What's Happening 2018


(1) Garment Street Condos Hub

King Street from Francis to Water


GARMENT STREET CONDOS STAGE

8pm-1am

 

 8:00pm- 9:00pm UW Cuban Salsa Club
 9:00pm-10:00pm UW Mambo Club
10:00pm-11:00pm Excluisve Vibez
11:00pm-12:00am Social Dance: UW Salsa + UW Mambo + Exclusive Vibez
12:00am- 1:00am Social Dance: UW Mambo + UW Salsa + Exclusive Vibez

 


GARMENT STREET CONDOS HUB LEADER

Ask Tracy about....her favourite saying!

8pm-1am

Tracy will be your Hub Leader. 

She can point you in the right direction, suggest a great place to eat, chat about all things Summer Lights and tell you a good joke.

Get to know Tracy....

Fav Game: Cards Against Humanity

Fav Dance: Swing

Fav Era: 80's

Fav Animal: Dog

Fav Saying: Dance like there is no tomorrow

"Summer Lights Festival is a fabulous mixing of community, music art and tec." 

 


SUPPORT SUMMER LIGHTS

Share the Love!

8pm-1am

Wondering how to support the festival?

1. Stop by SLF Headquarters and buy a bracelet (various colours, some glow in the dark) - HEADQUARTERS IN FRONT OF CITY HALL

2. Take a Photo at the SLF Photobooth (with special guests - all proceeds go to SLF)

3. Thow in some money to our Thank You Bucket

Every little bit helps! Every little bit matters!

#slfKW  #slf18 #sharetheloveSLF

 


PAPER AND CRAYONS

We rolled out the paper..

8pm-1am

We rolled out the paper. True Story. We rolled out a big roll of paper for you to draw, write on....

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MEMORY MATCH GAME

Match me up!

8pm-1am

Find a match! Turn one over...remember where the matching pair is...

Classic game enlarged for SLF.

#slfKW  #slf18 #sharetheloveSLF

 


LEMON TWISTER

Bringing some 80's to SLF

8pm-1am

Hop and jump and spin it around. 

This beloved game is back for everyone to enjoy!

Lemon Twisters may have different fruit on the end for your very own enjoyment!

Check out this video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X02gzh2Qn5Q

#slfKW  #slf18 #sharetheloveSLF

OTHER NAME: FOOTSIE TOY

Rarely has a toy reemerged over and over again as a hit “new toy” as the Lemon Twist (or Jingle Jump, Footsie, Skip-A-Roo, or Skip It) has done. First introduced in the late 1960’s as the Footsie toy, it became very popular for several few years before gradually fading away into obscurity. Then in the mid-1970’s the toy reemerged as the Lemon Twist toy and became one of the top selling toys of the decade.


CHALK: DRAW ME UP

Chalk like no one is watching!

8pm-1am

Look for the bucket of chalk and do what makes you happy.

Draw whatever your heart desires...

Keep it clean!

Direct your chalk to the road-pretty please.


UW SALSA CLUB

In collaboration with UW Salsa and UW Mambo Clubs.

8pm - 9pm

UW CUBAN SALSA CLUB
Lessons/dance Cuban salsa

9pm-10pm

UW MAMBO CLUB
Teaches international salsa

10pm-11pm EXCLUSIVE VIBEZ
Musical set
11pm-12am

SOCIAL DANCE
UW Cuban Salsa Club & UW Mambo Club

12am-1am SOCIAL DANCE
UW Cuban Salsa Club & UW Mambo Club

 


UW Mambo Club

In collaboration with UW Salsa and UW Mambo Clubs.

EXCLUSIVE  VIBEZ WILL BRING THE MUSIC FOR:

8pm - 9pm

UW CUBAN SALSA CLUB
Lessons/dance Cuban salsa

9pm-10pm

UW MAMBO CLUB
Teaches international salsa

10pm-11pm EXCLUSIVE VIBEZ
Musical set
11pm-12am

SOCIAL DANCE
UW Cuban Salsa Club & UW Mambo Club

12am-1am SOCIAL DANCE
UW Cuban Salsa Club & UW Mambo Club
 

 


EXCLUSIVE VIBEZ

Garment Street Condos Stage

8pm-1am

 

Exclusive Vibez will bring the music to this dance party at the Garment Street Stage.

In collaboration with UW Salsa and UW Mambo Clubs

Yesy- Percussion Javi- Trumpet Mitch- Jazz Guitarist Jonah- Pianist- Allison Vocalist 

Exclusive Vibez Set: 10Pm-11pm

Exclusive Vibez a local band servicing the tri-city area and beyond. Music is our passion and we are in the business of making you happy, working hard to bring the best variety of genres to Summer lights!


BLACK ARROW CYCLES

free bike adjustments + chit chat about bicycles + biking photo booth= Bikawesome

8pm-1am

Black Arrow Cycles is a DTK gem. Free onsite assessments and adjustments to your bicycles. 
Come meet the BAC team and chit chat all things Bicycles.

Black Arrow Cycles has teamed up with Bike Kitchener for a Biking Photobooth-stop in and check it out!

Black Arrow Cycles is a full service touring and commuter-oriented bicycle shop located in downtown Kitchener, Ontario.


BIKE KITCHENER

Peddle on Over.....

8pm-1am

Jump on a stationary bike in the Bike Kitchener Photobooth. There will also be some swag, surprises and biking chit chat.

Right next door to Bike Kitchener-you can get a tune-up on your bike provided by Black Arrow Cycles.

 

BikeKitchener promotes and fosters a sustainable cycling culture among Kitchener residents of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. Whether residents are looking for information on cycling routes, safety tips, promotional events or upcoming projects, BikeKitchener provides information, resources, and support to those interested in cycling.


SOCIAL ART KW

Come paint with us! Hosted by: Stephanie

8pm-1am

Join Social Art KW to paint your very own masterpiece that you get to keep. 

Stephanie will be your host at Social Art-Summer Lights style!

No experience need. All ages. FREE. All materials supplied.

Great way to see what Social Art KW is all about. 

New painting is done every half hour-paint right in! (like jump right in)

We believe that each person has an artistic ability that can be brought out in a fun, relaxing atmosphere which we seek to create at each and every Social Art event. Discover your inner artist with our easy to follow, step-by-step instruction. Paint your own masterpiece, no experience necessary!


KW HUMANE SOCIETY-DOG LICENSING

Bark! Bark!

8pm-1am

All paws welcome!

Bark right up, learn about dog licensing or renew your dogs license.

It's easy-all you need is:
·         Dog’s name
·         Dog’s breed
·         Dog’s sex
·         Dog’s distinguishing features (collars etc.)
·         Colour
·         Any other identification
·         Size

 

For the past 90 years, the Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society has been dedicated to assisting animals in need and serving local communities in the Waterloo region. We assist more than 2,000 animals in need each year and raise awareness on the humane treatment of animals through education programs and outreach. We are a registered, not-for-profit charity and rely on the generosity of our community partners to keep our shelter operating.


KW HUMANE SOCIETY

Come make a puurfect cat toy!

8pm-1am

Everyone is a maker here! A kitty Cat Toy Maker!

