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Burton Cummings hits the stage this Saturday at Sun Peaks
July 9, 2013: Thousands expected for free outdoor concert

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Sun Peaks, BC - Thousands are anticipated to flock to Sun Peaks this weekend for the first free concert of the 2013 Sun Peaks Summer Concert Series. Canadian music legend Burton Cummings and his band will fill the evening air with classic hits and crowd favourites, plus other regional bands will be performing throughout the day.
“We are expecting a great turnout this weekend,” says Christopher Nicolson, president of Tourism Sun Peaks. “People will be enjoying the concert but also exploring our other summer experiences such as golfing, mountain biking, canoeing and others activities while taking part in the exciting village ambiance.”
Village restaurants and businesses are preparing for the large influx of guests, including a new beer garden with barbeque open from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. above the concert venue on Sunbeam ski run.
Musical entertainment will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the village, ramping up to opening bands on the main stage beginning at 4:00 p.m. Burton Cummings and his band are set to perform at 7:00 p.m.
Performance schedule:
Village Stages:
11:00am - 12:30pm – To be announced
12:30pm - 1:30pm – To be announced
1:30pm - 3:00pm - Alex Thorne
Main Stage:
4:00pm - Margit Bull & Sweetgrass
4:45pm - Peter Ernst & Spencer's Dirty Matadors
5:30pm - Henry Small Band
7:00pm - Burton Cummings & Band
As chairs are not provided, guests are asked to bring blankets and lawn chairs so they are comfortable in the natural, outdoor amphitheater located on Sunbeam ski run. Evening weather can also be cooler in the alpine setting so appropriate clothing and footwear is also recommended.

About Sun Peaks: Sun Peaks Resort is a four season destination resort located in the interior of British Columbia near Kamloops. Recently declared the 2nd Best Ski Resort in Canada and 13th Best in North America by Condé Nast Traveller Magazine readers, Sun Peaks has three mountains which surround an intimate ski-in, ski-out village. In other seasons, Sun Peaks offers a diverse range of leisure activities including 18 holes of golf as well as numerous events and festivals. Sun Peaks Resort was the first ski resort in North America and is the only resort in Canada to receive the ISO 14001 designation recognizing the resorts environmental policies and practices.  Sun Peaks can be accessed by two airport gateways - Kamloops (45 minutes) and Kelowna (2 1/2 hours) and by car, only a 4 ¼ hour drive separates Sun Peaks and Vancouver, B.C.       

For further information please contact:

Brandi Schier
Media Specialist
Tourism Sun Peaks
office: 250-578-5387
cell: 250-318-3633
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