Mark Hildebrand In The Park Saturday

Mark Hildebrand performs love and hope driven songs as part of the Envision Financial Concert in the Park Series

Submitted. On August 23 from 6PM to 8PM, the Envision Financial Concert in the Park Series is proud to present Mark Hildebrand at the Kariton Art Gallery stage in Mill Lake Park (2387 Ware Street) in Abbotsford.

Born and raised in BC, in a home filled with classical piano, western guitar, and hymns of the church, Mark’s musical journey was, from the start, diverse.  Upon discovering the guitar as a young teen, he continued to explore and experiment with many styles of sound.  Even though he won the Royal Conservatory of Music silver medal while training in classical guitar, in the end, his heart was won by the blues.

In writing and performance, Mark’s structure and technique build the listener’s confidence in his skill. He exposes his soul, whether composing original pieces, performing live, or teaching music at a local college. His talent is in demand and often plays for other local artists. Mark’s most recent effort included writing, producing and playing guitar, mandolin and lap steel on the One Acre album titled “Big Back Yard.”

He has mastered many styles, but what defines him best is how Mark patiently abides in the Creator of all music to be tangibly provoked.  The value he stores in this is best expressed by C.S. Lewis: “You don’t have a soul. You are a soul.  You have a body.”  Hear him play. You’ll know it’s true.

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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