Get your country and hip hop on for Easter

The Dirt Road Kings and MC/DJ duo Emotionz and DJ Praiz play Monashees Bar and Grill in Vernon this Easter long weekend.

  • Apr. 1, 2015 8:00 p.m.

Get ready to bunny hop to some rockin’ country and some ghetto blasting hip hop when Monashees Bar and Grill hosts two live music events this Easter long weekend.

On Thursday, local band The Dirt Road Kings are in the house to perform covers of some country classics by the likes of Garth Brooks and David Lee Murphy as well as some newer favourites by Eric Church and Luke Bryan, among others.

The six-piece band consists of  members of defunct Armstrong band Cold Driven and Maticulous, as well as well known blues-rock guitarist Dan Engelland.

“A bunch of talented people got in a room together to just play music because we love it… and that is how the Dirt Road Kings came to be,”  said band member Dennis Nickell. “The bottom line is that people dance and have a good time, and we also like to have a good time.”

Rounding out Monashees’ weekend festivities Saturday is the Psychedelic BoomBox Tour, featuring two of B.C.’s most well known MC/DJ duos, Emotionz and DJ Praiz.

The live show combines elements of rap, singing, turntablism and beatboxing in front of a huge ghetto blaster.

Doors for both shows open at 10 p.m. with a $5 cover charge at the door only. Live music starts at 10:30 p.m. Event links and details can be found on the Monashees Bar and Grill Facebook page.