Join the KWHS to make a cat toy for yourself or leave it for a kitty cat at the shelter.

Stop in and chat about with Kitchener Waterloo Humane Society.

Bonus: Renew Dog Licences on site.

For the past 90 years, the Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society has been dedicated to assisting animals in need and serving local communities in the Waterloo region. We assist more than 2,000 animals in need each year and raise awareness on the humane treatment of animals through education programs and outreach. We are a registered, not-for-profit charity and rely on the generosity of our community partners to keep our shelter operating.


UW MAMBO CLUB

Stage: Garment District Condos Mambo-aka New York Salsa-Everyone welcome!

9pm-10pm Learning/Dancing 11pm-1am Social Dance

Mambo, aka New York salsa, is a fast-paced dance that will keep you moving and meeting new people!

UW Mambo Club creates a welcoming atmosphere and a fun atmosphere for everyone.

No experience needed.

You can watch, learn, or dance....

 8:00pm- 9:00pm UW Cuban Salsa Club
 9:00pm-10:00pm UW Mambo Club
10:00pm-11:00pm Excluisve Vibez
11:00pm-12:00am Social Dance: UW Salsa+UW Mambo+Exclusive Vibez
12:00am- 1:00am Social Dance: UW Mambo+UW Salsa+Exclusive Vibez

 

Founded in 2007, UW Mambo is the 1st dance club to bring Latin dancing to University of Waterloo. Ran only by students and graduates, Mambo club has been producing some of the best dance leads and follows in the KW region.


UW CUBAN SALSA CLUB

STAGE: Garment District Condos Stage Salsa + Bachata+ Merengue+Kizomba=UW Cuban Salsa

8pm-9pm Learning/Dancing 11pm-1am Social Dance

Come Ignite the Night with Dance+Dance+Dance.

You can watch, you can learn and you can share.

Everyone welcome!

 8:00pm- 9:00pm UW Cuban Salsa Club
 9:00pm-10:00pm UW Mambo Club
10:00pm-11:00pm Excluisve Vibez
11:00pm-12:00am Social Dance: UW Salsa + UW Mambo + Exclusive Vibez
12:00am- 1:00am Social Dance: UW Mambo + UW Salsa + Exclusive Vibez

 

UW Cuban Salsa Club is a latin dance club. We are dedicated to spread the joy that Casino Rueda(Cuban Salsa) brings to all of us. We teach classes, we go out dancing together, hold parties and train for performances. Our teaching repertoire is not only limited to Salsa but it also includes other social Afro & Latin such as Bachata, Merengue, and Kizomba.



(2) Accommod8u Hub

King Street from Water Street to College Street


ACCOMMOD8U STAGE (BOB BLUE STAGE)

8pm-1am

 

 8:00pm- 9:00pm Vienna D'amato Hall
 9:00pm-10:00pm Rebekah Stevens
10:00pm-11:00pm Mandippal
11:00pm-12:00am Lea Keeley
12:00am- 1:00am Paige Warner

 


YOUNG CONDOS HUB LEADER

Ask James about....community building.

8pm-1am

James will be your Hub Leader. 

He can point you in the right direction, suggest a great place to eat, chat about all things Summer Lights and tell you a good joke.

Get to know James....

FAVOURITE:

GAME: Subway Surfer

DANCE: Slow

ERA: The future

ANIMAL: Tiger

SAYING: Where there is a will, there is a way.

"Summer Lights Festival is an eclectic evening of fun in downtown Kitchener" 

 

ASK HIM ABOUT: Community building.


SUPPORT SUMMER LIGHTS

Share the Love!

8pm-1am

WONDERING HOW TO SUPPORT THE FESTIVAL?

1. Stop by SLF Headquarters and buy a bracelet (various colours-some glow in the dark) HEADQUARTERS IN FRONT OF CITY HALL

2. Take a Photo at the SLF Photobooth (with special guests) (all proceeds go to SLF)

3. Thow in some money to our Thank You Bucket

Every little bit helps! Every little bit matters!

#slfKW  #slf18 #sharetheloveSLF

 


ACCOMMOD8U PHOTOBOOTH

Snap Right Up!

8pm-1am

Snap Right Up..

Summer Lights Festival Partners with Accommod8u is hosting a PhotoBooth like no other. 

Come stop by and snap a pic of yourself and walk away with a great snapshot at Summer Lights.

Free!

P.S. While you are there-give a shout out to Accommod8u who helps make this festival happen for its community. 

Thank You Accommod8u for caring and for supporting our community!

Accommod8u is a high-end brand of architecturally striking Waterloo rental apartments for students and young professionals, showcasing the new standard in luxury living. Our contemporary buildings offer glorious interiors and exteriors, fashionable furnishings and are located right where the action is. The design team includes LEED® accredited professionals that work closely with the project team through all stages of the design and construction. Accommod8u is your opportunity to enjoy luxury living at a competitive price.


PAPER AND CRAYONS

We rolled out the paper..

8pm-1am

We rolled out the paper. True Story. We rolled out a big roll of paper for you to draw, write on....

 


MANDIPPAL

Accommod8u Stage-Bob Blue Stage

9pm-10pm

Enjoy Mandippal's intoxicating sound and captivating lyrics. 

"From playing guitar in his Kitchener high school music class, to selling out hometown venues, to showcasing at major festivals, Mandippal has certainly come a long way in his decade plus career as a musician, establishing himself as one of the hardest working artists in Ontario. He has made a lasting impression in Ontario's booming singer/songwriter scene, performing with notable acts like Scott Helman, Virginia To Vegas, Tim Hicks, Fred Penner, Hannah Georgas, Lindi Ortega, Repartee, Said The Whale, Justin Nozuka, Jully Black, Sarah Slean, and many others. With over a decade of songwriting and performing under his belt, 200 shows played a year, 2000+ EPs sold in his last effort, Mandippal is recognized as a serious player. With the ability to capture an audience with his tone and humility, it's only a matter of time before he wins you over as well.


PLAYDOUGH CITY

Make it and they will come....

8pm-1am

Pull up a seat, make what you want, and add it to Playdough City.

#slfKW  #slf18 #sharetheloveSLF

 


COLOURING BOOK TIME

Colouring time!

8pm-1am

Pull up a chair, grab a crayon or two and colour. There is something special about colouring, join us and see.

#slfKW  #slf18 #sharetheloveSLF

 


SCRABBLE

Who has an S or L or F? Anyone?

8pm-1am

Come along and play. Supersize Street Game of Scrabble!

Everyone welcome and encouraged to be part of a Big Game of Community Scrabble.

#slfKW  #slf18 #sharetheloveSLF

 


KERPLUNK

Super Size !

8pm-1am

Stop by and Play the Giant Size Kerplunk. 

Beware, this is no average game. This is pure 100% fun guaranteed!

#slfKW  #slf18 #sharetheloveSLF

 


BALL IN THE BASKET

How is your toss?

8pm-1am

A simple game of Ball in a Basket.

Show us your throwing skills.

All ages welcome!

#slfKW  #slf18 #sharetheloveSLF

 


BEAN BAG TOSS

Grab and Toss.

