The Revelstoke Fall Festival brings together not only our wonderful town of Revelstoke but local communities from the entire west coast and offers something for everyone.
This year we are excited to announce Revelstoke’s own Outdoor Mountain Music Festival as a prelude to the Best Fest in the West, which will be in Revelstoke from September 16 - October 4, 2015 and feature a range of activities from teen challenges to food tastings, comedy shows to charity bike rides, knowledgable workshops to a variety of musical entertainment.
Now is your chance to be a part of this years Best Fest in the West - the Revelstoke Fall Festival. Packed full of inspiring music, tasty food and fabulous demos.
Welcome to Revelstoke, BC - A year round historic mountain community away from crowds, located in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Whether you're looking for an adrenaline pumping recreation adventure, an encounter with nature, or a glimpse into our rich heritage, plan your Revelstoke vacation to experience what makes this destination our paradise. For more information please visit www.seerevelstoke.com
Special promotional offer from The Sutton Place Hotel.
The Sutton Place Hotel Revelstoke Mountain Resort is a true luxury condominium-style hotel, consisting of 3 buildings connected by an underground heated parking facility, and serviced by a beautifully appointed central lobby. Visit the link below to book online now with our outdoor mountain music festival promotional code "OMMF" (already entered!).
Revelstoke has a great public transit system. Take a look at the BC Transit website for maps and schedules specific to Revelstoke- http://www.transitbc.com/, or call the Revelstoke Transit Line at 1 (250) 837-3888
Looking for a Taxi in Revelstoke? Call R Taxi at 1 (250) 837-4000
Riding your bike has never been easier. There are places to lock your bike up across the city and if you’re looking to rent a bike for the festival contact Everything Revelstoke.
Enjoy a free gondola ride from the Revelstoke Mountain Resort base to the event taking place at the Revelation Lodge. Please note there will be no road access for festival goers, only the gondola! Make sure to have your tickets and wristbands visible as they will checked at the door. No outside alcohol is permitted to enter the festival grounds.
FREE admission for kids under 12.
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Everyone knows who Sublime is right?!?!? The Funky Snow Monkeys ARE Sublime (they're that good... really). Read on to see where this fantastic band got it's inspiration.
Sublime Biography: When national success finally came to the Long Beach, California, ska-rock band Sublime, it was painfully bittersweet. Frontman Brad Nowell spent eight years of his life in pursuit of rock stardom with the group, relentlessly working the Southern California party and bar scene with bassist Eric Wilson and drummer Bud Gaugh. He saw the band release two moderately successful albums on its own Skunk label before finally securing a long-sought-after major label deal with MCA, but he would never fully realize his dream. On May 25, 1996, three months before Sublime's self-titled MCA debut shipped to stores, Nowell —who had battled a heroin addiction for years —died of an overdose in a San Francisco hotel room. He was 28.
Released 10 weeks after Nowell's funeral, Sublime (#25, 1996) steadily went on to become one of the best-selling albums of 1997, spinning off four Modern Rock radio hits and eventually going quintuple platinum. The band's 1992 independent debut, 40 Oz. to Freedom, also enjoyed a sales spike (going platinum) after being reissued by MCA, while 1997's odds and sods collection Second-Hand Smoke, went to #28. Other vault releases included Stand by Your Van —Live in Concert (#49, 1998) and Acoustic —Bradley Nowell & Friends (#107, 1998). Greatest Hits, issued in late 1999, peaked at #114.
After Nowell's death, Wilson and Gaugh assembled the Long Beach Dub AllStars to perform at a 1996 benefit for Nowell's son, Jakob. Three years later, the group released its debut, Right Back.
This biography originally appeared in The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll (Simon & Schuster, 2001).
We regret to inform that we are unable to play the Revelstoke Fall Festival on Sat Sept 20th due to unforeseen circumstances. We always love playing in Revelstoke and are really bummed to be missing this show. We are currently working on a make up date which will be announced ASAP!
Emerging onto the Western Canadian music scene in 2011, The Bitterweed Draw’s high energy performances have ignited crowds everywhere from large festival stages, to crowded bars, local markets, private functions, on-air radio, and whiskey swiggin’ sunrises aplenty. This six-piece honky-tonk outfit combines olde-tyme and bluegrass sensibilities with an edge of rock and roll swagger. Featuring musical medleys of electric guitar, lap steel, banjo, fiddle, infectious four-part vocal harmonies, and rhythm that keeps their audience moving all night long, this band is sure to light the barn on fire!
