Summer concert series features duos at Simms Park

Two musical duos take the stage at Simms Park in Courtenay at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 24.

Two great Valley musical duos take the stage at Simms Park in Courtenay at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 24. This performance is part of the free summer concert series hosted by the City of Courtenay.

The duos include Tom Walton and Bill MacPherson, and Viv and Steve Ruskin.

Tom and Bill will play east coast Celtic, both traditional and modern style, with a little country on mandolin and guitar. Both are members of the local group The Figments. Tom also plays with Dukes of Dodge and other local bands.

Viv and Steve have been playing together for 35 years. Their music is multi-genre and can jump from blues to reggae and folk to jazz. Steve plays keyboard, harmonica and adds tasteful vocal harmonies. Viv’s voice is her favourite instrument, but she enjoys adding guitar and mandolin to the mix.

Simms Millennium Park is located by the Fifth Street Bridge and across from Lewis Park. Sit on the chairs provided, or bring your own lawnchair or blanket.

Other featured Simms Park performances on Sundays at 7 p.m. include Tijuana Brass Tribute on Aug. 7, The Blues Legends with Blues Report on Aug. 14, Country Pickin’ with Boondock on Aug. 21, and Time Well Wasted on Aug. 28.

For concert information call the Courtenay Recreation Lewis Centre at 250-338-5371 or get updates by checking out www.courtenay.ca/simms

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