A&W Funtastic Music Festival

Announcing Our 2020 Headliners

Aaron Pritchett

Aaron Pritchett retains his title as one of Canada’s most electrifying entertainers, and released his 8th studio album in 2019 titled “Out On The Town.” With 14 career top ten singles, a gold selling smash hit, a recent string of top 10 songs (including his current #1 hit ‘Better When I Do’), and a massive headlining national tour, Pritchett continues to pave his way to indelible legacy.

Nationally, Pritchett continues to evolve his profile with a formula of intensity and consistency applied to his social media fan engagements, his tour itinerary, and – his music.

“I have been fortunate enough to write & co-write many of my hits, but once we hit the studio, I set my ego aside. The best song wins, whether or not I have a hand in writing it. That’s what my fans deserve and that’s what they’ll always get from me.”

With multiple Canadian Country Music Association Award wins, and Juno nominations to his credit, Pritchett has never forgotten where he came from – and neither have folks from his home province. Last year, Pritchett celebrated 5 more British Columbia Country Music Association Awards wins – bringing his career total to 38 awards. A BCCMA record that will likely stand the test of time!  “I’m grateful everyday to be in this business. I was born to be onstage, and I am so thankful for my fans. They’ve stuck with me through thick and thin, and I’ll keep releasing the best music I can, and kicking ass in my live shows to continue to show my appreciation for their loyalty and love.”


Darby Mills

36 years after joining The Headpins and some life altering changes, Mills felt it was now or never. Taking a leap of faith she is set on the path to find herself and rekindle her passion. In August 2016 Darby performed her last show with the Headpins and The Darby Mills Project was born. The re-mastered release of “Never Look Back” now called “FLYING SOLO”, has become the perfect moniker to her new endeavors.

2018 emerged as an exciting time for Darby Mills and a new era for the veteran performer with the release of her new CD titled “LIVE” – The Darby Mills Project, recorded at the Russian Hall with award winning producer and recording engineer Ron Obvious. The fans love the energy, vibe and passion exuding from Mills and her steadfast team of rock n’ roll veterans.

The PROJECT (DMP) features Randy Gabel guitar and vocals, Dave Hopia bass and vocals, Doug Rasmussen keys and vocals, and Chris Murray Driver drums and vocals. Darby Mills “The Queen of Scream” a Spotlight produced documentary for Telus TV was released early 2018 and is an intimate peek into the trials, tribulations, lifestyle and homestyle of a rock n’ roll pioneer, woman, mom, wife, friend and performer who has spent over forty years in the male dominated music industry.

TODAY, like a glass of finely matured red wine, Darby has ventured back to her passion. Come enjoy her story, and journey through the years along with some classics that will take you back in time, originals that will bring you to the present and new works to form some memories for the future!


Toque

Four musicians from Canada who tour the world with the greatest artists of all time—from Slash to Shania Twain, Gene Simmons to Kelly Clarkson, Michael Schenker to B’z. We play CANADIAN CLASSICS live—all the hit songs that were influential to our musical careers having grown up in the prairies, in western Canada. Todd Kerns, Cory Churko, Brent Fitz and Shane Gaalaas.

We’re from Lanigan, Saskatchewan; Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan; Winnipeg, Manitoba; and Innisfail, Alberta. We’re Los Angeles and Las Vegas residents for several decades now, but our hearts and influences lie heavy on all the amazing music we loved from our homeland: Bryan Adams, Loverboy, Kim Mitchell, April Wine, Streetheart, Red Rider, Prism, Harlequin, Toronto, Aldo Nova, Chilliwack, Nick Gilder, Platinum Blonde, Queen City Kids, The Guess Who, Orphan, Alanis Morrissette and many more.

We’ve headlined The Juno Awards, CFL Grey Cup, NHL Heritage Classic, and sold out shows across the planet. Our first CD ‘Give’r’ released in 2016 gave nod to many Canadian hits, and our latest CD ‘Never Enough’ released in 2019 not only features more Canadian smashes, but also our first original song ‘Never Enough For You.’ More new original music coming your way very soon!