An Alberta band with a rockabilly-outlaw country-steampunk swing style of sound will be among the featured performers at the Dog Patch Music Festival on Aug. 8 in Whelan.
The band is Punch Drunk Cabaret. The Dog Patch festival will mark their first-ever appearance in Saskatchewan, who hail from Dustbowl, Alta.
Punch Drunk Cabaret has shared the stage with artists such as the Sheepdogs, Kim Mitchell, George Canyon and July Talk.
They have quickly developed a reputation for bringing a high energy, “rockabilly meets AC/DC” live show to the stage.
The group has released two albums, the first being Punch Drunk Cabaret in 2012 and then The Juke Joint Revival Hour in 2014. Both were recorded in Saskatoon by North Battleford native and Juno-winning producer Ross Nykiforuk of Sheepdogs and Northern Pikes fame.
The Dog Patch Music Festival starts Aug. 7 and runs three days. The price is $70 for the whole weekend.
Other scheduled acts include The Dead South, Lorrie Church, David James & Big River (Johnny Cash tribute), The Johnny McCuaig Band, Shane Chisholm, Big River Boys, Donna Kay, Mitch Belot and many more.
This is the second year for the multi-cultural arts and music festival in Whelen. The location is 20 kilometres west of Loon Lake.