Summertime Blues

The annual Summertime Blues Music Festival at the Kelso Beach Park in Owen Sound, ON, will take place overlooking the scenic shores of Georgian Bay on Friday, June 29th and Saturday, June 30th, 2018 with . The two-day festival has set the bar for its iconic moments. In 2017 the festival garnished national attention as Buddy Guy and Colin James shared the stage for a once in a lifetime, never before seen experience, and this year’s lineup promises nothing less. This year, headlining Friday will be Alan Doyle and Serena Ryder, while George Thorogood & The Destroyers return to rock Kelso Beach on Saturday.

Friday General Admission (Click to Buy): $69.50 + Service Fee

Friday Reserved Seating (Click to Buy): $99.50 + Service Fee

Saturday General Admission (Click to Buy): $69.50 + Service Fee

Saturday Reserved Seating (Click to Buy): $99.50 + Service Fee

Summertime Blues - June 29th

Day one of the festival takes place on Friday, June 29th with a star studded line up, which includes the Iconic Canadians Alan Doyle, Serena Ryder, Matt Mays and more! Already announced George Thorogood And The Destroyers return to the festival to headline day two of the festival with special guest Canadian rock guitar hero Pat Travers and more artists to be announced!

ABOUT ALAN DOYLE: Iconic Newfoundland singer-songwriter, best-selling author, actor and recent recipient of the Order of Canada, Alan Doyle will bring his kitchen party to Summertime Blues.  Doyle chalks up a lot of where is he right now—with both his third solo album and his second book released in October 2017—to luck. “I’m the luckiest guy I’ve ever even heard of,” he says. “This was all I ever wanted, a life in the music business, singing concerts. I was lucky to be born in the family I was, in Petty Harbour. I was lucky that Sean, Bob and Darrell found me and asked me to join their band. I was lucky the Canadian music fans were into it.” And yet, one listen to A Week at The Warehouse makes it plainly clear that there’s a lot more than luck at play in this decades long, awards-studded career. This album, recorded live off the floor with Doyle’s “beautiful band,” as he calls them, with producer Bob Rock at the helm, is chock-a-block with country-tinged, radio ready tunes that bring with them the flavour of some of Doyle’s favourite artists, from John Mellencamp to Rock’s own band, Payola. Payola, is celebrated with a cover of “Forever Light Will Shine” – which includes a guest vocal from none other than Paul Hyde.

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ABOUT SERENA RYDER: The Multi-Platinum Canadian singer-songwriter, who is currently based between Toronto and the Los Angeles neighbourhood of Silverlake, started playing guitar and penning songs as a young girl. By the age of eight, Ryder was performing on stages in her hometown and by 16, she cut her first record for a major label. Before she was 25, she had a Gold Certified album with 2006’s If Your Memory Serves You Well and the Gold single, “Weak In The Knees”. Over the course of her career, she has released several albums including her Double-Platinum 2012 record Harmony and last year’s hit record, Utopia which debuted at #1.

The six-time Juno Award winner and multiple SOCAN No.1 Award recipient has had her songs placed in over 50 TV shows and commercials, including Grey’s Anatomy, VEEP and Suits. Her single “Stompa” is 4x Platinum in Canada and she’s sold over one million singles from her previous releases. “Stompa” also hit No. 1 at AAA radio in the U.S. for eight weeks (the most weeks at No. 1 since Adele) and landed in the Top 10 at Alternative radio, Hot AC and AC. Ryder has shared the stage with OneRepublic, Kanye West, Sara Bareilles, HAIM, Pitbull and Melissa Ethridge, and has proved herself as a strong live performer with an avid fanbase. It’s clear that listeners feel the same sort of healing in the music as Ryder does when she writes it.

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George Thorogood And The Destroyers return to the Summertime Blues Music Festival on Saturday, June 30th, 2018 and they are throwing a Rock Party with special guest Canadian rock guitar hero Pat Travers and more artists to be announced!

ABOUT GEORGE THOROGOOD: Over the course of 16 studio albums – including six Gold and two Platinum discs on Rounder, EMI and Capitol – George Thorogood & The Destroyers have amassed an unmatched catalog of hits that includes “Who Do You Love”, “I Drink Alone”, “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer”, “Move It On Over”, “Get A Haircut” and the ultimate badass anthem, “Bad To The Bone.” But it was their powerhouse live performances that made GT&D legendary: from unforgettable appearances on SNL and Live Aid, to the opening slot on the Rolling Stones’ historic ’81 tour, to their own record-breaking 50/50 tour, to this year’s 40th anniversary of their first Canadian shows, George and his longtime band – Jeff Simon (drums, percussion), Bill Blough (bass guitar), Jim Suhler (rhythm guitar) and Buddy Leach (saxophone) – remain among the most relentless and relevant classic rock acts on tour today. “In 1975, there was no such thing as classic rock radio, MTV or House of Blues, and casinos weren’t hiring rock acts,” George explains. “There have been so many great avenues of expression created since then that have made a huge difference in the way all of us experience live music.”

And in a landmark year that’s also seen the acclaimed release of George’s first-ever solo album, Party Of One on Rounder Records, the new Thorogood/Destroyers tour promises to raise the bar, rock the house and tear off the roof like never before.

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ABOUT PAT TRAVERS: Canadian born Pat Travers may be best known for his hits “Boom Boom (Out Go The Lights)” and “Snortin’ Whiskey,” but it’s his live shows and superior guitar work that have earned him legions of fans since he burst onto the rock scene in the early 1980’s.

Since the critically acclaimed 1976 debut album featuring his own brand of high quality seventies guitar rock and roll, Pat Travers has gone on to deliver melodic eighties rock, a blues period throughout most of the nineties, noted performances with various power trio’s during the first few years of the new Millennium, and a full blooded return to the trademark Pat Travers Band sound as he entered his fifth performing and recording decade.

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