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Photos: Top-notch entertainers lined up for second year of Port Moody music series

Bill Sample and Darlene Cooper are out with their next line-up for the Inlet Music Series in Port Moody.

Organizers of a popular music series in Port Moody have unveiled the program for their sophomore season.

Bill Sample and Darlene Cooper will launch their second annual Inlet Music Series on Sept. 16 with a performance by Cayla Brooke, an award-winning singer–songwriter from Vancouver who is known for her tribute to blues musician Eva Cassidy.

Brooke will be joined on the Inlet Theatre stage by Sample (keys); Miles Foxx Hill (bass); Buff Allen (drums); and Tim Porter (guitar).

Tickets at $30 are now on sale via

Meanwhile, swing, jazz, Latin, gospel and Celtic genres make up the rest of the series roster for 2023–24:

  • Oct. 28 = Blue Moon Marquee
  • Nov. 26 = Norm Foote
  • Dec. 16 = Laila Biali
  • Jan. 27 = Tom Keenlyside Quintet
  • Feb. 24 = Dee Daniels
  • March 23 = Tiller’s Folly
  • April 27 = Roy Forbes

All shows start at 7:30 p.m. in the Inlet Theatre inside Port Moody city hall (100 Newport Dr.).

"We are grateful to Placemaker Communities for their support by becoming our season sponsor," Sample told the Tri-City News.  

"We’d also like to thank the City of Port Moody and the community itself for their support. It’s been very encouraging for us that so many of you are coming to all the concerts. We will continue with our promise to bring high quality music to Port Moody and look forward to seeing you in September."

The audience for the inaugural season last year saw performances from other entertainers like Diane Lines, Shari Ulrich, Marcus Mosely Ensemble, Van Django, Jane Mortifee, Dawn Pemberton and Vince Mai.

For more details or to buy tickets to see Cayla Brooke, go to