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VIDEO: ‘Lower than expected’ turnout at the McBurney Plaza concert

‘Might be because of the heat,’ said organizers
Dani Accili works with Discover Langley City. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Downtown Langley Business Association (DLBA) and the City of Langley’s annual McBurney Plaza Summer series attract hundreds to the local hang-out spot.

The summer series, which features Lower Mainland artists, kicked off on July 9.

This past Saturday, on July 30, Antoinette Liebelt, a.k.a Nette, took the plaza stage – performing in front of a crowd of about 40 people.

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With a temperature of about 30°C, Nette said it was a bit challenging performing in the heat.

“But when you are in the heat of the moment… playing and singing, you forget about everything. I am grateful to be here… performing outside,” she added.

Dani Accili, a Discover Langley City employee, shared that the turnout was less than expected.

“It was the smallest turnout we have had. The area gets usually full,” she said, noting it might be because of the heat that many people did not show up.

Nette thanked DLBA and the City for organizing the event.

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“I thank them for booking my band and organizing this wonderful community event,” said the White Rock-based musician.

People were also seen enjoying free ice cream treats at the event.

The series’ fourth and final performance, which will feature singer-songwriter Alex Maher, is scheduled for this coming Saturday, Aug. 6 in McBurney Plaza, which is located along the one-way at 20518 Fraser Hwy. The concert starts at 1 p.m. and typically runs for two hours with an intermission.


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Free ice cream at the Saturday, July 30 event. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Antoinette Liebelt, a.k.a Nette performed at McBurney Plaza on Saturday, July 30. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
McBurney Plaza Summer series will have fourth and final performance on Saturday, August 6. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

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Tanmay Ahluwalia

About the Author: Tanmay Ahluwalia

Tanmay Ahluwalia is a journalist with a digital mindset and a proud alumnus of the University of Delhi.
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