Coutts Arts Centre Arts Festival equals fun in the sun near Nanton


Shakespeare in the park’s production of A Comedy of Errors was one of several performances during the Coutts Arts Centre arts festival, July 23, just outside of Nanton.

A good sized crowd relaxed  in the sweltering sunny Sunday day, Jordan Payne gets ready to perform with Shakespeare in the park's Comedy of Errors. Photo by Richard Ameryenjoying a variety of performances.

 I always enjoy Lethbridge Jazz combo the Groove Apostles., so was glad to have caught them.

 They began with a set of upbeat instrumental jazz which gave everyone a chance to solo.

Dale Ketcheson at the Coutts Centre Arts Festival. Photo by Richard Amery Shelby Wilson joined them on vocals to sing a variety of  R and B and soulful hits including  The Four Seasons (Oh What A Night) December,1963) and Carole King’s “I Feel Earth Move.”

 Classical guitarist Dale Ketcheson and percussionist Joe Porter set the mood for Shakespeare by performing an array of gorgeously picked classical melodies, some dating back to the 1600s.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat EditorShelby Wilson perfoms with the Groove Apostles at the Coutts Centre arts Festival. Photo by Richard Amery