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Art Beat: It’s the September swan song for free summer shows

Music in The Landing is ending its season with two extra shows, extending its Saturday-only schedule into Sunday for this long weekend at Winegarden Park in Gibsons.
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Brothers in Farms close Music in The Landing on Sunday evening, Sept. 5.

Music in The Landing is ending its season with two extra shows, extending its Saturday-only schedule into Sunday for this long weekend at Winegarden Park in Gibsons. The Squamish Ocean Canoe Family shares songs and dances on the afternoon of Sunday, Sept. 5 (see our feature story this week), and on Sunday evening, the band Brothers in Farms will plough through their four-album repertoire for a rousing two-hour show – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Steady rain is forecast for Saturday so that day’s lineup has been moved to Labour Day Monday, Sept. 6. Lowrie Olafson and Friends entertain at 1 p.m. Keyboardist and vocalist Lucy Herder comes on at 2 p.m. with her Tribute to Joni Mitchell. And at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, another fun local group, Billy Hillpicker Band, entertains until nightfall.

Two duos

At the Clubhouse Restaurant in Pender Harbour on Friday, Sept. 3, the duo Soleil, with Kenneth Johnson on keys and vocalist Nancy Pincombe, plays the dinner show from 5 to 8 p.m. On Saturday, Apasianado, featuring Lori Carmichael and Randy Rayment, entertains through the dinner hour. Sunday’s 2-to-5-p.m. show has the Peter Van Trio.

Open stage

If you’d like to play on your own or jam with other musicians, Roberts Creek Legion is opening up its outdoor stage on Friday, Sept. 3 from 4 to 9 p.m. You can book a slot at info@robertscreeklegion.ca. On Saturday at the Creek Legion, Sinead Sanders and Guests play until 8 p.m., with Leonard and the Lab Rats opening at 4 p.m.

Final Sunday

Slow Sundays at the gazebo in Roberts Creek wraps up its season on Sept. 5. Loose Endings lead off at noon, followed by Jennifer Mauel & Friends, then Michael Maser. The afternoon ends on a high note, with Joe Stanton and Simon Paradis doing a 40-minute set starting at 1:20, then The Moss Trio comes on at 2 p.m., featuring Anna Lumiere, Graham Ord, and Aristazabal Hawkes.

Kudos

A shoutout to the folks who put together the great weekend lineups and did all the setup and technical work that make so much free, local music on the Coast possible through the summer. Ross Powell organizes the Sechelt Sumer Music Series, Graham Walker and Ed Lands oversee Slow Sundays, and Kevin Crofton and his crew look after Music in The Landing. Many others also help out and support these people, and apologies for any names missed.