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One Okanagan community is planning to continue music in the park this summer

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June 02, 2020 - 1:05 PM

While summertime events both big and small have been cancelled across the Interior, one North Okanagan community is bucking the trend and plans to hold its Music in the Park series, albeit with social distancing and a far smaller audience.

The City of Armstrong will be holding the first of the weekly live music concerts beginning June 26. Each week a different band will play a free concert at Armstrong’s Memorial Park.

"We're excited something is going to be happening," Armstrong-Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce administrator Carol Hill-Lonergan told iNFOnews.ca "If we can make it work we can certainly bring happiness to Armstrong."

While the free concerts are going ahead, there will be strict social distancing rules to follow and the number of people at the event will be limited to a maximum of 50. An online RSVP ticket system is in the works to limit the number of people who can attend. Hill-Lonergan said the concerts will only be available for residents of Armstrong and Spallumcheen. Plans are afoot to stream the concerts online, so those without a ticket don't miss out.

Armstrong's Music in the Park events bucks the trend compared to other cities and municipalities across the region.

Kamloops announced the city had cancelled the popular Music in the Park event in April, and West Kelowna cancelled its weekly live concerts in May. The Downtown Vernon Association cancelled its Civic Sounds concert series which ordinarily would run weekly throughout July and August.


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