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Head Downtown this Saturday for free family fun

Durham street will play host to musical acts, crafts and free books on Aug. 7
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Enjoy family fun in Downtown Sudbury this Saturday, August 7

If you are looking for some family fun this weekend, be sure to head downtown on Aug. 7 for Sudbury Arts Council and Jazz Sudbury’s Free Event for the Family. 

What is free for the family, you ask? How about music, crafts and books. From 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. you can enjoy the festivities on Durham Street.

Opening the musical performances at 10 a.m. Saturday is the 'Not' Laurentian University Jazz Combo Alumni, composed of past players who have performed with the group for over 25 years. Under the direction of Allan Walsh, the LU Jazz Combo has produced some of the most enthusiastic concerts in the community, including collaborations with Oliver Jones at Tom Davies Square and other various concert venues.

Players for this show will include Zach Clement, Kyle Bellefeuille, Dan Vellieux, Phil Mathieu, Scott Mitchell, Dominique Rivest, Ryan McIntosh, Matt Devost, Jacob Starling and Zach Martel.

Jacob Starling and Zach Martel will also perform after the 11 a.m. performance, presented by the Sudbury Arts Council. YES Theatre's Tessa (Gooden) Balaz and her husband Petr, who have recently relocated from Toronto and are best known for having their music recently featured on the hit CBC series Kim's Convenience. They were also nominated for 3 NOMFAs (Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards).

Throughout the morning festivities, Myths and Mirrors will be on site to involve children in creative arts and craft fun, and all youth are invited to enjoy free summer reading with books sponsored by Bay Used Books. 

Everyone is invited to enjoy this free concert, and visitors are asked to bring a lawn chair.