Jubilee Park will be immersed in the sound of a rich, warm baritone voice and a contemporary country music beat as Canadian singer/songwriter Chris Cummings headlines The Beaverbrook Main Stage at this year’s Canada Day Celebration in Spruce Grove.Chris enjoyed the success of multiple hit songs in the 90s, including “Sure Enough”, “I Waited”, “Almost Always”, “The Kind of Heart That Breaks”, “A Minute and a Half”, “Wild Wild West”, “That’ll Teach Her”, “No One Hurts Me More Than Me”, and “Lucy Got Lucky”. His 2010 CD, Give Me Tonight, has been well received by fans, returning him to the forefront of the Canadian country music scene.
Opening for Chris Cummings will be local artists Braden Gates and Garth Prince.
Hailing from Fort Saskatchewan Braden Gates writes, and performs, the American finger-picking style of folk music. This young singer-songwriter, guitar player, and fiddler released his first album, Break It to Me Gently, in early 2013 and is already working on his second. Braden Gates will be performing on the main stage from 7 – 8 p.m.
Braden will be followed, from 8 – 9 p.m., by the African-influenced pop music of Garth Prince. Born in South Africa and raised in Namibia, Garth delivers a one-of-a-kind African/pop experience that includes authentic dance and dress, traditional vocal techniques, and lyrical elements, His 2012 self-titled debut solo album was nominated for the best R & B Soul recording at the Edmonton Music Awards.
Chris Cummings will take the stage from 9:30 – 11 p.m. and the evening will conclude with the Melcor Fireworks display at 11 p.m.
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