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FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2013


Lawn chairs and coolers are expected to dot the grass at Simms Millennium Park as jazz music fills the air Friday, July 19th.. CYMC Jazz students are kicking off the 8th annual Local Colours Festival with a free picnic in the park.

Come on out to Simms Park on July 19 to hear the CYMC Island Jazz students perform an inspired set of music for the Local Colours Festival. CYMC Island Jazz brings some of the best and most promising jazz students to the Comox Valley for an intensive week of study at Mark Isfeld high school. Award winning music teachers and professional musicians work with the students during the day, and Friday evening at Simms Park will be an opportunity for the public to hear what they're working on!

"It's a beautiful setting and a lovely relaxing way to have your picnic dinner in the park while listening to some talented jazz musicians," says Jen Alton, events coordinator for the Comox Valley Community Arts Council. For 8 years the Comox Valley Community Arts Council has been hosting the Local Colours festival in conjuction with the DCBIA’s Market Days in July. "We do this to showcase the amazing artistic talent we have in the Comox Valley,” said Alton.


Picnic in the Park is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. and go until 7:30 pm. Friday July 19th.

Admission to the concert is free and please bring a picnic and blanket.


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