Sidewalk Concerts FAQ

The changing world scene as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic has inspired us to be creative about how we can offer free live performances in Lake Country during the summer of 2020.  Check out some of the frequently asked questions and let us know if you need more information. Please reach out to our Cultural Development staff via email to rdonn@lakecountry.bc.ca or call 250-766-5650​. 

 

Can I apply if I live outside of Lake Country?
No. This program is only open to addresses in the District of Lake Country.
Can I select the act, date and time that I want?
As you can imagine, we have limited options for this summer. You are welcome to note your preferences in the application, but we will be working with the performing artists’ schedules and availability, so not all specific requests can be accommodated. 
Will Lake Country Staff / Council be able to apply?
We are encouraging staff to have their neighbours apply as we will not be selecting any staff or council members for these performances. 
How many Sidewalk Concerts will you be hosting?
We are looking at hosting around 40 Sidewalk concerts this summer. We usually host 8 full scale concerts, so during 2020 we will be able to do more shows that are 20-30 minutes in length with less technical requirements per show.
Will the performer need anything from me as the host?
No. We will use battery powered amps for our show so we will not need anything from you except for your role as a gracious audience respecting the importance of physical distancing based on the recommendations from the Provincial Health Officer.
Can I invite a lot of people over to my house?
Our goal is to host 40 small shows. We are not trying to reach as many folks as possible. We would advise that you limit those on your property to 10 or 12 at the most to allow for grandparents or grandchildren being included. All events must involve less than 50 people (including all attendees, events’ staff and performers). We would highly encourage you to discuss this idea with your neighbours so that perhaps the show could be performed in a location with two to four households able to view it from their own properties at the same time.
When will I find out if we are getting a Sidewalk concert?
We will create an initial schedule of concerts during the last few weeks of May so we anticipate you would hear from our cultural development staff by June 7, 2020. 
How do I reach someone for more information on this program?
Please contact our Cultural Development staff via email at rdonn@lakecountry.bc.ca or call 250-766-5650​