Talented 2018 Entertainment Line-Up
The Lincolnaires (Friday 12:30pm-2:30pm)
Re-live the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s with the fabulous music of the Lincolnaires.
West Hammock (Friday 3pm-5pm)
West Hammock is a three-piece indie-rock band from Oshawa, Ontario that consists of Hunter Sheridan on guitar and vocals, Sean Thornton on keys and vocals, and Ty Callan on drums. The band released their debut WANDERLOST EP in 2017, which encapsulates the spirit of exploration and self-discovery through catchy melodies and a solid rhythm section. The release of their debut EP enabled them to self-fund two cross-Canada tours, won them a spot as a finalist in the Merriam Music Awards, and gave them the opportunity to share the stage for sold out shows with The Strumbellas, The Trews, Shred Kelly, Adam Gontier of Three Days Grace, The Kents, Fast Romantics, The Wooden Sky, Scenic Route to Alaska, The Elwins, Jared & the Mill, Wild Rivers, Texas King, David Beckingham of Hey Ocean!, Joey Landreth, Jane’s Party, Kalle Mattson, and many more. You can find West Hammock’s music on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, or Youtube.
Whiskey Mojo (Friday 5:30pm-7:30pm)
Whiskey Mojo is a dynamic commercial band of experienced musicians who play many types of shows, such as festivals, weddings, corporate events, birthday parties and pubs.
The band is dually fronted by a married couple, Jean Collins and Dave Vaillancourt. Both sing lead and harmony vocals and have been doing so for the past 20 years. Anchoring their sound is Dave Murray on bass, and keeping the beat is Fred Collins on drums and vocals. The members of Whiskey Mojo came together in the Durham region in 2012. Each member brings their own experiences and skill to the stage. Covering songs from many genres such as Classic Rock, Southern Rock, Country Rock, Oldies, and Blues is sure to appeal to listeners of all ages.
Jesse Slack Band (Headliner: Friday 8pm-10pm)
Jesse Slack is a talented artist with a passion for modern country music, rock, and pop. Hailing from Ontario, this charismatic singer and songwriter managed to combine stunning melodies with meaningful lyrics and outstanding hooks, in order to create a catchy, yet direct and edgy sound.
Jesse Slack’s recent release, I Wish I Never Met You, marks a significant step forward for the artist’s career. The new single is taken off Jesse’s upcoming EP, a record titled “Young & Free”, which will follow the single release and hit the music scene early in March 2018.
Find out more about Jesse Slack and do not miss out on his music and activities:
High Court County (Saturday 12:30pm-2:30pm)High Court County is an original Country and Roots Rock band from Southern Ontario that released their debut EP in 2017, featured on Country 107.3 with Randy Owen. Their follow up EP titled will be released shortly.In addition to their originals, High Court County frequently covers Authentic and New Country hits along with favorite Roots Rock timeless classics. Famed Canadian group The Band continues to have a major influence on HCC’s sound and writing.This past summer they performed numerous Ribfests, Georgetown Craft Beer festival, the Newmarket Music Festival as well as sharing the stage with Gord Bamford and Aaron Pritchett at the Boothill Jamboree.
Roller Coaster (Saturday 3pm-5pm)
Rollercoaster is a 6 piece classic rock band made up of artists from Oshawa and the G.T.A. They have numerous years of experience performing in clubs, at weddings and private functions.
Their music includes songs from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Santana, Elvis, John Lennon, Blue Rodeo, and Tragically Hip as well as many others.
Spitfire Kings (Saturday 5:30pm-7:30pm)
Playing a combination of Classic Rock, Party Rock, Disco, Country, Blues, Funk and Soul, the Spitfire Kings are covering all the bases. Made up of veteran local musicians, guitar player and vocalist Rick Menary, Bassist Rahlen Sullaphen and Drummer/Vocalist Craig Toutant, and rounding out the line up on Keyboard/Vocals Chris Oliver. With terrific vocal harmonies and perfect song selection, this band will make your toes tap and your hands clap. Whether playing to a more mature sit-down crowd or a room full of dancing partiers the Spitfire Kings delivers.
Greg Williams (Headliner: Saturday 8pm-10pm)
2017 Winner of The Next Country Music Star and 2010’s Most Entertaining Fiddler Award Winner, Greg Williams is a Country
Singer-Songwriter and Musician based out of Toronto, Ontario.
Only Young (Sunday 12pm-1:30pm)
Larry Shepherd is from the City of Kawartha Lakes and performs an acoustic salute to the legendary Neil Young.
Instant Rivalry (Sunday 2pm-4pm)
Instant Rivalry plays a little country, a little blues, a little folk, a little rock. Just recently, Instant Rivalry won the Ontario Back Roads Country Talent Search. They performed Hoedown and Little Old Farm House, which brought the crowd to tears. This duo is sure to be a crowd pleaser!
Jack de Keyzer (Sunday 4:30pm-6:30pm)
Jack de Keyzer is a British-born Canadian blues guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and producer. He has twice won the Juno Award, Canada’s highest musical honour, and seven times received Maple Blues Awards, including for Blues Album of the Year in 2000 and the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001. Real Blues Magazine crowned him Live Act Of The Year in 2001, and has twice named him Guitarist of the Year. With an incredible band of top musicians he will have you rocking to his hot blues, R&B and cool soul jazz.
Augusta Ray (Sunday 7pm-9pm)
Her name is Augusta, but you can call her “Gus.” Her incredible vocal talent, mixed with an energetic, engaging stage presence, has made her the darling of the stage everywhere she goes.
Her accolades include: winning the North American Country Music Association International’s (NACMAI) “New Country Female Vocalist of the Year” award (2016), the NACMAI “New Country CD of the Year” award (2016), “New Country Songwriter of the Year” award (2016/2017), “Traditional Country Songwriter of the Year award (2016/2017), “Female Entertainer of the Year” and was one of the Top-7 featured artists in ole Majorly Indie’s “On The Spot” Canadian Country Music competition in 2015, held in Halifax, Nova Scotia during CCMA week.
The last year has been a busy year for Augusta. Splitting her time between her home in Nashville and her home in Canada, she works hard in the studio, spending her time songwriting and recording new music as she continues to develop her artistry. She has shared the stage with notable country acts such as Trace Adkins, Montgomery Gentry, Big & Rich, Cam, and Michael Ray, among others.
This past summer, Augusta was invited to return to Summerfest; The World’s Largest Music Festival, for the second year in a row. She performed among acts such as The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kool and The Gang, Elle King, Def Leppard, and Paul McCartney.