John Welsh offers up a wide variety of musical styles as part of the Envision Financial Concert in the Park Series

On August 16 from 6PM to 8PM, the Envision Financial Concert in the Park Series is proud to present John Welsh at the Kariton Art Gallery stage in Mill Lake Park (2387 Ware Street) in Abbotsford.

Over the last 10 years, John Welsh has been performing his eclectic style of music for audiences around BC and the greater Vancouver region. He got his start in the college house party scene playing songs everyone could sing along to. John draws influences from artists such as Ben Harper, Gypsy Kings, Sam Roberts and Joel Plaskett. His songs are often inspired by his travel experiences and blend elements of folk, surf rock, reggae and Latin. Welsh has recorded and performed with various acts such as the Welsh Brothers, Los Amigos and Rhythm and Cello. He has played hundreds of parties, shows and events throughout the greater Vancouver area sharing the stage with artists such as Tom Freund, Current Swell, Daniel Wesley and T. Nile.

Welsh is currently finishing up a new EP in the studio recording with producer Digory Smallz (Joshua Hyslop/Young Liars/Oh No Yoko!). The EP holds down a strong rhythm section with Five Alarm Funk drummer Tim Proznick and bass player Darren Parris (Daniel Wesley). Lyrically, his songs capture an energy flowing naturally within layers of organic instrumentation, adopting a sound unique unto its own. John is preparing for a 2014 spring release of his new EP. His lively style and energetic backing band will be sure to get you dancing and singing along to the music.

August 16 will also be Kid’s Day at the Envision Financial Concert in the Park. It runs with the concert from 6pm to 8pm with an art corner, mascots, a bouncy castle, face painting and more! If you have this Saturday free, make sure to bring the kids for a fun filled evening at Mill Lake Park and the Kariton Art Gallery and Boutique.

Tim Proznick,  John Welsh Darren Parris.

Tim Proznick, John Welsh Darren Parris.

For more information about the Envision Financial Concert in the Park Series, including the full concert schedule, please contact the Abbotsford Arts Council at 604.852.9358, or visit us online at


About Envision Financial
Envision Financial is a division of First West Credit Union, B.C.’s third-largest credit union, with 39 branches and 28 insurance offices throughout the province operating under the Envision Financial, Valley First and Enderby & District Financial brands. Led by Launi Skinner, First West has $7.7 billion in assets under administration, more than 177,000 members and close to 1,300 employees. For its extensive community involvement, Envision Financial is designated a Caring Company by Imagine Canada. For more information on Envision Financial,

About the Abbotsford Arts Council

Established in 1972, the Abbotsford Arts Council acts as a resource for local artists while promoting the vision, creativity, and energy of the Abbotsford community through the arts. Nearly 70 local arts, heritage and culture organizations receive support under the umbrella of the Abbotsford Arts Council, and the talents of hundreds of local artists are showcased by the Abbotsford Arts Council each year at the Kariton Art Gallery and Boutique, the Envision Financial Coffee House Concert and Concert in the Park Series, the Arty Awards and the Christmas Artisan Gift Fair. To learn more about the Abbotsford Arts Council, visit

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