Violin virtuoso Sophie Armstrong entertained crowds at the Willoughby amphitheatre during last year’s Summer Festival Series. The Township of Langley is seeking performers to take part in the 2020 Series, as well as during Canada Day festivities in Fort Langley. (Township of Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Call out for Langley entertainers

Township of Langley looking for musicians, dancers, and performers for Summer Festival Series

Unique venues, appreciative crowds, and an opportunity to showcase a variety of talent throughout the summer: that’s what the Township of Langley is offering performers, as it opens its annual call for entertainers.

The Township is preparing for its fourth annual Summer Festival Series, live concerts held Thursdays evenings throughout July and August at the amphitheatre in Willoughby Community Park, as well as its Canada Day celebrations in Fort Langley.

Anyone who can sing, dance, and otherwise entertain audiences – whether they are young newcomers or seasoned professionals – are invited to apply for a chance to take part.

Peter Tulumello, the Township’s director of arts, culture and community initiatives said this is the perfect opportunity for anyone who ever wanted to show off a talent but never had the venue.

“These events are a wonderful opportunity to showcase the array of talent we have in our own backyard, along with some special guest performers,” Tulumello said. “It’s always exciting to see the proposals come in, discover some exceptional new and unique acts and individuals, and present them for local audiences of all ages to enjoy.”

The Township is looking for family-friendly performances ranging from 15 to 20-minute sets to fully staged productions of up to two hours long.

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As well, wandering performers such as clowns, puppeteers, and jugglers are required for Canada Day.

Entertainers who would like to be considered can submit proposals to Arts, Culture and Community Initiatives, Township of Langley, 20338 65 Ave or email electronic press kits to festivals@tol.ca.

Deadline for submissions is Friday, February 28.

Submissions must include detailed descriptions of the performer’s act, publicity photos, videos or links to them, CDs, and a list of past experiences and references. Performers should also include the length of their performance set, remuneration expectations, and the dates they are available in July and August.

A volunteer committee made up of entertainment professionals will review the proposals. While all submissions are appreciated, only those invited to the second stage of consideration will be notified.

For more information, contact festivals@tol.ca

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