Gibbons Whistler Festival & Events team is proud to present the inaugural Backyard Après. Backyard Après will take place on Saturday, June 29, from 2 – 9 PM at Norman Rudy’s in Squamish and feature musical performances by local favorite Dakota Pearl, powerhouse duo Old Soul Rebel, septet She Stole my Beer, and the iconic, Big Sugar.

TO WIN TICKETS, make sure to listen in to Darren and Marshall on Mountain Mornings Monday to Friday until April 22nd!

A Day of Good Music, Good People and Good Times.


Big Sugar

Since their inception in the late 80’s Big Sugar, with Gordie Johnson at the helm, have released numerous Gold and Platinum-selling albums along with multiple chart-topping singles including “Diggin’ A Hole” and “Turn the Lights On.”

She Stole My Beer
Originating from Vancouver’s North Shore, septet She Stole My Beer, has been playing live shows for over 20 years. From sold out shows in Whistler, to a sprinkling of gigs each year throughout the lower Mainland, She Stole My Beer never puts the same show on twice. Though they are tough to put a label on, their repertoire features a mix of covers and originals with influences from Lynard Skynard, Neil Young, and John Prine.

Old Soul Rebel
The powerhouse duo, Old Soul Rebel, will wow audiences with their bold, upbeat, immense and soulful cutting edge sound. Described as one of “11 best new bands” by CBC Radio Canada, and recently featured on CTV’s The Launch, Old Soul Rebel puts a brand new shine on soul and rock n’ roll.

Dakota Pearl
Kicking off Backyard Aprés will be Dakota Pearl, one of British Columbia’s up and coming outlaw/alt country brand. Since winning a contest to play Pemberton Music Festival in 2014 they have gone on to play numerous events and festivals, including Rockin’ River Music Festival, Kootenay Country Music Festival, World Ski & Snowboard Festival, and the Music City Center in Nashville just to name a few.

DJ: Foxy Moron (Ace-Mackay Smith)
MC: Feet Banks

Tickets (available at
Early Bird (Access + 3 Drink Tokens): $55
Best Value for your money, but limited quantities available
Early Bird (Access only): $45
Great ticket option for the designated driver, non-drinkers, or expectant mothers.
Reserved tables: $300 +
Can seat 4,7, or 16 people. Check the website for availability.

Food Trucks:
Flacas Tacos and Teriyaki Boys

Stops are: Chances Squamish, Howe Sound Brewing, A-Frame Brewing, Backcountry Brewing, Norman Rudy’s
Costs $3 per direction and is cash only
Bike Valet at Norman Rudy’s

For ticket information click here!