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Aug 02, 2017 Return to Headlines

Pop Fans Count Down to Coquitlam’s Free Summer Concert

by Robbin Whachell |

COQUITLAM, BC, Aug. 3, 2017 – Pop fans won’t want to miss a special free concert by two popular artists at Coquitlam’s spectacular outdoor amphitheatre on Friday, Aug. 11.

The second concert in Coquitlam’s Summer Concert Series, sponsored by Envision Financial, begins with a performance by Olivia Penalva at 7 p.m. This talented singer/songwriter is making waves throughout North America, having caught the attention of Grammy-winning producers Ken Caillat and David Foster. Catch her live before she makes the big-time. 

Enthusiastic crowds are expected for the live performance at 8 p.m. by Andrew Allen. This B.C. musician is best known for his much-played hit single, Loving You Tonight, which was lodged in the upper reaches of the Canadian charts for more than 22 weeks while also breaking the U.S. Top 30.

Allen has scored five Top 10 hits in Canada, including 2009’s I Wanna Be Your Christmas, 2011’s I Want You, 2015’s What You Wanted, and 2016’s Favorite Christmas Song. He has toured with acts including Bruno Mars, One Republic and The Barenaked Ladies.

The Aug. 11 concert is the second of three shows to take place throughout summer at Town Centre Park Plaza (1299 Pinetree Way). The final concert is set for Sept. 1, also from 7-9 p.m.

This spectacular venue is nestled along Lafarge Lake, offering views of the water and city skyline, and has seating for up to 1,300 in addition to grassy spaces to lay out blankets. Concert-goers are invited to bring blankets or chairs and can pack a picnic or purchase dinner from an on-site food truck.

Musical Lineup:

Aug. 11      Olivia Penalva | 7 – 7:30 p.m.
                  Andrew Allen | 8 – 9 p.m.
Sept. 1       Clavinova Nights Jazz Band | 7 – 7:45 p.m.
                  Bruce James Orchestra | 8:15 – 9 p.m.

Town Centre Park, at 1299 Pinetree Way, is easily accessed by transit from Lafarge Lake-Douglas SkyTrain station and also has ample free parking in Lot D along Trevor Wingrove Way.

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For more information about the Summer Concert Series, visit

About Envision Financial
Envision Financial is a premier provider of banking, investment and insurance services for residents and businesses throughout the Fraser Valley, Lower Mainland and Kitimat regions. As a division of First West Credit Union, B.C.'s third-largest credit union with 54 branches and 39 insurance offices throughout the province, Envision Financial brings innovative products, an extensive branch network and local decision making to the banking experience. Visit for more information.

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City of Coquitlam



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