ANNOUNCING ROCK THE PARK 2023!
Parksville Beach Festival | Summer Concert Series


PROUDLY PRESENT the 2ND ANNUAL
“ROCK THE PARK” MUSIC FESTIVAL

FRIDAY, AUGUST 11TH, to SUNDAY AUGUST 13TH, 2023

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



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The Parksville Beach Festival Society is pleased to announce that next year’s “Rock the Park” Music Festival will be held from August 11th to 13th, 2023.

Taking place at Parksville Community Park, Parksville, British Columbia, on Vancouver Island.


Featured world class tribute bands for 2023 are performing the music of:


ABBA
Bob Seger
David Bowie
Eagles
Elvis
Fleetwood Mac
Joe Cocker
John Fogerty / Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR)
Neil Diamond
Santana

...and other perennial favourites
Full details on each band performing, and links to their website and performance videos, are below:

PARKSVILLE OUTDOOR THEATRE ROCK THE PARK 2023 MUSIC FESTIVAL

ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP
(Daily schedule to be announced closer to the festival date)

Arrival
Canada’s Tribute to ABBA

Website: https://sonicflowerent.com/music

Arrival is an authentic sounding, six-piece tribute to Abba. They perform in full costumes, similar to the actual styles worn by the original Abba. The band of professional musicians from Vancouver have played many shows over the past few years all around the world including Las Vegas, the Dominican Republic, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and Vancouver to name a few. You will be amazed at how close Arrival looks and sounds like the original Abba. They take you back in time so you can experience this amazing music all over again!

Night Moves
The Ultimate Tribute to Bob Seger

Website: https://sonicflowerent.com/music

Bob Seger is an American music legend second to none with countless hits loved by millions everywhere. With the powerful vocals required for this show, Night Moves starring Dan Hare recreated Bob Seger of the 70’s and 80’s when his hits were on every radio station. Relive the memories of one of the most loved rock music icons of all time as Night Moves authentically re-creates the Seger Classics!
A Night of Bowie
David Bowie Tribute

Website: https://anightofbowie.com/

Musician Syl Thompson and his band have been paying tribute to the musical works of David Bowie for more than three decades.

Thompson embodies Bowie’s exquisite style and persona and has been acclaimed as providing the most credible and realistic Bowie experience in North America.

Six highly respected musicians play each song as Bowie and his band performed them live. The look and feel of this concert replicates the Heathen/Reality Tour. The music spans the broad spectrum of Bowie’s hits from 1969’s Space Oddity to 2013’s Where Are We Now? The show is eerily close to hearing and seeing Bowie himself.

Thompson’s own musical journey has been chocked full of high points.In the early 80s, Thompson toured extensively in the South Pacific. Once he returned to Canada’s West Coast, he headlined for various cover bands and played in notable venues in Vancouver, including the Commodore Ballroom. In 1987, he opened for the Beach Boys at the Pacific Coliseum. Around this time, a manager of a Richmond nightclub heard him perform and remarked that Thompson had the look, moves and sound of Bowie and suggested he cover a few of Bowie’s songs.

Before long, Thompson was dedicating a full set to the music of David Bowie.

He renamed the band Major Tom and embarked on a year-long tour throughout North America. They played Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe and other major cities before returning to a Canadian tour which started on the East Coast.

Eagle Eyes
Eagles Tribute

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

Due to the overwhelming response received from the 2022 “Rock the Park” we are excited to bring back Eagle Eyes for an encore performance. 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” Due to the overwhelming response received from the 2022 “Rock the Park” we are excited to bring back Eagle Eyes for an encore performance.

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”.

Darren Lee
World Elvis Champion

Website: https://sonicflowerent.com/music

Darren Lee’s record run in Las Vegas may never be surpassed and it all started when he won the World Elvis Contest in Memphis on the 20th Anniversary of Elvis’s death. Soon after, Darren joined the cast of the American Superstars in Vegas. From the moves, the uncanny resemblance to the spot-on vocals, Darren Lee is the King among Kings in the Elvis tribute world.

