Lacombe’s Music in the Park Concert Series supports a greater cause
|The Music in the Park Concert Series at the LMC is a big hit with residents.|
Last night, residents of the city gathered outside the Lacombe Memorial Centre for another evening of Music in the Park. The crowd was entertained by a local jazz band, Curtis Phagoo and Friends, which played unique, never heard-of before compositions throughout the night.
According to saxophonist Lann Lieurance, the band performed not only to regale the audience, but for a more specific purpose: to raise enough awareness to start a cultural centre for fine arts in Lacombe.
“We want a place where kids in particular can come and get involved in the arts,” said Lieurance. “That’s what this is all about.”
|Curtis Phagoo and Friends jazz it up for the crowd.|
“Everyone just brings their own individual style to the group,” said band member Josh Rickard. “We take all the sounds and put it in a mixing pot and that’s when the magic happens.”
|Local resident Ashleigh Duffy enjoyed the outdoor concert experience.|
“The music is great,” Duffy said enthusiastically. “I haven’t seen many events like this in the past, so it’s nice to try something new.”
|Curtis Phagoo and Friends: (L-R) Lann Lieurance, Josh Rickard, Curtis Phagoo, and Rob Goodwin.|
|Local artist Mark Oliver demonstrated his technique for onlookers at Lacombe's Community Market.|
Coming up next Wednesday, August 20, is the Flat Iron Jazz Band, followed by Country/Pop group Tap 9 on August 27. For more information, visit http://lacombecommunitymarket.ca/live-music.html.
- contributed by Theresa Donkor