Winnipeg has always been a hotbed of the classics and true classic rock fans are in for a special treat this summer as the Second Annual Winnipeg Classic RockFest takes over the field at Shaw Park on August 23rd.
This year’s line-up includes, headliner Tom Cochrane with Red Rider, Kim Mitchell, Holly Woods and Toronto and the ever popular Greg Leskiw with Monster Hollow.
A career that started in the pubs, rough neck bars and coffeehouses of the roads and highways of first Ontario and then the rest Canada, Cochrane’s music has spanned over 4 decades and is characterized by creative, adventurousness and musical and personal integrity. A down to earth Canadian prairie boy at heart from Lynn Lake Manitoba, who came of age and started playing music in the west end of Toronto, Tom now divides his time between the tour bus, the city, and his beloved studio/retreat “Layastone” on the shores of Georgian Bay.
Singer-songwriter and guitarist, Kim Mitchell, has achieved gold and multiplatinum sales status over a long and storied career, starting early on as leader of the musically eclectic Max Webster, a band who in the late 70’s defined “alternative” and “independent” long before the words became clichés. Mitchell has sold over 1.5 million recordings and toured regularly over a lengthy solo career that remains creatively vibrant to this day. Of note, 2014 marks the 30th anniversary of “Akimbo Alogo” (Alert Records), Kim’s first full length solo recording post Max Webster, a record which introduced us to Kim’s big, bold and endemic guitar driven sounds in songs like “Go For Soda” and the anthemic “All We Are.”
Greg Leskiw began playing guitar at the age of 12. During “kitchen jam sessions” his father taught him the popular songs of the 30’s and 40’s. His father was an excellent guitar player who performed with small combos that toured in Western Manitoba in the 30’s and 40’s.
Throughout his school years Greg continued to develop his chops and went on to play with Winnipeg rock bands The Shags, Logan Avenue, and Wild Rice. In 1969 Wild Rice broke up and – perhaps more significantly – in 1970 Randy Bachman left The Guess Who. Burton Cummings gave Leskiw a call and a new exciting chapter in Leskiw’s career began.
Launched in 2017, the first Winnipeg Classic RockFest was created to showcase Canadian classic rock and roll legends. This unique event gives fans the opportunity to relive the classic music they grew up with while creating new memories in a fun, friendly, intimate setting. With the same feel of an outdoor musical festival, but in a state-of-the-art facility with first-class amenities, Winnipeg Classic RockFest delivers a one-of-a-kind experience.
Winnipeg Classic RockFest at Shaw Park – Thursday, August 23, 2018!
EARLY BIRD TICKETS (LIMITED TIME ONLY!): $55* (until August 2)
ADVANCE TICKETS: $65* (until August 22)
GATE TICKETS: $75* (August 23)
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Tickets also available in person at Shaw Park (Goldeyes) box office
VIP ROCKSTAR PACKAGE: $95* (Limited Quantities Available!)
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VIP RockStar Package includes:
· Reserved Seat
· Private VIP Entrance (Gate 1)
· Private Bar Service Area
· RockFest 2018 T-Shirt
· RockFest VIP Laminate
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General Admission Field & Stand Seating. Lawn chairs welcome in designated Field Seating areas (seats are not provided in Field seating area). See FAQ page for more details.
Gate Tickets will be $75 + TM fee and will be available at the Shaw Park (Goldeyes) box office on August 23.
*Plus Ticketmaster Fee
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