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STAGE 1

THURSDAY, JULY 13TH – 2017

6:00 pm
ALGORHYTHMS
BLUES/ COUNTRY/FOLK/SWING
AlgoRhythms is a local band that performs an eclectic variety of Blues, Country, Folk and Swing. They are active in ARCH fundraising and can be seen at the Big Moose Ice Cream parlour, Reggie's and on occasion at the WaterTower Pub. Band members: Kelly McGillivray, Frank Bock, Ron McLean and Pete Cooper.

7:00 pm
FLATHEAD FORD
50’s & 60’s ROCK n’ ROLL Tribute
Flathead Ford is a Rock n’ Roll Time Machine that plays every song full throttle. Elvis, Chuck Berry, The Beach Boys and Beatles are only a few that will take you back to the Golden Era of Rock n’ Roll. Members: Bill “Big Bopper” Webb, Jack ‘Stubby” Stubbington, and Scott “The Hot Rod Kid” Kennedy.

8:00 pm
HOT JULY NIGHT-Songs of Neil Diamond featuring JEFF MCNEICE
POP/ROCK/NOSTAGLIA
This show was on Jeff’s bucket list after singing Neil Diamond songs in bands for more than 40 years! Now he is bringing it to the Rotaryfest stage along with some of the finest musicians and singers in Algoma, including Lorrie Bolduc, Valerie Powley, Mark Mizzi, Sheldon Jaaskelainen, Jeff McCourt, and Mike Yurich.

9:00 pm
CROSSROAD
COUNTRY
Crossroad plays something for everyone from classic to current country blues and rock. From Johnny Cash and George Strait to Blake Shelton (and even a little ZZ Top for fun), Jeff Ringler, Pete Cooper, Marcel Vanlandeghem and Ron Koski guarantee to entertain with all of your favorites!

10:00 pm
ENCORE
PARTY ROCK
Encore is a new PARTY ROCK band on the Sault Ste. Marie music scene with powerful vocals and veteran musicians. Janet Brown & Mario Naccarato are the lead vocalists, and Rich Trevisanut is the band’s drummer. David Repath & Paul Glassford play lead and rhythm guitars, while Rob Marcil provides the bass line. Get ready to sing along with well known songs spanning the 70’s to present day.

FRIDAY, JULY 14TH – 2017

5:00 pm
SOUNDCHECK
ROCK/COUNTRY
Soundcheck was born out of a desire to play a huge array of music to suit most anyone. Featuring the hard-won chops of Steven Flint, Terry Eaton, Paul Belair & Travis Sharpe, the band’s mix of classic, contemporary & country rock aims to please.

6:00 pm
FIVE BELOW ZERO
BLUES/ROCK
Five Below Zero is a well seasoned, popular Sault band that performs a solid repertoire of foot stomping Blues Rock, featuring tunes by Eric Clapton, Z.Z. Top and Led Zeppelin. Best put on your dancing shoes when you listen to these excellent musicians. Members: Al Davis, Pete Cooper, Warren Reville and Bob Yeomans!

7:00 pm
MUSTANG HEART
CLASSIC ROCK/BLUES
Mustang Heart is an established classic rock band with some of the best musicians the Sault has to offer. Marci Genereux-Chindamo, Dama Chindamo, Lorenzo Fabbri, Vito Tassone and John Muise have over 30 years of combined experience, which is easily displayed by their passion for music, the crowds they attract and their energy on stage.

8:00 pm
AN EVENING WITH THE MUSIC OF GARTH BROOKS featuring Mark Tarantini
COUNTRY
Mark Tarantini has compiled the best of Garth Brooks’ songs and performs them with energy and style. He refers to his show not as a usual tribute but as a “celebration of the Garth Brooks music that we all love!” Mark has performed this show to 3 sold out audiences in the past 2 years. His band members: Donald Jacques, Michel Levac, Sheldon Landriault, Kevin Dunlop and Jeff Watts, hail from Blind River and the North Shore area.

9:30 pm
OBSESSION
CLASSIC ROCK
After 12 years of entertaining the Sault and Area, OBSESSION still has one collective goal each time they step on stage: To keep people dancing! They will not disappoint with their classic rock covers. Bottom Line…check these guys out. Members: Val Powley, Jim Michaud, Steve Porco and Gabe Tessaro.

10:30 pm
STIFFLER’S MOM
CLASSIC ROCK
Pulling together more than 40 years worth of experience between the three of them, Stiffler’s Mom’s professionalism and musical abilities are a cut above the rest! Greg Simpson, Michael Davies and Jon Ferguson play with a rock edge and rawness giving them their powerful party band sound. Pick your favorite bands, from the last 5 decades and these guys will deliver!