The Bitterweed Draw released their debut LP, Heart of the Old West, on March 9th 2012 to a sold-out crowd in Calgary, AB. With the lineup growing outside the venue and the realization that many fans would not be able to get in, the band took the concert outside. The energy in the air was so strong that the crowd grew to hundreds, while passers-by and even police officers lent their clapping hands and stomping feet to the night of song. This instant connection with fans has kept The Bitterweed Draw growing strong across Canada. With a recent cross Canada tour and over 80 performances since their debut release, The Bitterweed Draw’s live energetic performances has captured the hearts of new and old fans alike.
For more information on this band, please visit www.thebitterweeddraw.ca.
Swelling in primordial pulses and wholloping whoops, the tacit tones of Shane Philip's didgeridoo hold the power to still listeners into silence or encourage audiences to rise up in a tribal swell of intoxicating spirit - with sometimes but a heartbeat in between. Meanwhile his hands will be skilfully juggling between shaking up rhythms with his aslatua, driving the dance floor with his djembe and sliding out grooves on his Weissenborn-style guitar while his foot taps in earthshaking electronic kicks wherever they might fit. He is a one-man show weaving sounds that inspire audiences anywhere he goes.
From early childhood moments of drumming kitchen tables and car dashboards, to January 2008's release of his latest album, "In The Moment" Shane's musical stylings have been self-taught and self-motivated every step of the way. Borrowing from folk, reggae, blues and beyond, he blurs the boundaries of expectation and music into an altogether unique soundscape. "We are influenced by everything we listen to, see and do," Shane reminds. "So much of what shapes the music, vibe, content, and overall feeling of the songs is unconscious. I write music that results from everything that goes on in the life I live."
In 2007, Shane released "Earthshake," a collection of songs he had been working on for the past couple years, with production assistance from long-time collaborator, Corwin Fox. 2008 has seen their collaboration expanded and revamped with the release of Shane's newest album, "In The Moment." While some of the songs are rhythmically focused (bursting with high energy and powerful dance rhythms), others drip melodically with honey and sunshine -- deeply moving songs that reflect on the environment, social justice and personal experience.
Whether playing with spirited mayhem, or with mellow gold, Shane Philip presents songs that are consistently well crafted, while always leaving listeners with a positive afterglow.
For more information on this band, please visit www.shanephilip.com.
Montreal-based alternative folk-pop band The Franklin Electric turned heads in 2012, claiming first prize in a Nashville song writing competition with the infectious song, “Old Piano”. The group then banded together to lay down their debut album "This is How I Let You Down".
The album was produced by The Franklin Electric's lead vocalist/piano/trumpeter and songwriter Jon Matte, who worked closely with award-winning engineer Rob Heaney for an almost - live approach to the recordings. Jon's stellar song writing guides the eleven tracks with a confident brass section and strong harmonies there to add melodic support. The songs were then partly mixed by Rob Heaney as well as Grammy winner Chris Shaw allowing the sonic beauty of the tracks to shine.
"Our music has allowed us to reach many new fans through shows, select radio stations in Canada and the U.S have started playing and supporting the music and a surprising number of bloggers have also discovered the music organically through direct connections with the songs, at live shows, on a roof top or just meeting someone who spoke about us! Dedicated to the music, we are truly grateful for this honest, independent magic in the evolution of the band" says Matte.
As front man and heart behind the group, Jon Matte has built his career on a resume of professionalism. He studied music at Vanier College in Montreal, and shortly after built a roster of production credits working with popular Canadian artists such as Patrick Watson, Bran Van 3000, and Bad News Brown.
After winning a video campaign with Australian based company Genero.tv, The Franklin Electric released the official video for the title track of our album ''This Is How I Let You Down'', filmed in Melbourne and directed by Julian Lucas, & Jarred Osborn. With brilliant story telling and cinematic visuals, a second music video was released with the same duo of directors in mid-February for the song “Unsatisfied”.
Recently the band caught the attention of Indica Records (home to Half Moon Run, Phantogram), who will be making the album available in stores as of May 6th 2014. Upcoming dates for The Franklin Electric include 3 shows at Canadian Music Week CMW and stopover on CTV's Canada AM, May 12th.
For more information on this band, please visit www.thefranklinelectric.com.
