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The Hip Replacements

This popular Tribute Band has been performing Hip music it’s members love for eighteen years at clubs, festivals, concerts and private events.  The band members are not only professional musicians and performers, they are super fans who have seen numerous Tragically Hip concerts!  As true and dedicated fans, they can be note-perfect on all the songs, while adding the jams and electric performance elements audiences are looking for.  This is truly what has made The Hip Replacements the most sought after Tragically Hip tribute band.

The band is passionate about the material and especially passionate about capturing the nuances and spirit of the original performances – down to the rants, stories and all the songs the Hip are known for!

The band: David Mihal on drums, Dan Fogarty on bass andJimmy Leguilloux on guitar.  You will be amazed by the vocal ability and sheer stage presence of Paul Sexsmith as he interprets and recreates the full Gord Downie experience, all as part of a phenomenal band which gives it’s audiences the highest level of energy and musicianship the Hip is known for!  See for yourself th e performance that embodies all the best of the Hip and leaves audiences raving everywhere.

Opening Act – Ari Neufeld

Ari Neufeld is a self-made one man band, playing guitar, piano, banjo while singing and keeping time through an amplified stompbox, with ethnic beads, nuts and bells strapped to his body. His performance covers a variety of genres from folk to pop, to new country, to rhythmic soul, to rock but it is what he likes to coin as “Full Contact Folk”. It’s a vibrant blend of beat, melody and humor. Prepare to be inspired.

Neufeld has performed at and more than 300 weddings. He performs and plays mainly on the Syilx Territory (Okanagan) and Vancouver Area at present, filling out his creative palette with visual and song commissions, murals, workshops and custom private pieces, but has traveled as far Perth to perform at a wedding!

Come hungry!

Admission fees includes corn on the cob and the tastiest and most creative) hotdogs you’ve ever tried.  Campbell Kearns of The Wienery will look to defend his undefeated title of “Top Dog” against Matt Leyes of Black Sage Butcher and Ian Stillborn of the Nk’Mip Cellars Restaurant in this year’s friendly but fierce competition where humble hotdogs are transformed into culinary works of (delicious) art.  For those wanting sweet treats, the EnRoute Expresso truck will be on site serving up lemonade or coffee drinks and Our Little Donut Factory will be cooking up mini donuts and popcorn. There will be beverage service available with Oliver’s own Firehall Brewery craft beers on tap, Nk’Mip Cellars wines and a selection of domestic ciders and spritzers for purchase with proof of age majority ID. 

The evening will feature a fresh corn roast and gourmet hotdogs by some of Oliver’s very best chefs. Enjoy local wines and brews as well as non-alcoholic drinks.

Be sure to bring the kids to this family-friendly event: there will be tons of free kids’ activities on site.

Friday August 19th 6:00-10:00pm Oliver Community Park

Featuring live entertainment from Ari Neufeld, The Hip Replacements and the Top Dog Culinary Comp & Corn Roast  

Tickets on sale starting July 18 at Oliver Parks & Rec Admin Office 250-498-4985

Student 11-18yrs Advanced $10.00/Gate $15.00

Adult 19yrs + Advanced $20.00/Gate $25.00

Children 10 years and under Free

 

Headliner - The Hip Replacements

Past Featured Top Dog Competitors

Opening Act - Ari - Neufeld

A great Way to Kick Off the Expo with a night of Great Food, Wine and Music.

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