Organizers of the 22nd annual Harbourfest are looking to Winnipeggers to Roll on Down the Highway to Kenora during the August long weekend.
Bachman and Turner headline Friday night, Aug. 2, the first of three nights of musical acts at the Whitecap Pavilion, a 1,500-seat indoor-outdoor venue in the northwestern Ontario lakefront city.
Also performing on Friday night at 7 p.m. are Kenny Shields & Streetheart and Sweet.
Theory of a Deadman headlines Saturday, Aug. 3, with B.C. pop-punk band Faber Drive opening at 8 p.m.
On Sunday Aug. 4, REO Speedwagon is the main attraction at the Whitecap Pavilion with Starship, featuring Mickey Thomas, and Honeymoon Suite also performing starting at 7 p.m.
Tickets for all three shows are available on the Harbourfest website, harbourfest.ca. Friday and Sunday’s shows are $79.65 each while Saturday’s show is $66.37, plus taxes and fees.
Winnipeg’s Dean Gunnarson, the world-renowned escape artist, will also be performing three times daily on Saturday and Sunday, and a crane has been set up for his 7 p.m. escape shows both evenings, festival organizer David Blake said.
A crafter’s market on Kenora’s harbourfront will be in business and on Sunday, Aug. 4, the annual wooden boat parade will take place at noon. Also on Sunday, a classic car show, which attracts dozens of automobiles from Manitoba, Ontario and the northern United States will show off the chrome on the Kenora greenbelt.