After a long summer music festival drought that began with the cancellation of Bayfest, the people of Sarnia, Ontario are gearing up for the second edition of Bluewater Borderfest.
With its aim to entertain fans on both sides of the Bluewater Bridge, 2018 will build on the foundation created in 2017, which brought country superstars, James Barker Band, Eric Ethridge and Brett Kissel, to the city. This year’s lineup opens up the festival to a mix of rock and country acts that are sure to please music fans.
Let’s take a look at this year’s headliners:
July 26: Country night
Headlining the opening night of Borderfest is American singer, Drake White, as he tours in support of his new five-song EP, Pieces.
July 27: Classic rock night
Bringing classic Canadian rock into town for a summer evening show has been a long favourite for Sarnia concertgoers for years. In 2018, Borderfest brings the Guess Who and Honeymoon Suite to the stage.
July 28: Rock night
Rounding out the summer fun will bring the kids out, as Canada’s current “People’s Champs” Arkells headlines an evening also featuring Matt Mays, Dear Rouge and local rockers, Rodney James and the Riot.
Bluewater Borderfest takes place July 26, 27 and 28 at Centennial Park in Sarnia, Ontario. Tickets are available at Ticketscene.
Born and raised with thoughts and aspirations of becoming a famous bassist in Sarnia, ON; Emily Plunkett now lives in Gatineau, QC, and considers National Capital Region home sweet home. A product of the Beatles, MuchMusic and the Southwestern Ontario summer festival circuit (circa 2000), her interest and love in concert photography came almost completely by accident when her journalism program at Algonquin College required courses in photojournalism (and she quickly realized that photos taken at concerts using a DSLR are enormously better than ones she was taking on a point-and-shoot she bought for a trip to England). She is extremely proud of the fact she has seen Sloan in some form or another 25 times.