A new music festival is being launched in Wallaceburg next summer and iconic Canadian rockers Tom Cochrane with Red Rider, along with Trooper, are headlining the event.
The Otter Creek Jam Fest is a two-day music festival being held Aug. 2 and 3, 2019.
Tickets for the festival are available now at ottercreekjamfest.com.
Tom Cochrane with Red Rider will headline the second day of the festival, while Trooper will be rocking the Wallaceburg stage as the headlining act on Aug. 2.
The location of the festival is on the property at the corner of Margaret Avenue and Kimball Road, on the outskirts of Wallaceburg, owned by Wallaceburg-area farmer, Dennis Debot.
Debot approached the executive for the Wallaceburg Antique Motor and Boat Outing (WAMBO) this past summer about the idea of creating an annual music festival for Wallaceburg.
“We wanted to do something great for Wallaceburg, something people could get excited about and bring their friends and family to for a great time,” Debot said in a media release. “I love this community and wanted to help put Wallaceburg on the map.”
The festival, whose volunteer executive team includes local residents Bill Wolsing, Paul Dineno, Brian Armitage, Chris Zelina and Aaron Hall, along with Debot and his son Chad, is being jointly presented by WAMBO and A. Debot & Sons.
Wolsing, who is the chair of WAMBO, said the Otter Creek Jam Fest will be a great kick-off for the annual community event in Wallaceburg, which runs the second weekend in August each year.
“We are incredibly excited to help present the Otter Creek Jam Fest in Wallaceburg. It will be a great pre-party for WAMBO,” Wolsing said. “Our WAMBO team is ecstatic to work beside Dennis, Chad and their family to bring this new event to our town. We’re thankful for their investment and commitment, which is allowing this festival to happen.”
More opening acts and bands will be announced at a later date.