8pm-1am

The Bean Bag toss game can be super addictive and a great way to meet new people. 

Jump right in and enjoy a game under the Night Sky.

WARNING: Severe competition can cause heated discussions. We suggest always HUG IT OUT at Summer Lights. Heck, while you're hugging it out-Hug a Stranger. (Please ask permission first)


PAIGE WARNER

Bob Blue Stage in the Accommod8u Hub.

12am-1am

Paige Warner is a singer-songwriter who favours soul-stirring lyrics paired with catchy melodies and hinted with contemporary R&B, yet each of her songs has its own unique sound. She is skilled with more than just her voice, however, and accompanies herself on piano, guitar, and ukulele. Her debut EP, Revealed, released May of 2018, showcases her recipe of intimate lyricism combined with "vibey" sounds. She is excited to hold any audience and loves to connect with her fans one on one. Paige Warner's voice is known to captivate.

Paige Warner is a singer-songwriter who favours soul-stirring lyrics paired with catchy melodies and hinted with contemporary R&B, yet each of her songs has its own unique sound. She is skilled with more than just her voice, however, and accompanies herself on piano, guitar, and ukulele. Her debut EP, "Revealed", released May of 2018, showcases her recipe of intimate lyricism combined with "vibey" sounds. She is excited to hold any audience and loves to connect with her fans one on one. Paige Warner's voice is known to captivate.


REBEKAH STEVENS

Bob Blue Stage in the Accomm8u Hub.

9pm-10pm

Rebekah Stevens will take over the Bob Blue Stage with her incredible voice.  A country singer-songwriter she will bring some of her work from her debut EP along with some of her favourites.

 

 

Rebekah is a country singer-songwriter currently residing in Kitchener, Ontario. Coming from a musical family, music has always been in her blood & is a passion she pursued from an early age. After posting videos of herself on YouTube for several years, singing a variety of both covers & original songs, Rebekah was discovered by an LA producer wishing to work with her. In early 2013, Rebekah flew to Los Angeles to record her debut EP ""Here I Am."" Later on that same year, Rebekah was chosen out of hundreds of entrants across Canada to be named a Boots & Hearts Top 8 Emerging Artist Finalist, thus making her official debut on stage as a Canadian country artist at one of Canada's largest country music festivals. Since then, she has been making a name for herself performing across Ontario, sharing the stage with major Canadian acts such as Aaron Prtichett, Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo, Kiefer Sutherland & Wes Mack. In early 2015, Rebekah released her first single ""Better in the Past"" to Canadian country radio which, along with her debut EP, is available on iTunes now."


LEA KEELEY

Bob Blue Stage in the Accommod8u Hub

Join Lea Keeley an R&B/Soul singer, with powerful lyrics and some sweet soulful melodies.

 

Lea Keeley is an R&B/Soul singer, raised in Stratford, Ontario & currently pursuing music in Montréal. With influences of timeless old soul and funk music, Lea sings with a deep-rooted, raw passion. Her music has powerful lyrics and soulful melodies, graced with haunting harmonies. The 26-year-old is working on her Debut Album, "Golden" set to release this May, 2018. Staying true to her nature, the songs featured on the new album are uplifting and endearing with an inspiring message and feeling.


VIENNA D'AMATO HALL

BOB BLUE STAGE in the Accommod8u Hub

8pm-9pm

An artist with a unique voice, and intoxicating lyrics. 

Vienna D'Amato Hall is a New York City / Kitchener-Waterloo based singer-songwriter. 

 

Vienna D'Amato Hall is a New York City / Kitchener-Waterloo – based singer-songwriter. In 2014, Vienna D'Amato Hall was hired as Lyricist and Singer by the Actors Studio for their production of Anton Chekovâ The Cherry Orchard, starring Ellen Burstyn, which marked her career as a singer and lyricist. Vienna proceeded to self-release her debut album, “It’s What the Dog Saw, (2015) which was received with rave reviews. She followed the release with a Tour of Europe and the United Kingdom. In 2016, Vienna returned to her native Canada to release her sophomore album, Red Light Temple, with the support of a cross-country tour. She was subsequently awarded The âLeading Edge Award at the K-W Arts Awards for her work up to date.


MEG LESLIE LITTLE LIBRARY TAKEOVER

Little Libraries Take Over

8pm-1am

3 Little Libraries donated by Meno S Martin Contracting Ltd. taken over by the creative, talented Meg Leslie.

Pop in and see Meg Leslie turn these Little Libraries into pieces of Art.

The 3 Little Libraries will be donated and placed at the following locations:

1) The COPING Centre - offers a place for healing and support for those dealing with issues surrounding grief and bereavement. Has a special place in the hearts of our board members! COPING- Caring for Other People In Grief.
www.copingcentre.com

2) YCWA Cambridge- at their Ryerson Child Care Centre -offering quality early learning in a child care environment for children from 18 months to 12 years of age.
http://ywcacambridge.ca/programs/childcare

3) Still to be determined!

Meg Leslie is a local artist and arts educator. She works mostly in ceramics and mosaics. She has created a mosaic art wall for the City of Kitchener at Homewood Green Park (near City Bakery Cafe on Victoria) and a very large mosaic art wall at the Charles Street Men's Shelter for the House of Friendship. She believes everyone is creative and her goal is to prove it.


ART WITH ELSIE

Pop Up Art with Elsie

8pm-11pm

Step up and watch Elsie as she creates pieces of work. 

 

Elsie is a young visual artist from Kitchener Ontario. From the moment she could hold a pencil, Elsie has been fixated with art, spending most of her time drawing. Elsie's love of manga, video games, pokemon, and graphic novels shines through in her work. While her preferred mediums are pencil and marker drawing, Elsie also dabbles in paint, as well as clay and paper stop-motion animation. Elsie has studied with Kitchener artists Jennifer Gough, Kate Cox, Glen Anthony, and regularly attends classes at the international award-winning Sheepdog Animation Studio. She hopes one day to become a successful animator and graphic novelist.


UWATERLOO WOMEN in STEM

8pm-1am

Women in STEM/STEAM

Standing at the Cosmic Crossroads with Momentum for Change.

WiSTEM (Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) was founded in Spring 2013 by UW students who want to promote equality in STEM disciplines. Although we focus on the issue of gender imbalance, we encourage both males and females, grads and undergrads, and anyone with a connection to STEM to participate. Our activities are a mix of skills workshops, topical discussions, homework help, speakers, and special trips. We hope to deliver a regular programme of events spanning all STEM topics which promote collaboration, creativity, and open-mindedness to all students. We believe that no matter how small, we can make a difference.


MPRESS MUSIC JAM SESSION

Jam Night Drop In at our MPRESS Studio.

8:00pm-11:00pm

Bring your singing voices and instruments and join us for some Summer Lights jamming in our Downtown Kitchener Music Studio! 

 

From the moment you walk through the doors of Mpress Music, you will know that we offer our clients something different, a music community where artists are drawn together to "inspire & be inspired". Here at Mpress Music we offer technology blended music education on various instruments including voice, piano, guitar & drums as well as masterclasses, workshops & performance opportunities.



