Riverside Music Fest returns
IF YOU’RE looking for some great music during Riverboat Days, Har-Lee’s Place is where it’s at.
The Riverside Festival returns this year with a full slate of local musicians with a variety of music including Métis fiddling and jigging, country, bluegrass, gospel and even the opportunity for spectators to take a turn at the open mike.
Jamming and picking will take place around the campfire each night and a gospel hour is planned for Sunday morning.
The lineup includes Métis jigger/instructor Bev Lambert, Andy and Amy, Bad Reputation, Copper Mountain Stringband, Country and Stuff, Milestone, Reviver, Shoes that Fit, Southern Streamline, The Rene’s, Wildfire and Roses and many more.
Lambert has plans to teach the Red River jig in her spare time to adults and children who want to learn.
Camping and a concession featuring the food of Northwest Community College chef Ben Genaille will be available on the site.
Genaille has planned a menu that includes buffalo burgers, bannock and rabbit stew.
Organizer Rene Lucier, a musician, resurrected the festival after last year’s event was cancelled when Har-Lee’s owners Harley and Mickie Poague decided they no longer could plan and run the festival, said Lucier’s wife Bernie.
Lucier did not want to see the music event discontinued and planned it himself and it’s kept him very busy, she said.
The Riverside Festival starts at 4 p.m. Aug. 8 and continues through the 9th and 10th at Har-Lee’s Place, about 14 km north of Terrace on Kalum Lake Drive.
A weekend pass costs $30 per person in advance and $35 at the gate. Advance ticket sales are due to end soon.
Daily rates of admission are $10 for Friday, $20 for Saturday and $10 for Sunday.
Children 12 and under are free.
Advance tickets are available at the Grand Ol’e Barber Shop, Irly Building Centres, White River Helicopter, the George Little House and Misty River Books.
For more information, tickets or applications, call Rene Lucier at 1-250-635-2357 or email Rene Therrien at email@example.com.