Tickets on sale at the Visitor Information Centre, Beach Avenue or at Cousins Park
Canadian rock icons Kenny Shields and Streetheart will perform live in Peachland, July 14 at the Dancin’ Barefoot Music Festival.
Streetheart is a legendary 1970s/80s band that hails from the capital of Canadian rock music, Winnipeg. The group wrote and performed such memorable hits as What Kind of Love is This?, One More Time, Tin Soldier and Snow White.
It was Streetheart that covered Under My Thumb so well that the Rolling Stones changed their live performances to match Streetheart’s style. Streetheart’s version reached gold single status in Canada.
In their heyday, Streetheart won Most Promising Group of the Year at the 1980 Juno Awards and toured with Rush, Harlequin, Max Webster, April Wine, the Headpins, Styx, Kansas and Blue Oyster Cult.
Streetheart is back and will take to the Dancin’ Barefoot Music Festival stage Saturday, July 14, as the headline act for the full day musical event.
Now in its fifth year, the Dancin’ Barefoot Music Festival was started by well known Elvis tribute artist Terry MacGillivray. T-Mac, as he was known around Peachland, wanted not only to create a festival about music, but to create a showcase for young, upcoming Okanagan talent.
Terry sadly passed away, but his festival vision lived on. In 2010, Lower Mainland rockers Chilliwack headlined Dancin’ Barefoot and last year, 54-40 took to the Cousins Park stage on Peachland’s waterfront.
All proceeds from the festival go to T-Mac Music for Children, a charity founded to provide Central Okanagan underprivileged youth who have a passion for music the means to reach their full potential.
The festival begins with the Dancin’ Barefoot Teen Talent Competition. Teens from across the Okanagan will audition through www.dancinbarefoot.com by uploading an audio clip or video. Between 15 and 20 finalists in the categories Dance, Vocalists and Bands/Instrumental will be chosen by a panel of judges to perform live on the Cousins Park stage.
Available to be won by Teen Talent Competition winners are studio recording sessions, free access to skills enhancing workshops, professional photography promo shots and a $500 cash prize.
The Teen Talent Competition is free to enjoy for all.
Saturday night is all about live Canadian music, beginning with Out of Eden, Devon Coyote and Papa Wheely. Streetheart will then perform to an estimated crowd of 1,500 to 2,000 screaming fans.
Tickets are now on sale at www.ticketbreak.com or at the Visitor Information Centre on Beach Avenue in Peachland.
The festival is family oriented, with general family seating, merchant vendors and food and drink concession. A beer garden for adults will also be available.
Dancin’ Barefoot is a festival with music at heart and youth in mind. This non-profit event needs volunteers to make it happen and sponsors to make it a huge success. Volunteers and sponsors are welcome to visit www.dancinbarefoot.com to find out how they can contribute.