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.

Just Posted

Darrell Paulovich remembered after accident claims his life

A tragic accident claimed the life of a rodeo advocate over the weekend

Ponoka soldiers killed in action in WWI recognized in worldwide vigil

The World Remembers vigil concludes this year following the centenary of the last year of WWI

Ponoka residents asked to provide input in 2019 budget

Ponoka’s budget process is underway and council hopes to hear from residents on their priorities

Serious collision north of Ponoka

Emergency crews were on scene of a serious collision north of Ponoka on Highway 2

Ponoka Broncs take hard-earned victory in final home game

Broncs shutout Drayton Valley, put themselves in position for first ever playoff appearance

Video: An up-close look at beluga whales in Hudson Bay

An up-close look as some belugas greet whale watchers off the coast of Churchill, Manitoba

5 tips for talking to your kids about cannabis

Health officials recommend sharing a harm reduction-related message.

NHL players say Canada’s legalization of marijuana won’t impact them

NHL players say the legalization of marijuana in Canada won’t change how they go about their business.

Automated cars could kill wide range of jobs, federal documents say

Internal government documents show that more than one million jobs could be lost to automated vehicles, with ripple effects far beyond the likeliest professions.

Koreas agree to break ground on inter-Korean railroad

The rival Koreas are holding high-level talks Monday to discuss further engagement amid a global diplomatic push to resolve the nuclear standoff with North Korea.

Flash floods kill at least 7 people in southwest France

Flash floods have left several people dead in southwest France, with roads swept away and streams become raging torrents as the equivalent of several months of rain fell overnight, authorities said Monday.

Trump to visit Florida, Georgia; search ongoing for missing

The death toll from Michael’s destructive march from Florida to Virginia stood at 17.

Canadians widely unaware of accomplishments of famous women, poll suggests

A new poll suggests Canadians have a lot to learn about the accomplishments of some of the country’s most famous women.

Temporary access allowed for residents of landslide-threatened B.C. community

The district says areas of access to the community of about 54 homes could be expanded, depending on advice from a geotechnical engineer.

Most Read