Posts Tagged ‘Concert’

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Cornstalk 1997 Concert Blenheim Ontario

April 6, 2017

Event: Cornstalk
Date: August 9th, 1997
Location: Blenheim Ontario
Cornstalk ran for a few years and was the biggest outdoor bash in the area during those years. Cornstalk drew 5000-8000 people.

Bands performing:
* Destroyer (Kiss tribute)
* Hells Bells (AC/DC Tribute)
* Exodus (Bob Marley Tribute)
* Electric Voodoo (Jimmi Hendrix Tribute)
* Hip Mission (Tragically Hip Tribute)
* Whaling (Neill Young Tribute)
* Chic Tunes
* Tangled Puppet (picture)
* Beggars Opera
* Foster Child (Picture)
* Rumblefish
* This End Up
* Social Slander
* Luxury Christ
* Square Root of Margaret (Picture)
* Evil Empire (R.A.T.M Tribute) (Picture)
* Gates of Rage (Picture)
Notes:
Outdoor parties of this nature were the norm in the 1990’s, put on by a private group or person, on private property. A typical party was 200-800 people, featuring live cover bands, a pig roast and a small $5 cover.

These events came to an end, an end of an era. Society had changed and law enforcement was cracking down. Add the liability, risks, insurance, bylaws, rising costs, permits, food & safety regulations, new staging laws, and the hassle of putting on such an event was no longer worth it unless the government was stepping in to make a profit off it.

* Thanks to Steven O’rourke for the pics.
* If you have pictures, email them to us at:
chatham_music_archive@hotmail.com

Below, is the only know video footage from Cornstalk 1997. Evil Empire (Rage Against The machine Tribute band) submitted by Ryan (Houlio) O. from Tilbury.


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Aberdeen Reunion 2016 Chatham

April 5, 2016

 

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Reunion Pics

Note: For info on the 2017 Aberdeen Reunion, Click here

The Official tribute to Chatham’s legendary Rock Bar, the Aberdeen.

Aberdeen Reunion
* Sat. August 13th, 2016
* At Bar Out Back, Chatham (Behind Swiss Chalet)
* 160 Keil Drive South, Chatham, Ontario.
* The event sold out.
* View above pic in original large size here.

* The show began at 8pm to a full house. Some of the bands on the bill were reuniting for the first time in years. Lyra reunited for the first time in 28 years and played flawlessly. Beggar’s Opera, Foster Child, & Electric Voodoo all shared in their respective reunions. The Aberdeen had closed 20 years ago this year.

* Highlights included the people who attended. It was a love fest of a true nature, in that all that attended, were attendee’s from back in the day. Many people signed the huge Aberdeen reunion sign, which can be seen at Bar Out Back, in Chatham.

Live Entertainment
Electric Voodoo (Reunion) (1-2AM)
The Smash Tones (10:30-12:30PM)
Lyra (Reunion) (9-10PM)
Foster Child & Beggars Opera (8-9PM)

* Watch the video below.

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Dixie Cats 2009

August 21, 2011

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Band: Dixie Cats
Year: 2009
Home: Chatham-Kent
Genre: Dixieland music

The Dixie Cats are a subgroup od the Chatham Concert Band that perform for smaller or on request functions. Other sub groups include The Hungry Five Polka Band, The Jingle Bell Rovers Christmas Group and The Primitive Roots Jazz Band, an 18-piece stage band for dancing.

