George Street Association announces Canada Day Celebrations

If you want to be the first to celebrate Canada’s 150th, St. John’s, NL is the place to be. The George Street Association have officially announced the celebrations for 2017.

Opening this year’s 3-day Canada Day weekend celebration is multi-platinum-selling and Juno award winning pop-punk band Simple Plan. Simple Plan has released five studio albums and two live albums. They have sold over 7 million albums worldwide and have 11 top 20 singles.

On the afternoon of Saturday, July 1st, the George Street Association will host the George Street “Garden Party” – a free, family event featuring children’s entertainers, face painting, and much more. It will also feature the World’s Largest Screech-in Ceremony.

Multi-platinum Canadian recording artists Honeymoon Suite will perform on the evening of Saturday, July 1st. They will be joined by Canadian hard rock/ heavy metal band Helix.
On the afternoon of Sunday, July 2nd, local bands will compete during #RocktheBlock. #RocktheBlock is a free, all ages battle of the bands competition. Bands compete for the opportunity to open the George Street Festival on Thursday, July 27th, 2017. Interested bands should apply no later than Friday, June 16th by emailing info@georgestreetlive.ca. Applicants should also include a sample of their music.

Advance tickets for Canada’s BIG Birthday Bash are on sale as of today, May 19th, at participating North Atlantic Petroleum Orange Stores and www.georgestreelive.ca. Tickets for Simple Plan are $30 (all-inclusive) and $25 (all-inclusive) for Honeymoon Suite featuring Helix. Advance tickets for the 11pm street party are $15 (all inclusive).

I’m Tara and I’m a graphic designer from Newfoundland. In 2004, I found out who Hedley were are they became my first favorite band and 11 years later they still have that top spot for me. I am very fortunate to live in a city where there is a ton of amazing musicians. I’ve grown very fond of the local music scene in St. John’s and some of my favorite bands are ones I’ve met through going to local shows.

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