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ARKELLS to play Sun Peaks’ Free Summer Concert Series Labour Day long weekend
May 13, 2014: Last summer concert weekend of the summer features two headliners

Sun Peaks, BC - One of Canada’s most acclaimed alternative rock bands, ARKELLS, will join the 2014 Sun Peaks Summer Concert Series playing a free outdoor show on Saturday, August 30. The Labour Day concert weekend will expand this year to feature two exciting headliner performances, with the Sunday, August 31 act to be announced in the coming weeks.
“Our Summer Concert Series now caters to an even broader range of music enthusiast, from rock, to kids, to country and now alternative,” says Christopher Nicolson, president of Tourism Sun Peaks. “This concert weekend is a reflection of the fact that Sun Peaks is a summer destination for every demographic of traveller.”
This concert announcement is hot on the heels of the 2012 JUNO Group of the Year’s new single, “Never Thought That This Would Happen”. A ‘slow burner’, the song is inspired by a small music festival in their hometown in Ontario. It’s an exciting departure from their previous music while still delivering the energy the band is known for. ARKELLS new album is slated for release this summer, meaning fans can expect a mix of new tunes along with old favourites, like ‘Whistleblower’ and ‘Oh, The Boss is Coming!’ during their set.  
A proven festival favourite, Sun Peaks’ event organizers are excited to add this alternative band to the summer’s line up.

“It’s evident by the number of ticketed music festivals in B.C. this summer that outdoor performances are a huge draw,” says Nicolson. “We are excited to offer free concert options to this mix for guests who want to combine music with mountain activities and fun. We will continue to offer Front Stage Access ticketed opportunities to select concerts during the summer.”

Several other regional musical artists will perform on outdoor stages for the duration of the long weekend. Guests can enjoy new wagon rides or wander the village during the Sun Peaks & Region Farmers’ Market, explore numerous walking, hiking and biking trails or head out to nearby McGillivary Lake for a paddle.
“Taking in a Sun Peaks concert has become a hallmark summer weekend,” says Nicolson. “It’s hard to beat top quality entertainment paired with so many opportunities for outdoor adventure in a spectacular mountain setting. The energy in the village is exciting, yet relaxed.”
Two and three night accommodation package options are available for the Labour Day concert weekend, with Front Stage Access tickets available for both Saturday and Sunday night. General Access to the concert is free.

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