PROVIDENCE BAY—What better way to end a summer’s day spent playing on the beach then with a little live music. Starting this Thursday night, Huron Island Time, the ice cream parlour operating out of the Providence Bay Interpretive Centre at the famed beach, will be hosting a sunset concert series.
The series will begin this Thursday, July 9 at 8 pm with Antoine Tremblay-Beaulieu, a Franco-Ontarian singer-songwriter. Alain Harvey, co-proprietor of Huron Island Time, explained that he and Mr. Tremblay-Beaulieu are lifelong friends and the musician will be testing out some of his new songs from his upcoming album, set to be released this fall.
Mr. Harvey explained that last year the ice cream parlour hosted two concerts in a pass-the-hat format which proved to be successful.
“I wanted to do it this year and to have something organized,” Mr. Harvey said. Famed folk singer Ian Reid happened to call Mr. Harvey, looking for just such a venture, and got the ball rolling.
The sunset concert series will occur outside, so bring your own chair, but in case of inclement weather the parlour will host the event. All of the concerts will follow a ‘pay-what-you-can’ format.
The next concert will take place on Thursday, July 23 with Ian Reid performing songs from his latest CD ‘Delivered on Delhi Street’ followed by Manitoulin’s own folk rock star Kevin Closs on Thursday, August 6. On August 13 Dan Lalonde, the one-man band from Sudbury, will bring blues, rock and roll and much more to Providence Bay while Kagawong’s own Folk/Roots Collective will perform a mix of traditional and folk music in English and French on August 27.