Jake Stoltz and friends will be the MC of the Main Music Stage this year! Jake and his incredibly talented group will be bringing a range of eras with a blend of both rock and country...think back to Waylon and Willie and think today to Luke and Blake. Jake and Apalloosa will also be performing live on Thursday night on the Main Music Stage as a pre show for the Friday and Saturday traditional Barn Dances.
Apalloosa...This high energy group from Chlliwack is back for 2023! They have been fan favourites at the Barn Dance Friday and Saturday nights for the past several years. Their sweet vocals paired with top 40 hits are the perfect way to dance the night away. The magic starts at 9pm. Buy tickets for one or both evenings online at www.armstrongipe.com
Ryley Booth is an Okanagan musician, born and raised in Armstrong BC. He grew up in a musical family and (somewhat reluctantly) learned piano until he was 14. His love of guitar began after finding an old ukulele in the attic of his elementary school, but it’s been him and a six string ever since.
Thanks to his Dad, Ryley grew up listening to the greats of the 60’s and 70’s. He finds inspiration and influence from many, including Paul Simon, Elton John, The Beatles and Jim Croce. He also enjoys current artists that give the same authentic, unique feel like the Wood Brothers and Bahamas.
Ryley started out hosting a local open mic night and has since become a familiar face playing at local cideries, markets and town events. While he can often be found playing classic hits, Ryley is also currently in the process of recording his first original album. Sent from my iPhone
Dirt Road Kings are a homegrown band who have deep roots in the Armstrong Spallumcheen area. This Country/Rock Cover Band performs regularly in the area at pubs like the Riverfront Pub & Grill and recently performed at the Falkland Stampede. They bring their own energy to the music stage and want to encourage everyone to come out and watch them perform.
Four-piece Country & Classic Rock Band based in Vernon B.C.
Bob King: Lead & backup vocals, rhythm guitar
Gary Nichols: Lead & backup vocals, lead guitar
Tony Monk: Lead & backup vocals, bass guitar
Stewy Stuart: Lead & backup vocals. drums
Bob King: Bob is a veteran country-rock singer and guitarist. He is also an award winning Nashville trained song writer. Bob has entertained enthusiastic fans all over the Thompson Okanagan with bands, as a duo and a single entertainer over the past 30 years. Drawing on diverse musical influences, Bob is equally at home with a tender ballad, a country two-step, Latin, Standards and high energy Rock & Roll.
Gary Nichols: If you're familiar with the music scene in Vernon, you've probably seen Gary perform. Gary has brought his excellent guitar and vocal skills to Rock'n Horse and the band is proud to have him on board. He has fronted local bands such as Junk Yard Dawgs and Durango and has years of experience touring and performing in the Okanagan and western Canada.
Tony Monk: Tony started playing bass at the age of 15 and played in Vancouver based bands through most of the 60’s, appearing in one of the first Variety Club Telethons, various clubs, dances and promotional performances. After a lengthy layoff from music, Tony returned to the bass and has developed into a solid player and singer.
Stewy Stuart: Stewy has been playing since he was 12, spending over 20 years on the road he went into private business, retired and resumed his musical career. He’s played with Wilf Carter, the Rhythm Pals, Herb Ellis, Bobby Curtola and others. Stewy sings and plays guitar as well as being a great drummer. Stewy adds his long history in touring bands to an already experienced group of musicians.
Media: Facebook @rockinhorsebandvernon
“ The Regals are a 4 piece 50’s/ 60’s classic rock dance band with a modern sound, consisting of Bob Silversides on Keys,
Ed Turner on guitar, Ricky Choy on drums, and Roy Kawano on bass. W e are seasoned, accomplished musicians who
came together because of a mutual attraction and joy in performing 50’s/60’s music. Also performing with the Regals
is Larry Branson, a renowned Roy Orbison Tribute Artist, sharing stories of Roy and his music.”
Here is a quote from Kelowna Events ( magazine): “ this band is vibrant, talented, and so much fun. The vibe is
Outstanding when the Regals perform and the dance floor is always packed”.
The Band Hat Trick is from Vernon BC. The Band consists of four members.
