By Kathryn Stocks

The Sunday Summer Concert Series is returning to the Centennial community in July. It’s a wonderful time to set your chair up outside and enjoy the summer warmth while the music wafts over you. These musicians will  have you tapping your toes while you sit or get you out of your chairs and dancing when the music gets lively.

It’s a thoroughly enjoyable time to spend with friends and neighbours. This year is the first time we’ll be having an afternoon concert with a special band for the kids. That’s on July 10 so make sure to bring your children, grandchildren and any other kids you know to this one.

These concerts take place at the Port Union Community Centre rain or shine! If the weather cooperates, the concerts will be held outdoors behind the centre. If we have rain, the concerts will be held inside in the main hall. Please feel free to bring your lawn chairs and a little money for some treats and beverages at intermission.

We hope you’ll join us at all of these special summer concerts this year.

Sunday, July 10 – Two shows – 3:45 and 4:45

James will be doing 2 shows – each one 45 minutes long with a 15 minute intermission between

James Funnyhat Children’s musician and storyteller

James Funnyhat has been entertaining children for 15 years with interactive music and stories. He’s a welcome addition to our summer concert series. Please note that this performance for the kids is in the afternoon

Sunday, July 17 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Climax Jazz Band

This jazz band is a Canadian Dixieland group that has recorded for a variety of small labels. The band has played at our July summer concert series many times and they always draw a big crowd.

Sunday, July 24 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Port United

A Rock, Pop, R&B and Reggae cover band known for their clever mashups of old and new hits, timeless repertoire and multi-layered harmonies. We’ve had this group before and they always get people dancing.