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Boo-yah! Dozens kick it like it's 1996 on the library's west lawn

Slammin' time had by all

More than 100 music lovers brought their lawn chairs and blankets to the west lawn of the Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library on Thursday night, to enjoy another free concert in the town’s Music in the Park series.

They came out to hear Big Shiny 90s, a Newmarket-based band that plays the rock and alternative hits of the 1990s.

From Stone Temple Pilots to Rage Against the Machine and Tragically Hip, the band – lead singer Craig Burnatowski, Mike Diluccio on guitar, Scott Everatt on bass and vocals, Neil Lukewich on drums – did justice to the music, and had the all-ages crowd singing along.

There were lawn games provided by Leisure Services, Pierre’s BBQ food truck selling steak or sausage on a bun and poutine, and Emily Dahlgren’s Baseball Concession Stand, with snacks and fresh-baked goodies from Sweet B’s confectionery.

As the park filled will people, Burnatowski took a break from the music to admit, “We had no idea what to expect… This is pretty fun!”

Music in the Park wraps up on Aug. 16. The final concert in the series sponsored by Vaughan Chrysler will be The Argues, playing Indie country and rock. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, and come out for the free event. Concert starts at 7 p.m.

On alternate Thursdays, the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury and sponsor Summerlyn Dental present Open Air Movies – Coco, on August 9, with BWG Fire & Emergency Services as special guests; and Wrinkle in Time on Aug. 23. Activities start at 8 p.m., movies screen at dusk.

Note: In case of inclement weather, movies will be screened inside the library. Concerts will be cancelled.

Miriam King

About the Author: Miriam King

Miriam King is a journalist and photographer with Bradford Today, covering news and events in Bradford West Gwillimbury and Innisfil.
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