Performances in the Park is the place to be on a Thursday night. From July 2 to August 20, 2015, the Gwen Ringwood Theatre in Boitanio Park will light up each Thursday evening with awesome musical performances from 6 – 8 p.m., along with food vendors, a children’s art corner, and a farmer and vendors’ mini-market.
Performances in the Park is a true community event. It is presented by the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society in partnership with the City of Williams Lake and the Cariboo Regional District, and is supported and sponsored by business and media partners.
Each event sees between 300 and 400 spectators bring their lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the summer evenings and fantastic acts by talented local, national, and international performers. Aside from local food vendors and the Community Arts Council of Williams Lake sponsored Children’s Art Corner, new for this year is a farmer and vendors’ mini-market that will set up between 5 and 8 p.m. at the Performances in the Park venue. Road’s End Farms and Puddle Produce will be there to distribute their box-a-week program, and will have fresh veggies and herbs for sale to the public. Come on out and be surprised!
The team behind Performances in the Park gets into high gear in early January to assure a fun-packed, family-friendly series. Angela Sommer of Angelkeys Music Studio, Performances in the Park co-ordinator, is co-ordinating the event, but she couldn’t do it without the staff and volunteers of the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society and all their help.
The business community in Williams Lake has once again been more than generous in sponsoring the performances. We couldn’t do it without them, so please take note of our wonderful sponsors and be sure to thank them for their support. In addition to the support from local businesses and individuals, we received sponsor fund matching through the artsVest British Columbia program, which is run by run by Canadian Heritage, the Government of British Columbia, and Business for the Arts.
Come out and enjoy the great music, fun atmosphere, tasty food, and new mini-market on Thursday nights in July and August. And, don’t forget to bring your friends!