Rock the Park 2015

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Rock the Park is coming to Harris Park this week! The event has been expanded to include five days, not just four as originally planned. They’ve added a new line up of great bands for Friday, July 17 and are all set to keep London rocking. This event is a Bethany’s Hope Foundation fundraiser, raising money for MLD (Metachromatic Leukodystrophy) research.

Here’s the updated lineup:

TUESDAY, JULY 14 (gates open at 4:00pm)

Train

Gin Blossoms

Fastball

Rembrandts

Matt Nathanson

WEDNESDAY, JULY 15 (gates open at 3:00pm)

Keith Urban

Dallas Smith

Easton Corbin

Jess Moskaluke

THURSDAY, JULY 16 (gates open at 3:00pm)

Lee Brice

Thomas Rhett

Joe Nichols

Maddie & Tae

Chad Brownlee

FRIDAY, JULY 17 (gates open at 3:00pm)

Arkells

Mother Mother

Tokyo Police Club

Born Ruffians

Young Empires

Brave Shores

 

SATURDAY, JULY 18 (gates open at 3:00pm)

Billy Talent

Rise Against

Killswitch Engage

The Gaslight Anthem

TBA

TICKETS

There are a few different options for tickets: General Admission or VIP (designated table areas) for Tuesday or Saturday, a special two-day pass for Wednesday and Thursday, and a VIP two-day pass for Wednesday and Thursday (which are  SOLD OUT).

Tuesday G/A $60, VIP (reserved seating) $112

Wednesday/Thursday G/A $142, VIP SOLD OUT

Friday G/A $55, VIP (reserved seating) $85

Saturday G/A $60, VIP (standing room only) $99.50

Purchase tickets HERE or call the Box Office 519-672-1967 10:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 2:00pm Saturday or stop by the Centennial Hall Box Office during the preceding office hours.

This is an all-ages event.

This Weekend in London

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Welcome to Father’s Day weekend! We hope you didn’t forget or accidentally celebrate it a week early (why does it feel like it should’ve been last weekend?)! If you are looking for some last minute ways to celebrate, the city is here to deliver. So much going on, so much fun to be had. Get out and enjoy some of it!

BEER AND BBQ SHOW

Beer. BBQ. A match made in summer heaven. If you’re in agreement, head on over to the Western Fair District, Canada Building. There will be beer, wine, spirits, BBQ, food trucks, live entertainment, demonstrations, seminars, and so much more! This is a 19+ event – no babies, toddlers, children or underage teenagers will be allowed in the show.

SHANIA TWAIN

A new block of tickets has just been released! This is Shania’s big Rock This Country tour with all of her biggest hits and new music. She’s just finished her two year gig in Las Vegas and is now bringing the music across North America. She will be at the Budweiser Gardens for two shows – Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20 at 7:30m.

NORTH BY NORTHWEST WAREHOUSE SALE

North by Northwest is having a huge sale at the Western Fair District Progress Building this weekend. All swimwear, clothing, footwear, outerwear, and accessories will be 30-70% off. For all of the dates and times, see the link above.

LONDON’S KIDS EXPO

The London’s Kids Expo is this weekend in Victoria Park. This event has free admission! There will be food vendors, exhibits, crafts, live performances, and so much fun! There will also be carnival rides – a ride all day pass is only $20 for kids and adults ride with them for free!

LONDON MAJORS BASEBALL

What better way to celebrate Father’s Day than by spending it on the ball field with your favourite men. The London Majors are playing two games this weekend: Saturday at 7:35pm against Hamilton and Sunday at 1:05pm against Brantford. Play ball!

 

 

 

 

Rock the Park

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Rock the Park is coming to Harris Park again this summer for lucky number thirteen! Yes, July is a long way away, but tickets for this event are selling fast because of the amazing names coming this year. While there is some controversy over the rules prohibiting a concert on Friday, the event is currently scheduled to run over four days: Tuesday, July 14, Wednesday, July 15, Thursday, July 16, and Saturday, July 18. This event is a Bethany’s Hope Foundation fundraiser, raising money for MLD (Metachromatic Leukodystrophy) research.

