Stampeders to rock and roll on Shuswap Lake

Waterway and Twin Anchors houseboat companies host May long weekend concert

Shuswap Lake will rock again this May long weekend with a floating concert to kick off boating season.

This year’s floating festivities will be headlined by the Stampeders, a Canadian rock trio whose fame dates back to the 1970s.

Read More: Trooper to perform on Shuswap Lake

Read More: Shuswap Lake voted B.C.’s best for boating

“The Stampeders are Canadian icons, rock ‘n’ roll stars. We’re looking forward to them and they’re looking forward to it. It’s going to be another great concert,” said Waterway Houseboats operations manager Colleen Anderson.

The concert, scheduled for Saturday, May 18 and hosted by Sicamous’ Waterway and Twin Anchors houseboat companies is free to anyone with a vessel capable of getting them out to the Cinnemousun Narrows.

Local act Breaking Curfew will serve as the opener before the Stampeders play.

Fitting well with the soundtrack coming from the speakers, the captains and crews of the Waterway houseboats on the lake taking in the concert are invited to decorate their vessels with a rock ‘n’ roll theme in mind. The Waterway boat with the best decorations will win their houseboat trip.

Read More: They came for a good time on Shuswap Lake

Read More: In Photos: Trooper attracts a crowd on Shuswap Lake

After some difficulty with wind blowing the boat which served as a stage for Trooper at last year’s show, the decision has been made to keep the houseboat stationary this year.

Fun, camaraderie and a celebration of the coming Summer are what the concert on the lake is all about, Anderson said.

“It’s about getting the season going. It does a brilliant job for Sicamous as well,” Anderson said.


@SalmonArm
jim.elliot@saobserver.net

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Revelstoke teen organizing protest supporting Black Lives Matter movement

Protesters are asked to wear a mask if they attend

Meet the new director at Revelstoke Railway Museum

Jim Cullen has worked in museums for over two decades

Curbside reads available as Okanagan libraries reopen

Okanagan Regional Library reopened June 2 in phased approach

Highway 23 North to see construction delays starting this week

BC Hydro is working on a slope stabilization project near Revelstoke Dam

Tim Hortons serves up a thank you to front-line workers

On May 21 the Tim Hortons coffee truck came through Revelstoke

VIDEO: A Vancouver Island black bear takes weekend nap in eagle tree

Videos captured by Terry Eissfeldt shows the bear arriving Saturday night and sleeping in on Sunday

Defence claims Surrey man was mentally unwell at time of West Kelowna murder

Tejwant Danjou’s jealousy ‘tormented him’, according to his defence lawyer

WildSafeBC: What to do when you find a fawn

Fawning season occurs from May to early July

Small business grants available through Okanagan initiative

Susie and Bryan Gay launched ‘This Bag Helps’ to help fellow small business owners during the pandemic

About 30% of B.C. students return to schools as in-class teaching restarts amid pandemic

Education minister noted that in-class instruction remains optional

Vernon Para-snowboarder crushed by competition ban

Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport said Matt Hamilton tested positive for a banned substance

RCMP, coroner investigate ‘unexpected deaths’ on Salt Spring Island

Two dead, police say there is no risk to the public

Trudeau avoids questions about anti-racism protesters dispersed for Trump photo-op

Prime minister says racism is an issue Canadians must tackle at home, too

Most Read