When Wallaceburg-area farmer Dennis DeBot approached the local team of WAMBO volunteers about launching a new music festival for the community, his intent was to help put Wallaceburg on the map.
Working on a parallel track, DeBot wanted to also give back to the community in other ways.
This is why it was essential for DeBot and his family, along with the WAMBO team, to donate a portion of the proceeds to some local causes.
The Kidney Foundation of Canada was the charity at the top of DeBot’s mind, as it was an organization them helped him on a personal level.
“I might not be here today is it wasn’t for the work, research and commitment of the Kidney Foundation of Canada,” DeBot said.
“Their work and effort helped equip the healthcare professionals, who helped me, with vital research and knowledge to do their job correctly. My family and I want to do what I can to ensure others can benefit in the same way for years to come.”
A portion of the proceeds from Otter Creek Jam Fest will go directly to the Kidney Foundation of Canada.
Donations on a local level will also be taking place.
Paul Dineno, a co-producer for Otter Creek Jam Fest, says various local organizations along with WAMBO, will also be benefiting from the festival.
“We’re hoping to replace and make much-needed upgrades to some of our equipment,” Dineno said.
“It’s a team effort and at the end of the day, we want the community of Wallaceburg to be the big winner.”
Otter Creek Jam Fest is a two-day music festival being held on the Civic Holiday long weekend on Friday, August 2, 2019 and Saturday, August 3, 2019.
Tickets for the festival are available now at ottercreekjamfest.com.
Day Pass: $49.95 + taxes & fees
Weekend Pass: $94.95 + taxes & fees
VIP Day Pass: $99.95 + taxes and fees
VIP Weekend Pass: $189.95 + taxes and fees
Tom Cochrane with Red Rider, famous for hits like “Life Is A Highway” and “Big League”, will headline the second day of the festival on Saturday, August 3, 2019.
Trooper, famous for hit singles “We’re Here for a Good Time” and “Raise A Little Hell”, will be rocking the Wallaceburg stage as the headlining act on Friday, August 2, 2019.
Aeroforce, an Aerosmith tribute band, will be performing on the Friday. Crush, a Bon Jovi tribute band, will be performing on the Saturday.
The location of the festival is on the property at the corner of Margaret Avenue and Kimball Road, on the outskirts of Wallaceburg, owned by Wallaceburg-area farmer, Dennis Debot.
You can follow along and stay updated with everything about the festival on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Make sure to use #RockWallaceburg.