The District of West Kelowna hopes Music in the Park will build upon the success it enjoyed last summer.
The free summer concert series begins this Friday from 6:45 to 9 p.m., and will run every Friday evening until Aug. 30 at Memorial Park, adjacent to Johnson Bentley Memorial Aquatic Centre.
Each event will feature a headline act, an opening performance and music by young local musicians.
Genres throughout the summer will include country, pop, classical and more. West Kelowna recreation staff will also be in the park with activities for children.
On Friday, “talented kid” Georgia Kemp will warm up the crowd before Cynthia Leigh-Ann takes the stage. Public House Band are this week’s headlining band.
Last summer more than 3,000 people attended the concert series. An average of 430 people attended each week; Shawn Hook’s Aug. 24 performance brought out more than 600 people.
Music in the Park will also be utilizing a new stage at some point this summer.
“We have a stage on order that will be portable—we can use it (in the future) for Westside Daze and Music in the Park,” said West Kelowna Mayor Doug Findlater.
“It will be on wheels, pre-wired and quite a bit more jazzed up.”
For more information on Music in the Park, visit districtofwestkelowna.ca.