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Rockin’ on the River

Emily Taylor Adams, B.C. Country Music female vocalist of the year, will perform at Rockin’ River on Aug. 13. - submitted photo
Emily Taylor Adams, B.C. Country Music female vocalist of the year, will perform at Rockin’ River on Aug. 13.
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The Lower Mainland’s biggest country and western music event of 2011 is just days away. The Rockin’ River Music Festival, which takes place Aug. 12-13 at Mission Raceway Park (32670 Dyke Rd., Mission), features headline acts Travis Tritt, Sawyer Brown, Lonestar and Julian Austin along with some of B.C.’s best country talent, including Langley’s Emily Taylor Adams — B.C. Country Music female vocalist of the year.

“This year’s show is chalk full of great performers,” says show organizer and performer Kenny Hess.

“Anyone who went to the show last year will be even more impressed with the lineup and the overall show. It’s going to be a big-time fun weekend.”

The two-day country shindig starts with recording artists Sawyer Brown, Lonestar, Rick Tippe (of Maple Ridge) and B.C. Country Music Male Vocalist of the Year Chad Brownlee (of Kelowna) performing Friday, Aug. 12.

Tritt, Austin, Hess (of Abbotsford), Brent Lee (Squamish) and Adams perform Saturday, Aug. 13.

Also performing through the two days are Snake Oil Band featuring Ken McCoy (Mission), Fera (Vancouver), Jetty Road (Australia,), Merv Tremblay (Mission), and Steel Toed Boots (North Vancouver).

“We’re really pleased with the line-up for this year’s festival,” says Hess. “These acts are some of country’s best stage performers and they will not disappoint this summer.”

This year Rockin’ River Music Festival supports Variety: The Children’s Charity and ticket buyers can, too. Rockin’ River will donate $10 from ticket sales to support the charity when ticket buyers click on the coupon icon and type in the code “VC2011.”

Rockin’ River Music Festival tickets and information are available at rockinriver.com.

Check out rockinriver.com, facebook.com/rockinriver, email info@rockinriver.com or call the Rockin’ River Hotline at 604-733-2235.

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