Edmonton Rock Fest returns for its 10th anniversary in August – –

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Edmonton Rock Fest returns for its 10th anniversary in August – –


EDMONTON – The Rock and Roll Society of Edmonton (RRSE) will once again host the 10th annual Edmonton Rock Fest on August 14.

Originally, the anniversary was supposed to be celebrated last year, but due to the pandemic the company had to postpone the event.

“All thoughts went through our heads last year,” recalls Melanie Kidder, president of the RRSE.

“Are we going to have our 10th annual edition? Are we ever going to have a festival? Are we ever going to be able to come together again and look at these groups? “

Fortunately, the show will continue this year, and with a roster of notable classic rock bands like Tom Cochrane with Red Rider, Glass Tiger and Prism.

For anyone planning to attend the day-long festival, Kidder said there are a few changes to be expected, including a change of location from Hawrelak Park to Racetrack Infield at the Edmonton Exhibition Grounds for allow more space and distance.

“It’s going to make the whole place feel like a VIP,” she said.

Guests will be able to purchase their tickets in groups of two, four or six. During the event, each table has a server and contactless ordering options.

Proceeds from the event will support a local non-profit charity that provides after-school music programs to youth through the Center for Arts and Music (CAM) program.

Kidder told CTV News Edmonton that CAM instructors have been there for students since the start of the pandemic but had not received funding for 18 months.

“Our motivation is to keep the spirit of rock music alive and pass the torch to future generations so that they can discover the power and potential of music to change the world,” she said.

Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. starting at $ 69 per person.

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