Hear some beats at Cherryville’s Roots and Beets

The Cherryville Artisans and the Cherryville Farmers’ Market serves up some beats at its Roots and Beets festival this weekend.

  • Aug. 8, 2012 11:00 a.m.
Band 4th Divide plays at Cherryville's Roots and Beets Festival Saturday.

Band 4th Divide plays at Cherryville's Roots and Beets Festival Saturday.

The Cherryville Artisans, along with the Cherryville Farmers’ Market, is serving up  some beats at its Roots and Beets festival this weekend.

The festival will feature a full lineup of artist demonstrations, the farmers’ market, live music and entertainment,  said Heather Fleury, with the Cherryville Farmers’ Market.

“The local group from the Society for Creative Anachronism will enact life from the medieval days, while the Mountain Kids’ Creation Fort will be in full swing for the little ones. There will be door prizes as well,” said Fleury.

Providing the tunes will be band 4th Divide, which combines the talents of some well-known Okanagan musicians.

Leading the way on vocals are Katrina Lawrence, who also plays guitar, and Rachel Matkin, bass, whose unique vocal stylings complement each other on every song. In addition, veteran rockers Jay Swetlishoff (drums) and Tim Reardon (guitar) add both their instrumental and vocal abilities to the mix to provide a truly new exciting sound that comes from many styles of music interpreted in a new and exciting way.

Roots and Beets takes place at the Cherryville Artisans Shop (behind Frank’s General Store at Highway 6 and the Sugar Lake Road turnoff) Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.