The group Souled Out will play the final concert in the summer Twilight season on Aug. 31.

The group Souled Out will play the final concert in the summer Twilight season on Aug. 31.

Summer concert series ends on a high note

The Envision Twilight Concert Series will close out the 2012 summer concert season with two final shows.

The Envision Twilight Concert Series will close out the 2012 summer concert season with two final shows.

Piper Down returns to the stage tomorrow night (Aug. 29) from 7 to 8 p.m. at Mission’s Fraser River Heritage Park.

Blending traditional folk, Celtic, country, contemporary songs, sea shanties, instrumentals, and cleverly crafted humour, Piper Down has been the recipient of numerous accolades including being voted the most popular band of a previous year’s Twilight Concert Series.

Influenced by Maritime folk groups, Piper Down has sculpted a distinctly unique sound. A variety of instruments (including bagpipes), strong four-part harmonies, in addition to crowd-pleasing interaction, attributes to the group’s depth and diversity.

The final concert of the summer features Souled Out on Aug. 31 from 7 to 8 p.m.

Souled Out is a dynamic 11-piece band playing classic R&B, soul, funk and disco from the 1960s to today.

The band features three outstanding lead vocalists, the AirTight horns (their four-piece horn section), and a rock solid rhythm section that glues it all together.

The band’s founding members have their roots in some of Vancouver’s great R&B club bands including the Vancouver Accents, Soul Unlimited, The Soul Demons, and others.

Together for the last three years, Souled Out has rapidly become one of the Lower Mainland’s premier live dance bands, performing the hits of artists such as Tower of Power, the Motown greats, Stevie Wonder, Etta James, Steely Dan, James Brown, and many others.

Producer John Taves has announced that this is his last year with the series, as he and his wife Mary-Ann now make their residence in Powell River.

Mark and Bronwen Sutherland have accepted the position of Envision Twilight Series producers for the 2013 season.

“Concert goers will recognize Mark as the sound production man, taking the concerts to a very professional level. Bronwen is a well-known member of the arts community in Mission, as manager of the Clarke Theatre,” Taves said.

“Envision has been proud to support the Envision Twilight Concert Series for the past 12 years,” says Carol Hamilton, branch manager at Envision Financial’s Mission location.

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