On Sunday, Aug. 17 the Regina Symphony Orchestra kicks off its 106th season with this popular free outdoor concert.

In past years, this event got going around 11 a.m. and featured five or six local acts before the RSO took the stage around 5 p.m. This year, things have been trimmed a bit. The event now gets going at 2 p.m., and will run until 7 p.m. There are only two back-up acts: the Pile O’ Bones Brass Band and the Jack Semple Band. They will be followed by a full-length RSO concert that typically culminates with a rousing rendition of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.

The concert is in the same location as previous years (the meadow just south of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum in Wascana Centre), and more information can be obtained by calling 306-586-9555.

To close, here’s video of the Pile O’ Bones Brass Band doing an impromptu jam with drummer Stanton Moore at a drum clinic last fall at the Exchange: