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Retro Concert Weekend spans genres and generationsJuly 23, 2013: The 4th Annual Retro Concert Weekend returns to Sun Peaks August 16 to 18
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Sun Peaks, BC - Some of Canada’s best tribute bands will take the stage during the 4th Annual Retro Concert Weekend at Sun Peaks from August 16 to 18. Well-loved songs from The Tragically Hip, AC/DC, ZZ Top, Ray Charles and other classic artists will have guests dancing and singing in the village streets.
“Retro Concert Weekend has become a signature Sun Peaks summer event,” says Christopher Nicolson, president of Tourism Sun Peaks. “Crowd numbers have grown every year. The music, atmosphere and energy appeal to everyone from young families to older couples and everyone in between.”
To accommodate the expanding crowds, the performance stage has been moved to a new location near the base of the mountain featuring three patios with prime viewing and a grassy area for lawn chairs and blankets.
Performances run from Friday evening to Sunday morning, spanning genres and generations.
“This year guests will hear music from as far back as the 1940’s and from as recently as 1990’s,” says Nicolson. “We have bands that are completely new to Sun Peaks and are also welcoming back some returning favourites.”
A new addition to the weekend, the 11th Annual Jo’s Road Race, will take place on Saturday, August 17. The race is a fun and festive 1 km walk and a 5 km or 10 km run through Sun Peaks’ village and along the golf course. Hundreds of participants will be dressed to impress in their “Get Retro” costumes. They will also be fundraising for a local charity.
"Big Brothers Big Sisters Kamloops is our charity of choice for 'Get Retro' through fundraising and raising awareness," says Jo Berry, of Jo Berry's Run Club. "Our organization’s passion is about movement for kids and youth. All of our events are about giving back which has many currencies – to the individual, to groups and to our partners in the community."
Friday, August 16
6:00pm - 7:30pm Heart - performed by Barracuda
8:00pm - 9:30pm AC/DC - performed by BC/DC
Saturday, August 17
12:00pm - 1:30pm Bob Marley - performed by Mostly Marley
2:30pm - 4:00pm The Tragically Hip - performed by Hip Too
5:00pm - 6:30pm ZZ Top - performed by Fangango ZZ
7:30pm - 9:00pm The Rolling Stones - performed by Steel Wheels
Sunday, August 18
11:00am - 1:00pm Ray Charles & James Brown Tributes
About Sun Peaks: Sun Peaks Resort is a four season destination resort located in the interior of British Columbia near Kamloops. Recently declared the 2nd Best Ski Resort in Canada and 13th Best in North America by Condé Nast Traveller Magazine readers, Sun Peaks has three mountains which surround an intimate ski-in, ski-out village. In other seasons, Sun Peaks offers a diverse range of leisure activities including 18 holes of golf as well as numerous events and festivals. Sun Peaks Resort was the first ski resort in North America and is the only resort in Canada to receive the ISO 14001 designation recognizing the resorts environmental policies and practices. Sun Peaks can be accessed by two airport gateways - Kamloops (45 minutes) and Kelowna (2 1/2 hours) and by car, only a 4 ¼ hour drive separates Sun Peaks and Vancouver, B.C.
For further information contact:
Tourism Sun Peaks