Born and bred on the West Coast of Canada, Redeye Empire’s music exudes all that is indicative of the West Coast lifestyle. Redeye Empires unique blend of reggae, ska, rock and hip-hop has been blowing away fans across North America since their first show 5 years ago. Their laid back attitudes, charisma and energetic stage presence continues to captivate audiences across the continent.
As long time friends, Gabe and Mike spent much of their youth playing music together. When Gabe headed off to pursue the pacific surf break of Hawaii and Mike ran to the coastal mountains in search of an endless winter, the music they shared would be, temporarily, put on hold. Returning to Vancouver in 2007, both Gabe and Mike new it was time to continue where they left off...and Redeye Empire was born!
Signed to 29 Records out of Vancouver BC, Redeye Empire has recorded and released 3 albums with their 4th Album to be released July 2011. Their first album (Redeye - 2007) set the stage for the bands first US tour with G Love & Special Sauce. While on tour the band caught the ear of producers Chris D (G Love & Special Sauce, Jack Johnson, Slightly Stoopid) and Ben Kaplan (Shakira, Chevelle, Trapt, Biffy Clyro). Redeye Empire quickly went to work with both producers recording their second album “The Diary of Everett Miley”.
What started as a ripple has become a tidal wave!
The bands fan base has skyrocketed since their first US tour with G Love and Special Sauce in 2007. In support of their second album, Redeye Empire quickly hit the road once again. This time with California based, Pepper. Redeye Empire did not disappoint! Shortly after returning home, the Empire was asked to head out for a short tour with ska/punk legends, Fishbone. Upon returning home Redeye Empire released their third album “Sea to Sky” and once again set out with G Love and Special Sauce.
The opportunity for Redeye Empire to display their unique and distinctive style has reached sold out crowds from Rhode Island to California and everywhere in between!
In anticipation of their 4th album, Redeye Empire spent the majority of last summer touring the West Coast, and writing. Being the only Canadian band to play the Westbeach Festival in Santa Barbara, Redeye Empire has set the stage for an on-slaught of performances throughout the summer of 2011!
Already fans across the continent are gearing up for Redeye Empires next CD Release in July of 2011. The release of this upcoming album is the spark that will ignite an exciting, no holds barred CD Release Tour targeted to extend through BC, Alberta, Washington, and Oregon with potential shows planned for California and several other US West Coast Cities. Stay tuned for the official release of these tour dates!
When they are not playing music, the boys of Redeye Empire can generally be found taking advantage of everything the West Coast of BC has to offer. Be it skiing, surfing, mountain biking or relaxing with a couple of guitars by a lake Redeye Empire truly represent a laid back, west coast lifestyle where the good times rarely cease!
For more information on this band, please visit www.redeyeempire.com.
The Boom Booms are a Canadian indie soul band formed in Vancouver, BC in 2008. The group consists of Aaron Ross (lead vocals), Sean Ross (keys, vocals), Tom Van Deursen (guitar), Geordie Hart (bass), Richard Brinkman (drums), and Theo Vincent (percussion, drums). The band is an independent act that has toured internationally influencing the music scene in countries like Brazil, Spain, Canada, the U.S. and more. The bands’ roots soul sound draws heavily from artists including Bill Withers and Damian Marley.
Friends from childhood, they released their debut album, Butterfly Man (2008), where the video for their feel-good party anthem, “When the Night”, reached #6 on the Much More Music chart and was licensed for an episode of 90210. “Delivered”, a surreal banjo ballad garnered an award for Best Roots Song at the Just Plain Folks Music Awards in Nashville, TN (2008). The Boom Booms released their second album ¡Hot Rum! (2011), which earned them a spot in The Peak Performance Project. They won second place picking up a cash prize of $75,000, which enabled them to produce and release their travel documentary, Boom Boom Brazil. The documentary explores the rich and unpredictable adventures of an up-and-coming band on tour in Brazil and raises awareness of the Belo Monte Dam’s impact.
Aloe Blacc’s song, “The Man” feat. The Boom Booms (2013), became the feature song for the Beats by Dre commercial starring Kevin Garnet of the NBA, which is being played in top cinemas and circulating on TV and online. The band is currently recording a new album, titled “Love Is Overdue”, with Grammy Award-winning producer Chin Injeti, which is set to release in Summer 2014.
For more information on this band, please visit www.theboombooms.com.
Not done yet? The Festival's official after show will be held at Revelstoke's famous Traverse Nightclub. Please join the party for special appearances from your favourite artists, and keep your eyes peeled for celebrity sightings!
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