(3) Share the Love Hub

King Street from College to Young and City Hall



(4) Young Condos Hub

Young Street and Forsyth Lot


HUB LEADER-YOUNG CONDOS

Ask her about: her most recent travels

8pm-1am

Domini will be your Hub Leader. Host Domini!

She can point you in the right direction, suggest a great place to eat, chat about all things Summer Lights and tell you a good joke.

Domini is a talented, kind, thoughtful, strong women. She is passionate about her community and everyone in it.

Tonight she will use her skills to Lead a Hub like no other Hub Leader has ever done before.

#dominiformayor


YOUNG CONDOS STAGE

8pm-1am

 

 8:00pm-9:00pm  Nicolette and the Nobodies            
 9:00pm-10:00pm  Onion Honey
10:00pm-11:00pm  The Kramdens
11:00pm-12:00am  Thorn and Roses
12:00am-1:00am  Transit Lounge

 


SUPPORT SUMMER LIGHTS

Share the Love!

8pm-1am

Wondering how to support the festival?

1. Stop by SLF Headquarters and buy a bracelet (various colours, some glow in the dark) - HEADQUARTERS IN FRONT OF CITY HALL

2. Take a Photo at the SLF Photobooth (with special guests - all proceeds go to SLF)

3. Thow in some money to our Thank You Bucket

Every little bit helps! Every little bit matters!

#slfKW  #slf18 #sharetheloveSLF

 


PAPER AND CRAYONS

We rolled out the paper..

8pm-1am

We rolled out the paper. True Story. We rolled out a big roll of paper for you to draw, write on....

S


ECOWELL

8pm-1am

Jen is a cosmetic chemist that travels around North America giving presentations about sustainability in cosmetics and 'clean beauty'. She is the founder of The Eco Well, a Waterloo cosmetic business focused on education operating in the natural cosmetic industry.


UW IMPROV CLUB

Jump in!

8pm-1am

Jump in, watch or be an audience member who yells out a suggestion. Join UW Improv Club in all sorts of improv games, similar to the hit show 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' and laugh together at the insanity we create and the inevitable bad puns that get made.

All ages welcome and no experience required!

WARNING: Laughter can cause serious side effects: like distorted bellies, peeing of your pants, snorting sounds, loss of reality, deep love for the person standing to your left, love of sloths, dangerous laughter rashes and dislocated funny bones. Also, no politicians allowed in this area, due to the lack of politicians having a sense of humour.

UW Improv Club cannot promise a bad time, and will not be responsible if you so choose to head the warning and enjoy yourself. UW Improv Group.

8pm-9pm UW Improv Group will be roaming

9pm-1am they will be setting up shop along Young St in the Young Condo's Hub.

 

The UW Improv Club is all about having fun and making stuff up! We meet once a week to play all sorts of improv games, similar to the hit show 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' and laugh together at the insanity we create and the inevitable bad puns that get made. We also form a competitive team every semester which focuses on more advanced improv techniques and building stronger scenes. This team also travels to other universities to compete in improv competitions (including one we host right here in Waterloo)! We've also recently started holding workshops to teach some of these skills, so people can confidently create hilarious and entertaining scenes. If you're interested and want to know more, check out our facebook page! Our club did this a few years back, but I'm pretty all those who were involved have since graduated, so this is going to a be new experience for most of us and we're super excited about it! (So the club has technically been involved with the SLF before, but its current membership hasn't)


CRAZY CANUKS

8pm-1am

A menu that encompasses everything we love about our home and native land!

P.S. As them about their NEW location. Welcome to DTK You Crazy Canuks!

Cash please!

At The Crazy Canuck we take pride in offering delicious, fresh food and amazing, friendly service. Inexpensive, delicious, and extremely friendly staff. You will definitely be coming back! 2 locations-www.thecrazycanuck.ca


TRANSIT LOUNGE

12am-1am YOUNG CONDOS STAGE

Transit Lounge finds catchy covers that translate sweetly -- and sometimes unsuspectingly -- onto ukulele and bass.                                                                                      A few originals thrown in for good measure, too. Transit Lounge will ease you into the early morning hours.

Cynthia Kinnunen, ukulele & vocals; Ben Coulson, bass, ukulele & vocals


PROJECTION

Summer Lights

8pm-1am

This projection is all Summer Lights.

We will be showing off the people making Summer Lights happen, like Andrin who is a Presenting Partner.

We will also share some important details about the night!

#slfKW  #slf18 #sharetheloveSLF

 


MUSICAL UP CYCLE WALL

Make your own music!

8pm-1am

Everything but the Kitchen Sink. We added some pretty cool items that together can make some pretty sweet music.

No experience needed. Tap away and listen closely to hear the music.

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to play together.

#slfKW  #slf18 #sharetheloveSLF

 


MEMORY GAME-HEARTS & STARS

x/o's using Hearts & Stars

8pm-1am

A straight line of three that's how we do it!

NOTE: This is the same as an X's and O's game-we switched it up to share the LOVE under the STARS!

#slfKW  #slf18 #sharetheloveSLF

 


TABLE TOP GAMES

Pull up a chair and enjoy a game or two!

8pm-1am

Lot's of games to play with family, friends, or new friends.

Great way to meet people and play cool games!

#slfKW  #slf18 #sharetheloveSLF

 


SKIPPING

Skipping under the stars!

8pm-1am

You decide- Single? Double? or Dutch?

Grab a rope, jump with friends and meet new ones!

#slfKW  #slf18 #sharetheloveSLF

 


PING PONG

Paddle your way on over to a great game of Ping Pong.

8pm-1am

Ping Pong under the stars! Grab a paddle, play with friends or jump in and meet your neighbours. 

Two or four players hit a lightweight ball back and forth across a table using small bats.

Some fun facts:                                                                                                                                                                               

The game takes place on a hard table divided by a net.  (you knew that right?!)
First played: 1880s Victorian England
Highest governing body: International Table Tennis Federation
Olympic: since 1988
Team members: Single or doubles

#slfKW  #slf18 #sharetheloveSLF

 


JENGA

SUPER SIZE

8pm-1am

Pop in and pull a piece out, add one to the top....all in good fun!

WARNING: Super Size Jenga can bring out some serious reactions. Such as a feel of "rush" when you pull out your piece and nothing falls. Some people are known to have sudden fits of "screaming" when it all falls down. 

#slfKW  #slf18 #sharetheloveSLF

 


CHALK: TIC TAC TOE

Tic Tac Toe Bonanza!

8pm-1am

Play a Tic Tac Toe and chalk a Tic Tac Toe for your neighbour.

How many Tic Tac Toes can we fit on Young St?

#slfKW  #slf18 #sharetheloveSLF

 


ONION HONEY

Young Condos Stage

9pm-10pm

Onion Honey brings the best of folk music, with some juicy sweet sounds of the banjo, scrumptious fiddle, mandolin, washboard and that beautiful fluffy double bass. They harmonize like a sweet lily bird on a hot summer night is Lousianna. Don't be achin' that you missed the likes of these folks, be there or be square.

