Music for everyone at the Ashcroft Wellness Festival

From local buskers to nightly street dances to Steve "Elvis" Elliott, the Ashcroft Wellness Festival has it all.

As organizers for the upcoming 1st Annual Ashcroft Wellness Festival head into the final weeks of preparation, the schedule of events continues to grow.

Starting with a free concert Friday evening featuring tunes from Spences Bridge band “Flat Busted”, to the final ceremonies on Sunday afternoon, the festival will offer a wide variety of entertainment for all ages and tastes. The beauty of the varied entertainment is that people can either watch it or become active participants.

Our headliner is Steve Elliott, otherwise known as “Elvis Elite;” an Elvis tribute singer extraordinaire.  We are told he has a following wherever he goes and puts on a high energy show complete with all the classic Elvis moves; you don’t want to miss this! He will do two, one-hour performances on Saturday afternoon and will be on stage at the St. Albans Hall on Sunday morning to sing many gospel songs as part of a non-denominational church service.

Zumba, belly dancing, tai chi and various genres of music from local buskers will keep the stages busy as one group after another will keep festival goers entertained.

Saturday night will feature an open air street dance open to all ages with music by the local band “32nd Avenue.”  These guys know how to get you up and moving with a wide repertoire of songs. Bring family, friends and neighbours down and join in the fun.

Not only will the stages be full of entertainers, but the streets will see an array of buskers performing all manner of acts. Exciting stuff for sure and this is only the tip of the iceberg.  Stay tuned for more information to come.

The Festival is being held in downtown Ashcroft July 19-21.

Andrea Walker

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