"In the Neighbourhood" Concert Series
Local Musicians to perform ‘In the Neighbourhood” Concerts around Red Deer
The year 2020 will be considered a time of immense change, both for Canada and the world, and the Red Deer Arts Council is excited to launch a new project to build strong communities, improve mental well-being and celebrate arts and culture as a force for joy in a trying time.
With beautiful weather, travel restrictions and summertime screen fatigue, the Red Deer Arts Council is excited to plan small live community-based concerts around the city and Central Alberta, working with community organizers, neighbourhood associations and block connectors to help neighbourhoods celebrate a united spirit.
The inaugural season of the “In the Neighbourhood” Concert Series featured 12 local musical acts performing in green spaces for the residents of several neighbourhoods within the city and Red Deer County, allowing for physical distancing with residents seated on their private front lawns and neighbours on adjacent public green spaces.
Dates, times and exact street locations were communicated in the neighbourhood prior to the event in an effort to follow current provincial guidance on attendee limits. More general information was shared publicly with the whole community.
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The Red Deer Arts Council is pleased to be able to support local performing artists through a grant provided by the City of Red Deer Culture Services and a partnership with Red Deer County. Red Deer Arts Council is thrilled with the turnout of our inaugural “In the Neighbourhood” Concert Series in August and September 2020, in cooperation with community organizers, neighbourhood associations and block connectors.
The artists and neighbourhoods featured in 2020 were:
|Paeton Cameron featuring Lisa Spencer Cook||The Golden Circle|
|Ryan Carnduff||Markerville, AB|
|The Pits Planet Earth||Riverside Meadows Park|
|Kayla Williams||Springbrook, AB|
|Him and Her||Anders Park|
|Rockin' Rhonda Kruithof||Oriole Park|
|Mike Szabo & Katy Grant||Benalto, AB|
|Memphis Mafia Band||West Park|
|Prairie Roads||Lousana, AB|
Keep your eyes peeled for the 2021 Edition!
While this was created as a COVID-specific program, it was such a success, we are excited to continue presenting this concert series and supporting our local performing artist community for many years to come!!