Vocal trio Beauty Shop Dolls, shown here performing in Surrey in 2017, are featured in the city’s Sounds of Summer music series this year. (Photo: beautyshopdolls.com)

MUSIC

Free ‘Sounds of Summer’ concerts at Surrey parks: When, where, what bands and how to plan

Ten concerts in annual series for 2019, starting on Wednesday, July 3

Ten outdoor concerts are on the Sounds of Summer calendar in Surrey, featuring a wide range of music at several of the city’s parks.

Admission is free at events in the annual series, planned by Surrey’s Partners in Parks program, and all performances are booked on select Wednesday evenings and Friday afternoons from July 3 to Aug. 21.

This year, the first concert features the jazz-electronica sounds of Caviar & Lace at Glades Garden Park on Wednesday, July 3, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The park is located at 561 172nd St., South Surrey.

Next up in the series are the vintage vocals of Beauty Shop Dolls, at the Museum of Surrey on Wednesday, July 10, followed by the classic-rock sounds of The A Team at Fleetwood Park on July 17.

Other Wednesday-evening concerts include folk-pop band The Kwerks at Bear Creek park on July 24, Bruce James Orchestra at Darts Hill Garden Park on July 31, True North Troubadours at Crescent Beach on Aug. 7, the “Rat Pack” standards of Lou Marocco at Historic Stewart Farm on Aug. 14 and soul/R&B band Top City at Holland Park on Aug. 21.

The pair of Friday-afternoon gigs in the series will feature folk-roots band The Wheat in the Barley at Darts Hill Garden Park on July 12, and Langley Ukulele Ensemble at Francis Park on Aug. 16. These two shows start at 1 p.m.

“Bring blankets or folding chairs to enjoy each performance,” notes a “Sounds of Summer Music Series” post on the city’s website (surrey.ca). “Parking will be limited at some locations. Plan to carpool or arrange to be dropped off.”

“Depending on location, you may need to walk through some parks to get to the stage. Look for wayfinding signs in the park.”

Note that no dogs are allowed at two of the concert sites, Glades Garden and Darts Hill Garden Park. At other venues, pets must be leashed.

For more details, visit the city’s website or call 604-501-5050.

• RELATED STORIES:

VIDEO: 5X Festival takes over Surrey’s Central City plaza.

Paul Brandt to headline new three-day concert in Fort Langley.

Delta water park-goers will dance to music by Surrey DJ Alibaba this summer.



tom.zillich@surreynowleader.com

Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram and follow Tom on Twitter

Just Posted

PHOTOS: White Rock marks Remembrance Day

Hundreds of people gathered Monday morning to give thanks to veterans

VIDEO: One injured in north Surrey shooting Sunday

Male victim taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries

Christmas Card Collective promises ‘special delivery’

Third annual event aims to see 10,000 holiday greetings delivered to homeless shelters

Surrey veteran talks about the emotional side of war

Reginald Wise served in the Royal Marines in WWII

White Rock RCMP member recognized by province for safety efforts

Chantal Sears among five B.C. residents honoured during Crime Prevention Week

VIDEO: Hong Kong police shoot protester, man set on fire

It was the second protester shot since the demonstrations began in early June

Sportsnet fires Don Cherry after negative comments about immigrants

Don Cherry had said immigrants don’t wear poppies like other Canadians do

Trudeau’s new cabinet: Gender parity because it’s 2019? Or due to competence?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will soon appoint his new cabinet

Coquihalla drivers urged to be careful amid freezing rain alert

Special weather statement in effect for highways between Hope, Merritt, Kamloops and Kelowna

Canada among three G20 countries least likely to hit emissions targets

It says Canada, South Korea and Australia are the farthest off

Conservatives’ Scheer wants Trudeau to open Parliament Nov. 25

That’s five days after Justin Trudeau is scheduled to swear in a new cabinet

14 SeaBus cancellations, free rides for veterans from TransLink on Remembrance Day

Free rides also available for current Armed Forces members, first responders

Last remaining Centurion tank from the Korean War makes its journey ‘home’ to B.C.

Tank arrives in B.C. the day before Remembrance Day after a more than 4,500-kilometre transfer

‘Your vehicle burns a lot of fuel:’ Victoria drivers wake up to angry notes

‘This handbill was left on your vehicle because your vehicle burns a lot of fuel,’ notes read

Most Read

l -->