Glacier Challenge increases its music quotient

Twenty-five years! That’s a true milestone by anyone’s calculation and the Revelstoke Glacier Challenge knows how to mark that anniversary in true Revelstoke style — with an amazing 25th Anniversary Prize Package.

The $6,000 prize, which will go to some lucky team that has registered to play in this year’s tournament, will ensure that the winners not only have a great summer ball experience, but a fantastic winter, too., by giving the entire team of up to 14 people a weekend’s accommodation and free skiing at Revelstoke Mountain Resort.

That’s bound to make this a memorable year for the community’s signature summer event.

So, too, is the 2012 musical lineup. There’s more music this year than at any time in the past. Check out the lineup:

Friday Night:
Maritime Kitchen Party 7 pm to 9 pm. Checkout their website at
The Boom Booms  9:30 pm to 12:30 am. Checkout their website at

Saturday Night:
Open Mic Jam Session – Bring your talent from 4 pm to 7 pm
Blindspot  7 pm to 9 pm. Checkout their website at
Redeye Empire from 9:30 pm to 12:30 am. Checkout their website at

Sunday Night:
Blindspot from 7 pm to 9 pm.
The Werewolves from 9:30 pm to 12:30 am. Checkout their website at

Maritime Kitchen Party from 2 pm to 5 pm

If you’ve never heard them before you’ll love local bands Maritimne Kitchen Party and Blindspot.

With lead guitarist Steve Smith a Maritimer born and bred it’s no wonder MKP carries such an East Coast kind of name. But drummer Trevor Wallach and bass guitarist Shannon O’Neil give it Western roots, too. Their one-of-kind take on East Coast Music will delight you.

Blindspot will really get you rocking! Drummer Leslie Wilkins, lead guitarist Marty Stroo, lead vocalist Kaylee Knecht, rhythm guitarist Wanetta Stroo and bass guitarist Heidi Bender are dynamic hard-playing musicians who have for years been a pillar of the community’s music scene.

Redeye Empire’s music exudes all that is indicative of the West Coast lifestyle. The band’s blend of reggae, ska, rock and hip-hop has been blowing away fans across North America since their first show five years ago. Their laid-back attitudes, charisma and energetic stage presence has made them a favourite band locally in Revelstoke and they obviously enjoy it here as they keep coming back.

The Boom Booms are a Vancouver-based six-piece rock-pop band. Since their 2007 launch. The Boom Booms have built a loyal fan base that stretches across generations and continents.

The Werewolves of Creston are once again bringing their sound to the Challenge. Werewolves of Creston take familiar pop and rock classics and perform them deep-fried, coated with Ska/Funk. Yesterday’s hits, greased up, and mashed so far beyond cover band conventions, you’ll be singing along with bleary abandon.

 Please click here to read a column about the Glacier Challenge’s 25th Anniversary.

Click here to see photos of the bands:

Maritime Kitchen Party, one of Revelstoke’s most distinctive and popular groups, play at the Glacier Challenge on Friday night when they open for the Boom Booms and on Monday afternoon. Photo courtesy of Maritime Kitchen Party
The Boom Booms who have been entrancing crowds from Vancouver to Brazil bring their sound to Revelstoke’s Glacier Challenge on Saturday night. Photo courtesy of the Boom Booms
Blind Spot, one of Revelstoke’s top bands, will rock the Glacier Challenge on Saturday and Sunday night. Photo courtesy of Blind Spot
Redeye Empire, which has a loyal Revelstoke following, plays on Saturday evening. Photo courtesy of Redeye Empire
If you want to howl on Sunday evening come on down to Centennial Park and greet the rising moon with the Werewolves of Creston. Photo courtesy of the Werewolves of Creston