Music in the Park offers seven concerts across the summer, every Wednesday. (Pixabay File)

Music in the Park hits the right notes every Wednesday

Variety of music on offer, picnics, good vibes and family friendly

The Brentwood Bay Community Association helps music lovers get over hump-day with a series of free concerts every Wednesday, through the summer.

The series started July 3 and is set to finish on Aug. 14. Local bands feature and the gigs run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in Pioneer Park, at the corner of West Saanich Road and Clarke Road.

ALSO READ: Deep Cove Chalet set to re-open following fire

So far guests have watched The Ecclestons, Shaky Ground and Auntie Kate perform, with four bands still left to play, this summer.

The BBCA advise people to park at the library, or else bike or walk to the park.

Food vendors are on hand to provide sustenance, although picnics have been a popular feature at the events. Many bring lawn chairs and blankets and settle down to hear the music. They also sell optional 50/50 tickets for $5 to help cover costs, with half the money going to the bands.

On the BBCA website, they state, “For over 20 years we’ve hosted our outdoor concerts, and have helped other municipalities set up their own outdoor concerts. We’re very proud of our all-ages event, which brings the community together each week.”

The booked bands are familiar faces on the Saanich Peninsula and Greater Victoria, and play original music in a wide range of styles. On offer is rock, R&B, soul and funk.

ALSO READ: Five Peninsula churches celebrate the bounties of the vine at Wine Fest

Still on the schedule for this summer are The Temps on July 24, The Fugitives July 31 and Matt Masters on Aug. 7, before the series ends Aug. 14 with The R & B Kingpins.

The BBCA are not only hosting the Music in the Park series, this summer, they also have other special events, including a pop-up concert on July 23 with Ridley Bent.

The award-winning artist will perform his colourful songs in Brentwood Bay. Guests can also expect a delicious menu, including woodfired pizzas.

ALSO READ: Edie Daponte set to take Edith Piaf show on eight-city B.C. tour

For more information on Music in the Park or any other Brentwood Bay Community Association event visit brentwoodbay.info.

Just Posted

VicPD volunteers check more than 16,000 vehicles in effort to stop thefts

Police report increase in theft from vehicle reports in last six months

Baby raccoon euthanized after having rat trap stuck to its paw for a week

Wild ARC encourages humane options, practices for pest control

Esquimalt council approves building, dog areas for Gorge Park

$7 million in funding for waterfront improvements goes to multipurpose building and dog park

Plant-based pizza restaurant to open its doors in Victoria this December

Virtuous Pie has locations in Vancouver, Toronto and Portland

PHOTOS: Trangender flag raised for first time ever outside of B.C. Legislature

Nov. 20 marks Transgender Day of Remembrance, honouring those who have been murdered

B.C. politicians view supermodel’s transition journey on Transgender Day

Liberal MLA Jane Thornthwaite and New Democrat MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert appear in the documentary

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Nov. 19

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

POLL: Do you plan on making any purchases on Black Friday?

We’ve all seen the images. Shoppers rioting outside of a store in… Continue reading

John Mann, singer and songwriter of group Spirit of the West dead at 57

Mann died peacefully in Vancouver on Wednesday from early onset Alzheimer’s

VIDEO: B.C. high school’s turf closed indefinitely as plastic blades pollute waterway

Greater Victoria resident stumbles on plastic contamination from Oak Bay High

Four arrested after report of shots fired in Nanaimo

RCMP arrest four suspects in high-risk takedown in Cedar

South Cariboo Driver hits four cows due to fog

The RCMP’s investigation is ongoing

B.C. won’t appeal decision protecting ICBC court experts

Change to evidence rules next to save money, David Eby says

1898 Yukon gold rush photo featuring Greta Thunberg look-alike sends internet into tailspin

Jokes erupted this week after a 120-year-old photo taken by Eric A. Hegg surfaced from archives

Most Read