Lumby goes live with music
The sounds of summer are beating strong in Lumby.
Lumby Live, a series of free concerts, kicked off recently and it will be held every Wednesday (except Aug. 13) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Arbor Park gazebo until Aug. 20.
“This is a great opportunity for local artists,” said Randal Ostafichuk, organizer.
“Some nights there will be one band and on other nights, there will be two bands.”
Hitting the stage this Wednesday are Christine Kendal-Ward and Bruce Collis, while the act for July 23 is to be announced. On July 30, there will be the Mabel Lickers and Cheaper Than A Porsche, followed by the Harmonashees and Sylvain Vallee Aug. 6. The final concert will feature Young ‘Uns.
The goal of Lumby Live is to provide entertainment to the public.
“The ideal target audience would be young families where the parents are in their mid-20s to mid-30s,” said Ostafichuk.
“Currently, there is very little family friendly entertainment in Lumby on summer evenings. Parents would be able to bring themselves and their children out with no cost to attend.”
The response, so far, has been positive.
“Everyone is really enthusiastic and they love the opportunity for family friendly entertainment,” said Ostafichuk.
“It’s fantastic and it gives us one more thing to be proud of in Lumby.”
If Lumby Live proves popular it could lead to an outdoor performance venue being developed.
Ostafichuk has received help from Tim Reardon, the Village of Lumby, Monashee Arts Council, Whitevalley Parks and Recreation, Vernon School District and the Lumby Lions.
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