Cariboo Rocks The North

L to R, PG Tourism CEO Erica Hummel, CN Centre Manager Glen Mikkelsen, PWB Northern Manager Kyle Sampson

3-Day Classic Rock Festival


After two sold-out, successful years hosting celebratory concerts on brewery property, Pacific Western Brewing, in partnership with CN Centre and RG Concerts is set to host the largest music festival in Prince George!

Exhibition Park will be the site of Cariboo Brewing’s massive three-day classic rock music festival on August 10th – 12th 2018. The music festival is a way for PWB to step up to a bigger stage for the third annual installation of the wildly popular summer music event.

PWB’s Manager of Northern BC, Kyle Sampson says: “We have seen tremendous response from the public over the past two years of this event. We sold out our first year in 2016 for our owner, Kazuko Komatsu’s 25th Anniversary of owning the company, and again last year for PWB’s 60th Anniversary Celebration. For 2018, we decided to step up and go big. We believe Prince George is ready for this type of event!”

Last year’s concert at the Brewery featured Trooper and April Wine. Tickets for that event sold out in an unprecedented 27 hours.

The lineup for this summer’s three-day event includes: Prism, Headpins, Honeymoon Suite, Nick Gilder & Sweeney Todd, Toronto, Little River Band, Kim Mitchell, Harlequin, Platinum Blonde, 54.40, and Randy Bachman.

The outdoor festival will take place at Exhibition Park located beside CN Centre. The custom designed site plan will be set-up to accommodate 4,000 classic rock fans per day.

“I don’t think there has ever been a festival of this calibre within city limits, so I believe this is not only exciting for us, it is exciting for Prince George!” says Sampson. “Anyone interested in going would be advised to buy their tickets fast!”

PWB believes there is a lot more to being “local” than just doing business in a city.

“Prince George is PWB’s hometown, and we are all proud of it! We believe an event of this magnitude really benefits Prince George beyond culture and entertainment, but economically as well, which is why we are partnering with Tourism Prince George to bring people in and showcase our region,” says Sampson.

Glen Mikkelsen, General Manager, CN Centre, says, “This event promises to be one of the highlights of summer! We are not only building upon the 2-year sold out success of PWB events, but the 5-year sold out success of Rock the River in Saskatoon, the 3-year sold out success of Rock the Lake in Kelowna, and Rock Ambleside Park in Vancouver. We expect people to travel from all across Northern BC to Cariboo Rocks the North to see and hear these musical legends.”

ONSALE DATE: Friday May 18th 2018 at 10:00am local time.

PURCHASE AT: Tickets North – | CN Centre Box Office | 1-888-293-6613


 Friday, August 10, 2018

  • 6:00pm – Gates Open
  • 7:00pm – 8:00pm             – PRISM
  • 8:15pm – 9:15pm             – THE HEADPINS
  • 9:30pm – 11:00pm           – HONEYMOON SUITE

Saturday, August 11, 2018

  • 3:30pm – Gates Open
  • 4:30pm – 5:30pm              – NICK GILDER and SWEENEY TODD
  • 6:00pm – 7:15pm             – TORONTO
  • 7:40pm – 9:00pm             – THE LITTLE RIVER BAND
  • 9:30pm – 11:00pm           – KIM MITCHELL

Sunday, August 12, 2018

  • 3:30pm – Gates Open
  • 4:30pm – 5:30pm              – HARLEQUIN
  • 6:00pm – 7:15pm             – PLATINUM BLONDE
  • 7:40pm – 9:00pm             – 54-40
  • 9:30pm – 11:00pm           – RANDY BACHMAN