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Posted on: July 3, 2020

Online Summer Concert Series Kicks Off July 10

COQUITLAM, B.C., July 3, 2020 – Latin, pop, country, dance and other musical acts will heat up screens across Coquitlam on Friday nights this summer in this year’s online Summer Concert Series at Home.

Presented virtually this year due to the pandemic, the free six-part series brings a talented and eclectic mix of performers to the screen on July 10, 17, 24, 31 and Aug. 7 and 14 through www.coquitlam.ca/summerconcerts.

Back for its fourth year, the series is typically presented at Town Centre Park. This year, viewers are encouraged to order takeout and to plan watch parties at home with your bubble. Different Coquitlam restaurants will be featured during each concert as well, as part of the City’s commitment to supporting local businesses.

Get Ready to Dance July 10 and 17 

The first two high-energy acts are sure to get viewers up out of their seats and dancing.

Performing July 10, Mazacote is a hard-hitting six-piece act performing world and Latin music influenced by Afro-Caribbean percussion and tropical party sounds. Expect Latin dance beats from this career band, who have performed together since 2009.

On July 17, watch for singer songwriter Paul Filek, as he performs a variety of upbeat and fun tunes. Paul’s confident, accomplished songwriting is evidenced by his charting success on Canadian radio.

Presented by Coquitlam Centre, produced by the City of Coquitlam and filmed by Hubcast Media Productions, the shows will be available for viewing on-demand from 5 p.m. on the Friday concert date to the following Monday at 8 a.m. Coquitlam Centre also sponsors the City’s summer surveys.

Mark Your Calendars for Upcoming Concerts

July 24: Bukola Balogun / Etienne Siew
Contemporary R&B / Alternative Folk

July 31: Aaron Pritchett
Country

Aug. 7: Warren Dean Flandez
R&B 

Aug. 14: Sarah Wheeler and the Black Salt Sea
Queer Indie Folk

Each concert will be approximately 30 minutes long and upcoming artist information will be available at www.coquitlam.ca/summerconcerts. Be sure to RSVP to the Facebook event pages for weekly updates and reminders.  

Event Supports Local Restaurants 

Coquitlam restaurants serving up takeout are also featured as part of this year’s concert series.  Featured for the July 10 and 17 concerts are Cakes n Sweets, Singapore Hawker, Woody’s Pub and Pasta Polo.

Selected restaurants can be found at www.coquitlam.ca/summerconcerts,  www.visitcoquitlam.ca and on the City’s social media channels. Restaurants can apply to be included in the following concerts by July 20 by emailing a restaurant description and photos of their cuisine to festivalsandevents@coquitlam.ca.    

About Coquitlam Centre
Situated in the heart of the Tri-Cities, Coquitlam Centre features over 910,000 square feet of retail on two spacious levels. Coquitlam Centre is the fifth largest shopping centre in British Columbia, offering over 200 retailers including Hudson’s Bay, Walmart, London Drugs, Sport Chek, T&T Supermarket, Best Buy, Golf Town, Apple, UNIQLO, lululemon athletica, Sephora, MAC, Aritzia, Plenty, Urban Barn and H&M all in one convenient location. Coquitlam Centre is a Morguard Managed Property. For information, visit coquitlamcentre.com.

About Hubcast Media Productions
Hubcast Media International (HMI) is a group of media and technology companies with one vision: to create and connect a global community through content. For information, hubcastmedia.com.

Join Coquitlam’s Efforts to #SupportLocal

The City of Coquitlam has joined the Tri-Cities #SupportLocal campaign to assist local businesses, many of which are struggling at this time. Coquitlam also strongly encourages residents to #SupportLocal for their shopping and meals; view business listings at www.wegotthistricities.com and www.visitcoquitlam.ca for a directory of 200+ Coquitlam restaurants offering takeout, dine-in and delivery.

See also our video to learn more about how you can support local businesses.

Enjoy 75 Days of Staycation Fun

Be a tourist in your own town this summer with Tourism Coquitlam’s 75 Days of Summer campaign. Follow @visitcoquitlam on Facebook and Instagram from June 24 to Sept. 7 for prize giveaways and insider tips about things to do and great places to visit, eat or drink in Coquitlam. Watch for your daily dose of #SummerintheCQ inspiration and feel free to comment and share your own suggestions, tagging #ExploreCoquitlam and #SummerintheCQ. The City is also looking to purchase gift cards or prize packages from local businesses – contact 604-927-3913 or email Tourism for information.

Supporting Our Community During the Pandemic

The City of Coquitlam is here to help, with these resources:

  • Visit www.coquitlam.ca/csrp to learn about the City’s Community Support and Recovery Plan, which is providing immediate and long-term support for the non-profit sector, businesses and residents;
  • Visit www.coquitlam.ca/spirit for a free library of activities for all ages, including fitness, arts and culture, outdoor activities and ways to connect with your community; and
  • Visit www.coquitlam.ca/covid19 for updates on City services and initiatives and COVID-19 health resources.

Coquitlam residents and businesses are also encouraged to follow the City of Coquitlam on social media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) and download the CoquitlamConnect mobile app for up-to-date City information.

 

Media contact:

Karen Basi
Cultural Services Manager
City of Coquitlam
604-927-6962
Email

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