Cara Lea rocks Music in the Park
Cara Lea invites Derek Timms, Elaine Wilson and baby Julia to sing along on Sweet Home Alabama, at Music in the Park in Bradford, August 3. Paul Novosad/Photographer
Bradford's own Cara Lea was the featured performer in Thursday's Music in the Park concert, presented by Vaughan Chrysler. Despite “severe weather” watches posted for southern Ontario, the outdoor concert went ahead in the parkette beside the BWG Public Library – a high energy concert that had the crowd singing along on favourites that included Sweet Home Alabama, as Cara Lea demonstrated why she has such a loyal following in BWG and surrounding areas.
The final concert in the Music in the Park series was to be a performance by Heartless on August 17 - a tribute to Heart. Organizers were hoping for a repeat of the Cara Lea concert, when despite weather reports predicting thunderstorms, conditions remained clear and sunny, and the outdoor concert was a huge success.
Unfortunately, this time the predictions of late afternoon showers proved to be all too correct, but it was too late to move the stage. The Heartless concert had to be cancelled.
"It takes so long to set up the stage - we had to make the decision so early," said a disappointed Bethany Kuboniwa, of Leisure Services - even as more storm clouds rolled in.
The Town of BWG also is presenting a series of outdoor Movies at the Library, sponsored by Summerlyn Dental – movies on a large screen, outdoors under the stars, starting at dusk. On August 24, see the film Moana, free. Bring a lawn chair, blanket and snacks.
For more information, see www.townofbwg.com/events, or townofbwg.com on Facebook.