Tastings, Demos, Music

2018 Entertainment

Main Stage:

Jacob & The Blues Busters

Performing at 7:00PM on Thursday, January 18th 

Jacob and the BLUESBUSTERS are the best Rocking 7pc.R&B Blues Band in the London area with Live Horns, rhythm section and front lead vocalist who connects with the audience and interacts with your group so that you can enjoy an evening of dancing and great entertainment. There is a great mix of motown, R&B, Blues&classic rock. 

 


Craig Douglas

Performing at 7:30PM & 9:00PM on Friday, January 19th 

Craig will thrill you with his amazing, fun, interactive comedy Juggling act. Craig has performed all over the country including the Caribbean, Cruise ships and various events. Great for Corporate events.

 


Firefighter Fashion Show

Supported by Sophies Gown Shoppe & Collins Formal Wear, on January 19th at 8PM on the Entertainment Stage

Back by popular demand! London’s very own firefighters take the stage and strut their stuff in Collins Formal Wear.

 


Jenn Lyons

Performing at 12:30PM on Saturday, January 20th on the Entertainment Stage

Born and raised just down the 401 in Burlington, Jenn is no stranger to London. She is a Fanshawe College graduate, and has performed at numerous events in London and at the Western Fair District. Jenn is an avid Keith Urban fan and plays a large variety of acoustic covers and originals. 

 


 

Buck Twenty

Performing at 9PM on Saturday, January 20th on the Entertainment Stage

Mike Ure and Aidan Johnson-Bujold are a singer/songwriter duo from small town Harrow, ON. The two combine their distinct voices to create a trademark blend that listeners will immediately recognize as Buck Twenty.

 

 


Country Western Lounge - Presented by Jack Daniels & Bull & Barrel 

Karen Emeny 

Performing at 1PM on Saturday, January 20th 

Karen Emeny has proven herself to audiences in Canada and the US because of her stylish blend of country flavor with unique pop vocal melodies and sincere lyrics that make every song a story. Expressing herself through music comes naturally to Karen as she has been connecting with listeners and reaching out to audiences since she began writing her own material at twelve years old. After releasing her debut EP “Finding the Words” in 2009, she refined the signature elements of her craft as a songwriter to show that her affinity for music is more than a passion; it’s who she is. 

 


Justine Chantale

Performing at 6PM on Saturday, January 20th 

Justine Chantale is a young country artist from the small rural community of Wellesley, Ontario. In 2013, Justine took a chance and ventured off to London, Ontario to a local Open Mic and connected with local musicians who not only shared the same style of songwriting, but also appreciated her style of music as she did theirs. Since then she has released her first EP, Stepping Stones, as well as played in various venues across Southern Ontario with no intention on slowing down.

 


Sparkling Lounge:

Stephanie Alexandria 

Performing at 7PM on Thursday, 4PM & 7:30PM on Friday, and 1PM & 7PM on Saturday, in the Lounge 

Stephanie Alexandria is a singer/songwriter from London, Ontario. The first time she stepped into a recording studio was when she was 12 years old, and after recording her version of Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On”, she never looked back. She decided then that singing is what she is made for.

Stephanie Alexandria has worked with many important people in the music business, such as former Canadian Idol judge, Zack Werner, and Mark Camilleri, a famous jazz piano player who has worked with many big names like Celine Dion and Il Divo. Stephanie Alexandria recorded her first album called “Love Testifies” with Zack Werner and Mark Camilleri at Imagine Sound Studios, which is owned by Mark. Love Testifies is available to purchase on iTunes. At the time, she went under the name WoJo.

In spring of 2017, under her new name, Stephanie Alexandria, she recorded her second album with DG Records in Los Angeles, California, at the Grammy award winning studio, Studio City Sound. Her team is graced by many relatives of legends such as Whitney Houston, Smokey Robinson, and Dionne Warwick.

Recently, she released a music video for her single called “Someday” off of the new album. The song can be heard and the video can be viewed on Facebook at the following link:
https://www.facebook.com/StephanieAMusic/videos/1691046647596303/

Check her out on Social Media: 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StephanieAMusic/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Steph_A_Music
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/steph.a.music/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/stephaniealexandria
Reverbnation: https://www.reverbnation.com/stephaniealexandria


Main Entertainment Stage

Time Event Title Company Host Description

Thursday, January 18

       
7:00 p.m. Jacob & The Blues Busters    

Jacob and the Blues Busters are the best Rocking 7pc.R&B Blues Band in the London area with Live Horns, rhythm section and front lead vocalist who connects with the audience and interacts with your group so that you can enjoy an evening of dancing and great entertainment. There is a great mix of motown, R&B, Blues & Classic Rock. 

Friday, January 19        
5:00 p.m. Cooking Demo

Qdoba Mexican Grill

Omar Fernandez

Omar Fernandez, has been a cook/supervisor with QDOBA MEXICAN EATS for over 3 years.  His Mexican roots attributes to his outgoing personality and his innate passion for sharing flavor experiences to guests.  Omar’s mega- watt smile will entice you to try our guacamole with his catch phrase: “Try the guacamole, it’s Free and Delicious!!”

6:00 p.m. Cooking Demo

Restaurant Ninety One

   
6:45 p.m. Fancy Cocktail Demo Jack Daniels Brand Ambassador Jack Daniels Family Brands Tasting Demo
7:30 p.m. Craig Douglas Juggler    

Craig will thrill you with his amazing Fun interactive comedy Juggling act. Craig has performed all over the country including the Caribbean, Cruise ships and various events. Great for Corporate events.

8:00 p.m. Firefighter Fashion Show    

Back by popular demand! London’s very own firefighters take the stage and strut their stuff in Collins’ Formal Wear & gorgeous apparel by Sophie’s Gown Shoppe.

