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Music: Rockin’ River Music Festival Kicks Off Thursday
Greater Vancouver’s biggest country music shindig, Rockin’ River Music Festival,is gearing up for three days of music and partying from August 9 to August 11 [Click On Image For Full Story] with Dwight Yoakam, Blue Rodeo, Randy Bachman, George Canyon, Aaron Pritchett and more at Mission Raceway Park, starting Thursday.Festival organizers are busy preparing for 2012 Rockin’ River Music Festival Aug. 9-11 with its lineup, that also includes: Ridley Bent (Vancouver), One More Girl (Vancouver), Aaron Pritchett (Pitt Meadows), The Higgins (Delta), 2010 Canadian Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year Victoria Banks (Ontario), Karen Lee Batten (Abbotsford), Kenny Hess (Mission, Abbotsford), Brent Lee (Squamish, Mission), Tyler Whelan (Alberta), Todd Richards (Harrison), Chris Buck Band (Vancouver), The Matinée (Vancouver), Shane Chisholm (Alberta) and Stacey McKitrick (Abbotsford). “This year’s Rockin’ River is easily the biggest and best we’ve ever put together,” says Hess, the festival’s organizer and one of its performers.
“The talent Rockin’ River Fest has this year promises festival goers one of the best times they’ll have all year … period.”
The Lower Mainland’s most-attended country music festival is bigger and better in 2012 with the event expanding from a two- to three-night-long event for the first time in its four-year history.Rockin’ River Music Festival takes place Aug. 9-11 at Mission Raceway Park (32670 Dyke Rd., Mission) and features some of B.C.’s best country talent in its lineup.
Rockin’ River Music Festival tickets and camping reservations — along with lineup information — are now available at rockinriverfest.com.
Tickets are also available at Lower Mainland Lordco outlets and select London Drugs locations June 1.
Rockin’ River Music Festival Lineup
(Times to be determined)
Thursday Aug. 9: Brent Lee, Tyler Whelan, Karen Lee Batten, and Aaron Pritchett
Friday Aug. 10: Chris Buck Band, Todd Richard, The Higgins, Victoria Banks, Kenny
Hess, Dwight Yoakam, and Randy Bachman
Saturday Aug. 11: Stacey McKitrick, Shane Chisholm, The Matinée, Ridley Bent, One
More Girl, George Canyon, and Blue Rodeo