Salmon Festival Concert Lineup Announced

Salmon Festival Concert Lineup Announced

Organizers for the 2018 Kelly Ford Exploits Valley Salmon Festival have unveiled their lineup for their July 14th mega concert.

Headlining this year’s event is Canadian country stars Emerson Drive, alongside Aaron Pritchett, The Punters, Kellie Loder, the 8 Track Favorites, and Grand Falls-Windsor’s own Rod Jackson and the Perfect Strangers. 

For well over a decade, Emerson Drive has been a staple in the country music community, known for being a band to crank out the hits, deliver electrifying stage shows and wow audiences all across North America. During their evolving career, the Canadian band has scored numerous hits such as “I Should Be Sleeping,” “Fall Into Me,” “Last One Standing” and their emotional, chart-topping ballad, “Moments.” Aaron Pritchett has charted anthems like “Dirt Road In Em, “Let’s Get Rowdy,” “Hold My Beer (Certified GOLD),” and also appealed to the softer side with powerful hits like “Done You Wrong,” and his recent top 5 smash – “When A Momma’s Boy Meets A Daddy’s Girl.” The Punters combine rock, folk, and traditional music, creating a sound that is truly their own. Anyone who has heard Kellie Loder or watched her perform knows one thing is certain: she is a towering talent about to explode on the world stage… even though the self-deprecating musician would probably rather implode than cop to such a lofty claim. The 8 Track Favourites is a ‘supergroup’ made up of some of the finest musicians in Newfoundland today, including Sandy Morris and Larry Foley. Grand Falls-Windsor’s Rod Jackson and the Perfect Strangers is a Country Band with a stellar lineup of musicians. Expect a high energy, crowd pleasing performance from this group.

Chairperson Shawn Feener stated “This concert will attract patrons from all over the Exploits Valley, as well as other parts of the province.”  

Tickets will go on sale on May 5th with the breakdown as follows:

  • May 5th – June 17th….. $49.50 taxes and fees included
  • June 18th – July 13th….. $59.50 taxes and fees included
  • At the gate….. $69.50 taxes and fees included

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT LOCAL RETAILERS, THE TOWN HALL, AND ONLINE AT: www.evsalmonfestival.com. CONCERT TICKETS AND CAMPSITES MAY ALSO BE PURCHASED BY CALLING TOLL FREE 1-877-JULY ROC (585-9762).

This year, the festival is pleased to present a Gospel Concert on Sunday, July 15th at 7pm at the Joe Byrne Memorial Stadium, featuring renowned gospel singer, Mark Lowry, who has been featured on the Gaither Homecoming Specials. Opening for Mark is Newfoundland’s own Blair Lane. Tickets go on sale for only $35 taxes and service charges included.

This year’s Kelly Ford Exploits Valley Salmon Festival will run from July 12-16, 2018.

For follow up, please contact:

Councillor Shawn Feener   Shawn.feener@townofgfw.com

*Information provided through Town of Grand Falls-Windsor press release

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