Head Lake Park to come alive with music
|By Joseph Quigley - Staff Writer | May 15, 2019
The Rotary Club of Haliburton has unveiled its slate of performances for its sixth Music in the Park concert series at Head Lake Park in July and August.
The lineup, revealed April 20 features predominantly local performers, kicking off with the Highland Swing Band July 2. The admission-by-donation event fundraises for the club’s community initiatives.
Club president Ted Brandon said the event has become a fixture for hundreds of people in the community who attend regularly.
“We’re pretty excited about this year’s lineup,” Brandon said. “We have a dedicated group of people that come out every week … it has become a regular Tuesday night, must-attend event for a lot of people.”
The slate is arranged by the Haliburton County Folk Society. The only non-area act will be internationally-acclaimed singer-songwriter Suzie Vinnick, who will take the stage at the park July 16.
“Suzie has a long history playing in Haliburton at folk society events,” Brandon said. “We’re pretty excited to get her.”
The lineup also features The Moontones July 9, County Road One July 23, Rick Jones July 30, The Salt Cellars August 6 and Sheri Hawkins and the Tent Shakers August 13.
Brandon said the event has become a significant fundraiser and attributed its success to the venue.
“We’re really blessed that we have such a beautiful park,” Brandon said. “There’s nothing better than to sit beside the lake and listen to great music in the summer. It’s a wonderful venue for sure.”
This year’s fundraising will likely go toward the club’s next project to build new washroom facilities at Head Lake Park, Brandon said.
“It’s a big project. It’ll be an expensive project and a lot of the dollars we raise in this, our 75th anniversary year, will go towards that project assuming we get approval to proceed,” Brandon said. The shows kick off at 7p.m. every Tuesday for the six-week series.