This story is part of a feature that first appeared in print in Revelstoke Mountaineer Magazine’s July 2022 issue. Read the entire e-edition here:
Live music returns to Grizzly Plaza and Queen Elizabeth Park this summer with REVY.Live, a series of 58 outdoor performances presented by Arts Revelstoke. Featuring an array of genres including jazz, swing, rockabilly, bluegrass, country, folk, and funk, the re-introduction of music in the plaza follows two years of Guerilla Gigs, a series of intimate concerts in remote locations while public gatherings were restricted due to COVID-19 rules.
“The lifting of COVID-related restrictions on gatherings means that Arts Revelstoke can once again deliver music every night in downtown Revelstoke,” Arts Revelstoke said in a statement.
Along with performances in Grizzly Plaza, the series will also include six performances in Queen Elizabeth Park, starting with high energy bluegrass band The Local Group, who will perform on July 1 as part of Revelstoke’s Canada Day activities.
“The four Guerrilla Gigs held in Queen Elizabeth Park last summer received an overwhelming response from the community who called for more of these events,” said Arts Revelstoke. Other performances taking place in Queen Elizabeth Park in July are Calgary ska band Class Action (July 2), a surprise artist (July 16), and country music trio The Heels (July 31).
Of course, it wouldn’t be music in the plaza without the return of a few homegrown, local performers. You can catch performances in Grizzly Plaza by the Rev (July 5), Denis & Myra (July 10) and Maritime Kitchen Party (July 31). Also returning in July are fan favourites WiL (July 17), A Million Dollars in Pennies (July 21), and Leila Neverland (July 22).
REVY.Live is free to attend and takes place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. starting July 1 and running to August 27. For more information, including a full list of performers and location details, visit artsrevelstoke.com.