Music and More expands to Sardis

First Music and More at Chilliwack Library is Wednesday July 2 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. featuring drum circle, YMCA, and Secondary Characters

Chilliwack’s libraries are getting a dash of roots this summer.

Both Chilliwack Library and Sardis Library will be hosting the annual Music and More summer events through July and August, alternating between the locations every week.

Previously, the musical evenings had been held solely at Chilliwack Library.

“We want to spread the love,” said Chilliwack librarian Smitty Miller.

Music and More is a music and arts festival held every Wednesday through July and August. Organized by Chilliwack Academy of Music, Chilliwack Arts Council and the Chilliwack libraries, it promises to feature an assortment of crafts for kids as well as musical entertainment.

This year’s event has also become more streamlined than previous years, said Miller.

Unlike years past, where children’s activities were held earlier in the day, and concerts in the evening, organizers melded the activities and entertainment together this year.

“We’ve packed it all together so parents don’t have to come back twice,” said Miller.

The evenings will start with a children’s craft, followed by a participatory jam session of ukeleles or drums, and ending with a musical performance.

On the bill are both local and out-of-town acts that include Curbside Traditional Jazz, Dixieland Memories, Horse Opera, Illiteratty, Secondary Characters and Zaac Pick.

Almost all of which imbue a rootsy sound.

“It all runs together so people can come spend the whole evening with their whole family,” said Miller. “Bring a blanket and just hang out.”

The first Music and More is Wednesday, July 2.

Admission is free.

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