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The grill will be lit, and the music a hit at this year’s Beer and BBQ Show!

Friday, June 14th Lineup

Sloan wasn’t lying to themselves, because they will be livin’ it in Canada as they headline the Beer & BBQ Show Friday June 14th!

 

Rock out with the Halifax native group as they play the anthems that have raised generations. Sloan has released twelve full-length albums, two EPs, a live album, and a greatest hits album. Known as ‘legendary’ the band has totalled more than 30 singles throughout their career. Canadian strong, Sloan has received nine Juno Award nominations, winning one. Their album Commonwealth became known as the album that was comprised of four mini solo LPs, proving each member of the group holds an equal share in lead vocals, writing music, and playing instruments. Enjoy the catchy tunes of ‘The Rest of My Life”, ‘Money City Maniacs’, ‘Everything You’ve Done Wrong’, and ‘The Other Man’ - to name only a few.

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Supporting Artists

Texas King

 

Texas King formed in 2013 and before long, began earning a reputation for their high-energy rock shows. After tours of Ontario and the east coast of Canada to support a debut EP, October 2017 saw the release of their anticipated full-length album Circles. The albums lead single “Boomerang” generated attention at Canadian radio, most notably at Toronto’s 102.1 The Edge, and led to an appearance on Global TV during their Canadian release tour. 

It’s often said that Texas King is best experienced when seen, not just heard. Now armed with their hook-filled debut, the band is ready to make their mark in the world of rock music - one rowdy club at a time.

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Taylor Knox

 

Ever since Pete Townshend coined the term “power pop” in 1967, fans, critics and musicians alike have clung to its principles of crunchy guitars, smooth harmonies and tales of tragic young love, in the never-ending battle to keep rock and roll’s flame burning brightly.

Those hearing Knox for the first time may hear immediate echoes of Sloan. It seems only natural given his friendship with Andrew Scott, drummer for the Halifax legends, whom Knox met when The Golden Dogs played several shows in support of Sloan. Scott has since served as Knox’s drummer on occasion. While the spirit of the ‘90s Halifax pop explosion is noticeable in Knox’s work, he has channeled it into an instantly memorable sound thoroughly his own by finally strapping on a guitar and bringing his lanky frame out from behind the drum kit.

Power pop may be harder than ever to define, but great songs remain its foundation. Taylor Knox has a lot of them to offer, and ‘Lines’ is just the beginning.

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“Hometown Kids” & Juno nominee, The Reklaws will be bringing the best summer hits to London’s Beer & BBQ Show, Saturday, June 15th!

 

Raised in rural Ontario, The Reklaws are comprised of the brother-sister duo Jenna and Stuart Walker. The Reklaws (Walker backwards) began to turn heads in 2012 when they were awarded the CCMA Discovery Artist title followed by the 2013 Boots & Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase title. Since then, they have shared the stage with some of country’s best including Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Thomas Rhett and more. The pair have spent long hours in Nashville crafting their songs and their efforts have paid off as they came back with an infectious sound, with an authentic mix of pop and country and a “soundtrack-to-your-summer” vibe. The Reklaws took the summer of 2017 by storm with their major label debut with Universal Music Canada and release of their debut single “Hometown Kids” which quickly charted at #15. As a follow up, their chart-rattling lead single and title track from their EP, “Long Live The Night”, has been the most streamed song in all of Canadian country music released this year, hit top five on Canadian Country Radio charts, hit gold certification and was named as the official theme song for CFL’s Thursday Night Football on TSN. The duo recently took the award for SiriusXM Rising Star at the 2018 CCMA awards and performed “Long Live The Night” live in the national broadcast. Stay tuned for much more to come as the Reklaws continue solidify themselves as the next superstars in country music in Canada.

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Supporting Artists

Sons of Daughters

 

Sons of Daughters are a modern, gritty, country duo comprised of Chrystal Leigh and Jimmy Thow, hailing from Vancouver, BC, now based in Nashville, Tennessee. 

The move to the home of country music proved to be a game-changer for the duo. Since then, they have collaborated with numerous Grammy-nominated, hit songwriters, and have showcased at the iconic Bluebird Cafe, The Listening Room, and Nashville’s favorite Monday night party, Whiskey Jam. They landed a US tour with acclaimed indie rock acoustic folk group, Birdtalker, and gigs at large-scale festivals such as CMA-fest and Boots & Hearts. 

Recorded with Grammy and CMA nominated producer Brad Hill (Brothers Osborne, Maren Morris) and co-produced by Jimmy Thow, the duo has recently released three songs, including; “Can’t Find Love In A Bar,” “Ain’t Gonna Be Lonely Long,” and “What If We Stay.” They are committed to carving their own unique sound in the modern country scene through captivating vocal harmonies, swampy guitar riffs and catchy lyrics, and the industry is already rooting for their continued success.  

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Cory James Mitchell Band

 

Based out of Sarnia Ontario, the Cory James Mitchell Band brings a unique sound to the Canadian Country scene that can’t help but catch your attention. The music is gritty, genuine and full of emotion, a barebones style of country blues mixed with the lively backdrops of classic southern rock n’ roll. See Cory James Band perform across Ontario, in addition to their festival appearances as finalists for the Sirius XM Top of the Country + Havelock Jamboree Next Country Music Star competitions in summer 2018.

Meet the Band: 

Cory James Mitchell - Vocals, Guitar
Mason Stewart - Rhythm Guitar
Griffin - Lead Guitar
Kellan Lindsay - Bass
Jacob Burton – Drums

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