The Boom Booms, Time Well Wasted, Queue the Music and more!
The Canada Day Organizing Team is excited to announce performers including Canada Day’s headline performers The Boom Booms playing at the Night Before Concert on June 30th, as well as many other fantastic performers on July 1st!
The Boom Booms are a celebrated band from Vancouver playing dance music which draws on funk, soul and Latin styles. They have spent the last decade touring the world and playing festivals. Their albums include ‘Hot Rum’, ‘Love is Overdue’ and ‘A Million Miles’. Georgia Strait readers voted The Boom Booms the Best Unsigned Band in Vancouver five times. They also spent three months in Brazil shooting their socially charged documentary, “Boom Boom Brazil”.
Comox Valley’s favorite dance band, Time Well Wasted, is a 12-piece horn-driven band with a dynamic sound. Dance the afternoon away on July 1st to the rockin’ classics of the Doobie Brothers, the Eagles, and Chicago. Get your groove on to Aretha Franklin and James Brown. Then get down…get funky to Kool & the Gang, Michael Jackson, Earth Wind & Fire, and more. Fronted by singers – Charity Munro and Lindsay Klassen, and backed by a horn section, hot guitar and keyboards this band delivers a great show.
Queue the Music is a three member group of young musicians playing multiple instruments and writing their own arrangements. Their style of music is traditional, bluegrass and beyond. The group consists of Micaela Pereira from Nanaimo, a VIU student in the jazz program; Quin Etheridge-Pedden from Lantzville, nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award in 2017 at the age of 14 years; and Tai McGillivary from Denman Island, who is releasing his second album at 15 years old.
Anela Kahimoe and Luke Blu Guthrie kick things off on Canada Day on the mainstage with dynamic music that crosses genres including blues, rock n’ roll, country, folk and Hawaiian.
Tyler Bartfai, a folk, blues and roots musician from Powell River, will be entertaining beside the Pancake Breakfast. Comox Valley Concert band will be back this year at Civic Square with marches, band originals and popular music. Enjoy the Tea Dance with the Georgia Strait Big Band playing big band, swing and Latin. Also, the Canadian Threads Variety Show at the Sid Williams features a high energy showcase of the talent in the Comox Valley.
July 1st Performer Schedule:
Sunday, June 30
- Multi-Cultural Performances, 3:30 – 7:30 pm, Lewis Park
- 3:30 – K’omoks First Nation Welcome and Blessing
- 3:36 - Little Jiggers
- 3:47 – IWSS Drumming Group & Pow Wow Dancer Johnny
- 4:02 – Indigenous Hip Hop – Elijha Woodcock & Brandon Gane
- 4:25 – Comox Valley Poet Laureate – Lawrence Cooper
- 4:36 – Accordion Player John Cunningham
- 4:56 – Zandhunga – Latin dancing band - find them on Facebook
- 6:00 – Ken McLeod Singers
- 6:30 – The Rebel Heart Band
- Queue the Music, 7:30 – 8:30 pm, Lewis Park
- The Boom Booms, 8:30 – 10:00 pm, Lewis Park
Monday, July 1
- Comox Valley Concert Band, 9:00 - 10:00 am, Civic Square (Cliffe Avenue/5th Street)
- Tyler Bartfai, 9:00 – 10:00 am, Corner of 5th Street and England Avenue
- Anela Kahimoe & Luke Blu Guthrie, 10:30 am – noon, Lewis Park
- DJ Booth, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, Simms Park Stage
- Time Well Wasted, 1:00 pm, Lewis Park
- Georgia Strait Big Band, 2:00 – 4:00 pm, Native Sons Hall
- Canadian Threads Variety Show, 7:00 pm, Sid Williams Theatre