Get lucky at Ambleside Park with Vancouver classic rock royalty

Loverboy, circa now.

How about some classic rock? How about some Canadian classic rock? What about some Vancouver classic rock?

Rock Ambleside Park features three days of bands from yesteryear performing hits that burned up Canadian FM radio dials in the ’70s and ’80s in a lovely park setting. Many of the bands are Canadian, some are from Vancouver, and a few are even international: Nazareth (Scotland), Sweet (Britain), and Little River Band (Australia).

Other heavy-hitters include Loverboy, Trooper, and Chilliwack. Rock Ambleside Park takes place Aug. 17-19 at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver. Let’s take a look at some of the performers, shall we?

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Get lucky at Ambleside Park with Vancouver classic rock royalty

Symphonic Overdrive – Randy Bachman with the VSO this Wednesday!

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What do you get when you combine one of Canada’s most rockin’ guitarists with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra? People taking care of business, that’s what.

On May 20, guitarist Randy Bachman will perform his hits with the symphony orchestra at the Orpheum Theatre (601 Smithe St.). Bachman, of course, was the driving force, along with Burton Cummings, in The Guess Who, and he put the “Bachman” in Bachman-Turner Overdrive. So this is going to be a night of classic songs, done in a whole new way.

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Symphonic Overdrive – Randy Bachman with the VSO this Wednesday!