Here’s the current lineup:

TUESDAY, JULY 14 (gates open at 4:00pm)

Train

Smashmouth

Gin Blossoms

Matt Nathanson

WEDNESDAY, JULY 15 (gates open at 3:00pm)

Keith Urban

Thomas Rhett

Dallas Smith

Jess Moskaluke

THURSDAY, JULY 16 (gates open at 3:00pm)

Little Big Town

Lee Brice

Joe Nichols

Chad Brownlee

SATURDAY, JULY 18 (gates open at 3:00pm)

Billy Talent

Rise Against

Killswitch Engage

The Gaslight Anthem

TBA

TICKETS

There are a few different options for tickets: General Admission or VIP (designated table areas) for Tuesday or Saturday, a special two-day pass for Wednesday and Thursday, and a VIP two-day pass for Wednesday and Thursday (which are  SOLD OUT).

Tuesday G/A $60, VIP (reserved seating) $112

Wednesday/Thursday G/A $142, VIP SOLD OUT

Saturday G/A $60, VIP (standing room only) $99.50

Purchase tickets HERE or call the Box Office 519-672-1967 10:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 2:00pm Saturday or stop by the Centennial Hall Box Office during the preceding office hours.

This is an all-ages event.

Bryan Adams at Budweiser Gardens

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Thirty-one years ago, a guy from Ontario released an album called Reckless. That album had six huge hits which led to the singer becoming Canada’s number one rock artist of all time. In 2015, Bryan Adams launched the Reckless 30th Anniversary Tour, honouring not only that album, but also all of his biggest hits of the past thirty years.

And did you know that Bryan Adams was only ten years old in 1969? That song has to be about something else…

BRYAN ADAMS

As Canada’s best known ambassador, Bryan Adams has spent the last three decades making music history. He has sold upward of 65 million records, toured six continents and achieved #1 status in over 40 countries around the world. He has been awarded the Order of Canada, has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and has a Star on Canada’s Walk of Fame. Adams has been nominated for, and won several Academy Awards, Golden Globes and Grammy’s, has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has been inducted into Wembley’s Square of Fame.

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Nickelback at Budweiser Gardens

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There are very few bands that divide a nation quite like Nickelback does. Canadians seem to either love or loathe the band, with very little resting in between. If you are on the LOVE side, then it is probably not news to you that Chad and the crew are heading to London this weekend! If you are in the LOATHE side, you might want to read on to find out where to avoid!

THE BAND

Nickelback is a multi-platinum selling Canadian rock band headed by lead singer Chad Kroeger. It is their 12th tour, this time in support of their 8th studio album No Fixed Address, which was released in November 2014.  Continue reading

Hunter Hayes at Budweiser Gardens

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Get ready for the giddy excitement, London, because Hunter Hayes is coming to town this weekend with his Tattoo (Your Name) Tour at the Budweiser Gardens. Hunter Hayes is a young, American, country sensation with 4 Grammy nominations and two hit CD’s to date. His first CD sold well over a million copies and attracted world wide attention with the single Wanted. His latest CD, released in May of this year, is rocking the charts, led by the hit song Invisible. Did you know that this talented artist can play over 30 instruments? Come and see how many he plays on stage this Saturday. If you have a fan in your house or you’re a fan yourself, you won’t want to miss this show!

There are limited tickets available through the Budweiser Gardens box office and better seats leaking through on kijiji if you can snatch them up.

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Sarah McLachlan and Eric Church

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The incredibly talented Sarah McLachlan has just released her eighth studio album, Shine On, and is coming to the Budweiser Gardens this Tuesday, November 11. Sarah McLachlan is a Canadian treasure who has received international acclaim both for her music and for her humanitarian efforts. On this tour, her set list will include music spanning her brilliant career with songs like Witness, I Will Remember You, Adia, and Ice Cream, along with new songs like In Your Shoes and Flesh and Blood.

Don’t miss this chance to see Sarah McLachlan live and experience her talents first hand. There are tickets still available through the Budweiser Gardens website.

If country is more your thing, you’ll want to see Eric Church this Thursday, November 13, at 7:00pm for The Outsiders World Tour.  Don’t miss this incredible performer with his unique 360 degree stage – there are no bad seats! Hailed as one of the top entertainers, this show will blow the roof off the Budweiser Gardens. Tickets are still available, including the just-released Choir Loft seats!

Opening for Eric Church are the legendary Dwight Yoakam and the talented Brandy Clark.