Still clinging to summer? Catch more outdoor music in Burnaby

It ain’t over till it’s over.

Summer, that is.

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And as long as there’s still outdoor music, it’s still summer.

If you’re not ready to let go of these lazy days of summer just yet, then be sure to turn out for one of the Summer Block Party events in the Town Square at UniverCity. The block parties run Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and feature busker performances, along with food truck fare and outdoor games.

On Aug. 21, you can catch a performance by 16-year-old singer-songwriter Madeleine Grace. On Aug. 28, the musical duo Sillken steps into the spotlight with folk-pop-country fusion. On Sept. 4, audiences can enjoy the musical stylings of Brazilian singer-songwriter Sara Magal, who brings original music inspired by bossa nova, jazz, blues and rock.

Pernell Reichert
Pernell Reichert, seen here performing in New Westminster's Uptown Unplugged series last summer, is part of the City of Burnaby's Sounds Like Summer performance series this year. - NOW files

Then, on Sept. 11, the block party series winds up with a special event celebrating the 15th anniversary of the first residents moving in to the UniverCity community – including a musical performance by the jazz trio Slinki.

Check out the events calendar at www.univercity.ca for all the details.

The City of Burnaby’s Sounds Like Summer performance series also has some shows left.

This week it’s Folk Week, with Lee Matuga performing today (Friday, Aug. 16) at the Bonsor Centre for 55-plus from noon to 1 p.m., and Pernell Reichert at Bonsor Recreation Complex from 6 to 8 p.m. On Saturday, Aug. 17, Norine Braun will perform twice – at Edmonds Park from 10 a.m. to noon, and at Cameron Park from 2 to 4 p.m. On Sunday, Aug. 18, Reichert returns for a performance at the Eileen Dailly complex from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., while Braun plays at C.G. Brown Memorial Pool from 3 to 5 p.m.

The final week of Sounds Like Summer features Jazz Week, kicking off Wednesday, Aug. 21 with Kaya Kurz at the Bonsor Centre for 55-plus from noon to 1 p.m., and the Will Clements Jazz Group at Charles Rummel Park from 5 to 8 p.m. On Thursday, Aug. 22, you can catch Clements and his group at Confederation Park from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23 will see Kurz at Confederation Community Centre from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., and Patrick Kao at the Eileen Dailly complex from 4 to 6 p.m.

On Saturday, Aug. 24, Jazzlinks will perform from 10 to noon at the C.G. Brown Memorial Pool, with Jeremy Wong at Bonsor Recreation Complex from 2 to 4 p.m. Then, on Sunday, Aug. 25, Kurz performs at Cameron Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Jeremy Wong at Edmonds Park from 3 to 5 p.m.

Check out www.burnaby.ca/soundslikesummer for all the details.

 

 

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