Performers named for Music in the Park

Nightly Riverside Park tunes will begin on July 1, while McDonald Park will have music once a week on Thursdays

The performer lineup has been named for this year’s presentation of Music in the Park.

Things will kick off on Canada Day, with music from Rob Lamonica (blues, jazz, reggae) and Rio at 7 p.m., Ayren and The Kingpins at 8:15 p.m. and local band The Infectuals at 9:15 p.m.

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Music in the Park runs from July 1 to Aug. 31, with music every day at 7 p.m. in Riverside Park and every Thursday in McDonald Park.

A swathe of artists, from Kamloops and beyond, have been brought together to entertain summer park-goers, listed below with descriptions from the event’s organizers.

At Riverside Park

  • July 1: Canada Day event: Rob Lamonica, Ayren and The Kingpins, Infectuals
  • July 2: FKB (rock)
  • July 3: The Promised (roots and rock)
  • July 4: Jackson Hollow (modern bluegrass)
  • July 5: Paisley Groove (the big groove)
  • July 6: Funk in the Trunk (funky big band)
  • July 7: Tiller’s Folly (Canadiana)
  • July 8: The Wheely Nawties (classic rock)
  • July 9: Beyond Brass (big band classics)
  • July 10: Me and Mae (country rock)
  • July 11: Greg Drummond (rootsy pop rock)
  • July 12: The Faceplants (new rock)
  • July 13: The Shuswap Rock Band (rock)
  • July 14: Steve Brockley (folk/roots/soul)
  • July 15: TrailerHawk (heavy country rock)
  • July 16: Frapp City (rock)
  • July 17: Harpdog Brown and the Uptown Blues Band (harmonica blues)
  • July 18: Cod Gone Wild (acclaimed Celtic band)
  • July 19: Shattered Blue (classic rock)
  • July 20: The Yale County Jug Band (jug band fun)
  • July 21: Jenny Allen and The Fates (folk/soul)
  • July 22: The Fugitives (modern folk quartet)
  • July 23: Lester McLean (R&B)
  • July 24: Midsummer Night’s Jam BCLC event: Washboard Union (Canadian country)
  • July 25: Cécile Doo-Kingué (blues)
  • July 26: Sherman Doucette (blues harmonica)
  • July 27: CIFM event: Jersey Boulevard (Bon Jovi and Journey tribute)
  • July 28: Nova Scotiables (east coast)
  • July 29: Willie Ward’s Cool Machine (R&B)
  • July 30: Road Waves (funk/rock/blues)
  • July 31: Hillside Outlaws (country rock)
  • Aug. 1: This Way North (Australian rock duo)
  • Aug. 2: Fully Loaded (classic rock)
  • Aug. 3: Forum (rock and country classics)
  • Aug. 4: Trama (Trooper rock)
  • Aug. 5: Margit Sky Project (Canadiana)
  • Aug. 6: Suz and Jonny (great female blues singer)
  • Aug. 7: Blackdaze (ultimate Ozzy tribute)
  • Aug. 8: Sabrina and Swing Cat Bounce (blues/swing)
  • Aug. 9: RibFest event: High Voltage (AC/DC tribute)
  • Aug. 10: RibFest event: Hysteria of Def Leppard (Def Leppard tribute)
  • Aug. 11: RibFest event: John McCuaig (bagpipe rock)
  • Aug. 12: Instamatics (girl rock)
  • Aug. 13: Maritime Kitchen Party (east coast celtic)
  • Aug. 14: Goodnight, Sunrise (new rock)
  • Aug. 15: Ben Klick (country rock)
  • Aug. 16: Speed Control (happy rock)
  • Aug. 17: Charlie Jacobson (young guitar phenom)
  • Aug. 18: Rube Band (ambassadors of fun)
  • Aug. 19: The Heels (great harmonies)
  • Aug. 20: Crystal Shawanda (fabulous singer)
  • Aug. 21: Judy Brown (blues/Americana)
  • Aug. 22: Boots and The Hoots (fun country)
  • Aug. 23: Hip Replacements (Tragically Hip tribute)
  • Aug. 24: Old School (‘80s metal tribute)
  • Aug. 25: Cathi Marshall (sultry jazzy blues)
  • Aug. 26: The Sturgeons (roots/rock)
  • Aug. 27: Tennessee Walker (three lead-singer country rock)
  • Aug. 28: Ginger St. James (rockabilly)
  • Aug. 29: Richard Graham’s Backbeats (New Orleans swing)
  • Aug. 30: DeLorean (‘80s rock)
  • Aug. 31: Earthbound (world music)

At McDonald Park

  • July 4: Broken Brothers (great brother act)
  • July 11: Tim Williams (porch blues)
  • July 18: Noah Derksen (folk)
  • July 25: Radiation Rose (acoustic rock trio)
  • Aug. 1: Last Child (classic rock)
  • Aug. 8: Evan Wild (‘60s-’90s favourites)
  • Aug. 15: Madison Olds (young pop star)
  • Aug. 22: Someone to Blame (rock)
  • Aug. 29: The Decoys do Tom Petty (Tom Petty tribute)
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