Sunday, March 29, 2020

Otter Creek Jam Fest is ready to #RockWallaceburg

The inaugural Otter Creek Jam Fest will kick off today, August 2, 2019 in Wallaceburg.

Trooper are the headlining act on Friday evening, while Tom Cochrane with Red Rider will headline the second and final day of the festival on Saturday.

Ticket details

Tickets for the festival are available now and will continue to be available today and tomorrow at ottercreekjamfest.com.

– GA Day Pass – $49.95 (+ Taxes and Fees)

– GA 2 Day Pass – $94.95 (+ Taxes and Fees)

– VIP Day Pass – $99.95 (+ Taxes and Fees)

Tickets will also be available at the gate for the following cost:

– General Admission – $65, including taxes and fees

– VIP – $125, including taxes and fees

– Cash, debit & credit payments will be available

Physical tickets are available for pick-up and purchase at Taylor’s Convenience in Wallaceburg and at Pizazz! Florals and Balloons in Chatham. These tickets will only be available until 12 p.m. on Friday, August 2.

Trooper headlining Friday’s show

Juno-award winning Canadian rockers Trooper are headlining the opening night of the festival on Friday night.

Ra McGuire, Trooper’s front man, told the Sydenham Current their band enjoys performing LIVE anywhere, but especially in small towns – like Wallaceburg.

“We enjoy all our shows, no matter where they are, because they’re all so different,” McGuire said.

“Small town shows are more intimate and we often find (don’t tell the big cities) the people are nicer. Also, every small town seems to have a character of its own and it’s fun for us to plug into that.”

Trooper consists of McGuire, vocals; Brian Smith, guitar; Gogo, keys; Scott Brown, bass guitar; and Clayton Hill, drums.

Here is the full band schedule and set times for Friday:

Friday, August 2

– 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Stage Area 2): Round House

– 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Stage Area 2): Audiowave

– 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Stage Area 2): Aeroforce

– 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. (Main Stage): Trooper

Tom Cochrane with Red Rider headlining Saturday’s show

Tom Cochrane told the Sydenham Current he’s thrilled to come back to the Wallaceburg area to perform at the inaugural Otter Creek Jam Fest on Saturday, August 3, 2019.

“Are you kidding me… I think this is so cool,” Cochrane said.

“That we are the first and it’s the inaugural festival, so we are going to rock the place. We are going to have a great time. I’ll play a couple of acoustic songs in the middle, but there is going to be a lot of energy to this show. I’m so excited.”

Cochane added: “I have a lot of friends down in the Sarnia area and in Wallaceburg… I played back there, I can’t even remember the venue, but we used to go in there with our old step band and beat up car. I was in a band called Harvest and I was in a band called the St. Thomas Blues Band and we used to play down there in the ’70’s. So, we’re coming back victorious after all these years.”

Listen to the full interview between Dana Haggith of the Sydenham Current and Cochrane below:

Here is the full band schedule and set times for Saturday:

Saturday, August 3

– 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Stage Area 2): Veranda Beach

– 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Stage Area 2): Classic Vibe

– 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Stage Area 2): Crush

– 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. (Main Stage): Tom Cochrane and Red Rider

‘Otter Creek City’ has been built

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.

The Otter Creek Jam Fest team has been busy setting up the venue and it has transformed into a small village.

You can follow along and stay updated with everything about the festival on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Make sure to use #RockWallaceburg.

Other details are available at www.ottercreekjamfest.com.

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