Submitted. Canadian country music stars, Emerson Drive, will launch the Fraser Valley’s Canada Day festivities early this year as they headline the Canada Day Kickoff Concert at the Abbotsford Centre on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 6 pm. Joining Emerson Drive will local country stars Aaron Pritchett, King & Cash, Beamer Wigley, as well as the winner of this year’s Abbotsford Idol Contest presented by the Abbotsford News.
For well over a decade, Emerson Drive has been a staple in the country music community, known for being a band to crank out the hits, deliver electrifying stage shows and wow audiences all across North America. During their evolving career, the Canadian band has scored numerous hits such as “I Should Be Sleeping,” “Fall Into Me,” “Last One Standing”, “Moments” and their latest, chart-topping hit, “Who We Are.”
Emerson Drive has racked up countless award nominations in both the U.S. country market at the ACM’s and CMA’s, as well as in Canada where they have picked up multiple trophies for Group or Duo of the Year from the CCMA (Canadian Country Music Association). It was their 2007 hit, “Moments,” that pushed Emerson Drive over the top in country music. The powerful song validated the talent and passion of the band’s drive to succeed in the business they know and love.
Acclaimed for bringing “rock energy” to “country audiences”, Aaron Pritchett continues to hold the title of one of the most sought after artists in the business. His passion and intensity for his art overflows on stage and spills into his unwavering dedication to his fans. Growing up in small-town Northern BC, Aaron drew his earliest musical influences from 80’s Rock, leaving no doubt that his rock roots have had a major influence on his sound with hits such as the classic’s “Big Wheel”, “Hold My Beer” and “Let’s Get Rowdy” to his latest “Boat on the Water”, “Hold You Like My Whiskey” and “Wake You With A Kiss”. Following on the heels of a cross Canada tour, 2015 will see the release of a much anticipated greatest hit album.
Opening the show will be one of Canada’s hottest new male country duos, King & Cash, composed of Dan Arnold and Pritchett’s son, Jordan. The younger Pritchett is no stranger to success having experienced six years of international fame in the pop rock band – Faber Drive.
Inspired at a young age by the singing and guitar playing of Keith Urban, 12-year old Beamer Wigley will also perform an acoustic set featuring original songs as well as covers of songs by the artists he looks up to.
In addition to the evening’s lineup, the Abbotsford News will run a four week talent contest to crown the next Abbotsford Idol at Finnegan’s Pub & Grill starting on June 2. At stake is the opening spot in the concert lineup among other prizes.
Country 107.1 Presents Canada Day Kickoff concert
With Special Guests
King & Cash
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
At the Abbotsford Centre
Doors: 5:00PM Show: 6:00PM
Tickets on sale Friday, April 10 at 10:00AM
Tickets (incl. GST) $15.00, 25.00, 35.00 & $49.00 (Plus FMF & service charges)
Tickets are available at: ticketmaster.ca | Prospera Box Office at Abbotsford Centre |
all Ticketmaster Outlets | By phone 1-855-985-5000 |