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5:00 pm - 6:30 pm The Strata-Kats
The Strata-Kats This band started in 1959 at Lake of Two Mountains High School in St. Eustache Sur Le Lac, Quebec. Rockabilly music was THE pop music of the time, with songs from Carl Perkins, Eddie Cochran, Johnny Cash, Buddy Holly dominating the charts. This band has reunited and performs the music they grew up with, celebrating the hits of those artists, taking audiences down memory lane to re-live the moments of their history through the music of the late fifties and early sixties. Join Cliff Edwards, Danny McBride, Darrell Drake, Brian Allen, Jamie Drake and Doug Gravelle as they take you on a memorable musical journey.
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Trilogy
Trilogy is three top music industry professionals playing Classic Rock favorites, with the skills to support many genres. From James Brown’s “I Feel Good” to Jeff Healey’s heart tugging “Angel Eyes” this is one of the most exciting shows you will be a part of in a long, long time. Trilogy has become one of the most sought after shows throughout Ontario, and audiences everywhere are loving Trilogy’s 90 minute long "Salute to the best of Canadian Rock" comprised of all #1 Canadian hits of the 70's & 80's.
9:30 pm - 11:00 pm – The Trevor Walsh Group
Being a true Cape Bretoner, Trevor has had music in his life since a very early age and it continues still. Trevor is a veteran in the music industry with over 25 years of performing. The Trevor Walsh Group plays some of the greatest rock covers that will keep your feet moving all night long. To this day Trevor loves to play his guitar and sing like it was the beginning of his career. He puts on a fantastic show and plays with all of his heart, soul and musical ability whether there are 4 people in the room or 4,000.
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm - The Stares
The Stares are a Kingston based rock & pop band, which can get any type of event moving & shaking!! Calling Kingston, their home, this band has gained a huge following not only for being local but for putting on one of the better shows you will catch in the YGK area. They cover a wide range of bands from Zepplin to AC/DC, If you haven’t seen them already then you’re gonna love this show.
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm – Little California
Little California is a high energy band consisting of four members. Since becoming a foursome in 2010 the bands popularity has grown by the day. With a high energy live performance, unforgettable vocals, powerful instrumentals and a well known reputation of being able to entertain and be a crowd pleaser. The band is an all family band, members consist of Jordy Jackson, Randy Rombough, Marty Rombough and Ryan Rombough.
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm – Healy & Orr
A very versatile and eclectic band is one way to describe this energetic trio from Brockville called Healy & Orr who feature Doug Healy on guitar and vocals, Randy Orr on bass, harmonica and vocals, and the legendary Anastasios Basiliadis on drums. They pride themselves on being very chameleon-like when and wherever they are performing, as they are able to draw from a very large catalogue of songs, styles and genres of music and meld them into a very unique and fun style. Their music ranges from original songs pulled from 3 of their own CD’s to classics such as Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and the Everly Brothers, rock/pop hits from the 70s to the 90s like the Bee Gees, Meatloaf, the Beatles and the Stones, all the way to current hits from Zac Brown, U2 and Bon Jovi. It's almost a guarantee that Healy & Orr will have you dancing and singing along with every song, or at the very least, chuckling at their between song banter, which could be considered a comedy act on its own. Healy & Orr have been entertaining crowds for over 20 years and have played almost three thousand shows from black tie to redneck in just about every type of venue worldwide. From local clubs and events to larger venues in Montreal and Toronto, Nashville and Florida, France and Germany, Healy & Orr have played them all..
The Fireworks begin in the park at 9:30 pm.
9:30 pm - 11:00 pm – The Johnny Canuck Show
The Johnny Canuck Show is a captivating, high-energy live musical tribute to classic Canadian rock. Presented as a classic rock radio program, The Johnny Canuck Show features authentic and powerful live renditions of chart-topping hit songs from the 70s & 80s while capturing the look, feel and sounds of the era… and to make the whole experience even more authentic, the bass guitarist is Honeymoon Suite’s Gary Lalonde! Loverboy… April Wine… Chilliwack… Bryan Adams…Just a few of the great classic Canadian bands that The Johnny Canuck Show pays tribute to. It’s almost like turning on your your old radio and hearing it all again for the first time! The Johnny Canuck Show captures the true essence of Canadian classic rock.
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Mark Hunt & Brian Frommer Duo
The musical duo of Mark Hunt and Brian Frommer play a (mostly) acoustic mixture of standard and completely-out-of-left-field covers & tasty originals.
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm – Texas Tuxedo
Texas Tuxedo was formed in 2007 by front man Ted Lalonde, the band consists of brother John Lalonde on bass, Glen Crotty on drums, and Steve Ball on keyboards and synthesizers. The band performs a versatile mixture of modern country, modern rock, classic country and party rock favourites. They cover a wide range of artists from Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line, to Billy Idol and Elton John, to the roots music of Hank Williams and George Jones. Their performance quality and professionalism has landed them on major jamborees and festivals across the region, and has allowed them to share the stage with the likes of Julian Austin, Dallas Smith, Marty Haggard, Mel McDaniel and Tommy Cash just to name a few.
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - The Reasons
The Reasons were originally formed in 1980, the band has toured from East Coast to West Coast and have recorded two CDs and are Prince Edward County’s most popular 50's to 80's and beyond dance/party band. The Reasons are a 3-piece 50's to 80's rock n' roll party group, featuring the vocal and lead guitar talents of Peter Rea. Their upbeat dance material also features Steve Martin's continuous bass groove, and "solid and totally rockin" drumming of Mike Bond. This group will keep the dance floor up and jumping all night!
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm – Spare Change
Spare Change is a local 1000 Islands band featuring drummer/ vocalist Doug Gravelle, formerly of the 1970's popular band "The Bells", Tim Hallman, keyboards/vocals formerly of the hit TV show "It's Happening" and guitarist/vocalist, Terry Hoffman performing the songs of Elton John, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder and many more. They’ll make you want to sing along and dance your way through the islands.
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm – River City Junction
River City Junction is a Canadian Blues/Retro-Rock power trio, long steeped in the traditions of Blues and Rock ‘n' Roll. A rich blend of old school Chicago Blues, Motown, and Classic Rock, their music forms a very potent sonic cocktail that is raw, organic and uplifting. Leaning heavily on their roots, River City Junction's driving sound is deeply infused with elements of yesteryear yet remains distinctively their own.
9:30 pm - 11:00 pm - Ambush
Ambush, "Canada's Rockin' Country Band" has been delivering their own brand of highoctane country music since 1993. The trio of Mark McDonell, Kris Lafontaine, and Danny Derue are a dynamic group of performers who share an unprecedented combination of talent, experience and contagious enthusiasm. Famous for their live shows, Ambush has built an intensely loyal fan base in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. The Ambush Army is a quarter of a million fans strong and still growing! Performing to captivate crowds of all ages. In 2006 Ambush was crowned champions of the CMT reality series "Plucked." Being part of the series allowed the band to shoot their first ever video for the Country Music News top 20 song "This Could Be The Night." In the show's finale, Ambush garnered over 50% of the total fan votes cast in winning, which allowed the band to shoot a follow up video for their hauntingly beautiful song "In This Room." Ambush has been recognized by the Canadian music industry with multiple nominations for Canadian Country Music Association awards, including: Independent Group or Duo of the Year (2006). Independent Group or Duo of the Year (2007) & Group or Duo of the Year (2007). Soon, the world will know what their legions of fans have known for years: Ambush is raw energy, sheer entertainment, and just plain fun!
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