The music didn’t die, but it did go quiet.
But after two years, BCLC’s Music In The Park Series is finding its voice again. Canada’s longest-running free music festival is back in Kamloops for its 28th year. Lucky locals can enjoy free concerts in Riverside Park every night for the rest of the season.
Mark your calendars for BCLC summer concerts
The British Columbia Lottery Corporation series kicked off with performances by Sabrina Weeks, Shattered Blue, Richard Graham and the Blackbeats that first weekend.
“As a social-purpose company, BCLC is committed to our ongoing support of events such as Music in the Park that contribute to the social and cultural fabric of Kamloops,” said Peter ter Weeme, BCLC chief social purpose officer and vice president of player experience.
“BCLC has been a proud sponsor of Music in the Park alongside the City of Kamloops since 1994, and we’re thrilled to help bring Kamloopsians back together again to hear the musical talent of this summer’s lineup.”
In the short term, this week, catch the Gaslighters performing songs of The Chicks, plus Angie Heinz and Hillside Outlaws. And, if country music is your thing, turn up on July 27 for BCLC’s Midsummer Music Jam featuring headliner Jess Moskaluke and opener Teigen Gayse.
2022 BCLC Music in the Park schedule
The festival’s shows are every night from 7-8:30 p.m. in July and August at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park in the city of Kamloops. Parking is free.
|Funky Jazz Rock
|Songs of the (Dixie) Chicks
|Music of Brazil
|Reggae and R&B
|Laurie Morvan Band
|BCLC and New Country 103.1 presents: BCLC Midsummer Music Jam featuring Jess Moskaluke with opener Teigen Gayse
|Sally and the Melo Hearts
|Vancouver Soul Rock
|Margit Sky Project
|Someone to Blame
|Funk Hip Hop and R&B
|RibFest Presents: Bryan Adams Tribute
|RibFest Presents: OC/DC
|RibFest Presents: Fleetwood Magic
|Fleetwood Mac Tribute
|Richard Graham and the Backbeats
|Authentic Blues Guitar
|One of the Best Kept Secrets of Rock and Roll
|World Infused Music
|Julio Avila Cuban Band
|Black Sabbath/Ozzy Tribute
|Funk Dance Energy
|ZZ Top Tribute
More than just music on offer
Food Truck Wednesdays have also returned to Riverside Park as of July 6. Every Wednesday, two or more food trucks will be onsite at the park from 6-9 pm. Consequently, hungry concertgoers will have a variety of tasty street eat options.
For more details, find the 2022 nightly Music in the Park entertainment schedule available via the City of Kamloops. It’s worth noting all concerts are weather and air-quality permitting. Attendees are also encouraged to bring non-perishable food donations to support the Kamloops Food Bank.
BCLC food bank donations
Over the years, BCLC hosted many extraordinary community initiatives.
In November 2021, it organized an online fundraiser called Love Local BC to help Food Banks BC and other organizations. Locals could contribute by purchasing gift cards from the Love Local BC page.
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