LETTERS: White Rock sets the stage

Re: Memorable performances, July 1 letters.


Re: Memorable performances, July 1 letters.

I concur with letter-writer Anne Walls regarding the abundance of entertainment that is already available in our community.

Not since Elvis stretched his legs off the train at our waterfront station in 1957 has there been bigger stars in White Rock than in the last few years.

Blue Frog Studios has consistently produced concerts with Grammy and Juno award-winning stars for the last five years, including Jefferson Starship, Dan Hill, Bill Henderson, Jim Byrnes, 54-40, Barney Bentall, Shari Ulrich, Maria Muldaur, Cory Weeds and many more; all without subsidy or grants.

These shows bring hundreds of patrons into White Rock, who also go out for dinner, stroll around the shops and generally drop dollars into our local economy year-round.

There are also great shows at the Coast Capital Playhouse, as well as nightly entertainment at Five Corners Bistro, Bin 101, Hemingways, WAG, West Beach, Sandpiper and more.

White Rock is home to some of the most successful concert promoters with Rockit Boy Entertainment and, of course, Peninsula Productions.

There is even recognition from the Toronto professional music organizations that White Rock has become the Blues Capital of Canada.

While the BIA attempts to raise White Rock’s regional profile (Summer concert series coming to White Rock, June 12), what’s really needed is more exposure and promotion for the existing activities that are already being produced.

Thanks to our local media for recognizing the importance of promoting local entertainment.

White Rock has a thriving music scene; let’s yell that to the world!

Kelly Breaks, Blue Frog Studios