Downtown Williams Lake’s Buskers Fest brings live music and performances to outdoor locations downtown every Thursday in August from 12pm – 4pm.
We are very excited to welcome South Side to Buskers Fest 2017! They will be enlivening our downtown streets August 17th with outdoor live music from 12pm – 4pm.
Here is some information about the members of South Side.
Rossetta Paxton has been around music all her life, with parents who loved to dance and a father who played music. She began singing and dancing at an early age, and when she was 10 years old, began learning the guitar.
She always enjoyed singing and became an accomplished rhythm player and vocalist.
Rossetta has two recording projects out, Rossetta & friends and Looking Back. Both have been successful through sales, while various tracks from the two CDs are being aired on radio. A song-writer, studio musician and guitar teacher, she was the coordinator of the successful 108 Cabin Fever bluegrass workshops for 12 years.
Her love for music has always been the sound of the natural voice with acoustic instruments and the stories of life events.
Pat Myre, an accomplished and self-taught musician on acoustic guitar, vocals and fiddle, played his first dance at the age of 12. He played several notable venues, including CKSO Radio, and talent Caravan CKTV.
He has two recordings, Pat’s Country and Red Necked Fiddler. Past president of the Old Time Fiddlers Branch 10 in Williams Lake, he took first place in the Quesnel Fiddling Contest, senior division, in 2013.
He is still going strong and loving it!
LeRae Haynes is a passionate instigator of musical shenanigans throughout the community with people of all ages. A lifelong piano player and harmony singer, she concentrates on ukulele in Southside, strumming merrily away with great enthusiasm and enjoyment.
She grew up surrounded by music, with a father with an excellent musical ear, who sang in a gospel quartet and sang a duet with her on stage for the first time when she was three years old. She describes herself as ‘gleefully illiterate,’ and immerses herself in a wide range of creative musical projects, including song writing and tuneful collaborations.
Wilf Wright is an experienced mandolin player who has been in the Cariboo for many years. A well-known musician and painter, he loves to share his love of music. He has played other instruments in the past, and has entertained in the Cariboo for 50 years. He brings warmth, humour and knowledge to the stage and audiences love him.
Downtown Williams Lake invites our local and extended communities to enjoy live outdoor music downtown for “lunch” 12pm – 4pm at Buskers Fest, and then travel to Boitanio Park to enjoy live outdoor music for “dinner” at Performances in the Park 6pm – 8pm.
Clearly! Thursdays in August are the day to soak up sweet sound and sun!
Performances in the Park is brought to you by Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society
Buskers Fest is brought to you by Downtown Williams Lake Business Improvement Association with the support of the Cariboo Regional District & City of Williams Lake via the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society.