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Up-and-coming country star kicks up Pitt Meadows Day entertainment

Good food and good music – headlined by hometown talent Danielle Ryan
Pitt Meadows country artist Danielle Ryan. (Special to The News)

Great food and music are key parts of any festival, and Pitt Meadows Day provides both in close proximity.

At the event this Saturday, June 3, The main stage at Harris Road Park will feature a variety of entertainers performing in sight of the family-friendly beverage garden, which will be serviced by food trucks.

The city invites festival goers to grab a beer, a tasty meal, or treats, and find a spot on the grass to enjoy the music.

The spirited Maple Ridge Secondary School choir will kick things off with a half-hour show from noon to 12:30 p.m.

After the opening ceremonies, A hometown country music talent will kick off the party, as Danielle Ryan will take to the stage for a set from 1:15 to 2 p.m.

At the 2022 BC Country Music Awards, Ryan took home the Ray McAuley emerging artist award. She was also nominated for interactive artist of the year, video of the year for her song Weather Man; songwriter of the year for Weather Man, Middle of Madness, and Good Times; and female artist of the year.

READ ALSO: Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows country music musicians win big at awards

At 2:30 p.m., Almost Famous will take the stage – an acoustic duo from Vancouver, that has been winners of the Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows A-List, voted best band and best vocalists.

At 3:45 p.m. Kadooh performs more country music.

5 p.m. features Happy Hour, a Celtic-inspired band from Maple Ridge bringing songs of Scotland, Ireland, and Canadian Maritime.

6 p.m. will see the Playlist Band out of Vancouver on stage, playing all the cover songs that “you want to hear.”

For the hungry, the pancake breakfast is the first stop for Pitt Meadows Day families, the most important meal of the day, from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Heritage Hall. It is served up each year by the Lions Club, at the neighbourly price of $6 for adults and $4 for children. Cash only will be accepted.

The food trucks take over service starting at 11 a.m., until the last burger is flipped at 7 p.m., and they are located in the beverage garden.

And the annual barbecue dinner will again be served a the Heritage Hall from 5 to 7 p.m. On the menu will be chicken or salmon, and the cost is $15, cash only. Festival-goers can either take their dinner back to the beverage garden, or eat at the hall with live music.

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Neil Corbett

About the Author: Neil Corbett

Neil Corbett has been a journalist for more than 30 years, the past decade with the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News.
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