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Free 'Sounds of Summer' concerts at Surrey parks, plazas starting July 3

Check this calendar for live music every Wednesday evening in July and August
Venezuelan folk band Asi Somos performs at The Glades Woodland Garden during the 2023 Sounds of Summer concert series in Surrey.

Starting July 3, free outdoor concerts will be staged at parks and plazas across Surrey during the city's annual Sounds of Summer series.

In July and August, 90-minute concerts are planned every Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

The nine-concert series aims to encourage residents and visitors "to connect with the outdoors and celebrate music, fostering an engaged and healthy community," with jazz, rock, R&B and other sounds.

Up first, on July 3 at Clayton Community Centre, The Free Label is a Toronto-based band that fuses '70s disco, '90s R&B and high-energy funk for a dance-focused show.

Concert-goers can bring chairs and blankets for seating, no tickets or pre-registration required. More details are posted on the City of Surrey's website (, including featured performers and openers. The full schedule:

• The Free Label at Clayton Community Centre, July 3 

• Leo D.E Johson at Glades Woodland Garden, July 10 

• Music City Showcase at Surrey Civic Plaza, July 17 

• Ben Dunnill at Francis Park, July 24 

• Hayley Wallis at Museum of Surrey, July 31 

• Get Back Unplugged at Darts Hill Garden Park, Aug. 7 

• Bad Mny at Surrey Civic Plaza, Aug. 14 

• Mikey Jose at Unwin Park, Aug. 21 

• Francis Baptiste at Bear Creek Park, Aug. 28 

Also this summer, community picnics are planned at various sites across Surrey starting July 4 at Cloverdale Athletic Park. Held Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., the picnics are also planned at Unwin, Hawthorne, Holly Park, Beaver Creek Heights and other parks. Look for the schedule on

Tom Zillich

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