Local Live Music Takes the Stage for Ten Days

Posted Date: 
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Local beats meet tasty eats at the I Love Local tent at the 144th Western Fair!

Music has been a fundamental part of the fair for generations, adding ambience while bringing people together. Back by popular demand, I Love Local, presented by OLG and Gateway Casinos London will be returning with a FREE lineup of daily music performances and delicious tastes and sips crafted with locally sourced ingredients for fairgoers to enjoy, September 6 - 15! I Love Local gets rockin at 5PM weekdays, 11:30AM weekends.

This year, the big, white, I Love Local tent can be found in its NEW location near the Rectory Street Gate and the Midway.  Prepare to revel and reminisce while listening to toe-tapping musical selections by local performers, fit for a plethora of music tastes.  This year, featured local artists include:

Date Performer Time
Friday, September 6th    
  Country Roads 5:00PM
  Jason Mercer 8:00PM
Saturday, September 7th    
  Ben Heffernan 11:30AM
  The Pairs 2:00PM
  Jordan MacDonald 5:00PM
  Swagger 8:00PM
Sunday, September 8th T1 11:30AM
  Karen Enemy 2:00PM
  Charlie Webber 5:00PM
  Twin Fin 8:00PM
Monday, September 9th    
  Fun Fact 5:00PM
  Snakebite 8:00PM
Tuesday, September 10th    
  Chad Price 5:00PM
  Loveless 8:00PM
Wednesday, September 11th    
  Nameless Friends 5:00PM
  Hiroshima Hearts 8:00PM
Thursday, September 12th    
  Averages 5:00PM
  Basic White 8:00PM
Friday, September 13th    
  Carly Thomas Band 5:00PM
  Delta Stone & The War 7:30PM
Saturday, September 14th     
  Justine Chantelle 11:30AM
  Sarina Haggarty 2:00PM
  Graham Bedard 5:00PM
  Melissa Megan 7:30PM
Sunday, September 15th    
  T7 11:30AM
  Saveria 2:00PM
  Hunger City 5:00PM
  After the Lounge 7:30PM

Return of the Grandstand!

Music has been a favourite part of the fair for decades and 2019 revives the grand-daddy of all outdoor concert venues the Western Fair’s Grandstand. 

For those that can’t get enough of outdoor music at the I Love Local Tent, don’t forget the 2019 fair concerts return to the historic venue! Newly installed stadium style seating will provide a comfortable outdoor entertainment experience and for those that want to get up close and personal feel free to make your way trackside and stand at the stage.  Tickets are already selling quickly.

Enjoy The Trews featuring the Julian Taylor Band on Tuesday September 10, Marianas Trench featuring Virginia to Vegas on Wednesday September 11, and Co-headliners: Trooper/Platinum Blonde on Thursday September 12.

When the concert encores and applause end at the Grandstand, the night is still young and the I Love Local tent is the perfect place to carry on the post-concert good times with friends, amidst the bustle of midway, rides and games.

Enjoy ALL the Music the Fair has to offer.


Tuesday, September 10th | The Trews featuring the Julian Taylor Band - $35 (includes fair admission)
Wednesday, September 11th | Marianas Trench featuring Virginia to Vegas - $35 (includes fair admission)
Thursday, September 12th | Co-headliners: Trooper/Platinum Blonde - $30 (includes fair admission)

More information about I Love Local can be found here


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