Plan your summer in Kamloops with this complete Music in the Park schedule

There will be a lot of familiar faces when Music in the Park kicks off for its annual summer of nightly Riverside Park concerts and weekly entertainment in McDonald Park — and plenty of new acts, as well.

Again this year, organizer Henry Small has put together two months of music of all genres from rock to bagpipes.

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It kicks off on Canada Day with three acts on the Rotary Bandshell stage.

Throughout the summer, there will be special evenings, as well, including a Tom Petty tribute, a night of country music sponsored by the B.C. Lottery Corporation and, three nights of tribute music during the Aug. 10 to Aug. 12 Ribfest in the park.

The schedule, which is always subject to change, now looks like this (with Small’s musical description in brackets):

July 1: Canada Day with Forum at 7 p.m., Scattered Atoms featuring Kira Haug at 8:15 p.m. and Aviator Shades at 9:15 p.m.

July 2: Speed Control (happy rock)

July 3: Beyond Brass (big band classics)

July 4: Live Rush (Neil Young tribute)

July 5: Pat Temple (rockabilly)

July 6: Jackson Hollow (modern bluegrass)

July 7: Paisley Groove (the big groove)

July 8: Margit Sky Project (rock, roots and Celtic)

July 9: FKB (rock)

July 10: Scott Cook (high-tech hobo)

July 11: Carlie Jacobson (young guitar phenom)

July12: Rollin Trainwreck (dynamic roots and country)

July 13: Suzi Rawn (rockin’ blues)

July 14: Swamp Music (Lynryd Skynryd tribute)

July 15: Tim Williams (porch blues)

July 16: Frapp City (classic rock)

July 17: Tri-Continental (three blues greats)

July 18: Me and Mae (country rock)

July 19: The Sturgeons (root rock)

July 20: Ben Klick (country)

July 21: CIRM Presents Pure Petty (Tom Petty tribute)

July 22: Marshall Potts (winger/songwriter)

July 23: Three Kings, featuring Small (and he calls it A Royal Trio)

July 24: Cecile Doo-Kingue (blues)

July 25: Mid-Summer Night’s Jam/BCLC Presents Gord Bamford (Canadian country classic)

July 26: Echo Nebraska (roots)

July 27: David James and Big River (Johnny Cash tribute)

July 28: Shattered Blue (classic rock)

July 29: Tyler Allen and the Hot Red Hayseeds (old-style country)

July 30: Sue Foley (country blues)

July 31: Sean Ashby (a guitarist with Sarah McLachlan).

Aug. 1: Major Funk and the Employment (funky funky, of course)

Aug. 2: Devon Coyote (roots rock and blues)

Aug. 3: Trama (former Trooper members, rock)

Aug. 4: Sugar Brown (blues)

Aug. 5: Sam Spades (contemporary roots rock)

Aug. 6: Rube Band (ambassadors of fun)

Aug. 7: Lauren Mayell (young country)

Aug. 8: Cruise Control (‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s rock)

Aug. 9: Hillside Outlaws (country rock)

Aug. 10: Ribfest Presents The Hip Show (tribute to The Tragically Hip)

Aug. 11: Ribfest Presents Eagle Eyes (tribute to The Eagles)

Aug. 12: Ribfest Presents The Beatles Experience (tribute to The Beatles)

Aug. 13: Nova Scotiables (East Coast music)

Aug. 14: Forum (Classic rock)

Aug. 15: Blackdaze (Black Sabbath tribute)

Aug. 16: The Faceplants (new rock)

Aug. 17: The Dimplers (Swedish brother band)

Aug. 18: Punch Drunk Cabaret (rockabilly)

Aug. 19: Blue Voodoo (blues)

Aug. 20: The Angie Heinze Band (killer rock)

Aug. 21: Swing Cat Bounce (blues swing)

Aug. 22: Johnny McCuaig (bagpipe rock)

Aug. 23: Mike MacKenzie (blues rock)

Aug. 24: Brisas del Palmar (wonderfully talented South American ensemble)

Aug. 25: Sherman Doucette (Blues harp extraordinaire)

Aug. 26: Lester McLean (roots and blues)

Aug. 27: Caleb Hart (reggae)

Aug. 28: Anita Eccleson (Girl With A Horn)

Aug. 29: Bourbon Street Backbeat (New Orleans music)

Aug. 30: Earthbound (world music)

Aug. 31: DeLorean (‘80s rock)

All shows start at 7 p.m. And, as usual, there is a shorter series of shows planned for Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at McDonald Park. The schedule for there includes:

July 4: Doc and the Disorderlies (roots and swing)

July 11: Kira and Evan (soulful)

July 18: Alset (classic female rock)

July 25: The Yale County Jug Band (jug-band fun)

Aug. 1: Dodie Goldney and Nicole Clay (songs of Joni Mitchell)

Aug. 8: Suzie and Jon (soulful duo)

Aug. 15: Mama Soul (soul, of course)

Aug. 22: 100 Mile House (award-winning duo)

Aug. 29: Dave Coalmine Band (folk, pop, rock)

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