The place to be every Friday night in July is Mel Lastman Square as Cultura returns for its seventh season. The festival, which John founded and still oversees is a free celebration of music, dance, food and film.
The show starts at 6 PM with strolling musicians, international street food, colourful buskers and family activities. It continues through the evening with a major musical act at 8 PM followed by top buskers and a feature movie in the Square’s amphitheatre at dusk.
Program highlights include:
Friday, July 8 Main stage: Digging Roots Also Catch: The Fire Guy, Baque De Bamba & Silver Elvis Feature Film: Shaun the Sheep
Friday, July 15 Main stage: Kobo Town Also Catch: Scott Jackson, Shak Shak & Bella Magic Feature Film: Brooklyn
Friday, July 22 Main stage: Trad Attack! Also Catch: Nimkii Osawamick, Zuze & the Cultura Milonga Feature Film: The Theory of Everything
Friday, July 29 Main stage: Lemon Bucket Orkestra Also Catch: Greg Tarlin, Theatre Arcturus & Vice Arts Feature Film: The Little Prince
For more information and complete festival line-ups, visit www.culturafestival.ca.