Blues musician Jimmy D. Lane opened the Township’s Summer Festival Series with a free concert on July 5 at the amphitheatre. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

WATCH: Weekly performances planned for Langley amphitheatre

The success of last year’s Canada 150 concert series prompted a series for 2018.

Sit on the terraced lawns of the Township amphitheatre or bring a lawn chair to enjoy evening concerts every week.

All performances are free and family-friendly. They were inspired by the success of last summer’s Canada 150 concert series.

“Last year’s inaugural concert series was such an overwhelming success that it is back by popular demand,” said Township of Langley director of Arts, Culture, and Community Initiatives Peter Tulumello. “What better way to spend the summer than being outdoors in the company of family and friends, and enjoying a great mix of entertainment provided by a variety of gifted singers, musicians, and performers?”

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During the months of July and August, a different act will be featured one evening each week at the amphitheatre in Willoughby Community Park, beside the Langley Events Centre. The performances are all slated for 7 p.m. except for one special afternoon performance.

Langley’s own Peter Luongo is involved in the organization of the shows. (See page A15 for more about Luongo).

“There is so much talent here in Langley and from the surrounding region, that a festival series is an excellent opportunity to showcase it,” added Peter Luongo, the festival’s co-organizer. “This year’s line-up includes a diverse mix of musical genres, along with a night of improv comedy, and promises to be highly entertaining. It is the perfect way to celebrate summer and utilize this wonderful new facility.”

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Schedule:

• Thursday, July 5: blues guitarist Jimmy D. Lane

• Thursday, July 12: jazz singer Maya Rae

• Wednesday, July 18: Korean percussion/instrumental band Noreum Machi

• Thursday, July 26: folk pop duo The Kwerks

• Saturday, July 28: Van Django, a special 1 p.m. show at the Fort Langley Community Hall as part of the Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival

• Thursday, Aug. 2: Alternative rock band Her Brothers

• Thursday, Aug. 9: Funk/soul/jazz/Afrobeat band Coco Jafro

• Thursday, Aug. 16: Folk-roots duo Flint and Feather

• Thursday, Aug. 23: Improv comedy company Vancouver Theatresports

• Thursday, Aug. 30: Celtic roots band Tiller’s Folly

“We are delighted to align the Summer Festival Series with this recently launched weekend festival in Fort Langley by sponsoring one of its many impressive acts,” Tulumello said. “Van Django will contribute to making this new festival a huge and popular success in the Township.”

 

Peter Luongo is co-organizing the Township’s Summer Festival Series. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

Celtic band Tiller’s Folly perform at the amphitheatre. (Submitted photo)

The Summer Series includes a diverse lineup, including The Kwerks.

Improv courtesy of Vancouver Theatresports is part of the Summer Series. (Submitted photo)

Flint and Feather perform as part of the Summer Series. (Submitted photo)

Van Django perform a special afternoon concert July 28 as part of the Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival. (Submitted photo)

The Summer Festival Series kicked off Thursday evening with blues music. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

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