The highly anticipated, fourth annual, Taking it to the Streets concert in Swift Current, is returning tomorrow night at Kinetic Park.
This year’s event may look a little different, with far fewer COVID-19 restrictions, explained Leanne Tuntland- Wiebe, grandstand stage and co-event coordinator.
“We're going for the big time this year in the grandstands,” she stated. “We're still going to be conscious of people who are a little bit leery of being around crowds. We've allowed them different areas to sit during the concert. But, it's going to be full blown, we're back.”
Tutland Wiebe added that due to the vast number of sponsors, the event was able to be far more inclusive than in previous years.
“We had different businesses donate tickets just to go to people who otherwise couldn't have come,” she elaborated. “As always, we have Sask Abilities partnering with us and Southwest homes. But, this year, we approached Canadian Mental Health and the Salvation Army. Our Special Olympics team who is just getting back, are going to be at the concert, and we have 50 newcomers coming that have come into Swift Current through our Newcomer Welcome Center.”
In total, 56 businesses in Swift Current have partnered with Bumper to Bumper to bring the event to fruition.
She added that the event has grown into far more than she could have imagined.
“Who knew that we'd be doing this four years later?” she inquired. “It started out as just as a community appreciation to the volunteers four years ago for everything they had done that year. And I guess our friends decided that it's a good thing and they come on board every year, which makes me happy.”
The gates will open at six p.m. and the concert starts at seven p.m. tomorrow night.
Tickets for the event can be purchased at City Hall, Bumper to Bumper, Pharmasave, and the Swift Current Ag & Ex.