Great Lake Walk’s music festival brimming with local talent

There were so many people interested in performing at this year’s Great Lake Walk that organizer Mary Popovich was unable to fit everyone interested in performing in.

There were so many people interested in performing at this year’s Great Lake Walk that organizer Mary Popovich was unable to fit everyone interested in performing in.

“I can’t put any more in! We’ve had tons of local interest,” she said.

The following is the lineup of musicians to greet participants at the Centennial Hall area, Saturday, September 17.

10 a.m. – Jerry Annis. A local solo act, Annis – a Lake Cowichan resident – will play some cover songs on guitar.

11 a.m. – New artist showcase. A few local talents will be featured on-stage, including this year’s Lake Cowichan Idol Lindsay Elzinga. Local girl Madison Garbish and Duncan talent Shayde Dane will also perform.

11:30 a.m. – Josh Garbish and Mary Popovich. The event’s sound-person (Garbish) and the event’s organizer (Popovich) will join forces for a set of original and cover songs. Popovich is well-known in the Cowichan Lake area for her honest song writing.

12:00 p.m. – Beverly McKeen. This local musician performs the Great Lake Walk every year, and plays original, country, and folk songs.

1 p.m. – Darryl Alsbrook and guest. Alsbrook is also a Great Lake Walk regular, and plays original and cover songs, with a folky twinge.

2 p.m. – Retroman. This outfit is made up of Andy McKormic, who uses computer accompanyment to play hits from the 50s to 90s.

The  musician is known for playing the Riverside Inn frequently.

3 p.m. – Dale Batarro. Known for playing in Satellite Park, Batarro will play solo for the Great Lake Walk performance.