Canadian Musicians Kim Mitchell, Tomi Swick, Goddo and More Saturday, August 4 at Gage Park, Starting at Noon Presented By Max Trax Digital Music
(Hamilton, Canada) Hamilton’s ONLY Rock Station, Y108 is proud to announce its second annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Picnic at Gage Park on August 4 at noon. This free all-day event features a stellar line-up of Canadian artists including Kim Mitchell, Juno-winning Hamilton hero Tomi Swick, Montreal’s Priestess, legendary power trio Goddo, plus one talented Hamilton-area aspiring musical act, Y108’s house band The Y’s Guys and much more. Leading up to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Picnic is Y108’s local independent talent competition, presented by the station’s Get Hammered Indie Showcase in co-operation with The Legendary Red Rooster Vintage Café in Burlington. Seeking the area’s hottest up-and-coming musicians, this talent search gives five aspiring indie bands the shot at getting their name on the August 4 bill and $5,000 in prize money.
“We had 15,000 people at last year’s picnic and we are stoked to bring back the Rock ‘n’ Roll Picnic to Hamilton for a second year,” said Derm Carnduff, Program Director at Y108. “What better way to thank our listeners for their continuing support, while giving future Canadian rock artists the chance to play for a stadium-size crowd.”
A family-friendly event, the picnic features the Kid’s Fun Zone – a children’s amusement area complete with inflatables, bouncers, kids’ games and rides – plus treats for grown-ups, like a beverage garden, vendor village and much more. The Y108 Rock ‘n’ Roll Picnic is presented by Max Trax Digital Music on Cogeco Digital Cable and Lakeport Brewery, in association with TheGuitarShop.ca. The Y108 Rock ‘n’ Roll Picnic takes place at Gage Park on August 4 at noon. For more details on the Picnic and Y108’s talent search, tune in to 107.9 FM or log on to www.y108.ca.
Y108 (CJXY-FM) is Hamilton’s only rock station, serving up a music mix of rock legends and current sensations. The station also supports new and emerging artists through Get Hammered, the Y108 indie show. Tune into Y108 at 107.9 FM and www.y108.ca. Max Trax is a commercial-free, digital music service available to Canadian homes on Digital Cable through local cable providers such as Cogeco, Rogers, Shaw, and Star Choice satellite. Programmed by music experts and DJs, Max Trax offers 40 channels of uninterrupted music from classical, rock, reggae and country to oldies and alternative.
Y108 and Max Trax are owned by Corus Entertainment Inc., a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, advertising and digital audio services, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing and children’s animation. The company’s multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, W Network, Movie Central, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio stations including CKNW, CKOI and Q107. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto (CJR.B) and New York (CJR) exchanges. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.
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