Eclectic opener for Concerts in the Park

Glen Koide, left, and Lourine Koide “Farmer the Band” are winding down their transCanada tour with a stop in Portage la Prairie to open the eight Concerts in the Park season.    Mickey Dumont/Citizen photo

Mickey Dumont

The Portage Citizen


Winding down their #thesebootsaremadefortouring Canadiana musical adventure, Grand Forks, B.C. duo “Farmer the Band” lit up the Island Park stage Thursday during the opening night for Concerts in the Park.

Preceded by the enjoyable Hutterite Choir, Farmer the Band added its roots music driven flavour to again show musical diversity is one of the successes behind Concerts in the Park.

This is the eighth season for Concerts in the Park which has booked 11 Portage area acts and seven out of province the July and August free music in the park was “lucky to attract.”

“This is a good turnout for our first concert,” said Concerts in the Park promoter Annette Heal. “The crowds will grow from here and it is always a good time in the park on /Thursday nights. The best things in life are free,” she added.

Next week it will be Charlie and Mairs warming the stage for The Brothers Zed.



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