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District of Vanderhoof - Message

July 2013

Concert in the Park

I really enjoy all the responsibilities of council, but July brings one event that is just about getting out and having some fun, Vanderhoof’s Concert in the Park! I’ve had the privilege of chairing this committee for the last two years.

On July 27th we are pleased to hold the second annual Concert in the Park at Ferland Park. I encourage everyone to come down and check out the eight great bands we have performing. We will be starting the day at noon with an open mic session, letting everyone have the chance to participate. If you are interested in performing please call me at work at 250-567-4800.
The first band up is 45 Slide at 3:00 pm. The name is new, but these county rockers will be familiar to all Vanderhoof residents.

Next up at 4:00 pm is Dead Horse Blues, playing blues and rock from Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Allman Brothers to Big Sugar and Bad Company.

At 5:00 pm we have OMG playing some great classic rock covers. 6:00 brings Buck Fever to the stage. If you saw them play last year you’ll know they play a great mix of covers from country to hard rock.

Like Bluegrass and Bob Dylan? If so, 7:00 pm is the hour for you! The Rusty Bucket Pluckers will be hitting the stage.

Next up is Sunshine Medallion at 8:00 pm playing an eclectic mix of original songs with folk, reggae, ska, and rock influences plus a few covers thrown in here and there.

This brings us to our final act at 9:00 pm. Jacky Braine is performing with her band Me and Mae. Pushing the boundaries of the country music genre, they deliver a high energy performance. The group is on the road promoting their new Single, “Love Me, Leave Me Lonely”. The Lyrics to which were co-penned by Carly Rae Jepsen. You can find them through the heartland of BC and Alberta, hitting the stage, and making friends at radio stations.

And that wraps it up at 10:00 pm. Please remember we want you to come down and have fun, but this is a family friendly, alcohol and drug free event. RCMP will be on site, and there will be zero tolerance.

~ Kevin Moutray, Councillor