Wednesday August 3, 2011

Music Event

Rockin' River Music Festival

Travis Tritt, Sawyer Brown, Lonestar and more

Submitted by Kevin Gillies, Rockin' River


Rockin' River Music Festival last year.


he Lower Mainland’s biggest country and western music event of 2011 is just days away. The Rockin’ River Music Festival, which takes place Aug. 12-13 at Mission Raceway Park (32670 Dyke Rd., Mission), features headline acts Travis Tritt, Sawyer Brown, Lonestar and Julian Austin along with some of B.C.’s best country talent.


“This year’s show is chalk full of great performers,” says show organizer and performer Kenny Hess. “Anyone who went to the show last year will be even more impressed with the lineup and the overall show. It's going to be a big-time fun weekend.”

The two-day country shindig starts with recording artists Sawyer Brown, Lonestar, Rick Tippe (of Maple Ridge) and BC Country Music Male Vocalist of the Year Chad Brownlee (of Kelowna) performing Friday, Aug. 12. Tritt, Austin, Hess (of Abbotsford), Brent Lee (Squamish) and BC Country Music Female Vocalist of the Year Emily Taylor Adams (Langley) perform Saturday, Aug. 13.


Also performing through the two days are Snake Oil Band featuring Ken McCoy (Mission), Fera (Vancouver), Jetty Road (Australia,), Merv Tremblay (Mission), and Steel Toed Boots (North Vancouver).


“We’re really pleased with the line-up for this year’s festival,” says Hess. “These acts are some of country’s best stage performers and they will not disappoint this summer.”

And this year Rockin’ River Music Festival supports Variety – The Children’s Charity and ticket buyers can too.  Rockin’ River will donate $10 from ticket sales to support “Variety – The Children’s Charity” when ticket buyers click on the coupon icon and type in the code “VC2011.”

Rockin’ River Music Festival tickets and information are available at


Check out  e-mail here for information or call the Rockin’ River Hotline at 604-733-2235.





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