Summer Concert Series Given Go-ahead

(Source: City of Welland news release)

WELLAND – Welland residents and local tourists will be delighted again this year at the Merritt Park Amphitheatre with the second annual Summer Concert Series.

Council approved a proposal from R & B Volunteer Producers to organize a series of live shows over the course of the 2016 summer season. The local production company delivered two outstanding performances last year with Juno nominated musician Daniel Romano and The Caverners.

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Mayor Campion (File Photo)

Locals filled the amphitheatre in 2015 to enjoy free concerts under a blanket of stars. This year’s Summer Concert Series is sure to lure spectators with a long list of entertaining performances by Lance Anderson, who has put together another all-star cast of performers to celebrate the music of Joe Cocker and Leon Russell. The Caverners will return this summer to entertain and set the stage with nostalgia as they deliver a Beatles tribute.

The City has made downtown revitalization a priority by introducing Community Improvement Plans and increasing traffic by adding more events. Last year’s Summer Concert Series encouraged locals to dine and play in downtown Welland. Mayor Frank Campion is an advocate of the outdoor concerts that filled the amphitheatre last summer.

“Welland has always embraced community celebrations and festivals. The Summer Concert Series provides high quality entertainment that’s free for everyone to enjoy. That’s rare to find these days,” said Campion.

The list of performances will also include something for the younger crowd. This year, Splash ‘N Boots is scheduled to hit the stage and keep children entertained. The Treehouse TV duo has kept families dancing and singing in a variety of countries. The family act will complement the Summer Concert Series and entertain all ages.

For detailed information on the Summer Concert Series visit the City’s website calendar this spring at welland.ca.

2016 Summer Concert Series Schedule of Events:

The Caverners Beatles Tribute Band Friday, June 24

Splash ‘N Boots Saturday, July 2

Lance Anderson Tribute to Joe Cocker and Leon Russell Friday, July 8

Woodstock-Revisited Friday, July 15

Kindred & Sunset Rebels Friday, July 22

Brian Neale with Northern Harbour Jimmy Buffet Tribute Friday August 5

New Kid in Town Eagles Tribute Friday, August 19

Matt Cage Elvis Tribute Friday August 26

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