Doobie Brothers, Kevin Costner to headline at Nakusp Music Fest, set for July 15-17

Nakusp Music Fest is around the corner; the action kicks off on Friday, July 15 and goes for three straight days of classic rock, modern rock, blues and country on two separate stages in the lee of the beautiful Nakusp range of the Selkirk Mountains.
Set to perform by the shores of Arrow Lake: the Doobie Brothers, Kevin Costner & Modern West, Soul Asylum, Spirit of the West, Honeymoon Suite, Skavenjah, Grapes of Wrath, Savoy Brown featuring Kim Simmonds, the Pack A.D., Odds, Gary Hoey, Mobadass, the Alan Kirk Band, the Perms, the Led Zeppelin Show, Serotonin Crush, and Tambura Rasa.
Fresh from their shoot for the August cover of Rolling Stone magazine, look for the smash hit Sheepdogs.

  • Jul. 5, 2011 2:00 p.m.

Get out your shades and lawn chairs –  the Nakusp Music Fest is around the corner and the music is promising to be hot.

Although visa problems are keeping classic jammers Canned Heat off the menu, the action kicks off on Friday, July 15 and goes for three straight days of classic rock, modern rock, blues and country on two separate stages in the lee of the beautiful Nakusp range of the Selkirk Mountains.

There’s the Doobie Brothers, Kevin Costner & Modern West, Soul Asylum, Spirit of the West, Honeymoon Suite, Skavenjah, Grapes of Wrath, Savoy Brown featuring Kim Simmonds, the Pack A.D., Odds, Gary Hoey, Mobadass, the Alan Kirk Band,  the Perms, the Led Zeppelin Show, Serotonin Crush, and Tambura Rasa.

Fresh from their shoot for the August cover of Rolling Stone magazine, look for the smash hit Sheepdogs.

It’s the eighth consecutive year for the BC Interior’s most popular classic rock festival that glitters with an all-star roster of world-famous artists and up-and-coming talent in a beautiful mountain setting.

“Combined with the picturesque venue on the shores of Upper Arrow Lake, alpine scenery, and friendly small-town hospitality, Nakusp Music Fest is the place to be this July,” said a spokesman for the festival founded in 2004.

The Nakusp Music Fest is governed by the Nakusp Roots Music Society, a non-profit society dedicated to bringing world-class music and family entertainment programming to the Arrow Lakes region.  The festival is produced by Octopus Productions, Inc., a Nakusp, BC-based entertainment company specialising in festival, concert and corporate event promotion.

In addition to the music lineup, Nakusp Music Fest provides on-site entertainment and amenities for the entire family at the festival site in downtown Nakusp. Vendor Village provides a wide variety of food, crafts, souvenirs, and entertainers of all types roam the grounds interacting with concertgoers.

The Kid Zone keeps children occupied with lots of fun activities including the Bounce Castle, facepainting, arts and crafts, and more.

The 2,000-seat Bavarian beer garden with great selections of beverages, giant LCD video screens, VIP meet-and-greets, and contests for concertgoers add to the interactive festival experience.

“Between the great music, beautiful location, and vibrant atmosphere, it’s no wonder Nakusp Music Fest continues to entertain thousands of fans each year. Readers of RV West have voted Nakusp Music Fest their favourite festival to attend for the past two years,” the spokesman said.

Camping is available throughout the village within easy access to the downtown venue. Shuttle bus access is provided to campers as well.  Single-day, two-day, weekend, and VIP passes, and camping information are available at nakuspmusicfest.ca.