Head downtown this Saturday for free family fun


Durham Street will host musical performances, crafts and free books on August 7

If you’re looking to have some family fun this weekend, be sure to head downtown on August 7 to attend the Sudbury Arts Council and Jazz Sudbury Free Family Event.

What’s free for the family, you ask? How about music, crafts, and books. From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., you can enjoy the festivities on Durham Street.

The musical performances open at 10 am Saturday is the “Not” Laurentian University Jazz Combo Alumni, made up of former musicians who have performed with the group for over 25 years. Under Allan Walsh’s direction, the LU Jazz Combo has produced some of the community’s most enthusiastic concerts, including collaborations with Oliver Jones at Tom Davies Square and other concert halls.

Cast on this show will include Zach Clement, Kyle Bellefeuille, Dan Vellieux, Phil Mathieu, Scott Mitchell, Dominique Rivest, Ryan McIntosh, Matt Devost, Jacob Starling and Zach Martel.

Jacob Starling and Zach Martel will also perform after the 11 a.m. performance presented by the Sudbury Arts Council. YES Theater’s Tessa (Gooden) Balaz and her husband Petr, who recently moved from Toronto and are best known for having recently featured their music on the hit CBC series Kim’s Convenience. They were also nominated for 3 NOMFA (Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards).

Throughout the morning festivities, Myths and Mirrors will be on hand to engage kids in the creative arts and crafts, and all young people are invited to enjoy free summer reading with books sponsored by Bay Used Books.

Everyone is welcome to enjoy this free concert and visitors are kindly requested to bring a lawn chair.

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