cityhallsoundsThe City of Thunder Bay’s Crime Prevention Council has announced the fourth annual edition of City Hall Sounds which will bring live entertainment, local food trucks, and community partner information booths to the south core neighbourhood.

“City Hall Sounds is about celebrating Thunder Bay and its people. It’s about building our sense of community and making our city safer and more inclusive,” said mayor Keith Hobbs. “I invite everyone to come out and enjoy these community events and the urban public space at City Hall. It’s a great way to spend a lunch hour and it contributes to community safety.”

An initiative of the Crime Prevention Council’s Strong Neighbourhoods Working Group, City Hall Sounds will run each Thursday in August from 12 – 1 pm in McGillivray Square – the public space in front of City Hall. Each event will include live music, food trucks, and community partner information booths. These events are open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend at no cost. The aim is to create vibrant, well-used public spaces, which are major determinants of community safety.

The Crime Prevention Council is also partnering with the Fort William Business District for one additional noon-hour concert, Fort William Sounds, taking place Tuesday, Aug 30, from 12 – 1 pm in the Syndicate Avenue Parkette, off of Justice Avenue.

“These events aim to provide an opportunity for residents to connect with others who live and work in the neighbourhood,” said Lee-Ann Chevrette, coordinator – Thunder Bay Crime Prevention Council. “It’s also a chance to connect with community partners and learn more about the work they are doing to improve community safety.”

City Hall Sounds and Fort William Sounds will feature live performances from a diverse array of local musicians. The entertainment schedule for the series is as follows:

· Thursday, August 4 – Robin Ranger

· Thursday, August 11 – Emily Kohne

· Thursday, August 18 – Carlo Cappello

· Thursday, August 25 – Outside the Lines

· Tuesday, August 30 – Emily Kohne