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R&B Icons, Robyn and Ryleigh added to Peachfest lineup

The sounds of Motown are set to fill the air during the final night of the Penticton Peach Festival.

The unmistakable sounds of Motown will fill the air on the final night of the 2016 Penticton Peach Festival.

The R&B Icons will be on the Peters Bros. Construction Main Stage, in Okanagan Lake Park, on Aug. 7.

The 12-piece group features two lead singers, Mike Henry and Jeanette O’Keefe, who have performed all over the world. Their vocal range and onstage presence provide the group with the ability to take fans back to the heyday of Motown.

The R&B Icons’ song list includes tunes by Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind and Fire, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Tina Turner, Diana Ross and Ray Charles.

“This is much more than a concert,” said Bill Kolter, Peach Festival entertainment director.   “This is a world-class show with choreography, costumes and fantastic vocals.”

The R&B Icons have headlined across Canada including shows at the Pacific National Exhibition and the River Rock Casino.

The Icons are presented by Peters Bros. Construction and Lake City Casino.

Opening for the R&B Icons will be Robyn and Ryleigh. The popular sister duo, from Langley, blends the energy of modern pop music with country elements of acoustic instruments, meaningful lyrics and sibling harmonies.  Other stops for their group this summer include Rockin’ Riverfest and the Chilliwack Fair.

Robyn and Ryleigh are presented by Home Hardware.

There is no admission charge for any of the Peach Festival concerts.    The 69th annual festival is scheduled Aug. 3 to 7. For further information go to peachfest.com

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