Parksville Beach Festival | Summer Concert Series
&
CO-OP Mid-Island

PROUDLY PRESENT the 1ST ANNUAL
“ROCK THE PARK” MUSIC FESTIVAL

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5TH, to SUNDAY AUGUST 7TH, 2022

A CELEBRATION OF OLD TIME ROCK & ROLL, CLASSIC ROCK AND MORE!


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Rock the Park Music Fest, sponsored by Mid Island Co-op, is the inaugural event on this fabulous new stage that will become the hub for outdoor arts and cultural events in Parksville Community Park, Parksville, British Columbia, on Vancouver Island.

Featuring world class tribute bands performing the music of:
Bad Company
The Beatles
Buddy Holly
The Eagles
Heart
Joe Cocker
Linda Ronstadt
Pat Benatar
and more...

PLUS performances by perennial favourites...
Johnny Inappropriate
Kenny & The Cruisers
The Apollos
The Time Benders
Time Well Wasted
Younger Than Yesterday
and more...
Rock the Park 2022
Schedule At A Glance
DOORS OPEN AN HOUR AND A HALF BEFORE THE FIRST ACT
(SCROLL DOWN FOR FULL ARTIST BIOS AND MORE DETAILS)
August 5:
2:45 pm: Kenny & The Cruisers
4:30 pm: Triple Shot: 70’s, 80’s & 90’s Rock (Heart, Bad Company & Pat Benatar tributes)
7:00 pm: Classic Ronstadt: Linda Ronstadt Tribute

August 6:
12:00 pm: The Apollos: Rock, Blues, Country and R&B
1:45 pm: Johnny Inappropriate: Dance Rock Cover Band
3:45 pm: Joe Cocker Experience: Joe Cocker Tribute
5:45 pm: Eagle Eyes: Eagles Tribute
7:45 pm: The Fab Fourever: Beatles Tribute

August 7:
12:00 pm: Younger Than Yesterday: 60’s Rock
2:00 pm: Time Well Wasted: Classic Rock, Funk, R&B
4:00 pm: Time Benders: Stars of the last 60 years
6:00 pm: Zach Stevenson: Buddy Holly Tribute

Rock the Park
ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP - Friday, August 5th, 2022

ENTERTAINMENT STARTS AT 2:45
- Gates Open at 1:15 -
2:45 to 4:00 - Kenny and the Cruisers
Old Time Rock & Roll

Website: http://kennyshaw.ca/music/index.php?cPath=5

Kenny and the Cruisers deliver the energy and innocence of the golden era of Rock and Roll. Those feelings from the time when Rock and Roll was fun will bubble up inside you like a cherry soda when they play some Chuck Berry and Sam Cooke. The music of the Beatles, Elvis, Del Shannon, and more will have you bouncing like a red rubber ball when the band takes the stage.
4:30 to 6:30 - Triple Shot: Barracuda, Shooting Star & All Fired Up
Heart, Bad Company & Pat Benatar Tributes

Barracuda Website: https://www.barracudahearttribute.com/

BARRACUDA hail from Vancouver, BC, Canada, the city where Ann & Nancy Wilson originally formed the amazing legacy of the band HEART. Barracuda performs the music of HEART with style, presence, and a true passion for the songs that have become beloved classics to fans worldwide. Roger Fisher, Guitarist and founding member of HEART has officially endorsed Barracuda. Roger has also joined the band on stage for numerous performances, creating a truly authentic experience for HEART fans.

Shooting Star Website: https://www.facebook.com/ShootingStarTribute/

Shooting Star is a Bad Co. Tribute Band performing all of your favorites.

All Fired Up Website: https://allfireduptribute2benatar.com/

All Fired Up is a Pat Benatar tribute that performs throughout North America.
7:00 to 8:15 - Classic Ronstadt - the Legacy of Linda
Linda Ronstadt Tribute

Website: https://www.facebook.com/ClassicRonstadt/

American singer Linda Ronstadt is an award-winning superstar of both pop and country music. She has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. By the end of the 1960s, Ronstadt had become a solo act. She put out several albums with a series of backing bands, one of them the nucleus of the group that would become the Eagles. Classic Ronstadt [The Legacy of Linda] is fronted by D.L. Car who is a multi-talented vocalist who also portrays another iconic female singer Ann Wilson in the popular Vancouver Heart Tribute act Barracuda. Joining D.L. are a band consisting of some of the elite musicians on the Pacific West Coast.

Rock the Park
ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP - Saturday, August 6th, 2022

ENTERTAINMENT STARTS AT 12 Noon
- Gates Open at 10:30 -
12:00 to 1:15 - The Apollos
Rock, Blues, Country R&B

Website: https://www.facebook.com/theapollosqb/

The Apollos are a local cover band, grooving out on rock, blues, country, funk and R&B tunes from the 80s and up. A multi-instrument band featuring brass, harmonica, and banjo, and mixing it up with sweet harmonies and great vocals, the band has been playing in the local scene since 2018. The Apollos have been happily raising money for worthy causes and creating epic dance situations for the Oceanside community. (Missing from the band's pic: Paul Bartlett and Bill Noseworthy)
1:45 to 3:00 - Johnny Inappropriate
Dance/Rock Cover Band

Website: https://johnnyinappropriate.com

Johnny Inappropriate is a high energy Dance/Rock cover band! They began in the summer of 2004, quickly becoming one of Vancouver Island’s premier cover bands, Johnny Inappropriate is known for their sharp look, high energy, and musical diversity. Their key ingredients have been wowing crowds all over Vancouver Island and the lower mainland. Garnering rave reviews everywhere they go, there is never a dull moment with Johnny. They will keep you guessing and keep you dancing all night long.
3:45 to 5:15 - Joe Cocker Experience
Joe Cocker Tribute

