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Quay Update

Concerts at the Quay coming to New Westminster waterfront


A new summer series, Concerts on the Quay, is being launched by the Hyack Festival Association in partnership with River Market.


 The concerts will be free and take place between 2 and 5 p.m. each Sunday.


 Two dates have been confirmed, Aug. 12 with Dustin Bentall and Kendel Carson, and Aug. 26 with Steve Dawson. The main stage will be on the boardwalk between the River Market and the Fraser River Discovery Centre.


“We are delighted to introduce an on-going music series that helps attract both a local and regional audience to showcase our beautiful waterfront area,” said Hyack executive director Douglas Smith in a press release.


He said the plan in 2013 is to have the series grow to eight to 10 weeks.


 “Concerts on the Quay is a great complement to the on-going music we are showcasing,” said River Market president Mark Shieh.


 “We often schedule local musicians to set up and perform on the boardwalk so the new music series will help establish the boardwalk as a ‘go-to’ area for high quality live music during the summer months.”


 Bentall is the son of Canadian rocker Barney Bentall, and will be performing with his partner, Victoria violinist Kendel Carson.


Dawson is a two-time Juno Award winning producer, musician and songwriter who has produced albums by artists Jim Byrnes, Kelly Joe Phelps and The Sojourners.




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