For Immediate Release April 11, 2017
St. Clair College Presents: Rockin’ On The Riverfront
Windsor Bluesfest Windsor President, Robert Petroni and the Bluesfest Windsor Board of Directors are pleased to announce St. Clair College as the Presenting Sponsor for the 2017 Rockin’ On The Riverfront concert, to be held Thursday, July 13 at Festival Plaza.
“St. Clair College has been a longtime supporter of Bluesfest and we’re proud to continue that tradition, especially on this, their 50th anniversary,” commented Petroni. “Their commitment and support as our Presenting Sponsor is key to attracting exceptional entertainment, satisfying a broad and diverse fan base, and delivering a successful festival.
Mr. Petroni also emphasized that Thursday night’s concert is not only the kick-off to LiUNA! Bluesfest’s four-day blues rock music festival, it’s an opportunity to secure leading artists to ‘play’ our city and to showcase homegrown rising stars on the same stage.
Gates open for Rockin’ On The Riverfront at 4:00 pm. Online ticket sales, retail outlets, artists’ bio’s and complete four-day schedule are available at bluesfestwindsor.com
9:00 pm – 10:55 pm
Headlining the concert will be The Tea Party – Jeff Martin, Jeff Burrows and Stuart Chatwood, with eight major label releases and a worldwide fan base currently on their 20 Years of
Transmission Tour, 30+ concerts in Canada, the U.S. and Australia.
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Canada’s hottest alt rock band creating a musical frenzy on both sides of the border will be the Supporting Act for The Tea Party and announced on May19.
6:10 pm – 7:10 pm
The Standstills – “ Like rugged, spare, soulful prose, their craft is Hemmingway meets John Lee Hooker, over driven. They are here to rock the hell out of this planet, and resurrect a dying art before it’s too late and we all lose our souls! ” A powerful Canadian duo combining elements of western, blues and rock ‘n roll in their music.
4:55 pm – 5:55 pm
Autumn Kings – beating out 60+ bands to win the 89X Battle of the Bands and share the stage at Detroit’s Filmore Theatre in 2015, this young, dynamic Windsor quartet is a local favourite gaining praise for their new flavour of rock music.
Stage II ( 4:00 pm – 4:55 pm, 7:10 pm – 7:30 pm, 8:30 pm – 9:00 pm)
South River Slim
South River Slim is Windsor’s harbinger of the blues, a frantic rock and roll bad boy with a serious case of Rose City blues! He’s another one of Windsor’s best-kept musical secrets, and
he performs a wild set with his VooDuo.
For more information contact:
Rob Petroni, President
About: Bluesfest Windsor is a not-for-profit organization established in 2014 comprised of a volunteer Board of Directors, Advisory Board and Special Committee members committed to providing Windsor and Essex County with an annual, premier concert festival and a notable regional tourist attraction. Bluesfest Windsor supports and sponsors community charities and Keeping the Blues Alive initiatives for all ages.