9:00 p.m Craig Douglas Juggler     Craig will thrill you with his amazing Fun interactive comedy Juggling act. Craig has performed all over the country including the Caribbean, Cruise ships and various events. Great for Corporate events.
Saturday, January 20        
12:30/1:30/2:30/3:30/7:00/8:00 p.m. Jenn Lyons    

Born and raised just down the 401 in Burlington, Jenn is no stranger to London. She is a Fanshawe College graduate, and has performed at numerous events in London and at the Western Fair District.  Jenn is an avid Keith Urban fan and plays a large variety of acoustic covers and orginals.  

3:00 p.m. Cooking Demo Jill’s Table Jill Wilcox Jill will host a draw for an 8 quart All Clad Stock pot and a copy of her Soups Stews and Breads Cookbook. Total value: $489
6:00 p.m. Cooking Demo  Dixon’s Distilled

Meghan Knowles

Join Meghan Knowles from Dixons Distilled Spirits and experience their unique Flaming Caesar Vodka. We heard the call for a better Caesar and we answered! We naturally infused our Silvercreek vodka with handpicked ingredients to create a vodka packed with flavour and heat. All you need is Caesar mix and Dixons Flaming Caesar Vodka!

7:30 p.m. Cooking Demo Wich is Wich  

Wich is Wich Cooking Demo

9:00 p.m. Buck Twenty    

Mike Ure and Aidan Johnson-Bujold are a singer/songwriter duo from small town Harrow, ON. The two combine their distinct voices to create a trademark blend that listeners will immediately recognize as Buck Twenty.


Tasting Room by RGS

Time Event Title  Company Host Description
Friday, January 19        
6:30 - 7:15 p.m.   Jill’s Table Jill Wilcox

 

7:30 - 8:15 p.m.   Dixon’s Distilled Spirits    Cocktails
8:30 - 9:15 p.m.   Jack Daniels  Brand Ambassador Jack Daniels Family Brands Tasting
Saturday, January 20        
1:30 - 2:15 p.m.  

Jack Daniels

Brand Ambassador

Jack Daniels Family Brands Tasting

2:30 - 3:15 p.m.

 

Vieni Estates Winery

 

Sparkling Wine Tasting

3:30 - 4:15 pm

 

Maelstrom Winery

Brian Landsborough (Winemaker for Maelstrom Winery)

Working with cold climate grapes – the challenges and the rewards  

7:30 - 8:15 p.m.

 

Jill’s Table

Jill Wilcox

 

8:30 - 9:15 p.m.  

Dixon’s Distilled Spirits

 

Cocktails


Fanshawe Culinary Stage

Time

Demonstration

Presenter

Related Program

Thursday, January 18

     

5:30 p.m.

Thai Red Curry Inspired Lobster Bisque

Patrick Hersey

Culinary Skills

6:30 p.m.

Ice Wine Chocolate Truffles

Alex Mollet

Baking and Pastry Arts

7:30 p.m.

Ricotta Gnocchi with Gorgonzola Dolce Sauce and Red Wine Braised Short Rib

Chad Stewart 

Chef’s Table at Fanshawe College

8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Mini tasting & pairing party and Music Industry Arts students performing (both to conclude show)

   

8:30 p.m.

Mini tasting & pairing party

   
9:00 p.m.

Live Music - Caleb Thompson

Caleb Thompson

Music Industry Arts

10:00 p.m. Live Music - Lliam Buckley Lliam Buckley Music Industry Arts
       

Friday, January 19

     

4:00 p.m.

How to Butcher a Whole Chicken 

Wade Fitzgerald

Chef’s Table

5:00 p.m.

Braised Lamb Shank, Sage Risotto, and Honey Roasted Root Vegetables

Bob Murphy

Culinary Skills

6:00 p.m.

Chardonnay Tart

Alex Mollet 

Baking and Pastry Arts

7:00 p.m.

Canadian Beer Tasting

Colin Hill / Keith Ryan

Food and Beverage Management

8:00 p.m.

How to make a Seafood Platter

Wade Fitzgerald

Chef’s Table at Fanshawe College

9:00 p.m.

Live Music - The Only Patty B

Patrick Brown

Music Industry Arts

9:30 p.m.

Live Music - Willem James Cowan

Willem Cowan

Music Industry Arts

       

Saturday, January 20 - Show 1

     

12:30 p.m.

Ah Nuts!

Tracy Jones

Chef’s Table at Fanshawe College

1:30 p.m.

Einkorn Sourdough Focaccia 

Josie Pontarelli

Artisanal Culinary Arts

2:30 p.m.

Scallops and Sirloin Steak with Chanterelle Sauce and Sunchoke Puree

Wenhong Wang

Culinary Skills

3:30 p.m.

How to Butcher a Porkloin 

Troy Spicer

Retail Meat Cutter (Course)

Break (show closes and reopens at 6:00 p.m.)

Break (show closes and reopens at 6:00 p.m.)

Break (show closes and reopens at 6:00 p.m.)

Break (show closes and reopens at 6:00 p.m.)

Saturday, January 20 - Show 2      

6:30 p.m.

Blackened Shrimp

Kyle Fee

Culinary Skills

7:30 p.m.

The Fine Art of Sugar Sculpting

Roland Hofner

Baking and Pastry Arts

8:30 p.m.

BBQ Forest Berry Rubbed Kangaroo Skewers with a Pepper Berry Garlic Sauce

James Smith

Culinary Skills

9:00 p.m.

Live Music - Austin Piggott

Austin Piggott

Music Industry Arts

9:30 p.m.

Live Music - Molly Roach

Molly Roach

Music Industry Arts

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