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Retro Music Concert weekend

 | August 13, 2010

Get ready for some head banging, ear-splitting, euphoria-inducing rock and roll on the mountain. This summer, you can relive the glory days of famous rock bands in Sun Peaks at the Retro Music Concert weekend from Aug. 13 to 15.

What’s better than listening to the biggest ‘80s rock hits in one place? Catching all the performances for free! The event is hosted by Sun Peaks Resort so get ready to immerse yourself in a rock and roll festival experience without breaking the bank. Sing along to hit songs from ZZ Top, Tragically Hip, Bon Jovi and AC/DC. Performances will be held at the Village Square.

“We’re hoping it’s going to be a busy, fun weekend for the whole family,” said Jen Barter, Tourism Sun Peaks’ resort experience manager.

The concert kicks off  with an opening performance by Henry Small at 12 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 13. At 6 p.m. Fandango ZZ (ZZ Top Tribute band) will be crooning to some of the bearded hit makers’ famous tunes.

On Saturday, Aug. 14, Hipeponymous will get the music started at 2 p.m. This cover band will belt out songs from Canada’s legendary rock and roll band the Tragically Hip.

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Blaze of Glory will lead the crowd in belting out “It’s My Life”, “Livin’ on a Prayer”, “Bed of Roses” and other Bon Jovi hits starting at 4:30 p.m.

Of course, the concert wouldn’t be complete without some AC/DC chart toppers. BC/DC’s unique tribute performance has gained the band its own loyal following. A spectacular show is waiting with a repertoire that includes “Back in Black”, “For Those About to Rock”, “Hells Bells” and others. Catch their performance starting at 7 p.m.
And to top off the live musical extravaganza, don’t miss the performance of Guys and Dolls on Sunday, Aug. 15 at 10:30 a.m. The band members are true musical chameleons. It’s all about impersonation as the band members dress up as the artist they’re covering. With this band, expect anything from Elvis and Frank Sinatra to Shania Twain.

In addition, retro specials will also be available in restaurants and cafés throughout the resort. Root beer floats, anyone?

For more information, visit www.sunpeaksresort.com.

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