Arts in the Park returns with great lineup
The City of Cornwall’s popular Arts in the Park series is back with another year of amazing entertainment in Lamoureux Park.
The 34th season of Arts in the Park will feature 22 outdoor concerts along with an outdoor movie and a Shakespeare in the Park show. Best of all, it’s free to attend!
“We’re really excited about this year’s line-up,” said Lorne Taillon, Leisure Arts Coordinator. “We’ve got an awesome mix of entertainment that is sure to satisfy all tastes and interests.”
The free shows start at 7 pm (weather permitting) at the Lion’s Club Bandshell in Lamoureux Park. There is free parking available behind the bandshell as well as the nearby Cornwall Civic Complex.
“It’s a chance to enjoy some great entertainment in our beautiful waterfront park with family and friends,” Mr. Taillon added. “Bring a lawn chair and join us in the park!”
2019 Arts in the Park Highlights
Arts in the Park 2019 kicks off on Wednesday, June 26th with a performance by Eric & Joel. It will also be Cruise Night at Arts in the Park with a variety of vintage cars lining the park to add an extra element of excitement to the festivities.
Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic
The series continues the following night, Thursday, June 27th, with a special performance by the Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic. Hailing from Saline, Michigan, this ensemble astounds audiences every time they take the stage. The musicians, all from Saline High School, present an energetic and polished show that features a diverse range of music from American folk, fiddle, bluegrass, jazz, western swing, and Celtic traditions. Spirited vocals and Appalachian step dancing combine with the instrumentals to create an unforgettable live performance.
Movie in the Park
The popular Movie in the Park returns on Friday, July 12th with a family-friendly movie set to be shown on a giant outdoor screen in Lamoureux Park. Showtime is 9 pm.
Shakespeare in the Park
Montreal-based Repercussion Theatre will return to Cornwall again this summer for another Shakespeare in the Park performance on Sunday, July 21st. Come out and enjoy live theatre under the stars!
In addition to the shows above, a number of fan-favourites will be returning to the series this year, including the Moe Lemieux Quartet, Seaway Winds Concert Band, Mike McAnany & Intrepid, Bruce Ciccarelli, Revival, Switchgear, the Clarpian-Duo, the Roxanne Delage Trio, Bordertowne Boys, Mr. C & The Hometown Horns, Radio Nova, Ruby Tuesday Dixie Band and much more!
Canada Day Weekend
Lamoureux Park will also be rocking on Canada Day weekend with three full days of live music.
First up is Cornwall Rocks, a two-day concert series featuring great local acts, emerging artists and tribute bands dedicated to some of the biggest names in rock!
The concerts run on Saturday, June 29th and Sunday, June 30th and full weekend passes are only $10!
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That will be followed by Cornwall’s annual free Canada Day celebration in Lamoureux Park on Monday, July 1st.
This year’s Canada Day event will feature children’s activities, food vendors, a fireworks display at approximately 10 pm and a full day of live entertainment.
This year, beloved Cornwall rockers Barstool Prophets will headline the Canada Day celebration in Lamoureux Park along with talented Cornwall songstress Melanie Brulée!
For the full breakdown on Cornwall’s Canada Day celebrations, visit www.CornwallCanadaDay.ca.
For additional information on Arts in the Park, including the full program brochure, please visit www.Cornwall.ca/ArtsinthePark.
Looking for other fun things to do in Cornwall? Make sure to check out our Events page for info on upcoming events in the area!
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Planning a visit to Cornwall? Cornwall Tourism can help. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a copy of our Visitor Guide or contact us at (613) 936-0842. You can also stop by our seasonal Visitor Information Centre inside the Cornwall Community Museum in Lamoureux Park. The Museum is located at 160 Water Street West, just steps away from the children’s splashpad and play structure. Free parking is available immediately north of the Museum along Water Street.
The seasonal Visitor Information Centre is open seven days a week (8:30 am to 4:30 pm) through the summer months.
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