Porteau will play Thursday’s Elevate Summer Concert Series concert at Village Square in Cumberland. Photo supplied

Free outdoor concert in Cumberland Thursday, featuring Porteau, Corwin Fox and more

Third instalment in the Elevate Summer Concert Series

The third event in the Elevate Summer Concert Series takes place Thursday, July 18, with an amazing double bill featuring Vancouver’s Porteau and hometown talent Corwin Fox, with Daniel Lapp.

These barrier-free community concerts are free to the public and presented by Elevate in partnership with Cumberland Village Works, Village of Cumberland, Relay Party Rentals, The Waverley Hotel and Riders Pizza. The action takes place in Village Square, just off of 3rd and Dunsmuir. Music starts at 7 p.m. and runs till 9:30.

Porteau is the creation of Victoria Williams and Craig Stevenson. The Vancouver duo’s debut album Water’s Gate transports listeners to a world of pragmatic mysticism. Layers of lush vocals and washes of light, modulated guitar are the foundation of their songs. Pulling the record into diverse moods and through vivid textures, their sound weaves through folk-inspired passages, celestial soundscapes, and electronic flourishes. Ethereal and expansive, Water’s Gate is Porteau’s open space for experimentation, and carves a wave into their own unmapped styling.

Corwin Fox is a Canadian songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist who has been hailed as “a shining light in Canadian roots music.” Having toured extensively across Canada, the U.S. and Australia since 1995, Corwin has been spending an increasing amount of time recording and producing other artists across a wide range of genres. He still plays concerts and festivals performing his songs on banjo, guitar and ukulele, and he teaches songwriting to youth each summer, but the studio has really become his focus since he founded the Corwin Fox Academy of Perpetual Excellence. Over the years he has played venues large and small, some by himself and some with his other projects such as Morlove or The Chimney Swallows.

Joining Corwin on the stage will be Daniel Lapp, a world-renowned singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, teacher, archivist, bandleader, sideman and producer. As a fiddler, jazz trumpeter and singer/songwriter, Lapp has played on more than 100 albums and performed all over the globe with some of the world’s most renowned folk and jazz musicians. A legendary force in Canada’s fiddle scene, in addition to his outstanding performing, Daniel has been a musical mentor to hundreds of students—many of whom have gone on to successful careers in the music industry.

The Elevate Summer Concert Series is a celebration of culture and community in the heart of Legendary Cumberland. The series runs every Thursday till Aug. 15. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair, grab some take out from Cumberland’s delicious dining district and get ready for some amazing music!


Cumberland’s own Corwin Fox plays for the Elevate Summer Concert Series Thursday night. Photo supplied

Victoria fiddle player extraordinaire Daniel Lapp will play with Corwin Fox in Cumberland Thursday. (File photo)

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