 

Onion Honey Band: 

Dave Pike, Esther Wheaton, Keenan Reimer-Watts, Leanne Swantko and Kayleigh LeBlanc 

Onion Honey makes folk music, sharp and sweet and mixed in with banjo and mandolin, washboard and double bass, fiddle and warm five-part harmonies. It'sa recipe for a great time and good for what ails, home-cooked comfort food for the ears. Dave Pike, Esther Wheaton, Keenan Reimer-Watts, Leanne Swantko and Kayleigh LeBlanc play new-time traditionals, old-time originals and all-time favourites: mountain music as heard from the Grand River Valley.


NICOLETTE AND THE NOBODIES

Young Condos Stage

8pm-9pm

Nicolette and the Nobodies make some sweet music that sounds like country western with sugary additives.

 

The Band:

Nicolette Hoang- Vocals & Guitar, Emma Howarth-Withers - Bass, Nicole Gulewitsch -Drums,  Daniel Paille- Guitar, Ian Bain- Guitar

Nicolette & The Nobodies is a Guelph-based country western band, fronted by Nicolette Hoang featuring members from the Fury's and Softside. They've been working on their own set of tunes for an upcoming EP, Devil's Run, to be released this year. Nicolette Hoang- Vocals & Guitar, Emma Howarth-Withers - Bass, Nicole Gulewitsch -Drums, Daniel Paille- Guitar, Ian Bain- Guitar


THORN AND ROSES

Young Condos Stage

11pm-12am

 Thorn and Roses-a three-piece band with powerful vocals and intricate instrumentation.

This trio brings a unique, toe-tapping mixture of country, classic rock, and pop to their high energy performance.

The Band:
Janna Le Duc- guitar/vocals. Jay Riehl- percussion/vocals. Katie Korfmann- fiddle/vocals.

Thorn and Roses is a three-piece amalgamation of powerful vocals and intricate instrumentation. This trio features a blend of uncompromising three-part harmonies, unique arrangements of country, classic rock and pop standards, and an energy so abundant it promises to have audience members on their feet from the first note to the very last. Janna Le Duc- guitar/vocals Jay Riehl- percussion, vocals Katie Korfmann- fiddle, vocals


THE KRAMDENS

Young Condos Stage

10pm-11pm

The Kramdens are flying in from Guelph to bring their rock stylistics that will Ignite the Night.

WARNING: Be prepared to block the stage, so The Kramdens don't finish their set.  They are just that good.

Welcome to the KitchenerLoo Kramdens! Shake it like we do here in The Big K. 

The Kramdens are
Steve Knox - Guitars
Robert Leader - Drums, Vocals
Craig Norris - Vocals, Keyboards
Mike Ostler - Bass, Vocals
Michael Plater Findlay - Guitars, Vocals

The Kramdens are a 5 piece band from Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Started in 1990, the band has released 5 studio albums, been broadcast coast to coast, has performed extensively, including performances on national television. The Kramdens are fronted by CBC Radio Host, Craig Norris. The Kramdens are Steve Knox - Guitars Robert Leader - Drums, Vocals Craig Norris - Vocals, Keyboards Mike Ostler - Bass, Vocals Michael Plater Findlay - Guitars, Vocals


FUNGA DRUMMERS

Let the Rhythm be your Guide.

8PM-11PM

Enjoy the sounds of the Funga Drummers. They are tucked away in the Young Condos Hub-along Young St for an intimate experience.

Dance, sing, or sit back and relax-up to you.

 

 

The Funga Drummers are a West African-inspired drumming group who were drawn together through the love of African rhythm, drums, and culture. Seeing them in action, whether performing or hosting a workshop, it's obvious how much they enjoy sharing their knowledge and love of rhythm with others.


lightsweetcrude

Listen to the Colour! Memorizing!

8pm-1am

LIVE PROJECTION

 lightsweetcrude is a multi-faceted project in the tradition of the collectives, and what curator/art historian Adam Lerner calls "hybrid forms" of the psychedelic era. The project's origin involved a mandate to fuse North Indian ragas with Western forms, and has evolved from those musical roots to find the projection of "colour" - the definition of the Sanskrit root verb for "raga" - and an exploration of its effects on human beings, to be a going concern.


BEAVERTAILS FOOD TRUCK

Beavertails and Poutine-Oh My!

8pm-1am

Famous BeaverTails, Pastries and Poutine. Yummeh.

Enjoy your food, music, games, beer and so much more in the Young Condos Hub.

$$ Cash and Debit $$

Take a selfie enjoying your food or a photo of your food and share it at #slfKW #SLF18 #sharetheloveSLF

Pastries and Poutines


FOUR ALL ICE CREAM

Summer Lights Ice Cream!

8pm-1am

Cool Down with some delicious ice creamy treats!

Take a selfie enjoying your food and share it at #slfKW #SLF18 #sharetheloveSLF

We retail - Visit our Tasting Room at 141 Whitney Place in Kitchener. Our door is around the back of the old Bonnie Stuart factory building. Currently, we’re open Friday-Saturday 12-7pm and Sunday 12-5pm. Click here to read more about our Tasting Room. We wholesale - Our choice to be a licensed dairy facility was important for two reasons: to make ice cream from scratch and to wholesale our ice cream to other small businesses around KW! Currently, we have retailers, farms, breweries, restaurants and caterers that stock our ice cream in Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, Stratford, Conestogo, and more. If you are interested in stocking Four All Ice Cream cubes for your business or becoming a satellite scooping location, contact Ajoa at letsconnect@fourall.ca


SWAT FOOD TRUCK

You tried swat, until you have tried SWAT Food Truck! (No bun intended)

Swat Food Truck is a staple at all Summer Lights Events because it is so yummy and the owner is one funny man.

Stop in, order up and tell Paul a joke. 

CASH

WARNING: You will enjoy the food so much. you may come back for seconds.

Enjoy the grub, grab a beer and pull up a chair in Young Condos Hub.

Take a selfie enjoying your food or a photo of your food and share it at #slfKW #SLF18 #sharetheloveSLF

Philly Cheesesteak burgers, pulled pork, back bacon, sausage, hotdogs, chicken fingers, poutine, fries, onion rings, Montreal smoked meat and more!


SWEET TEMPTATIONS CUPCAKERY

C U P C A K E S this way!

8pm-1am

CUPCAKES CUPCAKES CUPCAKES

Our signature treat, called a la mode,  is a combination of a full-sized cupcake and a serving of ice cream.

$$ Cash, Visa/MC $$

Take a selfie enjoying your food or a photo of your food and share it at #slfKW #SLF18 #sharetheloveSLF

When baking only top quality ingredients will do – resulting in superior taste! Sweet Temptations Cupcakery is committed to our local economy and community. We are working to grow our network of local farmers and producers to use, where possible exclusively Wellington County ingredients such as fresh berries and eggs. Locally produced ingredients are not only sustainable for our environment but support our community.


JASHAN-E-DAWAT

Authentic Indian Food

8pm-1am

This is where you will be delighted by authentic Indian food that is tantalizing, aromatic and super delicious.

MENU: Check out the website to get a sneak peak. 

$$ Cash, Credit and Debit $$

Enjoy JASHAN-E-DAWAT, with a beer or pull up a chair and listen to some music. 

