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Big names take to the stage this weekend in Kamloops

Kip Moore plays the Sandman Centre in Kamloops this weekend.
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April 21, 2017 - 9:30 AM

KAMLOOPS - Some big ticket shows are coming to Kamloops this weekend.

Latin Grammy and Juno winner Alex Cuba will be taking over the Sagebrush Theatre for two nights with back to back shows on Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22. The singer-songwriter typically plays with a four piece band, but it’s being expanded to a full orchestra for his Kamloops trip. Both shows start at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $43.

If country music is more your jam, Kip Moore is in town Saturday night. The chart topping country star is touring in support of an upcoming album. He’s best known for his songs Beer Money and Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck. Tickets are still available the show at the Sandman Centre starting at $39 plus service fees. Things kick off at 7:30 p.m.

And if music just isn’t your thing Ron James has a show Sunday night at the Sagebrush Theatre starting at 7:30 p.m. The famed Canadian comedian has a host of credits, including some TV specials. A few tickets are still available and will run you $56.

For morning people, the first outdoors Kamloops' Farmers Market is this Saturday. Things officially kick off at 8 a.m. on the 200 block of St. Paul Street in front of and including the Stuart Wood school grounds. Things will wrap up at 12 p.m. this week, future hours are still being determined.

Also on Saturday is the third annual Meet a Machine event held by JDRF, formerly the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The event gives people the opportunity to see unique and interesting machines and vehicles, like gear used by Kamloops Search and Rescue, a mobile car crusher and dragster. The family event will also have pony buggy rides, face painting and vendors. It’s taking place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kamloops Powwow grounds and costs $5.

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