Music in the Park is a series of free concerts held in Lions Park in Port Coquitlam, located off Shaughnessy Street and Lougheed highway.
There are picnic tables and a large playground, your little one will love it. (My little one loved to listen to the musice and watch the musicians play, then play in the playground... He enjoyed a lot last Sunday.)
Here is the schedule from Port Coquitlam City web site.
Masters of the Flamenco and Latin-American music, Singing Guitars' music fusion results in amazing masterpieces of sound and improvisation. The duo has performed at many venues and private parties and pro- vided musical accompaniment for flamenco dance companies, singers and dancers.
Ranj Singh & the Discriminators
Self taught guitarist/singer/songwriter Ranj Singh has devel- oped a new genre of music labelled "Indo- Folk". Raised in western Canada, Ranj has added a small taste of his roots from India to his western upbringing and created a fresh new sound. He has put together a new, diverse, and entertaining five piece band.
Heidi McCurdy With Urban Tribe Acoustic
Heidi has been a featured vocal-ist with Bittersweet, the Alexander Browne Orchestra and Johnny Ferreira and the Swing Machine, and a guest with Brick- house, Soul Stream, Jason Mitchell and Kia Kadiri. She has performed in Europe, the U.S.A., and Canada, including the Vancouver International Jazz Festival in 2005 (with Bittersweet). Her current backing band - Urban Tribe - consists of some of Vancouver's finest musicians, performing funky originals and jazz standards.
New Orleans Ale Stars
The New Orleans Ale Stars are a traditional jazz band based in Vancouver and formed in 2004 under the leadership of Australian multi-instrumentalist Simon Stribling. While the original vision was to play straight ahead in the New Orleans tradition, the Ale Stars can't help but pay tribute to the many masters in the field. Audiences love the energy of the Ale Stars, & there's always a mix of young & old, purist and adventurer, dancer and listener.
Sweet Pea Swing Band
The members of the Sweetpea Swing Band met for the first time in 2002. Since then the band's members have made it their mission to fan the embers of the jazz age to a flame that warms the hearts of listeners. Although the bands music is firmly rooted in traditional jazz, The Sweetpea Swing Band presents their music in a hip, modern style.
Company B Jazz Band
Company B Jazz Band, a Vancouver-based group in the style of the Andrews and Boswell Sisters, rouses crowds for dancing and smiles with their cheerful renditions of classic repertoire from the 1920s through 1940s (with a little bit of the ‘10s and ‘50s too!).
Be sure to also check out our Live @ Leigh Square series taking place in Leigh Square on Saturday afternoons.
Birds of Paradox
A collaborative formed 2007 to explore the fusion of composition and improvisation. The unique instrumentation - erhu/voice, guitars/effects, and tabla/alto saxophone, provides a wealth of textural possibilities for these versatile composer/performers. The traditional music of cultures are infinitely rich unto themselves - but the transformation and synthesis of these traditions into a contemporary expression of life in post-millennial Metro Vancouver for these artists.
Crossroads Hospice Showcase
A Music in the Park tradition, the Cross- roads showcase will host a number of talented singers, songwriters and performers from the popular Crossroads Coffeehouse held in Leigh Square.