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Trout Lake Outdoor Summer Concert Series Is Back For 2016

6 Jul

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The Trout Lake Outdoor Summer Concert Series is back for another year starting tonight. If you have not checked out this great free summer event, you are missing out.  This annual event is hosted by the Trout Lake Community Center, 3360 Victoria Drive.  Concerts happen every Wednesday evening throughout the summer rain or shine. We had the opportunity to take in a few of the concerts last year and we have to say, it was a pretty perfect way to spend an evening.  Bring a blanket, your friends, or the dog or both and a picnic and you are set.  For parents with small children, there is a playground where kids can play while you, at the same time, can take in the concert.  We have set out the musical line up for this summer below.  Each evening kicks off at 6:30 pm.  Note, any rained our concerts will be held in the Grandview Room. By the way, dancing is encouraged, so don’t be shy. Others certainly aren’t. If you are lucky, you will see a few couples showing off their exceptional dancing skills which we witnessed last year which added to the evening.  We encourage you to check out this popular fun free event.

July 6
SANCTUARY ALL STARS
A 17 piece big swing jazz band led by Bob Liley.

July 13
WHEAT IN THE BARLEY
A blend of their traditional tunes will be a big hit with all-ages audiences.

July 20
SODA CRACKERS
Vintage country, jazz and roots music.

July 27
DEANNA KNIGHT & THE HOT CLUB OF MARS
Travel back in time to the early jazz era of the 1920’s & 30’s and experience one of Vancouver’s most eclectic gypsy-jazz ensembles.

August 3
THE LONESOME TOWN PAINTERS
Vancouver’s traditional bluegrass standard-bearers.

August 10
RIO SAMAYA BAND
Original music of songs and poetry in a magical combination of Latin, Reggae & Rhumba.

August 17
SILK ROAD
A musical adventure that explores China and beyond. Silk Road Music delivers virtuosity and imagination.

August 24
PATRIZIA COLETTA
A musician/vocalist performing a variety of music in multiple languages.

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Photo Credit: Deanna Knight

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Trout Lake Summer Outdoor Concert Series Begins July 2nd

23 Jun

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The Trout Lake Community Center, 3360 Victoria Drive, begins their weekly free outdoor Summer Concert Series Wednesday, July 2nd at 6:30 p.m. with Deanna Knight & the Hot Club of Mars. This group will have you travelling back in time to the early jazz era of the 1920s and 1930s with some of Vancouver’s most eclectic gypsy-jazz ensembles. The following week, July 9th you will find the Sanctuary All Stars which is a 17 piece jazz band. July 16th Highrise Lonesome will entertain you with bluegrass music.  July 23rd brings the Late Thaw Band playing country music which will be sure to pull a few heart strings.  July 30th Robin Layne and Paul Bray team up for the first time for a duo collaboration of improvised music  August 6th brings String Fever which is an eclectic string band with various influences including jazz, folk, Celtic, newgrass, classical and world to name but a few.   August 13th the Jeff Stanfield Band is on deck with acoustic folk and blues.  August 20th the Rio Samaya Band brings you original songs and poetry that combine Latin, reggae and rhumba.  Lastly, on August 27th Kara-Kata Afrobeat Group brings you a mix of many sounds including reggae, Calypso, gospel, modern funk, jazz, blues, salsa and more.

All performances will be held on the East side of Trout Lake Community Centre. This year there will also be a BBQ and a kids art station.  You are invited to bring a blanket, bring the family, your friends and come enjoy the music! Dancing is encouraged.

Artful Sundays At Britannia Community Centre Begins Sunday, August 11th

10 Aug

Artful Sundays 2013Britannia Artful Sundays is an outdoor visual arts market that begins Sunday, August 11th and will run every consecutive Sunday until September 1st.  This event features local artists, live music, special events, artist demonstrations, workshops, tea leaf reading and more. The event will be held in the Napier Greenway at Napier Street & Commercial Drive from Noon – 5:00 p.m.  Live music for the first Sunday will be provided by Backspin from Noon – 2:30 p.m. and Rio Samaya will be on hand from 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  The workshop this weekend will be “Scraps and Stitches” a sewing workshop with Karenza T. Wall.  Artists on hand this weekend include:

Kirstin Brundin – Photography

Sue Griese – Ceramics

Amy Lee – Jewellery

Candace Massey & Nikita Bates – Paintings

Tracy Matthews – Jewellery

Diane Wood – Cards, Dolls and Collage

For a full listing of all  the artists, musicians and workshops for all four Sundays, visit Britannia Community Centre.

Summer Concert Series at Trout Lake Community Centre Starting July 3rd

2 Jul

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The Trout Lake Community Center, 3360 Victoria Drive, begins their weekly outdoor Summer Concert Series this Wednesday, July 3rd at 6:30 p.m. with the Rio Samaya Band. They will be performing music and poetry in a combination of Latin, Reggae and Rhumba.   The following week, July 10th you will find the Sanctuary All Stars which is a 17 piece jazz band.  July 17th String Fever will be performing, July 24th Highrise Lonesome, July 31st the Unified Band, August 7th the Creaking Planks, August 14th Jeff Stanfield Band and August 21st Late Thaw Band.  All performances will be held behind the Trout Lake Community Centre. Bring a blanket and come enjoy the music!

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