Alan Jackson to headline Sunfest 2013 as this year's event keeps rockin'
Four days of smokin’ country music and good times was crowned by Saturday night’s announcement country superstar Alan Jackson will headline Sunfest 2013 during the August long-weekend.
The news came after Jason McCoy’s main-stage crew rocked the Cowichan Exhibition grounds — and just before Dierks Bentley’s band blew the packed site away under clear skies.
Security was tight during Sunfest 10, with an effective combination of security guards and RCMP officers patrolling the sprawling site looking for infractions, especially in beverage gardens.
Despite a few fights quickly quelled, Cowichan’s all-ages’ country town, populated by thousands of rockabilly fans, has been peaceful.
Sunfest is no longer the rock ‘n’ roll festival launched by Greg Adams and his Wideglide Productions team a decade back at Providence Farm.
Tickets, wristbands, and searches at the popular country-music blast twin stretches of orange metal fencing to corral folks into various sections to help control trouble.
Parking and a city of RVs was neatly handled by a squad of volunteers.
Figures about how many folks attended Sunfest, and the amount Wideglide will give to local charities and clubs, is pending.
Sunfest continued Sunday with locals Jeff Ellis and Kelly Girvan, and ending with headliners The Kentucky Headhunters, and the Charlie Daniels Band.