(Wednesday, July 19, 2017, Kelowna, BC) – Multi-JUNO Nominees “The Northern Pikes” will headline a special, free concert event this Sunday, July 23rd in Jim Stuart Park as part of a summer long series of activities produced by Festivals Kelowna in celebration of Canada’s Sesquicentennial year. Joined by Kelowna native Kevin Kane from “The Grapes of Wrath”, this free concert will also feature award-winning artists from Alberta and Quebec from 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm.
“The ‘Canada 150 Concerts presented by Valley First’ is a fun way for our community to enjoy some of Canada’s most talented musical artists during this special year,” enthuses Renata Mills, Executive Director for Festivals Kelowna. “I think many folks in Kelowna will be reliving their youth with ‘The Northern Pikes’ and singing along to the hits, myself included.” Hit singles like “Teenland”, “She Ain’t Pretty”, and “Things I do For Money” rocketed the Saskatchewan rockers into stardom, where they toured internationally and opened for acts like David Bowie and Duran Duran.
Hitting the stage at 8:00 pm, “The Northern Pikes” will be joined in the line-up by Francophone artists “Mélisande” at 5:30 performing a blend of pop with traditional Quebec folk music, followed by Alberta Country music rising star “Tim Hus” at 6:30, dubbed the next “Stompin’ Tom” by Connors himself.
“We encourage people to make a night of it,” explains Mills. “With an early start time, pack a picnic dinner or buy some treats from the food vendors onsite, take part in the games and activities by Park n’ Play and the Valley First Event Team, and settle in for a great summer evening.” Event partners TROIKA Developments will also be onsite with information about their latest community projects, Canada 150 SWAG will be given away, and the performing artists will have CD’s available to buy during the show. Free to attend, the concert is all ages appropriate.
Additional concert information can be found at www.FestivalsKelowna.com and on facebook at the Festivals Kelowna page and the concert event page.
A very special thank you to the Department of Canadian Heritage for their support of this project /
Ce projet est financé en partie par le gouvernement du Canada, our presenting Partner Valley First,
the City of Kelowna, a key supporter of community-focused accessible, cultural events, our
Community Partner TROIKA Developments, and our media partners 101.5 EZ Rock, AM1150, and
99.9 SUN FM.