SATURDAY, JULY 15TH – 2017

1:00 pm
JAZZ CATZ
JAZZ w/R&B STANDARDS
Jazz lives on in the Soo! The Jazz Catz are some of the city’s very best improvisers and have been playing over the last decade in one form or another at the Water Tower Pub Jazz Nights. Start off your Saturday ROTARYFEST experience with a little Jazz in the Park. Members: Rusty McCarthy, Doug Wilde, Stevie Ryan, Martin Virta and Mark Gough.

2:00 pm
RED AND THE MUSCLE
R&B/ROCK/BLUES
Red and the Muscle is a band that cover many styles of music combining the power of a rock band and the harmonies of the great R&B groups of the 70’s. With a rich catalogue of music from Aretha Franklin, Queen, Adele and Fleetwood Mac, Marisa Valois, Jenny Gauvreau, Keith Conway, Michael DiSanto and Cliff Alloy, vow to entertain every music fan in the audience.

3:00 pm
THE PEACE VIBE
60’s ROCK
The wonderful decade of experimental rock music lives on in The Peace Vibe! This band is a tribute to 60’s Rock music, playing songs from the British Invasion through the psychedelic music of the late 60’s. Dave Chartrand, Marty Siltanen, Tony Kajnar and Glen Thomas capture the great harmonies that made the music of the Animals, Hollies, Zombies, Beatles and many more so special.

4:00 pm
JANIS FULL TILT!
JANIS JOPLIN TRIBUTE
Local powerhouse singer, Valerie Powley, fronts this high energy tribute to the Queen of Psychedelic Soul, 60’s legend Janis Joplin. Val belts out “Pearl’s” best hits while enhancing the show visually. She is backed by the smoking hot band of Rusty McCarthy, Lindsay Pugh, Ron Dalcin and Mark Gough.

5:00 pm
THE PAUL DELLA VEDOVA BAND
ROCK & BLUES
The Paul Della Vedova Band is a red hot rockin’ blues act from Sault Ste Marie who have individually toured with other bands and opened for international recording artists such as Edgar Winter , Fleetwood Mac ,Trouper, Blackfoot ad most recently 2 time Juno award winner Derek Miller. If you are a fan of the blues, don’t miss Paul Della Vedova, Richard Della Vedova and Marc Williamson on Stage 1.

6:00 pm
THE REPTILES
R&B/Classic & Contemporary Rock
In 1995, a few Sault College staff members joined together to create The Reptiles. Mixing classic rock and contemporary R&B, and featuring a 3-piece horn section and seven vocalists, they are able to cover a variety of artists, such as Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Blood, Sweat and Tears and Chicago. Micheline Findley, Francine Giroux, Jeannine Jefferson, Jeff Arbus, Rob Askin, Jay Dinsdale, Rony Dalcin, Tony Kajnar, Fred Pelletier and Ken Suriano make up this popular local band.

7:30 pm
BLUE RADIO
COUNTRY ROCK
Come out to Rotaryfest and Celebrate Canada 150 with The Ultimate Tribute to the legendary Canadian country rock band Blue Rodeo. Blue Radio delivers all the classic hits, spanning 16 albums over Blue Rodeo's award-winning career of 30 years (and counting). With outstanding vocals and musicianship, Blue Radio emulates the entire spectrum of Blue Rodeo's sound flawlessly. This exceptional tribute band has headlined many festivals across Canada, The CNE, Canada Days and the country's best live music clubs. Michael Thomson as “Jim Cuddy” and Dave Russ as “Greg Keelor” are backed by Frank Koren, Clarence Poirer, Mike Cotton and Frank Calabrese.

9:00 pm
ULTIMATE URBAN
COUNTRY
An amazing International Tribute to Keith Urban with all the rock-star swagger and fiery-energy to thrill fans at Festivals, Fairs, and Clubs throughout North America. ULTIMATE URBAN covers Keith Urban's entire award winning career to date. Number one hits such as "Somebody Like You" and "Long Hot Summer" and "You Look Good In My Shirt" make for an unforgettable tribute to one of the world's greatest and most dynamic country artists. Michael Thomson as “Keith Urban” is backed by the best professional musicians. The “core” band includes Frank Koren on lead guitar, Derek Caven on guitar/banjo, Shawn Moore on drums, and CP Poirier on bass.

10:30 pm
BONE YARD
COUNTRY/ROCK/BLUES
BONE YARD is a high energy band that has been entertaining crowds in local clubs and festivals since 2009. A tight, driving band that appeals to country, blues and rock fans alike, Bone Yard is a rare and fortunate assembly of some of the Soo's most talented musicians, each bringing to the table years of experience and a level of musicianship that you don't see every day. Greg Simpson, Alex D'Ettorre, Ric Datson and Brad Stephen guarantee a rockin’ ending to Rotaryfest 2017!