Songs of Summer New
Songs of Summer
Date: Saturday August 27, 2022
Location: Gateway Grove - On the lawn outside Gateway Theatre (6500 Gilbert Rd)
Following the success of last year’s sold-out performances at Songs of Summer, we are back outdoors and in-person with more melody and cheer. For the afternoon event, we are inviting families to enjoy a live performance and kid-friendly activities. For the evening event, it’s time for the adults to relax, unwind, and enjoy a nice summer concert (perhaps even with an adult beverage in hand).
Afternoon event: 2:00-5:00 PM
Doors open: 1:15 PM
Ages 4 & under: Free admission (ticket required)
Bring the whole family for an afternoon full of fun in the sun! Recommended for ages 5-10, but all are welcome!
2:00-3:00 PM - DJ Miss Sparklez and her multi-talented young performer and songwriter friend, Rickie Wang take the stage to perform their favourite jams and songs that will get the whole family on their feet busting out dance moves.
3:00-5:00 PM - Children can unleash their creative powers with an art activity led by visual artist Laara Cerman from the Richmond Art Truck, fun theatre games led by Gateway Academy Youth Leaders, and storytelling with professional actor and Academy instructor, Magda Ochoa.
Meet the Artist
DJ Miss Sparklez aka Krystal Kiran, is a BC-born and raised singer, dancer, actor, choreographer, teacher, and now DJ! Krystal started her performing career by dancing at the PNE when she was 16 years old and found herself performing on Broadway in New York City just 3 years later! Krystal has performed on some of the biggest stages around the world, but equally if not more than her love for the stage, Krystal LOVES working with kids and making them dance!
Evening event: 7:00-8:15 PM
Doors open: 6:15 PM
There’s no better way to soak up the last days of summer than enjoying live music in the great outdoors with your favourite people. Bring your picnic blankets or chairs and take a respite among the trees for a magical evening filled with Motown tunes from Krystle Dos Santos and her three-piece band. We are thrilled to have her back this summer, as last year’s concert was cancelled due to rain. (Don’t worry, we’ve got a weather plan this year!) Enjoy the sweet sunset serenade with a glass of wine or beer from our concession for the perfect summer night out.
Meet the Artist
Krystle Dos Santos is a Vancouver-based soul, jazz, and R&B singer. Krystle’s extraordinary voice, commanding, powerful and rich, has won her two Western Canadian Music Awards. Her music, inspired by classic, neo-soul combined with smooth R&B elements, is elegant, bold, and sensual, similar to modern legends Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley.
Tips and tricks for Songs of Summer
Bring your own chair: Come with your preferred choice of seating (lawn chairs, blankets etc.) to fully enjoy the experience.
Stay hydrated: Bring your own water bottle to stay hydrated or purchase other beverages from the concession inside the theatre. Please note attendees are not allowed to bring any beverage other than water to the event. Alcohol will be available for purchase at the concession to those 19+ during the evening show.
Stay energized: Light snacks and frozen sweet treats will be available at the concession inside the theatre. Please no outside food. See here for restaurant suggestions to eat before the show.
Protect yourself from the sun and outdoors: Don’t forget to wear sunscreen and apply bug spray as Songs of Summer takes place outdoors.
Inclement weather plan
As Songs of Summer takes place outdoors, please note that in the case of inclement weather all activities will be moved indoors. Ticket purchasers will be informed at least 2 hours prior to start time if the event is moved indoors.
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