Lot's of options in the Young Condos Hub.

Take a selfie enjoying your food or a photo of your food and share it at #slfKW #SLF18 #sharetheloveSLF

Ashan-e-Dawat, the Food Trucks name has a whimsicality that betrays the perfectly executed cooking that you will have ever tasted.


THE CRUMBY COOKIE DOUGH COMPANY

Cookie Dough. (we have nothing else to say)

8pm-1am

6 flavours of raw edible safe-to-eat cookie dough.

OBLIGATORY CHOCOLATE CHIP
You gotta have chocolate chip like you gotta have vanilla ice cream. *like, oh. my. god. this dough is such a basic b@tch

MATERIAL SQUIRREL
natural peanut butter dough + roasted peanuts + bean to bar chocolate + butter toffee pieces
squirrel food. all the nuts. super nutty - but classy af

FEISTY REDHEAD
ginger spice dough + molasses gingerbread swirl + candied ginger bits
CAUTION: this ginger may snap...like most redheads

CHOCOLATE (S)QUAD
chocolate dough + bean to bar semi-sweet + bittersweet + milk chocolate
that's 4, count' em FOUR chocolates
conveniently, the precise number of chocolates required to form a squad

RAINBOW PONY SHOW
naturally coloured swirly pink and purple dough + natural rainbow sprinkles + sparkly things (also natural) 
*throws glitter* *hair flip. *applause*. dramatic pause. *applause

 SUGAR BUSH
maple dough + Elmira maple tart filling + candied bacon + toasted pecans
pretty much a Canadian salad.
mounties. beavers. healthcare. oh my.

Take a selfie enjoying your food or a photo of your food and share it at #slfKW #SLF18 #sharetheloveSLF

$$ Cash, Debit tap, Visa/mc, Apple pay, Google Pay and Amex $$

Cash. Menu subject to change.


GIANT ETCH-A-SKETCH

Hosted by Hold The Line Festival

8pm-1am

We at Hold the Line are all for getting creative when it comes to city planning within the boundaries of the Countryside Line, and we want to see how creative you can be, oh citizens of Waterloo Region!

Equipped with (1) a giant Etch A Sketch, (2) a heart full of YOLOs, and (3) the use of a single line, can you help us design our new logo as we gear up for this year's festival?

Hold the Line is a small 'nonprofit-that-could' made up of artists, community builders, sustainability advocates, and Waterloo Region enthusiasts. We love the farms, towns, and natural spaces that make up our countryside, and the walkable shops and restaurants that make our downtown cores exciting places to work and play. Our purpose is to celebrate the Region of Waterloo's history of protecting our farmland and environmentally sensitive areas by protecting the integrity of the Countryside Line, the border that delineates the extent of development and urban sprawl. We truly believe that a stronger line means more vibrant cities, more delicious food, and better living!


ABE ERB BREW CO.

Pull up a chair and enjoy a beer in the Abe Erb Tent.

8pm-1am

This is the spot. You can enjoy a beer, some grub, play some games, listen to music and be in the middle of everything.

Beer makes everything better!

Local Craft Brewery, Beer Shop and Eatery in the heart of Waterloo and Kitchener. Serving up fresh brews and food. Live music on weekends.



(5) City Centre Hub

King Street from Young Street to Ontario Street


Presented by Andrin


HUB LEADER-CITY CENTRE HUB

Ask her about: the cat, the bunny and her gigantic garden

8pm-1am

Julie will be your Hub Leader. Host Julie!

She can point you in the right direction, suggest a great place to eat, chat about all things Summer Lights and tell you a good joke.

Julie is a passionate builder and professional schemer. She loves to get her hands dirty in her garden and enjoys helping to support her community.

 


CITY CENTRE STAGE

8pm-1am

 

 8:00pm-8:30pm The AcaBellas
 8:30pm-9:00pm The Committee
 9:00pm-9:30pm The Waterboys
 9:30pm-10:00pm The Unaccompanied Minors
10:00pm-10:30pm  In Full Colour
10:30pm-11:00pm Musical InterDudes
11:00pm-11:30pm UW ACE
11:30-12:30 Miss Drew LIVE

 


HUB LEADER-CITY CENTRE HUB

Ask him about:

8pm-1am

James will be your Hub Leader. Host James!

He can point you in the right direction, suggest a great place to eat, chat about all things Summer Lights and tell you a good joke.

A WEE BIT ABOUT JAMES...IN HIS OWN WORDS:

FAVOURITE:

GAME: Subway Surfer

DANCE: Slow

ERA: The future

ANIMAL: Tiger

SAYING: Where there is a will, there is a way.

"Summer Lights Festival is an eclectic evening of fun in downtown Kitchener" 

ASK ME ABOUT: My passion for community building


SUPPORT SUMMER LIGHTS

Share the Love!

8pm-1am

Wondering how to support the festival?

1. Stop by SLF Headquarters and buy a bracelet (various colours, some glow in the dark) - HEADQUARTERS IN FRONT OF CITY HALL

2. Take a Photo at the SLF Photobooth (with special guests - all proceeds go to SLF)

3. Thow in some money to our Thank You Bucket

Every little bit helps! Every little bit matters!

#slfKW  #slf18 #sharetheloveSLF

 


PAPER AND CRAYONS

We rolled out the paper..

8pm-1am

We rolled out the paper. True Story. We rolled out a big roll of paper for you to draw, write on....

 


UW ACE

11:30PM

Though we're the largest group under UWACC, we often don't perform on the same stage as the smaller auditioned groups. The Summer Lights Festival gives us the opportunity to do so while all of our members have a great time performing for the community. 


MISS DREW

11:30pm Show on Centre City Stage

8pm-1am

Once a  Novice. Now a  Queen.

Miss Drew is Summer Lights Favourite and Drag Queen Royalty.

8:00pm-9:00pm Hosting Summer Lights Photobooth
9:00pm-9:30pm Wedding 
9:30pm-10:00pm Pop Up
10:00pm-10:30pm Pop Up
11:30pm-12:30am City Centre Stage (performance)
12:30-1:00am Surprise

 

Once a novice. Now a queen. This year, Miss Drew celebrates her 20th Anniversary as an entertainer. She burst onstage with a bang in the mid-nineties at Kitchener's finest hot spot, Club Renaissance. Her high production values and intense choreography make for a winning formula. Considering herself an entertainer, Miss Drew has wowed audiences throughout Canada and the United States. Miss Drew's commitment to excellence and devotion to various charities has gained her numerous awards throughout North America. "I would like to thank everyone for their continued support and motivating me to keep expressing my passion for fundraising."-Bradley Hammacher


UNACCOMPANIED MINORS

9:30pm-10:00pm City Centre Stage

This is Summer Lights Family right here! Unaccompanied Minors is a highlight of the festival and something not to be missed.

9:30pm at the City Centre Stage

The Unaccompanied Minors have been participating in the Summer Lights Festival for some time now, and it has become a highlight of our Spring term! Every year, we look forward to performing because the Summer Lights festival is an awesome way to share and experience local talent. Way to go K-W!


UKULELE UKULELE

Come jam with Cynthia!