Website: https://thejoecockerexperience.ca/

Larry Brannen's voice is so close to the real Joe Cocker' it's uncanny-close your eyes, and you'll swear you're hearing the real deal! And if that's not enough, the girls are brilliant, powerful and have attitude-they are a force on their own. Their voices blend so well with Larry's its' become magic. Backed by an all-star band this act of nine musicians have re-created the band that Joe used on his last tour. The music is all Cocker and sung like only Joe could. The Joe Cocker Experience has rapidly claimed their spot as one of the top acts on Vancouver Island and beyond. Welcome to Woodstock-come and see the show-you won't be disappointed.
5:45 to 7:15 - Eagle Eyes
Eagles Tribute

Website: https://www.eagleeyestribute.rocks/

Eagle Eyes is a tribute to the legendary music of the EAGLES. Eagle Eyes has taken great care and dedication recreating the harmonies and capturing the magic of EAGLES studio recordings. Hailing from Southern Vancouver Island, the four members of Eagle Eyes have over 120 years of combined experience as professional touring musicians, honing their musical and vocal skills. Eagle Eyes audiences are captivated by the band’s live performance and natural vocal harmonies, not to mention the music. This band's love of the Eagles songs helps them construct and finesse their ongoing sold-out performances! Crossing over from classic rock to country rock with an extensive repertoire of Eagles hits, Eagle Eyes is a “must see” for all Eagles fans.
7:45 to 9:15 - Fab Fourever
Beatles Tribute

Website: https://www.fabfourever.com/

THE FAB FOUREVER – CANADA’S PREMIERE TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES is a musical production that will transport you back to a time when the music was the soundtrack to a generation. Music that transported four mop tops from a little club in Liverpool to the apex of their profession, becoming the musical icons of the century. THE FAB FOUREVER performs the monster hits “She Loves You”, “I Want to Hold Your Hand”, “Twist and Shout”, “Can’t Buy Me Love”, “A Hard Day’s Night”, “You Can’t Do That”, “All My Loving”, “Things We Said Today”, “Roll Over Beethoven”, “If I Fell”, “Boys”, “Long Tall Sally” and more.

First and foremost, THE FAB FOUREVER are Beatle fans. Their passion and energy onstage make for a tremendous show. With vintage Beatle period specific instruments, and several full costume changes, they have spared no detail with this production from when the Fab Four first invaded America.

ROCK THE PARK
ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP - SUNDAY, AUGUST 7TH, 2022

ENTERTAINMENT STARTS AT 12 Noon
- Gates Open at 10:30 -
12:00 to 1:15 - Younger Than Yesterday
60's Rock & Roll

Website: https://tributebands.net/cover-bands/younger-than-yesterday/

Younger Than Yesterday is an all-star group of musicians who have been playing the biggest songs of the 1960’s for over 10 years now. Playing hits from The Beatles, The Who, The Stones, The Kinks, The Byrds and many more of your favourite 1960’s artists, Younger Than Yesterday will have you smiling, dancing, and singing along. From Victoria BC, YTY has played over 500 shows together and are ready to play 500 more!!!
2:00 to 3:30 - Time Well Wasted
Classic Rock/Funk/R&B

Website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4ne9YHDDRU

Time Well Wasted is a Comox Valley musical institution. With a performance legacy stretching over 18-years, the band is unchallenged as the longest continuously performing dance band in the Comox Valley. Over the years, nearly 60-musicians have been involved with the band … but without any doubt, the current line-up is the strongest yet. This power group of 11 musicians features a 5-piece horn section. Best of all, it is the music that sets this band apart. The Time Well Wasted repertoire includes very best of funk, soul, rock, rhythm, and blues, including Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Tower of Power, Earth, Wind & Fire, Bruno Mars, Doobie Brothers, Kool and the Gang, the Bee Gees, Toto, Powder Blues, Chicago, Little Feat, Steely Dan, Santana, Aretha Franklin … and many, many more...
4:00 to 5:30 - The Timebenders
Hits of the last 60 years

Website: http://www.timebenders.com/

Hop into the time machine and let the Timebenders experience take you on a fast-paced, high-energy journey through the decades of popular music. With 70 years of music and over 20 costume changes, this exciting show will have you on your feet or dancing in your seat! Founded in Victoria BC in 1992, the Timebenders have had a rotating roster of extremely talented local musicians over the years.

They've played for a wide range of audiences and clients such as Bill Gates, Francis Ford Copolla, Bank of America, United Airlines, The Boeing Group, and many more. Get ready for the show of a lifetime; guaranteed fun for the whole family!
6:00 to 7:30 - Zachary Stevenson: Buddy Holly Tribute
Buddy Holly Tribute

Website: https://zacharystevenson.com/

Zachary Stevenson is an award-winning actor, musician and writer. Originally from Vancouver Island, Zachary has been coined a “dead ringer” for his portrayal of Buddy Holly. Zachary won the Jeff Award in Chicago for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Musical) for the Buddy Holly Story, a role he’s honed in more than a dozen productions across Canada and the United States. Zachary has produced and recorded five independent albums and tours frequency as a musician. He’s been featured as an original artist at countless festivals including the Ottawa Folk Fest, Blue Skies Festival, Summerfolk, Winterfolk (Toronto), Folk Alliance (Memphis, Ottawa and Kansas City), and the Ottawa Blues Festival. He shares a Toronto Virgin Radio songwriting award with songwriting partner, Jeff Bryant, for their song “The Man on Radio”.