It was a shorts and beers kind of day for Kyle Sampson of Pacific Western Brewing, and CN Centre’s Glen Mikkelsen Thursday.
The pair of classic rock fans, took advantage of the warmer temperatures and staked their claim for their lawn chairs and crushed a few Cariboo’s at Exhibition Park nearly five months in advance of the gates opening for the second installation of Cariboo Rocks The North.
Mikkelsen and Sampson also happen to be two of the folks behind bringing this massive event to Prince George.
“We’ve had a long, cold winter and now that the temperatures are warming up it’s time to make your plans to be here at Exhibition Park this August for three days of classic rock,” said Mikkelsen, in a news release. “We’ve got a dynamite lineup … It’s not going to be something you’re going to want to miss.”
Cariboo Rocks the North will take to the stage August 9-11.
With a combined 27 platinum records, 17 gold records, and 18 Juno Awards, this year’s festival will feature; Loverboy, Trooper, Glass Tiger, The Romantics, Chilliwack, Sass Jordan, Streetheart, Carole Pope & Rough Trade, Doug & The Slugs, Helix and Lee Aaron.
“It’s certainly still a bit chilly out here, but Glen and I couldn’t hold back our enthusiasm any longer,” said Kyle Sampson, Pacific Western Brewing’s Manager of Northern BC. ” We’re ready to welcome Prince George and all of northern B.C. back to Exhibition Park for another stellar year of rock n roll. Grab your tickets now and make your summer plans – it’s not too early to wish winter away and to commit to being right here from August 9-11.”