Tribute bands set to rock Loonstock

Missed Led Zeppelin in their heyday? Couldn’t afford a ticket for the last KISS farewell tour?

Led Zeppelin tribute band

Missed Led Zeppelin in their heyday?

Couldn’t afford a ticket for the last KISS farewell tour?

You still have a chance to see some of the best classic rock music performed at a fraction of arena-tour prices.

Wetaskiwin will host the first Loonstock Music Festival Aug. 4 at the Loon’s Golf & RV Resort from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Acts include award-winning tribute bands paying homage to AC/DC (Thunderstruck), Led Zeppelin (The Led Zeppelin Show), KISS (IKONS) and Bon Jovi (Blaze of Glory).

Loonstock was conceived by Wetaskiwin businessman Larry Moussa, and Glen Jevne with the James Theatre. Moussa said the genesis for Loonstock was seeing The Led Zeppelin Show perform at the James Theatre.

“I was impressed with The Led Zeppelin Show and I thought they would be a great cornerstone for a concert,” he recalled. “We also want to promote and showcase some of Alberta’s new talent.”

Others on the bill include Connie Gogo, For One More Day, and Mad Shadow, which is the members of The Led Zeppelin Show playing their own music.

Tickets are $99 per person or $129 for VIP seating. Each pass to Loonstock, includes nine holes of golf at the Loon’s, a $20 value, good for a future round of nine.

The number of VIP tickets has been capped at 150, and it includes reserved bleacher seating.

Moussa said Loonstock will be held on 80 acres and feature a professional stage, and room for 150 campers in RVs and tents. The gates open the day before Loonstock.

Loonstock can be seen as an alternative to the Big Valley Jamboree just down the road in Cam rose.

Moussa expects about 1,000 people to attend the inaugural Loonstock but there is plenty of room for more.

The tribute bands will sell tickets but Moussa said the emerging Alberta talent is sure to please concert-goers.

For ticket information, call the hotline at 780-352-3300, or 1-888-928-7499.

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