Festivals just keep coming

The Comox Valley's newest music festival will spotlight emerging talent from the Comox Valley and elsewhere on the West Coast this Saturday.

LUKE BLU GUTHRIE is one of the performers at the Rhythm on the Rock Music Festival this Saturday in Courtenay.

LUKE BLU GUTHRIE is one of the performers at the Rhythm on the Rock Music Festival this Saturday in Courtenay.

The Comox Valley’s newest music festival will spotlight emerging talent from the Comox Valley and elsewhere on the West Coast this Saturday.

The Rhythm on the Rock Music Festival happens at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds on Headquarters Road in Courtenay.

The lineup includes the Comox Valley’s own Head of the Herd, Luke Blu Guthrie, Multi-Coloured Mischief and the Des Larson band, as well as the Sunshine Coast’s Wilderness Crew, Regina’s Northcote and Montreal’s bohemian pop songstress, Annie Becker.

Comox Valley Canada Day under-18 Battle of the Bands champion Fiftieth Parallel from Campbell River will open Rhythm on the Rock.

The lineup encompasses a variety of musical genres, including rock, pop, electronic, hip hop, bluegrass and folk, says promoter Lightburn Entertainment.

Organizers say they are striving to make it a “green” festival and are incorporating sustainable practices, as well as inviting many local non-profits to attend, share information and spark discussion about the place we live.

The Rhythm on the Rock Music Festival takes place July 23 from 3:30 to 11 p.m. at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds.

Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the gate, and they are available at One Thirty Three Skate Shop, Long and McQuade, The Freakin Coffee Shop and Roots The Salon in Courtenay and the Boardwalk Skate Shop in Campbell River.

For more information on the artists, or if you are interested in volunteering with Rhythm on The Rock, visit www.rhythmontherock.ca.

— Lightburn Entertainment


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