The Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park Society is doing something a little different this summer that it hopes will please music lovers while sharing the picturesque treasure that is Filberg Park.
After inviting people to the park for music on Sundays the past few years, the society is debuting the Summer Concert Series this year at the popular and scenic waterfront setting in Comox.
It’s a series of five Thursday evening concerts. Bring a picnic or make a reservation at the Filberg Tea House for an early dinner. The concerts run from 7 to 9 p.m.
July 12 — The Sweet Lowdown, an acoustic roots trio based in Victoria. The members are Amanda Blied on guitar, Shanti Bremer on banjo, and Miriam Songstenes on fiddle. Three musicians who come together to create music inspired by their love of old time, folk, bluegrass and roots music.
July 19 — Wil, who remains the consummate touring musician, developing his expansive roots-rock sound while building a dedicated following for his famously intense live shows. Wil has always preferred to play live either solo or with “just a drummer,” which these days is the Comox Valley’s own Kevin Haughton.
July 26 — Oliver Swain’s Big Machine, which hails from Victoria. Oliver is Canada’s quintessential folk and traditional musician. With his pure, finely tuned vocals, and his undeniable skill behind a banjo or upright bass, he grabs the attention of all who hear him. He eats, sleeps and breathes music.
Aug. 16 — Mae Moore, who is renowned for her mature and sophisticated mixture of pop, folk and jazz music. Her sound has been captured most recently by Victoria producer Joby Baker, on her latest album Folklore. The new mix is an atmospheric and slightly percussive blend of jazzy folk-roots with a subtle European feel to it.
Aug. 23 — Impossible Bird, which has been described as an absolutely stellar combination of upbeat alt-folk that’s mesmerizing and radiates talent. Nick Drummond and Tyler Carson have teamed up to combine their unique talents on fiddle, guitar and voice into one formidable pairing.
For more information, visit http://filberg.com/filberg-summer-concert-series. Tickets are available online or through various Comox Valley merchants: $15 per concert or $60 for the five concert series (children 12 and under are free).
Concerts will be held at the Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park at 61 Filberg Road in Comox.
— Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park Society