SURREY – Six different parks in Surrey will be abuzz with more than the sounds of nearby creeks, laughing kids and singing crickets in the coming weeks.
On Monday (July 14), the City of Surrey will kick off its free, annual Sounds of Summer concert series, which features six unique evenings of music at each of Surrey’s so-called display garden parks.
Now in its third year, the concert series will take place over two weeks, catering to music fans all the way from classical to jazz to contemporary pop.
"Bring your own chairs, blankets and your picnic basket," advised Surrey Manager of Parks Owen Croy, who noted this is the first time in the annual Sounds of Summer series that a variety of musical genres will be performed.
"This is one more opportunity for families and individuals to come out and enjoy beautiful music in park settings where it’s
very tranquil and relaxed," Croy said.
"The kind of people who turn out for these kinds of things are not your rowdy crowd, they’re excited to be in the park and hear music in a nice, relaxed, informal setting."
The parks will open to the public on each performance night at 5 p.m., on Mondays and Wednesdays this month, with music beginning at 6:30 p.m. For details, visit http://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/13488.aspx, and check out the list of performers and parks below: July 14, classical ensemble 12 Strings at the Glades Garden, 561 172nd St.
July 16, contemporary pop by 12 Strings at Darts Hill Garden Park, 16th Avenue at 170th Street.
July 21, Celtic music by Blackthorn at Hawthorne Park, 10503 144th St.
July 23, sitar and tabla performed by Mohamed Assani at Fleetwood Park, 15802 80th Ave.
July 28, bluegrass performed by 5 On A String at Bear Creek Park, 13750 88th Ave.
July 30, jazz by Golden Ears Jazz Band at Holland Park, 13428 Old Yale Rd.