Canadian country star George Canyon is joining the lineup for the 68th annual Penticton Peach Festival.
Presented by Peter Bros. Construction, George Canyon will play Okanagan Lake Park on Aug. 7.
Canyon has been the most played Canadian artist on Canadian country radio and is one of the most requested stars on Country Music Television (CMT).
“We’re thrilled to have George Canyon coming to Peachfest,” Bill Kolter, festival entertainment director, said. “There is no bigger star in Canadian country music.”
Nominated for 34 Canadian Country Music Association awards and seven CCMA awards, including being named Male Artist of the Year twice, Canyon has also won two Juno Awards.
Canyon has also had a bit of an acting career earning starring roles in several movies as well as recurring roles on Canadian TV series’ Trailer Park Boys and Heartland.
Well known for his charity work, Canyon is the national spokesperson for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
“George will be the highlight of the night…and one of the highlights of the festival. But, we have plenty of great entertainment on country music night, and thanks to Peter Bros. Construction, there is no admission charge,” Kolter said.
Country music night starts off with Penticton’s own Beamer Wigley. Beamer started playing guitar in 2002 at the age of five and has won numerous talent competitions including the PNE Star Showdown.
Dale Seaman and Highway 97 will be up next. The third consecutive appearance at the Peachfest for Highway 97.
Hitting the stage before Canyon will be King and Cash, fronted by Jordan Pritchett, former lead guitarist of Faber Drive.
The Penticton Peach Festival is scheduled Aug. 5-9. For further information visit www.peachfest.com.