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Memorial Cup music lineup includes plenty of local acts

Local acts include Loops, Shattered Blue, Mother Sun, Paul Filek, Matt Stanley and the Decoys and Angie Heinze Band

More than a week of hockey and events is planned for the coming Memorial Cup, which will run from May 25 to June 4 at the Sandman Centre.

Part of the lineup for the tournament includes nightly entertainment at the Molson Canadian Hockey House located behind the arena.

The Juno Award winning Glorious Sons will kick things off on Thursday with a concert at 7:30 p.m.

Local act Matt Stanley and the Decoys will follow on Friday at 8:30 p.m. The indie rock 'n' roll band features Matt Stanley, Kris Ruston and Jeff Dineley.

On Saturday, catch two more local acts, Loops and Shattered Blue, at 5:30 p.m. Loops is a duo made up of Kevin Roy and Jon Fennell, who released their debut self-titled album in 2022.

Shattered Blue, comprised of Renea Denis, Nicole Clay, Corey Yamaoka, Jody Paton, Todd Flodstrom and Eddy Carusi, the band covers a wide range of songs, including classics and more modern tunes.

Local five-piece country/rock band Forum will play at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, featuring Steve Chicoine, Cory Evans, Blaine Alexandre, Daryl Ouillette and Erik Scholefield.

Dave Coalmine will bring his four-piece jam band, Coalmine's Basement, on May 29 at 8:30 p.m. Bandmates include Jordan Danger, Simon Findlay and Ron Corea.

Former Kamloops resident and longtime local performer and singer-songwriter Paul Filek will perform at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday night.

Juno Award winner DJ Shub is scheduled for Wednesday, May 31, performing as part of the tournament's Indigenous Day feature concert at 8:30 p.m.

On Thursday, catch Dustin Bentall and Gord Bamford as part of the Western Day feature concert, beginning at 8:30 p.m.

Friday's music includes local indie/alt rockers Mother Sun, made up of Jared Doherty, Emilio Pagnotta, Alex Ward and Jared Wilman.

On Saturday, June 3, catch the Women's Day feature concert, showcasing Vancouver's Blonde Diamond and Dear Rouge.

Sunday, the final day of the tournament, will feature Angie Heinze Band and a second performance by Loops.

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