Sun Peaks hosts its first tweetup during Retro Rock Weekend

This weekend at Sun Peaks is set to be a fun one. The resort will play host to one of my favourite summer events—the Retro Rock Concert Weekend. The concert kicks off this Friday, August 12 at 6 p.m. with AC/DC tribute band BC/DC, who rocked the village square last year.

This year’s event is set to be even more exciting with Sun Peaks bringing in guest bloggers for the event. So if for some crazy reason you can’t make up to the mountains to catch all the live entertainment you can follow all the action via Twitter, Facebook, UStream, YouTube and Flickr photo uploads. Yes this #retrorockweekend is going to be a social media extravaganza!

The live music continues Saturday, August 13 at 12 p.m. with Blaze of Glory (Bon Jovi Tribute) followed by The Led Zeppelin Show (Led Zeppelin Tribute) starting at 2 p.m.

What’s so social about this event? During the shows @sunpeaksnews (The Twitter account for SPIN Newsmagazine) along with a group of guest bloggers will be  tweeting from the event. For those of you not familiar with the latest social networking craze, this means they’ll be sharing interesting and funny pieces of information in less than 140 characters. There’ll also be tweets with links to videos and photos.

If you’re planning on being in the Sun Peaks village square for this weekend’s festivities and you have a social networking account such as Twitter, Facebook or Google+ then you can participate too! Make sure to use the hashtag #retrorockweekend on Twitter.

Don’t have a Twitter account? Create one today, it’s not only free and a huge amount of fun, but you can also participate in the first #sunpeakstweetup. What’s a tweetup and what’s with the hashtag? A tweetup is an event where Twitter users get together to meet in person. The hashtag? When people tweet they often use a hashtag (the # symbol) in front of a word or group of words so other users can search for tweets using that tag.

The first #sunpeakstweetup will take place at Masa’s Bar & Grill at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 13. The first 30 people to join the tweetup will be rewarded a prize Tourism Sun Peaks. So get there early and be part of this fun new way to socialize. Check in on FourSquare and let others know you’re attending the #sunpeakstweetup!

The tweeting continues at 4:30 p.m. when Fandango ZZ (ZZ Top Tribute Band) takes the stage in the village square followed by Steel Wheels (Rolling Stones Tribute) at 7 p.m.

The finale of the #retrorockweekend starts at 11 a.m. with Hipeponymous, a tribute to Canada’s favourite rock band The Tragically Hip.

Join the entertainment, choose your favourite social network and tweet, post or simply lurk away!

Follow Sun Peaks News on Twitter: @sunpeaksnews

Follow the Twitter List: @sunpeaksresort/retrorockweekend

Like Sun Peaks News on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SPIN.NewsMag

Add Sun Peaks News to your circle on Google+: http://gplus.to/sunpeaksnews

Catch some of the live action on UStream: http://ustream.tv/channel/sunpeaksnews 

Check out the Photo Gallery Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sunpeaksnews

View the Videos on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/sunpeaksnews

#retrorockweekend Concert Lineup

 Friday – August 12
BC/DC (AC/DC Tribute)
6 p.m.

Saturday – August 13
Blaze of Glory (Bon Jovi Tribute)
12 p.m.

The Led Zepppelin Show (Led Zeppelin Tribute)
2 p.m.

Fandango ZZ (ZZ Top Tribute)
4:30 p.m.

Steel Wheels (The Rolling Stones Tribute)
7 p.m.

Sunday, August 14
Hipeponymous (The Tragically Hip Tribute)
11:00am to 1:00pm


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Cathy Earle

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