Singer/songwriter Cambree Lovesy performs June 15 as part of the Mill Lake Music Concert Series, which starts this Saturday.

Mill Lake Music returns to Kariton Art Gallery

Outdoor concert series opens June 8 and runs every Saturday

The Mill Lake Music Concert Series returns to the Kariton Art Gallery at Mill Lake Park, starting Saturday, June 8.

The series runs every Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. until Aug. 31.

The kickoff event this weekend is the Indigenous Performers Night, in conjunction with Aboriginal Arts and Culture Day, which runs the following day at Trethewey House Heritage Site.

On June 15, the featured group is the Cambree Lovesy Band. Lovesy, 20, is a country singer/songwriter from Abbotsford.

Her passion for creating and sharing music has quickly garnered her a spot in the Canadian country music scene, and she has an infectious energy on stage and throughout her songs.

Lovesy has been working hard on her craft since the age of 11 and has had four singles play on Canadian country radio.

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Her debut album, Kiss My Boots, released in November 2018, combines elements from old-school country with a modern appeal, and her authentic songwriting connects with her audience.

Lovesy has showcased her talents at the 2018 CN Grey Cup in Edmonton, the Cook County Saloon, Rogers Arena, The Roxy, BC Place, and many more venues across western Canada.

She is looking forward to releasing her fifth single to Canadian country radio in the near future.

Next up in the series on June 22 is the Cascadia Wind Ensemble, formed as a non-profit society in 2013 by Shannon Goldsmith to give both adult and youth musicians an opportunity for performance of great concert band repertoire.

In the last year, Cascadia has presented formal concerts in Abbotsford and has performed at community events in Chilliwack, Mission, Hope, Abbotsford and Delta.

They were awarded a gold standing and trophy for Outstanding Community Band at the 2017 Kiwanis Fraser Valley International Music Festival.

Concert-goers are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or a blanket to sit on, as seating is limited. Visit for more details.

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