It was another perfect summer evening for music lovers in Bradford West Gwillimbury.
Wednesday night’s Music in the Park attracted a huge crowd for the second in a series of four free concerts, held on the grassy field beside the BWG Public Library at 425 Holland St. W.
The entertainment was provided by Toronto-based U2 tribute band Elevation, but there were also outdoor games for the kids, free face-painting, fundraising for the Helping Hand Food Bank, and snacks and treats from The Munchies concession stand and La Mexicanada restaurant.
The town's leisure services and the library both had booths – with one promoting leisure programs and raising funds through the sale of rubber duckies for the Lifesaving Society’s Drowning Prevention programs, and the other introducing kids to the library’s new robotics programs.
Residents brought lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the summer evening outdoors, and sang along with the music of Irish mega-rock band U2.
Elevation has been called one of the most successful U2 tribute bands in the world, recreating not only the music, but the atmosphere and energy of U2 concerts. Band frontman and lead singer Daniel Burrow channeled Bono for the crowd in his performance.
Music in the Park continues Wednesday evenings in July from 7-9 p.m. On July 17, local BWG band Ninth Line will perform.
The final concert in the series on July 24 will feature Celtic rock warriors and recording artists the Mudmen, including Campbell brothers Robby and Sandy, in kilts and bagpipes.