Free music brightens Nanaimo park

Wednesdays at Maffeo Sutton Park in downtown Nanaimo features free music

A summer-long series of free concerts continues this month at Maffeo Sutton Park on Wednesday nights.

On Aug. 8, Rio Samaya takes the stage at the Lions Pavilion with its Latin rhythms and romantic melodies sung in Spanish. The band’s style is inspired by the folkloric traditions of Central and South America.

The following week, West My Friend performs its acoustic blend of instruments and four-part harmony to challenge the conventions of popular music. They play everything from roots, to chamber music, to folk.

The Knights of Camelot take the stage Aug. 22 as a three-piece rock band with a light medieval or Dark Age-theme. They bring back the days of old.

The series wraps up with TerraZetto on Aug. 29 and a mix of smooth, easy-going Latin jazz, flamenco, sambas, rhumbas and tango dance music. The duo provides a full-band sound with a digital accordion and an array of other instruments.

The music starts at 6 p.m. Please visit www.nanaimo.ca.