Lineup announced for City of North Vancouver's Concerts in the Square series
Concerts in the Square is back each Saturday this August with headlining recording artists, local cultural and contemporary performers and art displays.
The second annual outdoor concert series is taking place at Shipbuilders' Square at the foot on Lonsdale on Aug. 4, 11, 18 and 25. A special matinee show for seniors is planned for Aug. 26.
All ages are welcome, and there is a beer and wine garden for adults to cool down.
Aug. 4: The series kicks off with recording artists Jon and Roy and guest Shaun Verreault of Wide Mouth Mason. Jon and Roy released their fourth album Let it Go and have appeared at folk festivals throughout Canada. Other performers include Krystle Dos Santos, Adam Woodall Band, and Tonye Aganaba.
Aug. 11: Roots musician Barney Bentall takes the stage with musician/songwriter Andrew Allen, whose single Loving You Tonight has garnered over two million YouTube views. Canadian Folk Music Award winners The Fugitives are also performing with Fera and North Vancouver’s Lynn Canyon Band.
Aug. 18: Peak Performance Project winner Kyprios, featured at this year's Vancouver International Jazz Festival, will be performing Sweet City Woman. Folk artist Redgy Blackout will be onsite with soulful singer/songwriter Georgia Murray. North Vancouver local Ben Sigston and newcomer Badgerchild will open.
Aug. 25: Neil Osborne of 54/40 and country singer Jessie Farrell team up with Dave Genn. They'll share the stage with roots-rock recording artist Will, as well as North Vancouver artists Headwater, The Whethermen and Babe Gurr.
Aug. 26: A special matinee performance is being planned for North Vancouver seniors with the Dal Richards Orchestra providing the entertainment. Strawberry tea will be served.
But Concerts in the Square isn't only about performances. Art on the Pier will offer artists, vendors, and themed attractions along the waterfront walkway.
Showdown in the Square, a painting contest with prizes for winners, takes place Aug. 4.
Sight of the Sound, a display of band, album cover and music art, is on Aug. 11. Aug. 18 features graduating students of Langara College photography program, while North Vancouver artists are holding an exhibit on Aug. 25.
For more information about the concert series visit cnv.org/ConcertsintheSquare.