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Musical acts lined up for 101st May Days party in Port Coquitlam

Side One, Royal Oak and the Golden Spike Can Can Dancers are on the May Days program for the Party in the Square on May 11, 2024.



Side One. Royal Oak. The Golden Spike Can Can Dancers.

These are some of the performers lined up to entertain at Port Coquitlam’s 101st annual May Days — Party in the Square show, happening from noon to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 11.

The free concerts in the Terry Fox Hometown Square, south of the Port Coquitlam Community Centre, will follow the May Days kids bike race at 10 a.m. and the Rotary May Day Parade at 11 a.m. in downtown Port Coquitlam.

In a news release today, March 20, the city named the acts for Party in the Square:

  • Side One: an energetic dance band that plays weddings and corporate events
  • Annika and the Earthlings: a group covering classic rock party and country hits
  • Royal Oak: a pop–punk ensemble made up of Terry Fox Secondary graduates Austin Ledyard (lead vocals), Michael Kragelj (guitar) and Myles Philpott (drums)
  • Carmelina Cupo Trio: featuring Cupo on vocals, Dave Martone on guitar and Rob Blackburn on keyboards
  • The Coyotes: a young band from the Tri-Cities covering pop and rock songs


Royal Oak performs its new single "idgaf."


As well, members of the Golden Spike Can Can Dancers and Choral Connections will perform.

Last year’s 100th May Days drew thousands of revellers from around Metro Vancouver.

Meanwhile, the opening ceremony for the 101st festival starts at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, 2024, in the Jon Baillie Arena at the Port Coquitlam Community Centre.

To take part in the parade on May 11, 2024, apply through the city website by April 14. Food vendors and market vendors are also sought. The Tri-City News is a media sponsor.