It’s just a play on words, but this Thursday’s Concerts in the Park — the greatest free music show in Portage la Prairie — offers music from different ends of the sonic spectrum.
Dark by 3 draws on classic rock influences from Tom Petty to the heavier sounds of Led Zeppelin, while Helen White delivers laid-back jazz.
Dark by 3 is guitar and high energy-centric, while White will come across comfortably relaxed as if she is performing in an intimate cafe setting or living room. Her personality and rapport are equally important in her performance as is her impeccable musical talent.
Dark by 3 will be playing the Top 40 rock radio staples most will recognize, White will be pulling out jazz ditties from the 40s — her favourite jazz period — you may not know, but will recognize as music you like.
While the two acts will live up to the dark and white play on words, there is no denying the similarity: good music.
The concert gets underway with the first act at 6 p.m. and the second at 7 p.m.
Grab a lawn chair and some friends. The best things in life are free!