The High Bar Gang plays at 2:30 p.m. at the Chevron Main Stage during the Canada Day celebration.

The High Bar Gang plays at 2:30 p.m. at the Chevron Main Stage during the Canada Day celebration.

Roping ’em in on Canada Day

High Bar Gang coming to Cloverdale on July 1 called ‘roots supergroup’

Some mighty familiar names in the Vancouver music scene are coming to Surrey July 1 for the free Canada Day bash at the Cloverdale Millennium Amphitheatre (64 Avenue and 176 Street.)

The High Bar Gang has been called a “roots supergroup” featuring some of Vancouver’s finest musicians who have come together to perform gospel and bluegrass music.

With such legendary performers and solo artists as Barney Bentall, Shari Ulrich, Angela Harris, Wendy Bird and others, it’s well-nigh impossible to disagree.

Bentall’s fellow Legendary Heart Colin Nairne brought the gang together a few years ago.

The Juno-winning collective, which also includes Eric Reed and Rob Becker, has been playing to sold-out houses this spring, and last September opened for Blue Rodeo at Stanley Park’s Malkin Bowl.

The gang takes its name from the High Bar region in the Cariboo, near the Fraser River, where Bentall spends part of the year.

The High Bar Gang is just one of the featured performers for the 2012 Surrey Canada Day celebration. They’ll hit the stage at 2:30 p.m..

Montreal’s Sam Roberts Band will be headlining. Other featured acts include Vancouver indie artist Hannah Georgas, Jerry Doucette, Blaze of Glory (a Bon Jovi tribute band) and more.

This year’s 100.5 FM PEAK Performance project contestants will also perform live.

Sam Roberts Band takes the stage at 8:45 p.m., followed by the traditional fireworks display at 10:15 p.m.

For more details, visit Surrey.ca.

 

Read about more Canada Day events on Page 47.

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