Alan Doyle and The Beautiful Gypsies will headline the final weekend of the outdoor Summer Concert Series taking to the stage in Sun Peaks on August 20.
For more than 20 years, Doyle was one of the lead singers for the Canadian folk rock band Great Big Sea. The four-time East coast Music Award winners were best known for their hit songs such as Ordinary Day and The Night Pat Murphy Died.
The group parted ways in 2015 and Doyle started on a solo career with the release of his album So Let’s Go. Doyle has previous experience playing in the region. Great Big Sea played in Kamloops as a part of their 20th anniversary tour in 2013 and Doyle performed solo as the opening act for the Barenaked Ladies concert in October 2015.
Alan Doyle and The Beautiful Gypsies will make their Sun Peaks debut as part of their 2016 tour, which features sold out shows across North America. They will take to the stage on Saturday night during the final concert weekend that runs from August 19 to 21.
“Hot off the heels of our announcement for Sam Roberts Band to headline the first weekend of our Summer Concert Series on July 8, we are delighted to host Alan Doyle and The Beautiful Gypsies to close out the show in late August,” Aidan Kelly, director of sales and marketing for Sun Peaks Resort LLP, said in a press release. “We have always been a big proponent of promoting Canadian talent and we are thrilled to provide our guests with an opportunity to experience some of our country’s best.”
Alan Doyle and The Beautiful Gypsies are the third Canadian band that is booked to play in Sun Peaks this summer. Six-time Juno Award winner Sam Roberts Band will kick off the Summer Concert Series on July 8 and the Sun Peaks Music Search winner The Burn Ins will play five shows during the summer.