July 2, 2013 – The City of North Vancouver is pleased to announce the line-up for its 3rd annual summer concert series, ‘Concerts in the Square’. This popular event takes place at Shipbuilders’ Square located in the Shipyards area at the foot of Lonsdale, along the City’s waterfront. The popular outdoor concert series offers free concerts on Saturday’s in August, featuring established musicians and local performers, as well as original art displays called ‘Art on the Pier’.
Three evening concerts are scheduled for August 3rd, 10th and 17th from 5:00pm – 10:00pm. All ages are welcome and there is a 19+ beer garden at these shows. www.cnv.org/ConcertsintheSquare
New this year is the Shaw Children’s Festival on Saturday August 24th from 11:00am – 5:00pm with a wonderful mix of music, dance, puppets, interactive games and fun activities. The Seniors Strawberry Tea with Dal Richards presented by Pacific Arbour Retirement Communities returns on Sunday August 25th from 12:00pm–4:00pm.
August 3: Recording artists Current Swell have recently enjoyed international success with their latest cd ‘Long Time Ago’. Headwater, from North Vancouver, exemplifies the West Coast sound. Other performers include Carmanah, and North Vancouver’s Ailsa Rose & The Show. The Art on the Pier theme is ‘Facing North’ and celebrates local artists. Gates and Art on the Pier open at 5:00pm with live music at 6:00pm.
August 10: Bend Sinister is a progressive, melodic, piano-driven band. Their singles ‘Don’t You Know’ and ‘Things Will Get Better’ have garnered national airplay. Nightbox performs dance-punk inspired music. Other performers include Kim Churchill from Australia and North Vancouver local Jet Tangerine. The Art on the Pier feature is called ‘Showdown in the Square’, a two hour onsite painting contest. All are welcome and those wishing to participate can find more information at www.facebook.com/ConcertsInTheSquare Gates and Art on Pier open at 5:00pm, with live music starting at 6:00pm.
August 17: Five Alarm Funk is a ten-piece funk band that performs intricate arrangements with delirious dance moves and full-on head banging. Redeye Empire, a rock-reggae band will share the stage with Good for Grapes and local pop singer Stef Lang. Art on the Pier theme is ‘Into the Wild’. Gates and Art on the Pier open at 5:00pm, with live music starting at 6:00pm.
August 24: The City’s first Shaw Children’s Festival will run from 11:00am – 5:00pm featuring the wildly popular Toopy and Binoo! To give all the kids a fair chance to meet the duo, a limited number of free passes will be released one hour before each appearance happening at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm.
Performances on the live music stage feature Music with Marnie, a high-energy interactive sing-along. Lions Gate Sinfonia Brass Quintet will bring classics to the ears of children and youth. The Rockin’ Robin Show will deliver a mix of music, puppets, songs and dancing for the whole family. Other activities include; face painting, balloon animals, bouncy castle, instrument petting zoo, kids art and shipbuilding crafts.
August 25: The popular Seniors Strawberry Tea is presented by Pacific Arbour Retirement Communities. Tea, strawberry shortcake and refreshments will be served during an afternoon concert from 12:00pm – 4:00pm with The Dal Richards Orchestra, Langley Ukulele Ensemble and Pals Chorus. Admission is free and complimentary strawberry shortcake and refreshments available to seniors 60+.
For more information about the City’s Concerts in the Square summer series, www.cnv.org/ConcertsintheSquare
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