Summer has arrived and that means a new Concerts in the Park series is about to get started.
The Delta Music Makers will kick off the free outdoor series with a performance at Memorial Park in Ladner next Tuesday night.
The band has a variety of movie themes, Broadway musical tunes and folk music, as well as solo features, in store for concertgoers.
A few specific numbers will include I Believe (the theme from the Vancouver Winter Olympics), 76 Trombones (from the Music Man), a medley of Mancini's best-known works and Mountain Dance, a medley of mountain folk tunes from the Appalachians, notes Music Makers founder and music director Curt Jantzen.
The group, which is into its 30th anniversary year, has been involved with the Concerts in the Park series for 25 years. Jantzen says the series is always well organized and there is a pretty good turnout depending on the weather.
The Flanagans will be making their Concerts in the Park debut at Social Heart Plaza in North Delta on July 10 and will make a second appearance at Memorial Park on July 31.
The band, comprised of Michelle Carlisle (vocals, flute, piccolo, Irish whistle, fife, piano) and Brian Flanagan (vocals, guitar) plays Canadian folk, East coast/Maritime and contemporary music. The North Delta-based duo has been performing together since 1991, notes Carlisle.
The Concerts in the Park series is presented by Delta Parks Recreation and Culture. Shows are cancelled in inclement weather. Those attending are advised to bring their own blanket or lawn chair.
For more on the series visit www.corp.delta.bc.ca or call 604-946-3306.