Envision Twilight Concert Series returns to Mission on Friday

The Envision Twilight Concert Series welcomes Bernie and Red back to Mission’s Fraser River Heritage Park on Friday, Aug. 3 from 7 to 8 p.m.

Country singer Tyler Whelan will perform on Aug. 8 at Mission’s Fraser River Heritage Park.

Country singer Tyler Whelan will perform on Aug. 8 at Mission’s Fraser River Heritage Park.

The Envision Twilight Concert Series welcomes Bernie and Red back to Mission’s Fraser River Heritage Park on Friday, Aug. 3 from 7 to 8 p.m.

Bernie and Red’s humour is based on husband and wife situations and the joys and challenges of marriage and family life.

Bernie is the strai-ght man who lets fly with one lin- ers, but Red is the one who holds centre stage most of the time.

Red is brash, outspoken, a little outrageous at times, and very funny. She also has a great voice, and her musi-cal num- bers are inte- gral to the act.

Bernie and Red have performed all over the world – from Alaska to Panama, from China to Singapore, and every state and p rovince in North America.

The concert partner for this evening is Cedarbrooke Chateau.

On Aug. 8, from 7 to 8 p.m. the public can get a preview of the Rockin’ on the River Music Festival when Becca Hess and Tyler Whelan hit the Envision Twilight stage.

Becca Hess is the daughter of local country star Kenny Hess.

Although just starting out, there’s no doubt the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. She may even be joined for one or two songs by her famous father.

Also performing is Tyler Whelan.

Born in Fort McMurray, Whelan was introduced at a young age to the world of music.

Writing his own songs since he could play a chord, and playing since he could hold an instrument, it was only natural that Tyler should pursue his love of music.

The group Tailgate was one of his first music ventures outside of playing in his father’s band.

Tailgate toured western Canada, and when the band split, Tyler went solo. He connected with Johnny Gasparic of The Poverty Plainsman, an audio engineer, for his first solo album. With the help of Don Jorgensen, Brian Kelly, and Brad Johnson, the album Oldschool came to life.

Shortly after the CD release, Tyler was introduced to fellow country musician Kenny Hess, who would ultimately become a friend and mentor. He has since shared the stage with Hess, Charlie Major, Dwight Yokum, Trooper, and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band to name a few.

“I am thankful for my life and the fact that I get to share my music with people,” he said.

The concert partner for this evening is Rockin’ on the River Music Festival.

The Art in the Park program continues with a variety of visual artists presenting their work each evening of Twilight.

Twilight Concerts are a free-by-donation series. For more call 604-826-0277.

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