Need some music? Maybe a party? How about some fresh produce? You can probably find it at Spirit Square in Campbell River this summer.
There’s a little something for everyone next month. The Square will host events like GoByBike Week, Pride Day, National Indigenous Peoples Day, and even a party the night before Canada Day.
And you don’t have to wait for the weekends for live music. There will be music every Tuesday at noon and Thursday evenings, which will continue all summer long.
The Thursday evening concert series starts on June 2nd at 7 pm with two-time Juno Award-winning Guinean-Canadian guitarist and singer Alpha Yaya Diallo. It continues on June 9th with Inuit folk-rock legend Willie Thrasher.
Are you coming in for Pride Week? Indie-pop-rocker Beau Wheeler will perform with their band on the evening of June 16th.
On June 23rd, come see an instrumental folk quartet from Toronto.
The Tuesday lunch hour series will feature local talent and folks from abroad. Come hear folks like guitar and mandolin duo Jenny Lester & Tai McGillivray, Luke Blu Guthrie & Anela Kahiamoe, and new local bands like Sound Factory.
Guitarist and songwriter Simon Kempston is on tour from Scotland. He’ll also grace the stage this summer.
Lucas Schuller is programming all the events at Spirit Square this summer. He also programs the Highway 19 Concert Series. He’s part of why it’s such a good time to be a music lover on NorthIsle these days.
He calls Spirit Square “the heart of our town.”
“When it’s full of people getting together, eating, chatting, playing, dancing, and enjoying live music together on a nice evening, it’s a beautiful thing,” he says.
“Especially after the last couple of years, I think we’ve all been missing that, and we want to make it happen as much as possible this summer.”
If you want more information on events in Spirit Square this summer, go to www.spiritsquare.ca and follow @crspiritsquare on Facebook.