Vancouver-based band the Boom Booms played at Spirit Square in Campbell River on Aug. 8, 2019. The Spirit Square summer concert series is hitting the road this summer. File photo by David Gordon Koch – Campbell River Mirror

Spirit Square summer concert series hits the road

City of Campbell River to holding a contest to host four concerts in July and August

A popular outdoor music series is on the road this summer.

Spirit Square On the Move will be hosted in four different neighbourhoods this summer, the City of Campbell River said in a press release. The locations will be drawn at random from individuals who submit their address for the contest.

The move away from the concert series’ usual location in downtown Campbell River’s Spirit Square is to allow for physically-distanced outdoor music.

RELATED: Vancouver-based band the Boom Booms rock Spirit Square in Campbell River

“Spirit Square on the Move is designed to be a safe way to connect neighbourhoods to live music, and a way for people to continue to connect with their love of music,” said Karen Chappell, a recreation programmer with the City of Campbell River in a news release. “These street-based concerts will allow people to listen at a safe distance from their front yards, on patios, porches porches or decks, while participating in a family-friendly, community-based event with their immediate neighbours.”

The City’s recreation and culture department will fully manage each live music event and will close the local street, according to the news release.

RELATED: GALLERY: Community-created banners brighten Campbell River streets

“Many people have been inside their homes and condo buildings for more than three months now, and this concert series is [a] wonderful opportunity to bring a little bit of excitement to our neighbourhoods, while also maintaining Campbell River’s commitment to providing a safely-distanced space for people to comfortably connect,” said Mayor Andy Adams. “We look forward to helping people reconnect by offering live music throughout Campbell River, possibly even in places that have never held a community event before.”

The concerts are scheduled to take place between 4 and 7 p.m. July 9 and 18, as well as August 6 and 15.

To enter the draw, send an email with your address, contact information and preferred concert date before July 3 to Recreation Programmer Karen Chappell at karen.chappell@campbellriver.ca.


@marissatiel
marissa.tiel@campbellrivermirror.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Want to support local journalism during the pandemic? Make a donation here.

Campbell River

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Food security groups looking for new home in Campbell River

Grassroots Kind Hearts and other groups looking into alternatives

North Island College receives $125,000 donation from accounting firm

The donation from Chan Nowosad Boates will be used to purchase technology as well to award bursaries for students

Mobile Health Unit takes to Campbell River streets

KDC Health-operated health bus offers holistic approach to health

Vancouver Island business ad unintentionally features OK gesture linked to white supremacy

Innocuous ‘OK’ gesture in cleaning franchise advertisement gets flak on social media for ‘supposedly’ promoting white supremacy

RCMP disarm man experiencing mental health crisis

The male pulled a knife on officers and then held it to his own throat expressing a desire to die

B.C. Ferries increasing passenger capacity after COVID-19 restrictions

Transport Canada 50-per-cent limit being phased out, no current plans to provide masks

Mirror business directory and map

If you’d like to be added to the list, shoot us an email

Shellfish industry get funds to clean up at Island sites and beyond

Businesses can apply to cover half of costs to clean up so-called ‘ghost gear’

Amber Alert for two Quebec girls cancelled after bodies found

Romy Carpentier, 6, Norah Carpentier, 11, and their father, Martin Carpentier, missing since Wednesday

B.C. man prepares to be first to receive double-hand transplant in Canada

After the surgery, transplant patients face a long recovery

Grocers appear before MPs to explain decision to cut pandemic pay

Executives from three of Canada’s largest grocery chains have defended their decision to end temporary wage increases

Bringing support to Indigenous students and communities, while fulfilling a dream

Mitacs is a nonprofit organization that operates research and training programs

RCMP ‘disappointed’ by talk that race a factor in quiet Rideau Hall arrest

Corey Hurren, who is from Manitoba, is facing 22 charges

Most Read