Bluegrass Fever is one of the bands set to entertain during the 2013 edition of Concerts in the Park at Transfer Beach

Bluegrass Fever is one of the bands set to entertain during the 2013 edition of Concerts in the Park at Transfer Beach

Concerts in the Park begins July 7

Fundraising concerts take place every Sunday at 6 in the Park at Transfer Beach

Settle in and get cozy at the Transfer Beach Amphitheatre to enjoy Island Country with Guy Bezeau, who will kick off the 14th season of Concerts in the Park Sunday, July 7 at 6 p.m.

The Ladysmith Resources Centre Association (LRCA) puts on this annual fundraising event. All the shows are free, but volunteers will be coming around during the performances to collect donations. All proceeds go back into LRCA programs, which are free for the community.

“I canvass the whole town asking businesses for their support — that’s how we pay the musicians, and that is why all of the donations go straight back into the community,” says Valerie Duckworth, Concerts in the Park co-ordinator.

Island Country with Guy Bezeau will be kicking off the seven-show series.

The event runs every Sunday at 6 p.m., until Aug. 28. There is no show on Aug. 4, due to Ladysmith Days.

Every week, there will be a new musical act performing. There will be some returning acts this year, as well as a few fresh faces.

“Cynthia Davis really sticks out; she was wonderful last year, but it was cold and ugly out,” says Duckworth of the returning performer. “By the end of her set, not many people where left.”

Davis and Swing That Thing will be playing on July 28.

There is no food at the event, but everyone is encouraged to bring in their own picnic dinner to enjoy during the performances.

All shows are weather-dependent.

 

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