Aaron Pritchett is the headlines Party in the Park on Saturday (June 24) from noon to 10:30 p.m. at Bowen Park. Photo Contributed

Aaron Pritchett headlines Party in the Park

Party in the Park is Saturday (June 24) at Nanaimo’s Beban Park

Lion Bear Fox wraps up their current Western Canada No Turning Back tour in Nanaimo during Party in the Park.

The group has been touring to promote its new album, which bears the same name as the band.

“The songs on the new album are songs of hope,” said Ryan McMahon, a.k.a. Fox.

Lion Bear Fox will perform for an hour during the concert.

“We get to sink our teeth into the show,” said McMahon, adding usually bands will perform a 30-minute set before the main headliner. “Whatever we got left in the tank we will be leaving onstage.”

Lion Bear Fox will perform songs from the latest album and a few covers.

The band members have a short respite before hitting the road for another tour.

“It will be two weeks of rest. Two weeks of chill out and family to do regular dad stuff,” said McMahon.

Party in the Park is Saturday (June 24) from noon to 10:30 p.m. at Beban Park.

Country music star Aaron Pritchett headlines the event.Pritchett grew up in northern B.C. and was influenced early on by ’80s rock ‘n’ roll. On his website, Pritchett said he transitioned to country music because he was able to relate to the stories in country songs.

“Those stories were a lot like mine. I was going fishing, camping and riding buses to hockey tournaments in even smaller towns than my own, life was a lot more country than rock and roll,” said Pritchett. “That feeling resonated with me and I strive to convey that in my music today.”

Pritchett’s latest album, The Score, was nominated for a Juno Award for Country Album of the Year. The album debuted in the top spot of the Canadian country music charts.

Pritchett is also a nominee for the Western Canadian Music Awards’ Country Artist of the Year category.

Party in the Park tickets are $45 or $60 for VIP tickets available in advance at Original Joe’s Nanaimo and Guava Apparel, located in Woodgrove Centre. The concert is an all ages event.

In addition to the concert there is also the OmBoys and Kunckleheads Motorcycle and Hot Rod Show and Shine. The event runs from noon to 4 p.m. and the registration fee is $25. People can register at www.omboys.ca. Best in Show will win $1,000.

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