Pitt singer at Mission country music fest

Pitt Meadows Aaron Pritchett is playing the Rockin' River Music Festival in Mission Aug. 9-11

Pitt Meadows Aaron Pritchett is playing the Rockin' River Music Festival in Mission Aug. 9-11.

Pitt Meadows Aaron Pritchett is playing the Rockin' River Music Festival in Mission Aug. 9-11.

Pitt Meadows Aaron Pritchett will be partying with Dwight Yoakam, Blue Rodeo, Randy Bachman, George Canyon at Greater Vancouver’s biggest country music shindig next week.

Festival organizers are busy preparing for the Rockin’ River Music Festival, which takes place at Aug. 9-11 at Mission Raceway Park, with a lineup that includes a mixture of seasoned and up-and-coming musicians.

“This year’s Rockin’ River is easily the biggest and best we’ve ever put together,” says Kenny Hess, festival’s organizer and one of its performers. “The talent Rockin’ River Fest has this year promises festival-goers one of the best times they’ll have all year … period.”

The lineup this year includes Ridley Bent (Vancouver), One More Girl (Vancouver), The Higgins (Delta), 2010 Canadian Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year Victoria Banks (Ontario), Karen Lee Batten (Abbotsford), Kenny Hess (Mission, Abbotsford), Brent Lee (Squamish, Mission), Tyler Whelan (Alberta), Todd Richards (Harrison), Chris Buck Band (Vancouver), The Matinée (Vancouver), Shane Chisholm (Alberta) and Stacey McKitrick (Abbotsford).

• Visit rockinriverfest.com for more information about the lineup, camping and tickets.