Downtown Kitchener comes alive with free live entertainment all summer. Venture out on your lunch hour or after work every Thursday and Friday to see jazz and classical musicians, performing artists as well as local bands.
Downtown Live line-up features new all-star blues review
July 12, 2011 | City of Kitchener | Link
Downtown Kitchener is heating up with all sorts of entertainment on the street on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the summer. One of the highlights will be the KOOL FM Summer Party on the Downtown Live stage at Bobby O’Briens, this Thursday, July 14 from 4-7 p.m.
Sponsored by 105.3 KOOL FM, the summer party will feature Waterloo Region's most talented musicians including the Kitchener Downtown All-Star Band:
Cheryl Lescom: Homegrown in Kitchener, Lescom is Canada's queen of the blues.
Jimmy Boudreau: One of the finest drummers in the area and former drummer for Mel Brown.
Douglas Watson: Blues bass player and vocalist.
Chris Latta: Guitar player for The Homewreckers.
John Lee Keyes: All-around great musician with a talent to spare.
The party continues until 8 p.m. with the Tone Rangers, which features Juneyt, a local musician who plays a new kind of flamenco guitar, and Tyler Schwende. Alysha Brillinger has also been added to the slate of performances, and will appear with the Tone Rangers.
As part of the Downtown Live street programming along King Street and at Civic Square, other performers at Bobby O’Briens will include Chalkline on Friday, July 15, from 12:30-2 p.m.
The Cuze Plus 2 -- a collective featuring John Cusinato, Garrett Lambert, JD Smigelski and special guest, Alex Tintanelli – will play on July 21 from 4:30-6 p.m.