Enjoy free concerts in Lake Country

Lake Country Open Air Performance Society holds its fifth summer concert series, starting with a Canada Day celebration at Beasley Park.

  • Jun. 24, 2012 5:00 a.m.

Free concerts, great Okanagan musicians, beautiful Lake Country parks; they all come together every Saturday night in July and August, thanks to the Lake Country Open Air Performance Society.

The society has announced the dates and performer lineup for its fifth summer concert series, starting with a Canada Day celebration at Beasley Park.

“We are very excited to be celebrating our fifth anniversary of free concerts and movies in Lake Country this summer,” said Amber Hugo, co-founder, Lake Country Open Air Performance Society. “Thank you to our generous sponsors, talented performers, and our volunteers and board members for all their hard work.”

All concerts are free of charge and families are welcome. Chairs and blankets will be needed for seating.

The 2012 season begins July 1 at 8 p.m. with the winner of the Lake County Open Mic Has Talent contest, Becca Mabbett, followed by runner-up 2Step Closer, at 8:45 p.m. The evening will continue with a movie in the park, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, at 9:30 p.m.

The regular concert series begins July 7 and runs every Saturday to Aug. 25, except Aug. 18. Among the 22 performers are Calum Hughes, A.S.H., Leah West, Jeff Pike, Kath & The TomKats, and Fish on Five Brass Quintet. Another movie in the park will play Aug. 25 at Okanagan Centre Park.

For a specific list of dates, performers and parks, visit lcopenair.com.