B.C.’s own national rock icon Matthew Good will help Surrey celebrate Canada’s 147th birthday next month.
The longtime, award-winning singer/songwriter – who’s released more than a dozen albums, several of which have gone platinum – is the headlining act at the Surrey Canada Day celebration in Cloverdale July 1.
Good, who grew up in Coquitlam, will cap off a day of back-to-back performers that also features crooning White Rock native Daniel Wesley and hip hop musician Kyprios.
The event, at the newly named Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre, is expected to welcome more than 100,000 people throughout the day, with amusement rides, midway games, a kids play area, dozens of exhibitors, crafts and food to keep everyone in the family entertained.
The entertainment lineup also includes Halfway to Hollywood, Ray Gibson, Barracuda, Country Divas and DJ Flipout, who will keep the tunes going between bands.
“Canada Day is a day to celebrate our Canadian pride, heritage and cultural diversity,” said Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts. “Every year, Surrey hosts a spectacular Canada Day event that keeps getting bigger and better with some of the world’s best headliners.”
Gates open at 10 a.m. at 176 Street and 64 Avenue and fireworks, slated to start at 10:15 p.m., promises to end the day with a bang.
Visit www.surrey.ca/canadaday/ for more information.