 – 9:30pm Timely Wonders
July 20th at Kopje Regional Park (15480 Carr’s Landing Road)
Carr’s Landing Community Family Fun Picnic 2:30pm to 6:00pm Fun and Games for the Kids; Hot Dogs, Drinks, etc.
6:00 – 7:00pm Hearts & Rhythm
7:15 – 8:15pm ABBA Tribute
8:30 – 9:30pm Kath & the Tomkats
July 27th at Swalwell Park (10070 Bottom Wood Lake Road)
6:00 – 6:45pm Brandon Schmor
7:00 – 8:00pm ASH
8:15 – 9:30pm Calum Hughes
August 3rd at Jack Seaton Park (1950 Camp Road)
6:00 – 6:30pm Rigel Seedhouse
6:45 – 7:45pm Full House Presents
8:00 – 9:30pm Cod Gone Wild
August 10th at Coral Beach
Coral Beach Road
6:00 – 6:30pm Dan Tait
6:45 – 7:45pm 2Step Closer
8:00 – 9:30pm Jimmy Leguilloux
August 24th at Oyama Community Hall
15710 Oyama Road
6:00 – 6:30pm Camryn Sproule
6:45 – 7:45pm Steel Wound
8:00 – 9:30pm Steve Stairs
August 31st at Okanagan Centre Park
11099 Maddock Avenue
6:00 – 6:30pm Justin Dueck
6:45 – 8:15pm Windborn
Feature films To be Announced