June 20, 2011 – The Recreation & Culture Division announced another fantastic lineup of live entertainment for the 2011 Summer in the Parks concert season today.  Eight outdoor concerts are planned featuring new acts, as well as returning favourites.  Concerts take place at Marina Park on the Main Stage under the band-shell on Wednesday evenings from 6 pm to 9 pm, beginning June 22.

“Summer in the Parks has become one of the most prominent community events throughout the summer that the whole family can enjoy,” said Jean-Paul De Roover, Summer in the Parks Coordinator. “We have worked with our Advisory Committee this season to bring a total of 23 acts of various styles and genres to the stage. They are sure to please audiences of all ages and tastes.”

The stage will come to life on June 22 with the Roy Coran Jazz Big Band kicking off the concert season. For over 35 years these accomplished musicians have opened the Summer in the Parks season and this year will be no exception. Also performing on opening night will be Mark Potvin’s Little Swing Band, which is always a crowd favourite.

In addition to great music, Summer in the Parks evenings feature children’s activities, free draws and a variety of on-site concessions. There will also be an artisan market, with local artisans displaying and selling art in the park during the concert series.  ‘Caricatures for Charity’ will also be returning to raise money for Shelter House.

The public are encouraged to take advantage of the Summer in the Parks Shuttle Bus that will be running from the Heart of the Harbour Parkade on Court Street and traveling through the downtown core. Concert goers can flag down the Summer in the Parks Bus anywhere along the route and will be dropped off right at the festival area.  There will be no general parking around the festival area but limited accessible parking will be available inside the park with a valid permit.

For more information on the Summer in the Parks line-up and to see the shuttle bus route visit www.thunderbay.ca/summerintheparks.


Wednesday June 22, 2011

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM    Roy Coran Jazz Big Band     (Big Band)
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM    Mark Potvin’s Little Swing Band (Jazz)

Wednesday July 6, 2011

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM    Mood Indigo (Jazz)
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM    Flipper Flanagan’s Flat Footed Four (Folk)
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM    The Auditor General (Indie Rock)

Wednesday July 13, 2011

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM    Campbell Family Band (Big Band)
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM    Olivia Korkola (Celtic)
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM    Captain John and the Polka Pirates (Polka)

Wednesday July 20, 2011

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM    Midnight (Rock and Roll)
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM    Night Train (Top 40)
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM    Christine Rock & Rock Hard (Rock)

Wednesday July 27, 2011

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM    Garrick Sissons and the Retro-Fits (Country Rock)
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM    The Scott Van Teeffelen Band (Country Rock)
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM    Scott Skirving & Skyward (Country Rock)

Wednesday August 3 , 2011

6:00 PM – 6:20 PM    Thunder Bay Community Band (Concert Band)
6:20 PM – 7:40 PM    Hammy and Zak (Adult Contemporary)
7:40 PM – 9:00 PM    John Booth and the Southside Band (50’s and 60’s Dance)

Wednesday August 10, 2011

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM    Ti Amo (Top 40/Classic Rock/Ballroom)
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM    outside the lines (Folk-n-Roll)
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM    The Chain (Blues)

Wednesday August 17, 2011

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM    Tracy K Band (Rockin’ Blues)
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM    Wayne Faulconer and The Blooz Berries (Progressive Blues)
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM    Mark Potvin Blues Trio – featuring the Potvin Horns (Chicago Blues)