Canada’s Blue Rodeo and Randy Bachman are among the headliners at this weekend’s Rockin’ River Festival at Mission Speedway.

Canada’s Blue Rodeo and Randy Bachman are among the headliners at this weekend’s Rockin’ River Festival at Mission Speedway.

Rockin’ River fest bigger and better

The Rockin’ River Music Festival that launches this Thursday, Aug. 9, is Southern B.C.’s biggest and best country music shindig

The Rockin’ River Music Festival that launches this Thursday, Aug. 9, is Southern B.C.’s biggest and best country music shindig — this year spanning three days, and featuring some top-notch musicians.

The multiple-day event combines headline musical acts with some of B.C.’s finest country music talent.

Taking the stage over Thursday, Friday and Saturday, at Mission Raceway Park, are Dwight Yoakam, Blue Rodeo, Randy Bachman, George Canyon, Aaron Pritchett, Ridley Bent, One More Girl, The Higgins, Kenny Hess, Victoria Banks, Karen Lee Batten, Brent Lee, Tyler Whelan, Todd Richards, Chris Buck Band, The Matinée, Shane Chisholm , and Stacey McKitrick (Abbotsford).

“This year’s Rockin’ River is easily the biggest and best we’ve ever put together,” says Hess, the festival’s organizer, as well as one of its performers.

“The talent Rockin’ River Fest has this year promises festival goers one of the best times they’ll have all year… period.”

Rockin’ River Music Festival began as a modest musical gathering, designed to bring people together and, hopefully, bring people to the Fraser Valley and boost the local tourism industry … and it has continued to grow. Since its inception, the Rockin’ River Music Festival has continued to grow, both in terms of attending-crowd size, and stature of the performing artists the festival attracts.

This is the fourth annual Rockin’ River festival at Mission Raceway Park, expanding this year from a two-day event to a three-day festival.

Rockin’ River Music Festival tickets and camping reservations — along with lineup information — are available at rockinriverfest.com.

Tickets are also available at Lower Mainland Lordco outlets and select London Drugs locations. For more information check out rockinriverfest.com, facebook.com/rockinriver, email info@rockinriver.com, or call the Rockin’ River Hotline at 604-733-2235.

Rockin’ River Music Festival tickets, camping reservations, and information is available at:

• www.rockinriverfest.com.

• Rockin’ River Hotline (604-733-2235)

• facebook.com/rockinriver

• info@rockinriver.com