8pm-9pm

Matter of Taste meets Ukulele.

Cynthia will be sharing her passion for the Ukulele! 

Everyone welcome and no experience needed!

She will have 10ish Ukulele's on hand to jam and learn on.

*Special-1 Hour only!!

Hosted by Matter of Taste


SANDCASTLES

Digging and Making.

8pm-1am

Grab a shovel and a pail and build something under the night sky.

Same rules apply here that apply on the Beach. Once you leave your masterpiece, others may come along and start all over.

#slfKW  #slf18 #sharetheloveSLF

 


MUSICAL UP CYCLE WALL

Make your own music!

8pm-1am

Everything but the Kitchen Sink. We added some pretty cool items that together can make some pretty sweet music.

No experience needed. Tap away and listen closely to hear the music.

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to play together.

#slfKW  #slf18 #sharetheloveSLF

 


STRAWS AND CONNECTORS

Build Up or Sideways!

8pm-1am

It's up to you!!!

Come join people creating large structures or have a seat and build something small.

How big can we go?

WARNING: People have been known to lose themselves in this activity. Please ensure if you leave a friend here, you come back for them. 

#slfKW  #slf18 #sharetheloveSLF

 


PING PONG

Paddle your way on over to a great game of Ping Pong.

8pm-1am

Ping Pong under the stars! Grab a paddle, play with friends or jump in and meet your neighbours. 

Two or four players hit a lightweight ball back and forth across a table using small bats.

Some fun facts:

The game takes place on a hard table divided by a net.  (you knew that right?!)
First played: 1880s Victorian England
Highest governing body: International Table Tennis Federation
Olympic: since 1988
Team members: Single or doubles

#slfKW  #slf18 #sharetheloveSLF

 


BOWLING

Supersize Bowling Anyone?!

8pm-1am

Step right up and Bowl away.

How many pins can you knock down...

#slfKW  #slf18 #sharetheloveSLF

 


BADMINTON

Hit the birdie!

8pm-1am

Come one, come all, meet new people and enjoy Badminton under the skies along King Street.

 

#slfKW  #slf18 #sharetheloveSLF

 


CHALK STREET

King St-Chalk Street

8pm-1am

Let's chalk up King St

Grab a piece of King Street and Chalk away!

Everyone welcome!

#slfKW  #slf18 #sharetheloveSLF

 


CHALK: THE ANSWER IS....

Ask a question or answer a question!

8pm-1am

Chalk a question or leave an answer.

Keep it clean and tasteful!

What would you name Kitchener Waterloo-if they amalgamated? Kitchenerloo Right?


BEAN BAG TOSS (City Centre Hub)

Toss Right up and Play!

The Bean Bag toss games can be super addictive and a great way to meet new people.

Jump right in and enjoy a game under the Night Sky.

WARNING: This is game is known to make people wonder if there is a small sloth underneath, moving the hole each time you throw your bean bag. Unfortunately, it is your skill level. We invite you to practice for Summer Lights 2018!

 

#slkfKW  #slf18  #sharetheLOVE


VOLLEYBALL AT BOBBY O'BRIENS

8pm-1am

Volleyball in the sand at Bobby O'Briens

Enter off of King St.

Everyone welcome and levels encouraged.

Pop in there for some grub or grab a seat on the  patio and take in the sights and sounds of Summer Lights.

 

Bobby O'Brien's - a casual restaurant and bar located in downtown Kitchener. Opening its doors on September 5th 2002 as The Still Bar & Grill, we quickly became a landmark in the downtown area. Featuring the Largest Patio in the tri-city area, outdoor beach volleyball court, daily food/drink specials, live music and weekly special events. We offer a great pub atmosphere and a casual dining menu at reasonable prices. With outdoor seating on our expansive patio, comfortable seating at the bar inside and a large dining room you can book for parties Bobby O'Brien's is the place to be.


BUS KARAOKE

Step right up, Sing-A-Long on the Karaoke Bus.

8pm-1am

Ebuka will be back for his 2nd year hosting the Karaoke Bus.

It's fun to sing along with some of your friends and neighbours.

 Special Surprises as the Cliff Rego team will be on site Co-Hosting.

*The Bus is stationary.

Ebuka is presently a student at the University of Waterloo who enjoys music and performing!


TODD'S CAFÉ

PODCAST ME UP SCOTTY

8pm-1am

Todd's Café will be chit chatting with various artists who will be at Summer Lights.

Hosted by Todd and Co Host Katy.

Pop in to watch, participate or be part of the LIVE recorded podcast.

See the artists in an unplugged way as they chit-chat with Todd's Café.

Expected the Unexpected!

#slfKW  #slf18  #sharetheloveSLF

Arts, Culture, Coffee... weird goofy stuff! Todd's Café is a Waterloo-Region-based funny talk podcast!


THE WATERBOYS

City Centre Stage

Come watch The Water Boys  (UWaterloo's own super talented Acapella Group) sing, dance, and beatbox their way to an aca-tastic performance.

The UW A Cappella Club is Canada's largest university a cappella organization, with upwards of 200 members over the course of a year and 5 different a cappella groups. 

The Water Boys were formed in the summer of 2008 as the first a cappella group at the University of Waterloo. This auditioned, all-male band of brothers sings a variety of music, ranging from oldies to current chart-toppers. They've travelled to the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella in 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and competed again in Winter 2018! The Water Boys focus on musical excellence in all they do and enjoy singing, performing, and having fun together.


THE ACABELLAS

CITY CENTRE STAGE

Come watch The AcaBellas  (UWaterloo's own super talented Acapella Group) sing, dance, and beatbox their way to an aca-tastic performance.

The UW A Cappella Club is Canada's largest university a cappella organization, with upwards of 200 members over the course of a year and 5 different a cappella groups. 

The AcaBellas are the University of Waterloo's first all-female a cappella group. Founded in 2009 by seven girls who just wanted to sing, the group has now grown to include as many as 20 members at a time, and was the first a cappella ensemble at Waterloo to truly incorporate choreography into their performances. The AcaBellas aim to enrich the experience of the KW area through female a cappella music, with genres ranging from well-known pop songs to obscure indie tracks. They also promote skills development among members through their arranging, beatboxing, and choreography teams. In 2016, the Bellas competed for the first time at the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) and placed 3rd in the Central Quarterfinals. Founded in 2009 by seven girls who just wanted to sing, the group has now grown to include as many as 20 members at a time, and was the first a cappella ensemble at Waterloo to truly incorporate choreography into their performances. The AcaBellas aim to enrich the experience of the KW area through female a cappella music, with genres ranging from well-known pop songs to obscure indie tracks. They also promote skills development among members through their arranging, beatboxing, and choreography teams. In 2016, the Bellas competed for the first time at the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) and placed 3rd in the Central Quarterfinals.


IN FULL COLOUR

City Centre Stage

Come watch In Full Colour (UWaterloo's own super talented Acapella Group) sing, dance, and beatbox their way to an aca-tastic performance.

The UW A Cappella Club is Canada's largest university a cappella organization, with upwards of 200 members over the course of a year and 5 different a cappella groups. 

