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Two indie bands to rock Coquitlam tonight at annual arts fest

The Zolas and Current Swell perform at Coquitlam's Town Centre Park on Aug. 18, starting at 6 p.m., for the city's annual Kaleidoscope Arts Festival.

The signs are up and the stage is set for tonight’s (Aug. 18) kick off of the Kaleidoscope Arts Festival this weekend.

Coquitlam's Town Centre Park (1299 Pinetree Way) is the place to be Friday night for the city's free activities and concerts, including from:

  • The Zolas, 6 p.m.
    • A Juno-nominated indie rock band based out of Vancouver known for the songs "You're Too Cool," "Knot in My Heart" and "Strange Girl"
  • Current Swell, 8 p.m.
    • A "surf rock" group out of Victoria that's released seven albums. In 2011, it won first place in the Peak Performance Project

Food trucks from Fijian Fusion Catering, Gary's Kettle Corn, Kampong and Shameless Buns will be on site.

To get to Town Centre Park, hop on SkyTrain and take the Millennium Line to the Lafarge Lake–Douglas station. The festival grounds are a 10-minute walk to the eastern side of Lafarge Lake.

Parking is also available in the park and along Pinetree Way.

Meanwhile, the eighth annual arts and culture celebration continues tomorrow (Aug. 19) at Blue Mountain Park (975 King Albert Ave.) with multicultural dance and musical performances from noon to 4 p.m.

Visitors can also take part in a community yarn art mural, visual poetry, a bee making craft and PatternNation art fun with the Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam Heritage, Coquitlam Public Library and Place des Arts.

For a full list of Kaleidoscope events, you can visit the festival's web page.

The Tri-City News is the media sponsor of the Kaleidoscope Arts Festival.

The Zolas


Current Swell