Organizers of the Whistler Presents Concert Series unveiled their lineup for the summer music event Friday.
The shows — running at Olympic Plaza — kick off on June 29 with Canadian folkies Daniel Lapp Band and jazz singer Matt Dusk. The next evening, rockers 54-40 will take the stage followed by a Canada Day lineup that includes Ruckus Deluxe, Norman Foote, Kalan Wi and Jeremy Fisher.
"I think people really relate to good music," says Kristen Robinson, producer for brand.Live who helped select the lineup. "Whether it's good music like Matt Dusk who's a crooner who has had a bunch of number one radio hits and will appeal to a broad audience, but maybe skews a little 40-plus, to being able to walk in and experience Taj Weekes, this amazing reggae musician, humanitarian and poet. We are booking in the middle of the village in the pedestrian mall so it's being able to find that line."
Other highlights throughout the summer include rock act The Trews, singer-songwriter Alex Cuba, Vancouver favourites The Boom Booms and Hey Ocean! along with folk-rock singer Danny Michel and indie pop darling Hannah Georgas. The series will wrap up on Sept. 1 with locals Jeremy Thom, Animal Nation and Ali Milner along with headliners The Current Swell.