Shine On Summer Festival Artists

Dallas Smith

Platinum selling Country star Dallas Smith “has blazed a path across genres in Canadian music” (CBCMusic) for nearly two decades and fans continue to prove they’ll follow him wherever he wants to go. On the heels of a career album (Lifted) earning critical acclaim, commercial success including a multi-week #1 single and an armful of JUNO and CCMA Award wins and nominations, Smith continues one of the most talked about journeys in Canadian country music with the latest marker, his third #1 single “SIDE EFFECTS” from the 2017 JUNO Award nominated release Side Effects (604 Records) released September 2016. Visit site

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Corb Lund

Recorded with his long time band The Hurtin’ Albertans (Grant Siemens on electric guitar and lap steel, Kurt Ciesla on bass and Brady Valgardson on drums), Things That Can’t Be Undone is a self-assured and mature set of songs that pairs Lund’s characteristically sharp songcraft with a bevy of new sounds, thrusting his mix of earnest Americana, rollicking honky tonk and rousing alt-country to new heights. Lund’s previous studio album, 2012’s Cabin Fever, hit #1 in Canada its first week, was certified gold, made the Polaris Music Prize longlist and led to him making big strides in the U.S. In addition to helping him secure a foothold in America, avowed fan Miranda Lambert invited Lund to open several stadium shows for her and Dierks Bentley and record made an impression with the media; raves came from NPR, Uncut (9 out of 10) the New York Times and the Washington Post. Visit site

Virginia to Vegas

Virginia To Vegas is Derik Baker, the 24 year old wunderkind hailing from small-town Ontario. Raised on his parents’ record collection and cutting his teeth at a young age writing songs for a variety of pop artists, Derik was discovered by Canadian indie label Wax Records in 2013.

Upon releasing his debut single “We Are Stars” ft Alyssa Reid in January of 2014, Derik’s music instantly connected with fans across Canada, topping radio charts and becoming Gold certified in a mere 12 weeks. This whirlwind year has seen him travel the continent, shooting his music videos in Las Vegas and New York, sharing the arena stage with Alyssa Reid and Hedley, and performing on the 2014 MMVA’s. Following this early success with his debut EP Volume 1, his second single “Don’t Fight The Music” and his brand new track “Our Story”, Virginia To Vegas has arrived and is ready to shoot for the stars. Visit site.

The Washboard Union

Five-time 2016 Country Music Award winners The Washboard Union have defied classification and have become one of the most exciting and talked about new bands on the Country music scene. This year the band took home both Rising Star and Roots Artist of the Year awards at the Canadian Country Music Awards and won 3 BC Country Music Awards for Group, Songwriter and Roots Artist of the Year.  They had two top-10 singles in the past year with “Maybe It’s the Moonshine” & “Shot of Glory”. As Warner Music/Slaight Music recording artists they are an authentic blend of where country and bluegrass are headed next. This year alone they have shared the stage with: The Zac Brown Band, Keith Urban, The Band Perry, Reba McEntire, Dwight Yoakam, Lonestar and more. As regulars to Nashville Tennessee the band recorded their latest EP In My Bones at the legendary RCA Studio A.  The Washboard Union are a sextet out of Vancouver, British Columbia that are led by principle members Aaron Grain, Chris Duncombe and David Roberts.  The three have been friends seemingly forever and the music they make has set them apart as unique talents in country music. Visit site

Trevor Panczak


Millz Skillz

Millz Skillz, aka Riley Miller, is a tried and true music lover, who draws inspiration in his daily activities from the art and passion of those around him. Taking a stab at mixing music for university dorm parties back circa 2009, he was able to find his inner party panda and from there, Millz Skillz was born. Visit site