Stompin' Time

It’s getting closer……the twenty-fifth Summer Stomp And Burnout is about to happen in Sicamous this July!  The weekend of July 17th and running until July 20th, this non-profit organisation…Biker Fest and Music Gala is celebrating twenty-five years of Summer-Fun, and fund-raising for local charities.  In fact, over the course of time, over 100,000 dollars has been raised for the Sicamous/Silver Creek area: including monies donated to- the Salvation Army, Silver Creek Community-Silver Creek Fire Hall, and the Hospice Society—just to name a few!  Centred in Sicamous, the Summer Stomp & Burnout Charity Party is an area institution!—with events for everyone, including the Vintage Car Club parade through town, and the Chamber/RCMP sponsored Kids Pedal Bike event, and of course there are all the older folks events happening on the Stomp Grounds: Bull Riding, Bike Rodeo Games and of course the ever popular weekend Musical line-up!  This year, the headliner-Kenny Shields & Streetheart are celebrating as well!  Kenny has just released his first Recorded Work in over twenty years!!  Below is the Talent Line-up for the whole weekend, and remember this is twenty five years of the best Biker Charity in the region—see you all in Sicamous! (July 17th through 20th)

Music Schedule:

 Thursday July 17th—    STOMP STAGE:    Junk Yard Dogs & Guests   8:30pm

  Friday July 18thMAIN STREET STAGE:   Zeppelina:  11:30am-1:00pm   Barracuda:  1:15-2:15pm                                             Junk Yard Dogs  4:15-6:15pm       Shoe Swap   6:30-8:00pm

                                STOMP STAGE:   Barracuda  7-8:30pm   Kenny Shields & Streetheart:    8:45-10:45pm    Totally Tom Petty hosts: The Women Of Rock   11pm-12:30am    Zeppelina   12:45am-2:30am


Saturday July 19th:   MAIN STREET STAGE:  Junk Yard Dogs:  11:00am-1:30pm   LegZZ:  1:45-2:30pm   Shoe Swap:  2:45-4:15pm   High Voltage: 4:30-6:00pm

                                    STOMP STAGE:  Totally Tom Petty hosts The Women Of Rock :  8:30-10:15pm  LegZZ:   10:30-12:00am  High Voltage:  1am-2:45am    Dreams (Fleetwood Mac tribute): 2:45am to close

--For complete info go to www.summerstomp.ca


From the genius of “Nightwish” comes forth a musical spectacular that will quite simply blow you away!!...    

 TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN - The Life And Times Of Scrooge (Nuclear Blast)

      Bloody amazing!! But what would we expect from the mastermind of “Nightwish”? “The Life And Times Of Scrooge” is a stunning adaptation of novelist Don Rosa’s “The Life & Times Of Scrooge McDuck”. This novel has enthralled Toumas Holopainen for twenty some years! Inspired by the author’s detail and emotional renderings, Tuomas set about transforming this piece to music some fourteen years ago! As is his way, what we hear is a brilliant cinematic body of music that is atmospheric and uplifting… Lifting us to the highest levels of heavenly music. Tuomas creates an absolute stunning ten song suite, with full orchestra, voice choir combined with multiple textures performed by some of the finest musicians of Europe! His transformation of this story is epic in presentation and proportion. The use of unique instruments just adds to the colour and flavour of this interesting story. A musical journey that is deep, colourful, a virtual musical painting that simply draws us in.  One that completely reveals the musical genius that this man is!

Bruce Atkinson (90/100)

Under The Lights

Upcoming Club/Concert Highlights:

Notable Concerts:  

South Okanagan Events Centre (Penticton):     John Fogerty:  November 27th 

Funtastic: (Vernon)  Nazareth:   June 27th 

Prospera Place:  Heart:  June 28th

Kenny Shields & Streetheart:   July 18th at Summer Stomp  (Sicamous)


  …if you have a musical story or news and would like me to write something… drop me a line at:  [email protected]  and let’s celebrate Kelowna’s rich and varied music community together!!.....

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About the Author

We call him the Professor of Rock: With a career in music, television and media arts spanning 30 years, Atkinson knows music. He's traveled as a professional musician and he loves Rock 'N Roll. He is a music journalist who writes internationally for Frontier Records' Melodic Rock magazine and he owns FBA International a multifaceted management, consulting, promotional entity.

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