Summer concert line-up announced
Whistler will be getting more than $7 million this year from the province to fund tourism projects, up $700,000 over last year. The concert line up includes 54-40, the VSO and Hey Ocean!
Whistler will be getting more than $7 million this year from the province to fund tourism projects, up $700,000 over last year.
The increase in Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI) funding is a direct reflection of the hotel occupancy in the resort last year.
And so the circle continues – hotel occupancy climbs, more money flows to the municipality from the province and more money is spent to boost occupancy for tourism related projects.
Last year’s $2.6 million Festivals, Events and Animation (FE&A) program for example shows a direct impact on hotel room nights over big festival weekends like Wanderlust and Crankworx.
“We were given these funds by the province to invest in the growth of tourism and that’s what we’ve done and the results are paying off, so it is terrific,” said Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden, after Tuesday’s council meeting where she made the funding announcement.
Summer Concert Series Dates
June 29 – Matt Dusk
June 30 – 54-40
July 1 – Ruckus Deluxe, Kalan Wi, Jeremy Fisher
July 5 – The English Beat
July 6 – The Strumbellas, The Trews
July 13 (during the Children’s Arts Festival) – Ache Brazil
July 14 (during the Children’s Arts Festival) – Ali Milner, The Lost Fingers
July 26 – The Boom Booms, Hey Ocean!
July 27 – Dessy Di Lauro, Maestro
August 30 through September 1 – to be confirmed
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO):
July 16, 17 – Afternoon quartets/ quintets (3 concerts per day)
July 19, 20 – Evening concerts
July 21 – Afternoon concert
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Source: Pique News Magazine, by Alison Taylor, 3 April 2013

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