Johnny Galactic will perform at Sookapalooza this Saturday at the 17 Mile Pub. (Contributed)

Sookapalooza returns for 13th year

Annual outdoor festival takes place Saturday at 17 Mile Pub

Get ready to rock, Sooke.

The 13th annual Sookapalooza is this Saturday (Aug. 11) at the 17 Mile Pub on Sooke Road.

This year’s lineup includes a variety of different sounding bands to treat everyone’s musical taste.

Performances include:

Johnny Galactic- Sookapalooza regulars, the energy this trio brings to the stage challenges the crowd to sit still, and from the moment they pick up their instruments, it’s obvious that no one is having more fun than the boys themselves.

The Basin Boys are a local trio, with rich harmonies. Playing many originals, country, folk, rock, and covering many genres 1950s to current.

The Edgewellers- A folk music duo who features “stirring harmonies, dynamic arrangements, and compelling storytelling.”

The Lost Buoys- A good-time reggae/funk with a hint of rock and roll cover band from the Island.

Josef Mieto- A folk singer/songwriter from Ottawa, now living in Victoria. “Organic folk melodies and world rhythms, thoughtful and poetic lyrics, blues-infused folk with a hint of old-fashioned country music and a bit of rock ‘n’ roll.”

There are also a few local acts that are set to be a surprise for the event.

“There will be drink specials, lots of great music and a 50/50 draw with proceeds going to Jason Buie’s family. Tickets are on sale now and they won’t last long,” said Graham Mack, an organizer of the event.

“Bring your dancing shoes and order a taxi, the bands play a little something for everyone.”

Tickets cost $20 and can be bought at the pub. Music begins at 4 p.m.



editor@sookenewsmirror.com

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