Owen Cook from Lumby - Lead guitarNocals/Harmonica
Terry Dyck from Vernon - bass guitar/ AccordinNocals
Don Hagen from Vernon - Electric/ Acoustic/Guitar/HarmonicaNocals
Terry Johnson from Vernon - Drums/percussions
The members of this band have various backgrounds and a lot of experience in the field of music. Owen Cook and Terry Johnson have been playing in bands together since 2003, with the most recent band 'Hat Trick Band (2016 to present), 'Deep Creek Band (20017 - 2020) Cheaper Than a Porsche Band' (2006 - 2015), Big Weekend (2003-2006) and our fist band, The Coyotes.
Terry Dyck is a well known musician in the Vernon area and has been well connected with many bands through out his life. Terry Dyck had the 1st music store in Vernon for several years and played in several local bands. One Band was well known for years was 'The Sand Castle Band'.
Don Hagen, is the newest member to Hat Trick Band. Don is a long time residence of Vernon. Don has been playing music for the best part of 40 yrs. Don has played with several other musicians, but did not play in a named band until he joined Hat Trick Band in April of 2020. Don enjoys all genres of music, but mostly classic and country rock.
Hat Trick Band formed in April 2016 as a 3 piece band.. Basically each of us knew of the other from other people in the local music business. Don Hagen joined the band in April of 2020. Our music is based on Classic Rock and Roll, Blues, Country Rock and Ballads primarily a dance and entertainment band . We have performed various venues, from Salmon Arm, Enderby, Mable Lake, Lumby, Vernon and of course Armstrong: here are a few: Lumby Days Festival, The Lum by night in the Park, Vernon Army Navy and Airforce Club, Armstrong in the Park, Vernon Sunshine Festival, Falkland Stampede, Vernon Yacht Club and most recently the, Enderby Legion, Salmon Arm Summer and Winter Festival, Vernon's Creative Chaos, and the prestigous and fabulous, Armstrong I.P.E., along with several private events and parties.
We hope you'll clap your hands and tap your toes and even sing along with the songs we play because we love crowd participation. Dancing is strongly recommended.
The JS Garcia Band hails mainly from Lake Country BC, and is well known locally for their dynamic energy and crowd-pleasing performances.
The band is fronted by singer/songwriter/guitarist Jenn Boal whose on-stage energy has earned the band a reputation for "ballads and sass".
The JS Garcia Band is rounded out with the solid backing of keyboardist Laverne Berget, guitarist James Dow, drummer Kevin Harding, and bassist Liam Kay. Mixing folk, country, pop and rock styles, the band exudes that rare combination of superb musicianship, onstage-chemistry, and rapport with the audience.
An evening with the JS Garcia Band is always memorable: this is a band that loves what they do, and they do it well.
For the last ten years 13 Broken Bones has been rockin' the Thompson, Okanagan, Similkameen and Kootenays. Based in Penticton, this 5 piece band is a fan favourite, playing classic rock hits from the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's. With powerful vocals, backed by great musicianship, you'll definitely want to be up dancing and singing along with these high energy rockers. "Pubs, clubs and festivals - Big or small, we rock them all"
Collectively, Rollin' Coal has entertained audiences for decades. This trio presents a retro vibe and wants to share their love of classic songs from the '50s and onward with you. They will delight you with several different styles, including 50's rock, Latin grooves, and a sprinkle of country, reggae, and blues, and will also surprise you with a new spin on some old favorites. An evening with this band will have you applauding and asking for more!
Liz Blair is a woman who is easily inspired who and can hold her own. She has a great electric powerful voice, with her bluesy sultrey tones she captures the crowd and sings raw honest lyrics about her own experiences. Her influences are very diverse, from Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin, Lady Gaga and Gogol Bordello she transforms her spirit and directs her passion through these musicians.
NEVER 2 LATE
Never 2 Late are a 4-piece Classic Rock & Country cover band from Vernon, BC.
The band is made up of four talented musicians who each bring their own style and expertise to the table. Lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist, Kelly, has a powerful voice that can belt out rock anthems and country ballads with equal passion. Bassist, Dale, provides a solid foundation for the band's sound with his driving bass lines, while drummer, Rennie, keeps the beat steady and dynamic. Finally, lead guitarist, Rick, adds a touch of country flair with his solos and picking.
Their unique brand of entertainment fuses great grooves and tight vocal harmonies with strong rhythms and solid beat with an eclectic mix of songs and genres that appeal to all musical tastes. Their music and engagement with audience members of all ages will have you tapping your toe, singing along, and getting up on the dance floor to move with the groove.
Now scheduled by event organizers to perform at the IPE, Lumby Days, and Lumby Live.
For more info visit the band on social media:
Facebook page (Never 2 Late Cover Band)