Salmon Festival dates confirmed

Andrea Gunn
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No official word on acts, but rumours flying

Flo Rida woos fans at last year's Salmon Festival Concert.

It’s still more than five months away, but already people are abuzz with talk of the 2013 Salmon Festival. Other than what acts that will rock Centennial Field this year, the big question is when the event will take place.

On Wednesday morning, the Town of Grand Falls-Windsor confirmed the 2013 Salmon Festival concert is scheduled for Saturday, July 13.

Earlier in the week the Town posted in the events section of it’s website that the festival, which includes other events like the salmon dinner and kitchen party, will take place from July 11-15 with Grand Falls-Windsor Day scheduled for Monday, July 15.

While concert promoter SRO Entertainment, as well as the Town of Grand Falls-Windsor, have been quiet regarding which acts might grace the stage at Centennial Field for the anticipated Salmon Festival concert, it hasn’t stopped rumours from flying.

A popular Atlantic Canadian concert news and announcement site,, Tweeted on Tuesday that The Eagles, Nicki Manaj, and Maroon 5 would be playing in Newfoundland on July 13, but that information has not been confirmed by the promoter.

This year’s concert follows two record-breaking years for the event, last year over 25,000 fans came to town to take in performances by some of the words biggest entertainers such as Aerosmith, Flo Rida, and Carly Rae Jepson, and in 2011, Kiss rocked the stage.

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The Town of Grand Falls-Windsor confirmed Wednesday morning that the 2013 Salmon Festival concert is scheduled for Saturday, July 13.


It’s still over five months away, but already people are abuzz with talk of the 2013 Salmon Festival. Other than then what acts that will rock Centennial Field this year, the big question is when the event will take place.

On Tuesday, the Town of Grand Falls-Windsor announced on its website under the events section that the 2013 Salmon Festival, which includes events like the salmon dinner and kitchen party as well as the big concert, will take place on July 11-15. The event calendar didn’t specify which events will take place on which days except that Grand Falls-Windsor Day will take place on Monday, July 15. Historically, the Salmon Festival Concert has taken place on the Saturday of the Festival. If this year follows suit, that would make the date for the concert July 13.

While concert promoter SRO Entertainment, as well as the Town of Grand Falls-Windsor, have been quiet regarding which acts might grace the stage at Centennial Field for the anticipated concert, it hasn’t stopped rumours from flying.  Who would you like to see this year? Leave us a comment!

Check back to our website or pick up future editions of the Advertiser for Salmon Festival announcements.

Organizations: Town of Grand Falls-Windsor

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Recent comments

  • Vickie
    March 28, 2013 - 11:46

    I would love to see Nickelback, Hedley, Eminem, Pink, Bon Jovi, Maroon 5 at GFW Salmom Fest. I haven't went yet but was planning on going this year depending on the lineup.!!

    • James
      April 20, 2013 - 16:35

      I would trade both my testies for eminem to come here

  • Labradorian
    March 21, 2013 - 18:59

    I would love to see eagles ,nickleback and Bon jovi

    • Nic
      March 26, 2013 - 04:27

      nickelback sucks ac dc would be insane

  • Christina Coates
    March 17, 2013 - 17:57

    Any one know when and where to buy tickets???

  • Andrea Strange
    March 13, 2013 - 15:52

    Would love to see Bon Jovi.

  • DANA
    March 11, 2013 - 13:15

    Why are people so negative?? Come on the line-up as said are great!!!!! I mean GREAT acts!!!! Bring it on Grand Falls you Rock!!!!!

  • D
    March 03, 2013 - 17:44


  • Danny
    February 23, 2013 - 19:08

    AC/DC would be the ultimate show to hit Newfoundland & Labrador. Definitely would be a sell out.

  • JC
    February 21, 2013 - 09:15

    The hip & or AC/DC would be awesome!!!

  • CW
    February 15, 2013 - 19:51

    I saw the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac and would definitely go see them both again! Maroon 5 would be great too! So excited if either of these would play!! Bring it on Grand Falls!! :)

  • dennis
    February 15, 2013 - 17:45

    Relaxe ! If you don't like them I'm sure no one will miss you if you don't go.there are lot of people who do & probably can't wait To go. In the mean time , acdc, rush would be awesome.

  • Salmonier
    February 15, 2013 - 11:02

    Watch their last long run tour on youtube. Should of been the final run tour. These guys will not rock the fest like past acts. Surf music.....Not going this year along with a lot of my friends.

