Nelson performer Shawn Hook will take to the stage at the Armstrong centennial concert Aug. 3.

Nelson performer Shawn Hook will take to the stage at the Armstrong centennial concert Aug. 3.

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Armstrong Centennial Committee to ‘Hook’ local students up with tickets to Aug. 3 concert with Shawn Hook and The Matinee.

Armstrong students will have a reason to celebrate this summer.

Each student attending school in the community will receive a ticket to attend the Armstrong Centennial’s free outdoor concert Aug. 3.

“The committee felt to celebrate the youth in the community, it would offer a special event for them,” said Terri Wong, with the centennial committee.

The concert at the fairgrounds will feature Nelson’s Shawn Hook, a 2013 Juno award nominee for breakthrough artist of the year.

“Shawn is excited to play the signature event,” said Wong, who announced concert details at Pleasant Valley Secondary School Friday.

There will be music for all ages and the opening act is The Matinee, the Peak Performance Project finalists from 2011.

There will be opportunities for youth to win VIP seats or a chance to meet Hook.

The concert will be open to all residents of Armstrong.

“Each household will receive a voucher in their property tax notice for up to four family members to attend,” said Wong.

“Renters will also be given plenty of opportunity to claim their tickets.”

All tickets must be picked up at the Armstrong-Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce office by July 2. Any unclaimed tickets will be sold to any other residents wishing to take part in the festivities.

The festivities will begin at 4 p.m. and continue with local artists taking the stage prior to The Matinee at 7 p.m. and Hook at 9 p.m.

“It will be a true family event with lots of food, music and entertainment for all,” said Wong.

“The committee was very excited when Askew’s Foods stepped up as a major sponsor of this community event. Kiss FM  will be the presenting sponsor.”