Outdoor concert series starts in Armstrong

Still Munro opens the first Music in the Park at Armstrong’s Memorial Park, June 19.

Still Munro is the first band to open Armstrong’s Music in the Park series

Still Munro is the first band to open Armstrong’s Music in the Park series

With roots in the North Okanagan for more than 30 years, the band Still Munro opens the first Music in the Park at Armstrong’s Memorial Park,  June 19.

Still Munro has evolved from previous bands Mellon Munro and Munro to carry on with strong sets of rock, country and classic tunes.

Local blues guitarist Derryl Ranger, of the Ranger Kaine Band, has been added to the lineup to perform everything from the melodies of Del Shannon to the recent hits of The Tragically Hip.

“Still Munro provides a selection of tunes guaranteed to get you up and dancing,” said Patti Noonan, executive director with the Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce, which hosts the series.

Everyone is invited to arrive early for Music in the Park for the official opening of the Lions Gazebo at 6:30 p.m.

“Through fundraising and hands-on efforts, the Armstrong Lions have built a venue sure to be appreciated for many years,” said Noonan.

There will be a short ceremony followed by cake.

Also, while waiting for the music, visitors can try the new outdoor exercise equipment by the tennis courts in Memorial Park.

“(It’s) a great project by the age-friendly committee in partnership with New Horizons for Seniors through the Government of Canada,” said Noonan.

Armstrong Valley First is back to sponsor the Music in the Park series, June 19 to Aug. 28.

As well as presenting the series, Valley First will promote hunger awareness through its Feed the Valley program each evening.

Attendees can support the program by bringing a non-perishable food item to Music in the Park or make a donation at any Valley First branch, online through www.valleyfirst.com or through the Food Banks B.C. online donations portal.

Visitors can bring a blanket or chair, sit back, relax and enjoy time with family and friends.