Concert Season on The Rock

Concert Season on The Rock

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Fans are flocking to concert venues across the province this summer. The Herald looks at some of the major concerts & events in NL from July to September!

37TH ANNUAL GEORGE STREET FESTIVAL

The biggest party of the summer returns once more as the 37th annual George Street Festival unveiled its lineup that includes trad favourites, rock stars and country crooners.

Rounding out the list of headliners is Juno winners Arkells, 90s rock staples The Tea Party, Newfoundland’s own The Navigators, Shanneyganock, and Alan Doyle, pop rockers Marianas Trench and country superstar Brett Kissel. Supporting acts include Fortunate Ones, Kellie Loder, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Neon Dreams, Meghan Patrick, Sam Roberts Band and Women of Rock! 

Tickets at georgestreetlive.ca

STARS ON THE ROCK

This year will see a host of legendary rock stars hit NL. Mary Brown’s Centre will play host to British icon Sting (Sept. 16th) and Canadian rock gods Blue Rodeo (Sept. 10th). Bryan Adams returns with an intimate show at the Arts and Culture Centre (Sept. 5th), while Canadian metal greats, Exciter (July 23rd) and Anvil (Sept. 1st), will take the stage at The Rock House.

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MUSIC COMES TO CHURCHILL PARK

The center of St. John’s is getting set for a big time musical happening with the debut of the Churchill Park Music Festival. Announced for the must-attend music showcase are hit-makers Matchbox Twenty with special guests Our Lady Peace, Gin Blossoms and Timber on August 13th, with event organizers expected to roll out more acts for August 12th and the following weekend on August 19th and 20th. 

For tickets and more key information visit churchillparkmusicfestival.com

CURTAIN CALL: NL AT THE THEATRE

It’s not just music that puts butts in seats, as Newfoundland and Labrador will play host to a series of theatre-centric performances this year.

Alan Doyle’s theatrical debut, the widely acclaimed Tell Tale Harbour, will be heading across the province in Sept. and Oct. (artsandculturecentre.com for more info.)

Jackass star Steve-O will bring his comedy routine to Holy Heart Theatre (August 29th), and Spirit of NL will celebrate its milestone 25th anniversary (July 28-29).  

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COME ONCE MORE FOR COME FROM AWAY

Though Come From Away may be wrapping its historic runs in New York and London in the coming months, Newfoundlanders will get to feel the magic once more before its all said and done. Come From Away The Concert will bring the sounds of the Tony winning performance to Gander and St. John’s for a series of highly anticipated events this September.

NL’S RISING STARS TAKE TO THE STAGE

A slew of rising stars across Newfoundland and Labrador will be honing their craft in venues across the province throughout the summer. Keep your eyes open for performances by Carolina East, Quote The Raven, Justin Fancy, Fortunate Ones,  Nico Paulo, The Once and Kellie Loder throughout the second half of 2022.

NL’S TRIED AND TRUE FAVOURITES

Newfoundland’s got talent to spare, and you can find many of these gifted artists hitting venues across the province throughout the summer. Janet Cull, Adam Baxter, Kelly-Ann Evans, The Kubasonics, Sherry Ryan and Chris LeDrew are just a few of the fan favourites you will see, and hear, across Newfoundland in 2022. 

PARTY AROUND THE PROVINCE

The great thing about summer in Newfoundland? We loves a good come down. No place is that truer than at a trad show. From Alan Doyle and his Beautiful Band, to the b’ys that brings the house down in Shanneyganock, and the always fan favourites Celtic Connection, Irish Descendants or The Navigators, if there’s good times and good beer, you’ll find trad music near! 

Let us know which shows you’ll be attending and who we should spotlight as summer concert season kicks into gear!

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Dillon Collins is a writer based out of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. Multi-time MusicNL nominee for Media Person of the Year. Lover of heavy metal, hoppy beverages and the loveable canine.

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