On Wednesday

On Wednesday

Dark Fire Cloud and Lightning Band come to park

The Envision Twilight Concert series returns to Mission's Fraser River Heritage Park on Friday.

Tomorrow night (July 15), the Envision Twilight Concert Series continues at Mission’s Fraser River Heritage Park with the sounds of the Dark Fire Cloud and Lightning Band hailing from the Kootenays.

Dark Fire Cloud, who draws most of his musical influences from his roots in Lafayette, Louisiana, leads this band. The group describes its sound as a little zydeco reggae, a little gospel and a little of just about everything else, which helps make the sound from the stage contagious.

The band also features rhythm drummer Shuggy Mulligan and bassist Jay Buttle.

The Mission Arts Council in partnership with the Twilight series present “Twilight Art in the Park” featuring local crafters and artisans in the gazebo tonight. It’s a great opportunity to get a taste of the artistic talent in Mission.

On Wednesday, July 20, the Colorifics make their debut at the concert series. Based in Vancouver, this band has been performing since 1995. They are  fun, elegant at times, and musically skilled. This is uplifting music for those in the audience who would like a break from compressed pop music and auto tuning.

Bernard Boulanger lends tasty, jazzy licks that weave in and out with intuitive phrasing. Mellissa Bandura lays down some colorful fiddle and sultry flute as well as providing vocals. John Rule on drums and percussion handles a variety of grooves with his usual flare and solidity. Eric Napier completes the rhythm section on bass.

The Colorifics explore all kinds of exotic musical places from gypsy-flavoured swing to rock and roll to classic jazz. Their songs are sophisticated without being pretentious.

The Envision Financial 2016 Community Crew will also be back. After a successful debut last week, the crew will be in the park to entertain the children with face painting and hosting family friendly games.

 

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