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Vernon's Funtastic music festival announces line-up focused on local talent

FILE PHOTO - Aaron Pritchett poses just before playing his hit single, "Better When I Do," on May 13, 2019. The line-up for the A&W Music Festival has been announced with Canadian country singer Aaron Pritchett, 80s rocker Darby Mill, and the popular Okanagan cover band The Shawn Lightfoot Band taking the headline spots for the three-day event.

The line-up for the A&W Music Festival has been announced with Canadian country singer Aaron Pritchett, 80s rocker Darby Mills, and the popular Okanagan cover band The Shawn Lightfoot Band taking the headline spots for the three-day event.

A&W Music Festival is part of this year's Funtastic slo-pitch tournament which is back following a two-year hiatus because of COVID-19.

"Funtastic is supporting those that supported us, and keeping it local with a great lineup of talented musicians who are lucky to call the Okanagan 'home,'" a Funtastic media release says.

The Shawn Lightfoot Band will kick off the festival headlining the Thursday night with their high-energy classic rock, pop and country covers.

The Shawn Lightfoot Band.
The Shawn Lightfoot Band.
Image Credit: www.shawnlightfootband.com

Music on Friday starts at 7 p.m. with a mix of live music and DJs.

The classic rock night will feature the popular Vernon cover band The Young’uns taking to the stage at 9 p.m. before former Headpins member Darby Mills completes the bill.

Saturday night is dedicated to country music and features performances from guitar pickin’ country singer Ben Klick and the country cover band Dirt Road Kings before Canadian Country Music Association Award winner Aaron Pritchett headlines the evening.

READ MORE: Vernon's hugely-popular Funtastic festival will return this summer

The Funtastic slo-pitch tournament and the A&W Music Festival takes place June 30 to July 2 and tickets are now available for the music festival.

Tickets cost $30 for a one-day pass, with a three-day weekend pass costing $60.

Proceeds for the event go back into the community with the event raising $2.1 million to date.

To purchase tickets for the music festival go here.


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