Tim Hicks to headline CanolaFest in 2016

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – CanolaFest, presented by Thunder Oilfield, will take over Peace Island Park Saturday July 16.  The all day music festival will feature over 10 performers including 2014 CCMA Rising Star Award Winner Tim Hicks with opener the Chris Buck Band.The McIntyre Painting Main Stage will not only include the Tim Hicks and the Chris Buck Band, but bands and musicians from all over the B.C. Peace.  You’ll see great local performers that will be announced at a later date.Tickets go on sale this Friday March 4, 2016 at 10 a.m. through the Encana Events Centre and Tiger Box Office Plus locations including a special one day mobile box office this Friday only at Ernie’s Sports Experts in the Totem Mall.   To kick off ticket sales, there will be a limited number of early bird general admission tickets for just $71.00 each.  Once those are gone, tickets will cost $81.00 each plus applicable fees.  Children under the age of 12 will are free.- Advertisement -Starting Friday, tickets can be purchased at 1-877-339-8499, online at www.tigerboxofficeplus.ca or at any Tiger Box Office Plus location.New this year are VIP options to access the event.  You can purchase VIP camping passes and VIP passes to the event.  Details about those options are posted at www.canolafest.comThis family friendly festival will be held on the island at Peace Island Park and will feature one large stage, VIP tents, food, arts vendors and more.  Thank you to our official equipment supplier, Peace Country Rentals for all their help.Advertisement Tim HicksWith the 5:01 Album, Tim Hicks is sure to cement his reputation as one of Canada’s most dynamic new Country artists.On this, the follow up to his hugely successful 2013 debut, Throw Down, Hicks serves up ample helpings of the grit, humour and good time anthems his audiences have come to expect, but still finds room to stretch out some; showing substantial growth as a singer, songwriter and recording artist. “Throw Down was very much a party record,” Hicks says, a product of the fact he and his band spent so many years playing the bars and providing the soundtrack for countless other people’s party nights. Chris Buck BandThe Chris Buck Band was named the BC Country Music Association (BCCMA) 2014/ 2015 Country Club Act of the Year and 2015 Group/Duo of the year, Chris Buck Band has performed over 150 live shows in the last year. They are quickly becoming known as one of the busiest country performers on the west coast of Canada and have also had the opportunity to open for such artist’s as Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett, and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band to name a few. Their live show is fun, energetic and it will be hard to sit still during their live set!Their current single, ”Giddy Up,” is a follow up to the Top 40 Single ” Leave Your Light On.” With their new single “Giddy Up” separates them from the norm in the country world. The song is fun, upbeat and their calling it club/country hit!Advertisementcenter_img On top of Tim Hicks and the Chris Buck Band, CanolaFest will also feature great local talent.  The local line-up will be announced at a later date.Learn more about CanolaFest, presented by Thunder Oilfield at www.canolafest.comlast_img read more

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