REWIND & COME AGAIN – SUMMER 2010 FESTIVALS WITH BIG SUGAR

Big Sugar has reunited and Gordie Johnson, Kelly Hoppe, Garry Lowe, and DJ Friendlyness are making sweet sounds again.At the end of 2003, after 13 years and 6 hit albums that included numerous top ten radio hits as well as live classics Canadian reggae rock sensations Big Sugar called it quits. After rocking the mountain at the Telus World Ski & Snowboard Festival in Whistler, B.C. in April 2010 they just had to keep those rock/reggae vibes going.  Official Website: http://www.bigsugar.com

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Catch Big Sugar at the following summer festivals:

BIG MUSIC FEST BELLEVILLE

June 19th, 2010 – Bellville, Ontario

ZZ Top / Collective Soul / Finger Eleven / Big Sugar / Gord Downie and the Country of Miracles / Karl Wolf / Danny FernandesMore Information: http://www.bigmusicfest.com/belleville/ticket-information/

Canada Day 2010 

BIG SUGAR AND FINGER ELEVEN ROCK CANADA DAY AT THE POWERADE CENTRE

July 1, 2010 – Brampton, Ontario, City of Brampton Canada Day Celebration

*Fireworks Choreographed to Music at 10:00 pm

More Information: http://www.brampton.ca/en/Arts-Culture-Tourism/Festivals-and-Events/Canada-Day/Pages/welcome.aspx

CRABFEST 2010

July 2 & 3, 2010 – Gingolx, BC

Big Sugar, Crystal Shawanda, Wide Mouth Mason, 54-40, Downchild Blues Band +

Gingolx, a Nisga'a Village of roughly 485 people is located in the Nass Valley of Northwestern British Columbia. It is truly a secret destination. The Village has had road access for only 7 years, and only few have discovered its quaint seaside charm and hospitality. Crabfest is also drawing festival goers from near and far to take part in the fun-filled weekend packed with hours of music for all ages. A festival organized with cooperation solely by native bands in this isolated area.

More Information: http://www.crabfest.ca/

THE ROCK EXPERIENCE TO REMEMBER SUMMER SLAM

July 16-17, 2010 – Grand Prairie, AB

Big Sugar, Colin James, Arkells, Trooper, Wil, Barney Bental and the Legendary Hearts, Paul Filek

More Information: http://www.summerslamsports.com/index.html

CANAL DAYS MARINE HERITAGE FESTIVAL

July 31, 2010 – Port Colborne, ON

Big Sugar performs at The Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival. The Tall Ships gather in Port Colborne each August holiday weekend, for a four-day celebration of history and heritage.

More Information: http://www.canaldays.ca/page/canal_days

ROCKSTOCK FOR THE HEART

August 13 & 14, 2010 – Tecumseh Park, Chatham, ON

Big Sugar takes the Rockstock stage on the Saturday with Thornley while Ray and Robby of The Doors headline on Friday

More Information:  http://www.rockstockconcert.com/index.php

MOLSON CANAL CONCERT SERIES

August 20, 2010 –Lockport, NY

Big Sugar w/Johnny Nobody, Beggar's Best, Jeremy Hoyle Band

More Information:  http://www.canalconcerts.com/

TWO FOOLS ON STOOLS

September 4, 2010 – Beaumont, AB

Ok its not a big summer festival, however, it is a rare opportunity to catch Big Sugar’s Gordie Johnson and Kelly Hope performing a duo acoustic show

HARVEST JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL

September 17, 2010 – Fredricton, NB

Big Sugar super set with The Trews, don’t miss this special event.

More Information:   http://www.harvestjazzandblues.com/

Core Facts

  1. Big Sugar fans will be hearing their hits “Diggin A Hole,” “If I Had My Way” and “Turn The Lights On” live again. Gordie Johnson, Kelly Hoppe, Garry Lowe, and DJ Friendlyness are making sweet sounds; the first since the final Hit and Run tour of 2003.

  2. After rocking the mountain at the Telus World Ski & Snowboard Festival in Whistler, B.C. last month they just had to keep those rock/reggae vibes going.

  3. At the end of 2003, after 13 years and 6 hit albums that included numerous top ten radio hits as well as live classics Canadian reggae rock sensations Big Sugar called it quits. Singer/Guitarist Johnson moved on to form the cowboy metal band GRADY. While Big Sugar blended rock and reggae, the GRADY trio with “Big” Ben Richardson on bass and drummer Nina “the Queena” Singh sound like Motorhead joined Z.Z. Top.

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9th June 2010

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