The first month of Music in the Park brought an eclectic and diverse group of musicians to the Riverside Park Band Shell. You name it and Music in The Park had it, including big band classics, cover and original rock, roots and blues, new country, old country and a bit of electronic technology. The performances kick off at 7:00 PM and go until 8:30. There is no admission and they are provided by the City of Kamloops and the British Columbia Lottery Corporation. Sound is provided by Lee’s Music.
On July 24th, Montreal’s Cecile Doo-Kingue provided a mostly original set of soulful tunes and showed off her prowess on the electric guitar with a taste of Zeppelin’s A Whole Lotta Love to end her show.
The park was packed for David James and Big River (Almost Johnny Cash), on July 27th and Mr. James did not disappoint. He provided an excellent Johnny Cash show and included a factual history of Johnny Cash tunes, both popular and obscure.
David James aka Almost Johnny Cash
Other performances in July included locals Suzi Rawn, Frapp City, Margit Sky Project, Shattered Blue, Forum, and Beyond Brass. Other out-of-town acts included a big name act, blues musician Sue Foley and the award winning blues guitarist, storyteller Tim Williams from Calgary. Exciting young country star from Kelowna, Ben Klick, also appeared in July. August looks to be another great month for Music in the Park in Kamloops. Check thex.ca for the listings of these nightly free shows, throughout the month of August, in Riverside Park.