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.

Sunfest

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For the 21st consecutive year, Sunfest is coming back to London this July. Running from this Thursday, July 9 to Sunday, July 12 in Victoria Park, this is a festival dedicated to showcasing the arts from around the world. It’s a celebration of music, dance and artwork! Bring the whole family downtown to see everything from Cuban salsa to Celtic traditional folk music.

THE DETAILS

Thursday, July 9 the festival opens at 11:00am. The live stage performances begin at 6:00pm until 11:00pm.

Friday, July 10 the festival opens at 11:00am. The live stage performances begin at 12:00noon until 11:00pm.

Saturday, July 11 the festival opens at 11:00am. The live stage performances begin at 11:30am until 11:00pm.

Sunday, July 12 the festival opens at 11:00am. The live stage performances begin at 11:30am until 11:00pm.

ADMISSION to the festival is FREE for everyone!

In addition to the music and dancing, there will also be vendors selling crafts and artwork from around the world and amazing cuisine.

 

Rise 2 Fame

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If you have a child or someone you know who is between the ages of 6 and 21 years old who is oozing talent and is looking to get noticed for it, then NOW is the time to audition for the next Rise 2 Fame competition. The Rise 2 Fame competition concludes every year at the Western Fair in September, but the preliminary auditions happen all summer at various cities, festivals, and fairs across southwestern Ontario. You can even enter by submitting a video of your performance for the chance to attend the preliminary here at the Western Fair Carousel Room on August 10.

WHO CAN AUDITION

Contestants will be split into two groups by age: Juniors Ages 6-12 years old and Youth Ages 13-21 years old

SING, DANCE, or PLAY – Vocal Solo, Instrumental Solo, Dance Solo, Dance Group, Variety Solo, Variety Group

Non-professional residents of Ontario only

For all of the eligibility information, see HERE.

PRELIMINARIES

There are 16 preliminary auditions being held. The dates, deadlines for submitting applications, and locations can be found HERE.

For information on the online video submission, see HERE. Once your video is up and approved, you are encouraged to share the link to get people to vote. The video with the highest number of votes will win the People’s Choice award, so share your (child’s) video on our Facebook page so we can enjoy!

Good luck!

 

 

 

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.

Budweiser Gardens

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The Budweiser Gardens has started drawing in some big acts lately and if you haven’t been paying attention, you may really be missing out on some great concerts and shows. London is so fortunate to have such a great venue, right downtown! Take advantage of the opportunity to treat yourself! Grab a friend, treat your kids, schedule a date night and go live it up.

Here is who and what are coming to London over the next few months. Check in with the Bud Gardens regularly or get on their mailing list to stay on top of presales and new announcements.

APRIL

April 11: Joe Bonamassa

April 17: The Tragically Hip

April 18: Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience

April 19: The Harlem Globe Trotters Wold Tour

April 22: One Republic

MAY

May 3: Luke Bryan

May 5: Def Leppard

May 10: Stars on Ice

May 23-24: Mamma Mia!

May 26: Diana Krall: Wallflower World Tour

JUNE 

June 3: Ed Sheeran

June 19-20: Shania Twain

JULY

July 14-19: Potted Potter

AUGUST

August 4-6: Menopause The Musical

OCTOBER

October 4: Kelly Clarkson with Nick Jonas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Camp Registration

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Summer may seem like a long way away (especially with all of this snow!) but now is the time to start thinking about summer plans for your children. If you are considering overnight camps for your kids, here are a few options around London.

Circle R Ranch

Online registration is now open for summer residence camp focusing on horseback riding and fun! Circle R Ranch is just west of London in Delaware, Ontario.

Black River Farm and Ranch

You can register your daughters online for this girls-only horseback riding overnight camp in Croswell, Michigan.

Camp Kee-Mo-Kee

Camp Kee-Mo-Kee is just west in Komoka. Register online now or through the mail.

Forest Cliff Camp

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Gift Guide: Tickets

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Continuing on with our Gift Guides, today we offer some more suggestions for non-toy gifts this holiday season. If you would like to give your child an experience instead of more ‘stuff’ then this is for you!

London is a fabulous city for families. There are so many events that come through here, all you have to do is know about them and buy your tickets. For Christmas, everyone from children to adults can find an event to enjoy. Here are the highlights of what is coming to London (as of yesterday – keep tabs on our Facebook page for any new entertainment announcements over the next few weeks!). The age groupings are just loose suggestions, most events do not have age restrictions unless noted.

FAMILIES/CHILDREN

Wild Kratts Live at Centennial Hall, December 27, 2014

Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival at Budweiser Gardens, January 4, 2015

Disney on Ice – Worlds of Fantasy at Budweiser Gardens, January 29 to February 1, 2015

Mike the Knight in the Great Scavenger Hunt! at Centennial Hall, March 10, 2015

FAMILY/KIDS-TEENS

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