The musical duo Dayna and Tyler perform to a small crowd on Sept. 18 as part of the Curbside Concert series in Rimbey’s Lions Park. Photo Submitted

The musical duo Dayna and Tyler perform to a small crowd on Sept. 18 as part of the Curbside Concert series in Rimbey’s Lions Park. Photo Submitted

Rimbey Municipal Library extends concert series

Curbside Concerts will now go until the middle of August in Rimbey

Rimbey Municipal Library is extending its Curbside Concert series due to popular demand.

The music series will now go on until Oct. 16, with musicians from Calgary and Edmonton performing in Lions Park.

Curbside Concerts, in partnership with Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous, brings COVID-safe performances to Rimbey. Each concerts is roughly 45 minutes in length.

A press release from Sept. 21, states all performances are done outside with “all safety and social distancing protocols” in place.

READ MORE: Rimbey library fall programs in full swing

The concert series was planned to end on Sept 26, with a performance by Matt Masters from Calgary, but it was decided to add an extra three shows.

The three new shows are:

Fri., Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. – Heather Blush from Calgary

Fri., Oc.t 9 at 7p.m. – Maddie Horvald from Edmonton

Fri., Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. – Mark Times from Edmonton

“Keeping audiences and performers safe is our first priority and we ensure all physical distancing guidelines are prioritized,” the press release says.

Each concert is free and open to the public and all ages are welcome at the concerts. While the concerts are free of charge, donations to the library will be accepted.

The first concert on Aug, 28 was well-attended, with an estimated 110 people gathered in the park to listen to live music.

The concert series boast a wide range of genres, from folk to swing, alternative, country and pop, so there is something for every musical taste.

Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous is a Winnipeg-based company specializing in what they call “house concerts.”

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