Ben Cottrill is one of several acts to play Party in the Park downtown Chilliwack on July 5.

Ben Cottrill kicks off Chilliwack’s Party in the Park series tonight

Cottrill, Maybelles, Harma White and more hit the stage downtown Chilliwack

The show goes on, rain or shine.

It’s the first night of Chilliwack’s popular Party in the Park, and the stage is already being set for the day. The stage show kicks off at 5 p.m., (July 5).

Emcee Trevor McDonald was all optimism Friday morning, as they worked hard to set up Centre Community Park for the kick-off.

The July 5 lineup starts with a performance by Capella Dance at 5 p.m. From there, the audience can groove to the sounds of solo singer and songwriter Ben Cottrill, who is new to the Party in the Park stage.

Cottrill is a talented singer songwriter who is fresh off a tour back east and an appearance with Bryan Adams on the TV show The Launch.

After Cottrill, catch The Maybelles and their ’50s/’60s set.

The evening continues on stage with Joyride (country rock), Harma White (classic rock) and finally, Waves Crash Down (original pop/rock).

Party in the Park runs every Friday in July this year, and each night will feature six acts on stage, including country, rock, roots, blues, folk and indie original musical artists.. There are plenty of acts planned for the four nights, all culminating for the final act on July 26, the ABBA tribute band Arrival.

In addition to the Chances Community Stage in Central Park, the Party in the Park series will also see the return of the licensed busking stage in front of Triple Play Pub on Wellington, and a new community side stage in front of the Royal Hotel with entertainment for all ages.

Tonight, catch a breakdance demo and contest, and enjoy all the food vendors and other attractions throughout the downtown core.

For weekly lineups, check out the Chilliwack BIA’s Party in the Park Facebook page.


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