Harbourfront concert series features Pat Brett, North Shore
North Shore and Pat Brett play the Whitecap, Thursday,
A trip to downtown Kenora will be music to the ears on Thursday, July 12.
Two local performers will take to the stage at the Whitecap Pavilion for the latest entry of the 2018 Kenora Winkler Harbourfront Concert Series. Folk musician Pat Brett will open the evening with North Shore following with an acoustic brand of their usual pop-rock style.
The free concert begins at 7 p.m.
It’s the fourth concert in the 2018 concert series, organized and coordinated for the second summer by Steven Wolfe. The first three concert events have exceeded expectations so far.
“They’ve all been really well done by the performers. We’ve been really impressed and thankful for the community support with the concerts,” said Wolfe.
Though the concerts are essentially free, Wolfe said they’re taking up a silver collection at the door which is reinvested into the Kenora Winkler Harbourfront Concert Series coffers and used to pay expenses. A couple of the concerts are ticketed events, including the July 7 Dave Lawton Band performance which was a fundraiser for the Lake of the Woods District Hospital Foundation.
Wolfe said he took over coordinating the summer concert series in 2017 in order to bring more musical talent to Kenora and to help bring out the talents of people already within the community.
“To embrace the live music scene in Kenora,” said Wolfe. “There’s a lot of live music events going on but this brings the community, as well as several visitors, out to the downtown core. It brings something to our community that is essentially free of charge.”
Wolfe added the concerts are mainly open to all ages and encourages families to get involved in the Kenora arts scene.
The combination of Pat Brett and North Shore will introduce different musical styles to the community Thursday night.
“Pat Brett will be performing with his guitar in a singersongwriter style and then North Shore will perform an acoustic set,” said Wolfe. “It’ll be a good diverse style of music which should be very interesting and engaging.”
Free concerts at the Whitecap Pavilion will also be held on July 19 (Reilly Scott & Ryan Van Belleghem) and July 25 Turning Point, formerly Freaky Green Beetles. The next ticketed event is August 7 at Knox United Church as Fiesta Flamenco performs. Tickets are available at Johnson’s Pharmacy.
Pat Brett performs, alongside North Shore, at the Kenora Winkler Harbourfront Concert Series, Thursday, July 12, 7 p.m. The concert is free under the Whitecap Pavilion but concertgoers are encouraged to donate to the sliver collection.