Get your Palooza on!

Sookaplooza is a day and night of dodgeball and music at the 17 Mile Pub

Sookapalooza takes place at the 17 Mile Pub in Sooke on July 27.

Sookapalooza takes place at the 17 Mile Pub in Sooke on July 27.

The eighth annual Sookapalooza is coming up on July 27.

There will be seven bands and a Beach Dodgeball tournament starting at 1 p.m. at the 17 Mile House Pub. Tickets for the event are available at the pub now… Get them quick because it will sell out fast.

The dodgeball tournament will be six teams of six people with at least one female on each team and it will follow European beach rules. Call the pub at (250) 642-5942 for more details and to sign up.

Costumes are encouraged, bring your summer festival spirit. New Sookapalooza shirts being printed right now!

Band Lineup:

Zachary Doeding — Zac’s style is kind of folk/alt/country/pop with a healthy dose of finger-picking. He plays and writes songs about love, family and politics.

SweetLeaf –  an original ska funk band from Victoria, BC, Fresh off of the main stage at Ska Fest.

Cannibal Bob — local rockers with their own take on cover songs, always a crowd favourite.

Doja — A funk, Ska, rock band hailing from Abbotsford, check them out.

Johnny Galactic – Johnny Galactic is a three-piece acoustic rock band from lower Vancouver Island. Their music style is distinct yet dynamic: a coalescence of the timeless story telling of folk, the sunny strumming of acoustic guitars, the beats of power-pop, and the raw energy of rock.

Aegis Fang — Aegis Fang is a three piece Blues/Rock band from Vancouver Island.

They have captured a modernized classic rock sound with the punching blues riffs and hand clapping, foot stomping, Island- style rock that their live shows are known for.

The Tractor Grease Folk — The Tractorgrease Folk are all about fun zippy tunes with a focus on humour and satire. Their jam band approach to performing has drawn comparisons to Dr. Hook,the Barenaked Ladies and Stompin Tom. Their new album “All Folked Up” features songs about garage sales, hockey and cruisin’ around in a Winnebago.

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