Members (photo above)
Phil, St. Clair Shad, Byron, John Green, John Revell, Vaughn P., John Leigh

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Chatham Concert Band 2011

August 21, 2011

Band: Chatham Concert Band
Home: Chatham Ontario Canada
Website: http://www.chathamconcertband.ca/
Email: chthmcnrtband@gmail.com
Year: 2011 (84th season for the band)

Book: The Chatham Concert Band: 80 Years of Musical History 1927-2007.
Written by: Ken Crone
For a copy of the book, call Crone 519-354-5257 or Pugh 519-436-1150. (as published in the above article)

The Chatham Concert band performs every Wednesday through the summer in Tecumseh Park.
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Encore Bar & Night Spot

April 9, 2010

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Night Club: Encore Bar & Night Spot
City: Chatham Ontario
Where: 90 Richmond St.
What: Live concerts, comedy, dancing, top 40, indie shows, pool

The place to be.  Where you can dance the night away to the top 40 hits, rock out to your favorite live local bands, see great concerts and unique appearances by comedians, recording artists, and famous celebrities, play pool, watch sporting events on Chatham’s biggest screen and 10 tvs, and most of all, enjoy an evening with good friends, food, drinks and great entertainment.

With over 6000 sq. feet, ENCORE is Chatham’s largest bar and boasts an upscale atmosphere with a fresh attitude and feel.  It’s the place where friends congregate and celebrate.  From our innovative cocktails to our impressive lineup of live DJ’s, great bands, international performing artists, and hilarious comic relief, we serve fun every night of the week.

We are the only place in town bringing big name acts to Chatham’s most equipped sound stage.  Having featured live shows from notable performers such as Crash Karma, Bif Naked, Thornley, Helix, Karl Wolf, Faberdrive, Default, D12, Jason Mewes, YUK YUKS Comedy, and the Trailer Park Boys, to name a few, ENCORE creates nights you won’t forget.

Visit Encore online here.

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Rock Stock 2009

January 4, 2010


Event
: Rock Stock
Date:  August 15th 2009
Location: Chatham-Kent Airport
Tickets: $44.99

The annual ‘Rock Stock’ concert is in its second year.
2009 featured many bands and reports estimated between 3-4000 people this year. Less of a crowd than last year, but still the only music event put on that draws a crowd in the small city of Chatham.

Who Played?

Main Stage:
Collective Soul
Futures Past
The Latency
Fall and Divide
Dean Lickyer
Faber Drive
Crash Karma
Mobile
Mariana’s trench

Side Stage:
The Grave Misunderstanding (local band)
The Johnstones
Time
Square Root of Margaret (local band)
Stereos
Ashes of Soma
Priestess

Heavy Stage:
Anu beginning (local band)
Lifeboat
Blood Shot Eye
Nerve (local band)
Hundred Proof (Local band)
Left Turn City
Punish Them
Baptized in Blood
Arm the Homeless

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Rockstock 2008

December 5, 2009

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Event: Rockstock
Place: Chatham Airport
City: Chatham Ontario Canada
Date: Saturday August 16th 2008

 “We’re shutting down the airport to bring you the biggest concert that Chatham Kent has ever seen!
Presented on over one million square feet of land, with a one and a half acre beer tent, 10+ big name bands, and a massive licenced drinking area for all you beer monsters.
Don’t miss the biggest party this summer!”

 2008 was the inaugural concert, with headliners such as Finger Eleven, Sloan, The Trews and Thornley. Around 6,000 people attended this event.

Line Up Main Stage
• 1:45-2:15 – Miclordz (main stage)
• 2:45-3:15 – The Peace Leeches (main) (local band)
• 3:45-4:15 – Flatlined (main)
• 4:45-5:15 – Rides Again (main)
• 5:45-6:30 – Thornley (main)
• 7-7:45 – The Trews (main)
• 8:15-9 – Sloan (main)
• 9:30-10:30 – Finger Eleven (main)

Line Up Side Stage
• 1:10-1:35 – Silvercade (side stage)
• 2:15-2:40 – Finding Core (side) (Local Band)
• 3:15-3:40 – Dead End Charlie (side) (Local Band)
• 4:15-4:40 – Punish Them (side)
• 5:15-5:40 – Kid Gib (side)
• 6:30-6:55 – Bury The Bully (side)
• 7:45-8:10 – Mean Tangerine (side)
• 9-9:30 – Citizen Erased (side)

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