Revisit the Summer of Love

Gatzke Orchard host the Summer of Love featuring the music from the Woodstock era July 15.

Jason Buie brings his band to play music from the Woodstock era at the Summer of Love festival at Gatzke Orchard on Sunday

If you groove to the sounds of Woodstock, Gatzke Orchard is your destination this Sunday, July 15.

As part of Gatzke’s summer line-up of events, they have launched the inaugural Woodstock and the Summer of Love festival.

A great line-up of B.C. artists had been organized to perform on stage.

As well, there will be vendors and activities for kids at this family-friendly event.

The day has been designed to rekindle the spirit of the times and classic guitar rock of the late 1960s.

Organizers are hoping guests will heed the informal dress code and compete to be the best dressed hippie.

“Hopefully people will be in the spirit of things and dress up and come have a good time,” said organizer William Holzer.

The Jason Buie band is headlining the event. Buie went out of his way to invite artists who are well known on the B.C. festival circuit who have a love for the rock and roll that was at the heart of Woodstock.

“Ellie Johnson, Linda-Sue Wilson, Dan Engelland and Kathy Frank will be there,” Buie said.

“They are all excellent artists who really play this music well.”

The musicians will perform a long rotation of sets culminating in Buie’s signature sound of guitar rock. After Buie, the plan is for all the artists to take to the stage and provide some high energy, impromptu performances, delivering even more of the kinetic, adventurous sounds of Woodstock.

“We aren’t tribute bands, we’re musicians who love the music,” Buie said.

The day-long festival has limited Sunday night camping for those festival goers who would like to pitch a tent and wake up to a pancake breakfast the next morning.

The family-friendly day kicks off at noon on July 15 and tickets are $15.

Find the Gatzke’s page on Facebook for more information or stop by the Gatzke Orchard store at 15590 Highway 97 in Oyama to purchase tickets.

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