Young ‘Uns performs during a Lumby Live summer concert.

Young ‘Uns performs during a Lumby Live summer concert.

Village backs outdoor tunes

inaugural Lumby Live summer concert wraps up on a high note

Lumby residents have demonstrated support for an outdoor music venue.

The inaugural Lumby Live summer concert series has wrapped up.

“This year featured six evenings of live music, free to the public, in downtown Lumby and it was an overwhelming success,” said organizer Randal Ostafichuk.

“In a community as small as Lumby, it is fantastic to get such support from everyone to turn an idea into a reality.”

The final concert by Young ‘Uns drew 200 people and the average weekly attendance was about 85 people.

Among those involved in Lumby Live were the Monashee Arts Council, the Village of Lumby, the White Valley Parks Recreation and Culture Advisory Committee, the Vernon School District, Tutor-Tech Computers, the Lumby Lions and Valley First Credit Union.

“A very special thank you goes out to Tim Reardon for setting up, running, and tearing down the audio equipment each week,” said Ostafichuk.

“Lastly, thank you to all of the people who attended Lumby Live over the summer months. Your support comes from showing up and enjoying fantastic live entertainment for free in the heart of downtown Lumby.”

Planning is already underway for next year.

“I would love to be able to host Lumby Live again in 2015, so if you would like to see this event happen again next year, please take the time to send an e-mail to lumbylive@gmail.com showing your support,” said Ostafichul.

“Every little bit helps in getting the same organizations and artists on board for 2015.”