Elvis tribute, Cods play free outdoor concert in Lake Country

Vernon Celtic act Cod Gone Wild as well as Penticton Elvis tribute artist Adam Fitzpatrick perform live in Lake Country's Beasley Park.

Live! in Lake Country hosts two well-known Okanagan acts for a free public concert presented by TD Canada Trust, Saturday, July 16 at Beasley Park on the shores of Wood Lake.

The concert features Vernon Celtic act Cod Gone Wild as well as Penticton Elvis tribute artist Adam Fitzpatrick.

“This is the only free concert Cod Gone Wild is doing in the Central Okanagan this summer, so I’m anticipating a big crowd. Their Celtic-inspired energetic performances have quite a following throughout the valley, and Adam Fitzpatrick does a world-class Elvis act,” said Lake Country cultural development coordinator Ryan Donn.

Elvis Aaron Presley remains the most significant cultural icon of our time, and 36 years after his death, his legions of fans keep growing as does his legacy.

There will never be another “King” but there are those few that come closer than the rest and Penticton’s Fitzpatrick is one of those select few that does.

With his growing reputation of excellence as an Elvis tribute artist, Fitzpatrick is fast gaining worldwide recognition for his natural ability to capture the magnificent passion Elvis had for music and the electrifying appeal with which Presley dominated the stage.

Cod Gone Wild is what you get when you combine a tenderhearted singer/songwriter from Newfoundland, a larger-than-life Albertan drummer raised in Saudi Arabia, an internationally renowned fiddling B.C. beauty, and an effortlessly cool Japanese-Canadian bass player.

This Celtic inspired band is focused on giving traditional music a modern edge.

Blending the varied talents of four musicians whose classical, folk and rock backgrounds fuse together to create a dynamic and unique sound that instantly connects and resonates with audiences.

Through their uplifting energy and remarkable stage presence, they weave together a tapestry of tales that evoke a nostalgic experience of days gone by.

“With circus kids activities provided by Lake Country School of Dance, Giddy Monkey face painting, henna body art, food vendors and a Lake Country museum activity, there will be something for every member of the family at our feature free concert event this Saturday,” said Donn.

Beasley Park is located at 3450 Woodsdale Rd. and shares a beach on Wood Lake with Reiswig Regional Park, plus a playground, picnic gazebo and washroom facilities. Everyone is invited to bring their lawn chairs and blankets.

The concert starts at 6:40 p.m. and goes until 9 p.m. No dogs or alcohol are permitted.