Established in the Fall of 2017, In Full Colour is an award-winning co-ed a cappella group from the University of Waterloo. Most recently crowned ICCA 2018 Quarterfinal Champions and Semifinals Runner-Up, the group draws inspiration from the stage and was founded to push the boundaries of a cappella. In Full Colour focuses on combining music and choreography into masterful storytelling, and strives to give audiences unique and emotional experiences.


THE COMMITTEE

City Centre Stage

Come watch The Committee  (UWaterloo's own super talented Acapella Group) sing, dance, and beatbox their way to an aca-tastic performance.

The UW A Cappella Club is Canada's largest university a cappella organization, with upwards of 200 members over the course of a year and 5 different a cappella groups. 

The Committee The Committee formed in Winter of 2014 out of the choreography committee of Waterloo a cappella group ACE. Fun Fact: All members of The Committee have been in ACE! In that time, they've grown from a diverse group of performers with unique personalities into a tight-knit family of friends. Between rehearsals, the group spends an unreasonable amount of time around each other, laughing their hearts out.


THE MUSICAL INTERDUDES

City Centre Stage

Come watch The Musical InterDudes  (UWaterloo's own super talented Acapella Group) sing, dance, and beatbox their way to an aca-tastic performance.

The UW A Cappella Club is Canada's largest university a cappella organization, with upwards of 200 members over the course of a year and 5 different a cappella groups. 

The Musical InterDudes are the University of Waterloo's 12-member all-male a cappella group, as well as the youngest main group Founded in Fall 2014, the Dudes are a close-knit community with a focus on tight harmonies and a dash of musical comedy.


CENTRE IN THE SQUARE

Come make friends with CITS and jump in the Photo Booth

8pm-1am

The hottest photo booth at Summer Lights! (FREE)

Meet and greet the folks at Centre In The Square and be in the know about all of the awesome shows coming up.

Centre In The Square is Kitchener's world-class live performing arts venue; Creating memorable experiences since 1980.



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JAMES BALL

Just a person and his banjo!

8pm-1am

James will travel with his Banjo all over the Summer Lights Festival.

Stop and ask him about his airplane or Johnny Cash.

James will also be doing some super secretive Pop-Ups.

WARNING: His banjo playing has known to cause large crowds to follow him along as he strolls down King St. This is a direct side effect of the mesmerizing sounds of the Banjo.

P.S. Take a selfie with him or capture him in his natural habitat (banjo in hands) and share it at #slfKW #slf18 #sharetheloveSLF

 

 


JP MAGIC

Be ready to be entertained!

8pm-1am

He started doing magic when he arrived from Mars as a little boy. Alright, alright I'm joking. He was never little. When he was seven his uncle showed him a crazy, simple card trick and it blew his mind. He asked his uncle to show him how it was done until he crumbled and showed him the trick - He was hooked. He learned to juggle when he was fourteen, the rest, as they say, is history. He loves what he does and his goal is simple: go out and make people smile and everything else will take care of itself. Humour is a universal factor, and a person's smile has the same value whether you are a millionaire or a kid from the projects. JP has performed in Trinidad, Tobago, and the United States. Every summer he tours Eastern Canada and goes to local fairs, market, shows, or gigs that he can. He aims to travel the world and will do a show where ever there is an opportunity!


AL DOERKSEN

Summer Lights Official Photographer

8pm-1am

Al has an amazing eye, he captures the festival and the community in a beautiful-unique way.

Summer Lights counts him as Family and we are proud/honoured he is back for year 5.

Al, also enjoys when two strangers meet, chit chat and he gets to capture the moment thru pictures.

 

If you see him, ask him about Mexico or his work in our very own backyard-DTK.

 

Al Doerksen is a street photographer - well known to the streets of Kitchener Waterloo - who thoroughly enjoys the friends and strangers he meets there. He publishes a daily photoblog.


MICHAEL FRANCIS MAGIC

8pm-1am

Michael Francis will a Roving Magician at Summer Lights with some Pop Ups. 

He loves audience participation, so don't be shy-step up and be part of his show.

Expect the Unexpected from this Guiness World Record holder and guest magician at Montreal's Just for Laughs Comedy Festival. 

When you see him, ask him about the Rubik Cube.

Michael Francis is a two-time Guiness World Record holder and guest magician at Montreal's Just for Laughs Comedy Festival. Michael Francis does it all. He will entertain you with his amazing illusions and make you laugh with his unforgettable performance. Check him out at MichaelFrancisMagic.com


KW TONITE

Connecting you and the story!

8pm-1am

The Summer Lights Series with KW Tonite.

Watch LIVE as KW Tonite will capture the people, the places and things at Summer Lights Festival using various formats.

Find KW Tonight on the street.

What happens when a vibrant and influential DTK summer festival teams up with an arts & culture online magazine?

All kinds of awesomeness, that's what.

This year, KW Tonite is teaming up with the Summer Lights Festival, a unique event that brings together all the best parts of Kitchener-Waterloo for everyone to enjoy. 

This is the Summer Lights Series with KW Tonite.

KW Tonite is an arts & culture online magazine that celebrates the vibrant creative community in #KWAwesome!


BMKH PHOTOGRAPHY

SLF Roving Photographer

8pm-1am

Bryce is our resident photographer who will be roaving the Summer Lights Festival.

If you see him, ask him about his dog and his trip down East.

Share your photos #slf18 #slfKW #sharetheloveSLF

As a photographer, he loves to capture the candid moments that make up each person's day. B.M.K.H. Photography offers professional photography services for weddings and other special occasions. Owner and main photographer Bryce passionately captures the finest moments of your big day. He uses a contemporary style of photography to capture all those heartfelt moments.


URBAN SKETCHERS WATERLOO

8pm-1am

Urban Sketchers will be popping up all over the Summer Lights Festival.  You can follow them along, watch as they put what they see down on paper and learn about urban sketching.

Don't hesitate to chit-chat with the Urban Sketchers of Waterloo as they sketch, and they will be happy to share their love of what they do.

We are the local chapter of the worldwide organization of urban sketchers. We sketch from life and try to capture a scene as it unfolds in front of us. Typically we use pencil, pen and watercolour.


FIVE FRANK QUESTIONS

The spotlight is on you! 5 Questions-Frank style!

8pm-1am (or until he gets tired)

Hold on to your hat, Frank will be roving the Summer Lights Festival asking 5 questions!

Who knows what they will be, who knows what mayhem may ensue!

Look for Frank or get up on @summerlightskw and call out to him, or just scream the good old-fashioned way. 

Disclaimer: There is a good chance you will fall in love with Frank, and an even more of a chance you will be entertained.

P.S. Take a selfie with Frank and share it #slf18  #sharetheloveSLF

Frank asks you don't tickle him, but he encourages everyone to yell FRANK when you see him. 

 

Frank Parks is a local actor, writer and comedian. He has long been associated with Drayton Entertainment -- having performed with them from 1991 to present. His upcoming gig is CANADA 151: BETTER LATE THAN SORRY with long-time colleague Neil Aitchison. His first book, ACCIDENTAL CANADIAN (a memoir) will be published this summer.