Jessie Roper comes straight from Rock the Shores.

Jessie Roper comes straight from Rock the Shores.

Get your Sookapalooza on for Saturday

Annual day filled with dodgeball and music at 17 Mile pub

Dodgeball, music, food, beverages, fun are all listed as what you will get at Sookapalooza.

For the past nine years, Graham Mackenzie has been instrumental (pardon the pun) in bringing musicians and people together at the 17 Mile Pub for Sookapalooza.

On Saturday, July 19, the action begins at 1 p.m. with a Beach Dodgeball Tournament at the sand court outside the 17 MIle Pub. The dodgeball tournament will have six teams of six people with at least one female on each team. They will strictly follow European Beach Rules. Call the 17 Mile at 250-64205942 to sign up your team and for more details.

Following the tournament six local bands will take the stage, with what Mackenzie said is the best line-up they have ever seen at Sookapalooza.

Every possible type of music will be presented by groups such as: Brown Paper Baggers who play reggae, blues, funk, hip hop, country and punk. They shouldn’t be missed stated Mackenzie.

Cannibal Bob are local rockers with their own take on cover songs and catchy originals, always a crowd favourite.

Johnny Galactic, Mackenzie’s band, are Soopalooza alumni who always shows up ready to entertain the crowd with well written lyrics, catchy hooks and rock kicks.

Robbie Aylesworth combines a passion for great, melodic rock and lyrics with a purpose

“We’re stoked to have Robbie and his band in this year’s lineup,” said Mackenzie.

Jessie Roper is a local hero who will be doing a solo show and is sure to wow the crowd with his mix of blues, rock, country, folk  reggae and unstoppable energy.

Sweet Leaf is an original seven-piece ska funk band from Victoria, fresh off of the main stage at Ska Fest. These guys are guaranteed to get you on your feet and dancing.

Tickets are $15 and available at the 17 Mile now.

“Don’t hesitate, because as you know, this event has a limited amount of tickets and sells out quick,” warns Mackenzie.

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