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Big Band Extravaganza!

June 22 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free

FRIENDLY “BATTLE OF THE BIG BANDS” COMING TO SUMMERLAND!

It’s not that common to have Big Bands do shows these days, so Summerland, are you ever in for a treat!  Not one, not two, but FOUR Big Bands based in the Okanagan Valley will be playing at Memorial Park on Saturday, June 22, 2024!  Each band will be performing just shy of an hour’s set before the next band plays, following a 15-to-20-minute intermission to take down and set up again. Here’s the line-up:

12:00 – South Okanagan Big Band (Summerland)

01:15 – Okanagan Valley Big Band (Vernon)

02:30 – Lake Country Big Band (Lake Country)

03:45 – Thursday Night Jazz Band (Penticton)

Each band has the standard big band configuration of 5 saxophones, 4 trombones, 4 trumpets, and a rhythm section. Oh yes, and singers!

Imagine the cost of paying these worthy musicians if there was a charge for this treat! Yet the band members are willingly paying their own way over to play for you for the love of it!  However, they are also on a mission to help raise funds for the Summerland Community Centre by “passing around the hat.”

Bring your lawn chairs and some refreshments and come take in the music for a great afternoon! In case the weather does not cooperate, the event will take place indoors at the Summerland Community Centre.

Details

Date:
June 22
Time:
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063915038764

Venue

Memorial Park, Summerland
Summerland, BC, BC Canada + Google Map
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