Ricochet Rabbits come to Agassiz's Pioneer Park August 13.

Ricochet Rabbit rocks in Agassiz

Second Twilight Series concert features 80's cover band

Take a trip back to the 80’s with Ricochet Rabbit’s interpretation of the classic rock from a bygone era.

The rock band will be at Pioneer Park next Thursday, August 13 for the second Twilight Concert series this summer.

Band member Mike Scannell says they are really looking forward to the show.

“Nothing’s better than an outdoor show,” says Scannell. “Playing outside is just indescribable.”

The band has been together since 2008, though all four members were professional players back in the 1980’s. Now, they play for the love of the music in venues throughout the Lower Mainland.

Scannell says there is something about the music from the 1980’s that encourages people to really “rock it out a little bit more.”

While other cover bands are doing the Beatles, Creedance Clearwater and the Rolling Stones, Scannell says there’s only so many times you can listen to a band perform ‘Proud Mary’. But their lead singer belting out Def Leppard’s ‘Pour Some Sugar’ or AC/DC’s ‘Shook Me All Night Long’ always entertains.

“We’re singlehandedly trying to update the classic rock scene,” says Scannell.

According to their website, Ricochet Rabbit “breaks free from being a traditional Rock n’ Roll cover band. They offer a fresh approach to live music while remaining true to what their audience wants to hear.”

So what is it about the 80’s music they love so much?

“It’s the music we grew up with,” says Scannell. “We grew up in the 80’s with all that awesome music going on,” a 15 minute music window between disco and pop.

Their repertoire does extend beyond the 1908’s music scene, including more current hits like ‘Hot and Cold’ by Katy Perry and 90’s hits like ‘Basket Case’ by Green Day.

This Twilight Concert is brought to the community through a partnership between the Agassiz Harrison Lions Club and The Harrison Agassiz Chamber of Commerce with sponsorship by the District of Kent and the Agassiz Harrison Observer. Prospera Credit Union will be providing popcorn.

Bring your lawn chair or blanket! Bring your friends, family and neighbours. A bouncy castle will be set up to entertain the kids!

A hat will be passed during each performance to help offset costs. This event is cancelled in the event of rain.

The Twilight Concert series runs from 6:30-8 pm. in Pioneer Park Thursday evenings. On tonight, August 6 is Steve Hillis for a country music performance. Next Thursday, August 13 is Ricochet Rabbit, and the summer series will conclude August 20 with Rio Samaya.

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