News from Kamloops

July 14, 2015

BCLC celebrates 30 years in Kamloops at Midsummer Music Jam

Kamloops, B.C. – BCLC and the City of Kamloops will host the biggest free outdoor concert of the season featuring hundreds of prizes, free ice cream, entertainment, and of course, music.

On July 23, BCLC and the City of Kamloops present a special night of Music in the Park called ‘Midsummer Music Jam’ featuring the best music of the 80’s from concert headliner, Catch 22. Global BC’s Mark Madryga, proudly born and raised in Kamloops, will host the Midsummer Music Jam.

“The City of Kamloops is thrilled to feature this iconic event in the heart of Kamloops,” said Kamloops Mayor Peter Milobar.

“Each year our city enjoys incredible entertainment at this great summer tradition.” Said Mayor Milobar. “We’re proud to have Music in the Park as the longest free music festival in Canada right in our backyard and the Midsummer Music Jam will be a highlight of the summer concerts.”

The original Music in the Park concert series was launched in 1993 to celebrate the Canada Summer Games and is the longest-running free music festival in B.C. The outdoor concert series runs for two months every summer and has entertained more than half a million people over the course of the last two decades. 

“We are extremely proud to have co-presented Music in the Park for the last 22 years alongside the City of Kamloops,” said Jim Lightbody, BCLC President & CEO. “BCLC has been an important part of this community for 30 years and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate this milestone.”

The entire community is invited to the Midsummer Music Jam 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 23 in Riverside Park.

Over the last 30 years, BCLC has delivered more than $18 billion to the B.C. government to support communities, provincial programs and services, charities and major events that have helped shape B.C. 

BCLC’s Midsummer Music Jam is proudly presented in partnership with the City of Kamloops.

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Media Contacts:
Cara Graden, Arts Culture and Heritage Coordinator
City of Kamloops
250-828-3611
cgraden@kamloops.ca

BCLC Media Relations
(604) 225-6460
mediarelations@bclc.com