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Backyard Après brings new music event to Sea to Sky



A new one-day music event is set to take place in Squamish at the end of June.

Gibbons Whistler announced it would be hosting Backyard Après at Norman Rudy's in Squamish on Saturday, June 29 headlining reggae-rock veterans Big Sugar.

The event, which will run from 2 to 9 p.m., will also include sets by North Shore rockers She Stole My Beer, Vancouver up-and-comers Old Soul Rebel, and Pemberton alt-country act Dakota Pearl.

Local legend (and Pique film columnist) Feet Banks will MC the event while Whistler favourite DJ Foxy Moron is set to spin tracks.

"In 2013, we launched our first official Gibbons event, the Whistler Village Beer Festival, and in 2015, we broadened our horizons by starting the Great Okanagan Beer Festival in Kelowna followed by the addition of the Clover Valley Beer Festival in 2018," says Katrina Frew, director of festivals and events with Gibbons, in a release. "... Now we're adding to the family and absolutely thrilled to announce Backyard Après!"

Early bird tickets to the show are on sale now for $55 (for access plus drink tokens) or $45 for access only.

Get them at backyardapres.ca.