Outdoor Summer Concerts in the Tri-Cities: 2013

Summer Sunday Concerts Port Moody 2013

Summer is on its way to the Tri-Cities, and we’re ready to get outside – even musicians and performing artists. If the idea of setting up your blanket in a local park, unpacking an picnic lunch and listening to some great music sounds like your idea of a great time, we have some events for you. This summer in the Tri-Cities you’ll find a number of all ages FREE outdoor concerts, and they’re starting up soon.

Village Vibe

Every Saturday afternoon in July and August, the outdoor stage at Leigh Square in Port Coquitlam will be taken over by Village Vibe from 2:00-4:00pm. You’ll see emerging dancers and musicians performing for all ages, rain or shine. Here’s what’s on the agenda:

July 6, 2013

Move to the Beat!
Dancers set the stage on fire with electrifying performances featuring hip hop, flamenco, bellydance, latin, jazz and more!

July 13, 2013

Douglas Fraser, The Honeyflowers
Douglas Fraser’s skills as a musicologist delight audiences with stories of the evolution of jazz from 1840 to 1940. The Honeyflowers is the original country/blues/roots duo of Betty Berda and Shelley Stevens.

July 20, 2013

Johnny Gallant, Nice Verdes
Johnny Gallant is a crooning singer/song writer who explores music through the inspirations of legends such as Dean Martin, Nat King Cole and Elvis Presley. Nice Verdes are an acoustic duo playing sunny and uplifting original and world music.

July 27, 2013

Studio Cloud 30
Studio Cloud 30 presents a showcase of their up and coming new talent.

August 3, 2013

Mikhalva, Ivan Dimitrov
Mikhalva is an acoustic duo with a passion for performing music that makes people smile. Ivan Dimitrov is a well-known professional guitarist who plays Flamenco, Latin-American, classical and jazz.

August 10, 2013

Etienne Siew, Three Chord Renaissance
Etienne Siew is a soloist who enjoys playing from many different genres of blues, classic rock, reggae and pop. Alternative pop-rock ensemble Three Chord Renaissance presents a little bit of rhythm, a whole lotta rhyme.

August 17, 2013

Family Festival Day @ Leigh Square Featuring Bobs & Lolo
Running from 1:00-4:00pm instead of 2:00-4:00pm, you’re invited to clebrate Port Coquitlam’s Centennial Homecoming Weekend with a Family Festival Day at Leigh Square. It features live entertainment headlined by Bobs & Lolo, theatre, magicians, arts and crafts, face painting and more! As well, Second Storey Theatre brings you their improv talent on stage with hilarious skits and roving puppets.

August 24, 2013

The Floorboards, Trunk Drive Band
The Floorboards are an exciting young trio featuring Celtic fiddlers Jesse Kazemir and Gabriel Dubreuil with jazz pianist Vincent Lamontagne. Trunk Drive Band is a local five piece group of talented musicians who share a common passion for the blues, funk, rock and R&B music.

August 31, 2013

Crossroads Showcase, Tommy Alto
Crossroads Showcase features an eclectic mix of artists from the popular Crossroads Hospice Coffeehouse nights. Tommy Alto is an indie rock/alternative pop artist whose sound is described as “The Smiths meets Tokyo Police Club”.

Music in the Park

Port Coquitlam also has free music in Lions Park every Sunday in July and August from 2:00-4:00pm. You’ll hear the finest professional musicians from across Metro Vancouver playing a variety of genres including jazz, pop, rock, blues, folk, world fusion, and contemporary, performing for all ages. Here’s what’s on the agenda:

July 7, 2013

Jill Newman Blues Band
Vancouver based electric guitarist, Jill Newman hass been described as a fierce guitarist, able to squeeze out a raw, emotional sound, but with the technical skills to play a smoking lead solo.

July 14, 2013

Hilary Grist
Hilary Grist is an indie art-pop/torch-folk songstress with a performance style that incorporates elements of jazz, folk, pop and classical.

July 21, 2013

Bend Sinister
Bend Sinister is a progressive indie rock band formed in 2001 in Kelowna.

July 28, 2013

Illiteratty is an original folk band with a broad repertoire playing songs in a rich four-part harmony.

August 4, 2013

The Wheat in the Barley
You’ll hear Canadian roots music with a major make-over, pulling together a lot of great influences into one package: Celtic, Slavic, French Canadian, Yiddish, Cajun and more.

August 11, 2013

The Belle Game
The Belle Game is an orchestral dark pop band consisting of members Adam Nanji, Andrea Lo, Alex Andrew, Katrina Jones, and Rob Chursinoff.

August 18, 2013

Christa Couture
Christa Couture’s new album is inspired by personal tragedy, yet features bright, beautifully-orchestrated indie folk songs with sweet vocals reminiscent of artists like Regina Spektor and Jane Siberry.

August 25, 2013

Zaac Pick
Zaac’s brand of rootsy folk-pop earned acclaim for elegantly layered tracks, compelling lyrics and singable melodies.

Summer Sundays

Every Sunday at 2:00pm this summer, Port Moody’s Rocky Point Park will play host to Summer Sunday Concerts. If you decide to attend, take advantage of free parking at the West Coast Express Station and Inlet Park. Here’s what you’ll hear:

July 7, 2013

INCOGNITO w/ Nadine States
In 20 years of rocking the west coast Incognito has earned its reputation in the upper echelon of Vancouver’s sizzling R and B scene.

July 14, 2013

Mostly Marley
An instant hit wherever they appear, Mostly Marley was formed in 2003 with the idea of bringing classic reggae music to an otherwise starving audience.

July 21, 2013

Groove n Tonic
Vancouver’s Funkiest Party Band, Groove n Tonic play a high energy blend of R&B/Funk/Pop.

July 28, 2013

Boogie Patrol
Boogie Patrol has been pumping out their unique blend of Blues, Funk, Soul and R&B across Western Canada since 2007, captivating crowds wherever they go.

August 4, 2013

Since the band’s debut in 1998, Funkdalicious has garnered enthusiastic reviews with a repertoire that encompasses groove, soul, a hint of jazz, and a whole lotta funk.

August 11, 2013

Blues & Boogie Blast w/ Arthur Migliazza, Russell Jackson & James ‘Buddy’ Rogers
Arizona Blues Hall of Famer, Arthur Migliazza brings his sizzling piano to Summer Sundays, backed up by the James “Buddy’ Rogers Band with a special guest appearance by former BB King bassman, Russell Jackson.

August 18, 2013

Oliver & The Elements
Oliver Conway has appeared at Summer Sundays in the past but this is the first time here with his all-star band, The Elements.

August 25, 2013

For over 16 years, fans have hummed, sung, and even lived the songs that bring them back, time and time again.

Happy listening!

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