WHAT’S UP DOWNTOWN – There’s music in the streets with Artisans Alive

HEY THERE Kamloops!

Downtown Kamloops is a vibrant and artistic community that encompasses all things special about Kamloops. Here in Downtown Kamloops we encourage artists to bloom and share their talents with the city! If you frequent downtown as much as I do I am sure you have seen the live music that we have in Downtown Kamloops throughout the warmer months.

This is my first year as a CAP Team member, but I have been a musician for Downtown Kamloops for much longer. For the past four years I have been performing for the wonderful people of downtown.

The live music program running this summer is called Artisans Alive and will be promoting the artistic community to bring so many amazing people to our downtown core. The aim is that our live music will emphasize our vibrant downtown community and bring people in from far and wide.

Artisans Alive will feature musicians in Downtown Kamloops for the months of July and August every Wednesday through Sunday from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The musicians will be playing on Victoria street and in Lansdowne Village for all to enjoy.

A new part of our live music this year is that it will continue later on into the evening on Thursday and Friday nights from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. on the corner of 3rd and Victoria. This is part of downtown’s initiative to stay open later. We want to keep our downtown full of life late into the evening this summer, so come on down after work and enjoy live music and all that Downtown Kamloops has to offer.

Our musicians for Artisans Alive are all amazingly unique and wonderful in their own ways. You will never hear two musical acts that sound the same and this summer downtown will be filled with a variety of different music. We have everything from family trios, solo performers, guitarists, violinists, djs and more.

The musicians are from all backgrounds, ages, and musical genres yet all of their musical talents are a joy for anyone’s ears. Their beautiful music will be filling the downtown core on the 200, 300, and 400 blocks of Victoria and Lansdowne Village. Every block brings a new musician, sound, and atmosphere for you to enjoy.

Artisans Alive is such an important initiative for the downtown core as it promotes local artists and creates a refreshing atmophere. We have so much to offer in our downtown core from stunning scenery to a plethora of dining, entertainment, and shopping for all ages.

We want Artisans Alive to encourage people to visit Downtown Kamloops and stay awhile to enjoy all that we have to offer, including amazing live music. Live music is crucial to creating a warm and friendly environment, and programs such as Artisans Alive make it possible to achieve just that.

Written by Leah de Zeeuw from the Customer Care and Patrol (CAP) Team. Reach them at 250-572-3008/3009 or the Information Kiosk at 250-572-3017. Email Follow on Facebook, Instagram (Downtownkamloops) and Twitter (@downtownkamloops) too.


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