The 2016 Penticton Peach Festival has added another headliner to its 2016 event.

The R&B Icons will bring Motown to the Sunday Main Stage August 7.

“This is much more than a concert,” said Peach Festival Entertainment Director Bill Kolter. “This is a world-class show with choreography, costumes and fantastic vocals.”

The 12-piece group features singers, musicians, and dancers. The two lead singers, Mike Henry and Jeanette O’Keefe, have performed all over the world. Their vocal range and onstage presence provides the group with the ability to take fans back to the heyday of Motown.

The R&B Icons’ song list includes tunes by Stevie Wonder; Earth Wind and Fire; Aretha Franklin; Marvin Gaye; Tina Turner, Diana Ross; and Ray Charles.

The ensemble has headlined across Canada, including shows at the Pacific National Exhibition and the River Rock Casino.

The Icons are presented by Peters Bros. Construction and Lake City Casino.

Opening for the R&B Icons will be Robyn and Ryleigh. The popular sister duo, from Langley, blends the energy of modern pop music with country elements of acoustic instruments, meaningful lyrics and sibling harmonies.

Peachfest has already signed Chilliwack and Honeymoon Suite as headliners for two other evenings.

There is no admission charge for any of the Peach Festival concerts. The 69th annual festival is scheduled August 3-7.   For further information, please visit peachfest.com

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