Fleetwood Magic
The Authentic Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show

Website: https://www.fleetwoodmagic.ca/

Fleetwood Magic is The Authentic Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band from Vancouver, Canada. Fleetwood Magic transports audiences on a musical journey that spans the self-titled White Album, Rumours, Mirage, Tusk, and Tango in the Night and Then Play On albums. They perform “The Mac’s” greatest hits with dynamic harmonies to authentically recreate the sound, personae and mystique of this most famous line-up of Fleetwood Mac. It’s no 'rumour' that Fleetwood Magic is a must see! You’ll be taken by the wind and singing along to your favorite songs.

Fleetwood Magic has played to sold out shows and to thousands of people! Fleetwood Mac is one of the world’s most popular and iconic groups of the 70’s and 80’s and has earned their place in the rock and roll hall of fame as one of the biggest classic rock bands on the planet! With a fan-base of all ages even today, Fleetwood Mac features the collaborative talents of Mick Fleetwood, Christine and John McVie, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham.

Joe Cocker Experience
World Class tribute to the legendary Joe Cocker

Website: https://thejoecockerexperience.ca/

Last year's Rock the Park attendees missed this awesome Joe Cocker tribute, so we booked Larry Brannen again this year.

Joe Cocker Tribute 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

Centerfield
The essential John Fogerty / Creedence Clearwater Revival / CCR Tribute

Website: https://sonicflowerent.com/music

John Fogerty from CCR is one of the most enduring icons or rock music and his music is still loved by everyone everywhere. Centerfield, starring Dan Hare is the ultimate tribute to John Fogerty and CCR. Relive the memories of one of the most loved rock music icons of all time as Centrefield authentically re-creates the CCR classics along with the best of Fogerty’s later hits. The Look, the Voice the Hits
Nearly Neil
Bobby Bruce’s World Class Tribute to Neil Diamond

Website: https://www.nearlyneil.com/

Nearly Neil is a professional international touring act that works year-round. Venues include casinos, theatres, nightclubs, showrooms, lounges, pubs, cruise ships even stadiums.

Since breaking out as a headlining tribute act, Bobby's Nearly Neil show has toured extensively. More than a dozen tours to Malaysia, numerous returns to the Cayman Islands, over 40 theatres throughout the Netherlands and Belgium, ongoing annual touring in every state and territory of Australia in addition to nationwide tours of the USA and Canada.

Nearly Neil has multi generational appeal. Diamond's incredible body of work stretches almost 50 years with most of his hits in the glory days of the Boomers, ingrained in the psyche of Gen-X'ers through their parents and due to movies and baseball re-inspiring past hits even Millennials can sing along.

Supernatural
A Tribute to the Music of Santana

Website: https://bigawesome.ca/supernatural

Paying homage to a true icon of modern music. Santana’s music crosses cultural boundaries and excites audiences worldwide. He is an architect of Latin rock and a true guitar hero. Supernatural honors the man and his music. A six-piece band of incredible performers deliver the experience of a Santana concert with all the energy and musicianship of the real thing. Spanning an over 50 year career the show takes the audience through all of Santana’s greatest hits and modern classics. From his seminal performance at Woodstock to the 1999 smash album “Supernatural” (from which this tribute derives its name) this is an unparalleled career faithfully reproduced by musicians of the highest caliber.
Rock of Ages
Rock through the Ages from the 60's to today

Website: https://www.livevictoria.com/rockofages

Classic rock cover band. Includes some members of Younger Than Yesterday and Free Ride.
Big Awesome Entertainment
West Coast Soul

Website: https://bigawesome.ca/big-awesome

What’s “West Coast Soul”? When you’re funky but not funk, you’re R&B but not blues, you’re soulful but you also rock, that’s west coast soul. Party tunes and dance music with an edge.

Big Awesome, based on Vancouver Island, are fronted by husband and wife team Doug Towle and Andrea Shannon. They can be seen performing as anything from a duo up to a full show band. Doug is one of Canada's premier guitarists having been recognized by Guitar Player Magazine and has performed across Canada, the US and Mexico. Andreas' sweet, soulful voice soars over Doug's husky baritone. Together they are a singularly exciting unit.

Big Awesome is what happens when world class musicality meets outstanding entertainment.

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