    • baywench
      February 15, 2013 - 11:52

      I agree with anyone who says that the Eagles is washed-up surf music that very few of the younger crowd would pay to see. If in fact they do play 2013, I will pay to see everyone else, and plan to be mind-numbing drunk by the time the Eagles play. I don't believe they are a bigger draw than Aerosmith. I would pay a million dollars to see Adam Levine on the stage, tho!!

  • Amy
    February 15, 2013 - 09:44

    Rush is in Halifax the day before

    • Caitlyn
      February 17, 2013 - 13:49

      When was Rush ever in July? I've always known it to be in August, late August actually! Has it changed this year?

  • gm
    February 14, 2013 - 12:15

    2 words: The .. . Rolling..... Stones

    • WP
      February 21, 2013 - 11:06

      Thats 3 words.

  • Jeff Burton
    February 14, 2013 - 10:36

    The Eagles I can enjoy. I'd sell my soul to see Rush.

    • Pam Martin
      February 14, 2013 - 12:33

      It has been published in the advertiser that the headliner will be the Eagles. God I hope that's wrong. What a snore that would be. I will be leaving the province to go to a sensible concert if that's the case. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzz!!

  • darren
    February 14, 2013 - 08:21

    Folks...relax a bit will ya and be thankful you are getting another "big show" this year. Why all the hate? If you don't like the group(s), leave your sorry ass home and don't go. You can't be everything to everyone and that's hard to appreciate given the society we live in. So congrats Grand Falls-Windsor on continuing to step up when most others don't. See you in July!!!

  • Bruce
    February 13, 2013 - 17:18

    Mumford and Sons! Unlikely but it would be nice to have someone that's not washed up.

  • ThatNLguy
    February 13, 2013 - 17:14

    Please for all that is good and holy. NOT Justin beiber or Nicki minaj. I would rather buy a ticket to look at an empty stage.

  • kaitlindavis
    February 13, 2013 - 17:06

    there bein romors that one direction

  • Rebecca
    February 13, 2013 - 17:06

    maroon 5!!!!! :)

  • Jackie
    February 13, 2013 - 16:43

    AC/DC would be awesome!! Along with Pink! :) Can't wait to find out!!

  • Miranda Careen
    February 13, 2013 - 16:38


  • Blitzrig
    February 13, 2013 - 16:33

    Not the Eagles I totally agree. I am a 38 and play a lot of guitar so you think this would fit the bill. The Eagles were popular in my era too but Rock shows rule the fest. Going to regret this I think. I'm not going this year. Great if you like surf music.

  • Jessica
    February 13, 2013 - 16:10

    Nicki minaj!

  • sky
    February 13, 2013 - 16:06

    Maroon 5 DEFINTELY ! and Nicki Minaj!! Ed sheeran would be good toooo

    • Jaelyn
      March 16, 2013 - 16:27

      Ed Sheeran would be awesome there!

  • planor
    February 13, 2013 - 09:50

    The Eagles? My god garbage, if it's them I won't be going, might fall asleep at the concert. No one under 50 would even go.

  • Leafs Fan
    February 13, 2013 - 09:47


  • planor
    February 13, 2013 - 09:40

    Metallica would put on a show better then ANYONE by far, AC/DC, Pearl Jam rush, or foo fighters, would be good. Everything else would be a snooze fest.

  • andrew
    February 13, 2013 - 09:30

    Red hot chilli peppers or ac/dc young jeezy

  • HockeyfanNL
    February 13, 2013 - 08:20

    the Eagles, Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney

  • Joan
    February 13, 2013 - 07:48

    Eagles - definitely, if not Fleetwood Mac!!!!

  • ken
    February 13, 2013 - 07:22

    how about a double head liner for a change. Van Halen and Bon Jovi would be a big crowd pleaser.Artleft

  • Rhonda
    February 13, 2013 - 05:44


  • KR
    February 12, 2013 - 23:23

    Let us know!!! Wooo!!!!!

  • Vanessa
    February 12, 2013 - 23:09

    Red Hot Chili Peppers!!!

  • Nicole
    February 12, 2013 - 22:04

    Nicki minaj and Justin beiber :))

  • alexandria
    February 12, 2013 - 21:57

    Maroon 5 would be awesome !

  • JW
    February 12, 2013 - 20:01

    Pink or Bon Jovi

    • jessica higgins
      February 12, 2013 - 21:34

      I would like Nicki Minaj and the Eagles!!!!! :D

    • kim
      February 20, 2013 - 10:07

      i wouldnt mind seeing bon jovi, :)

  • Valerie Gale
    February 12, 2013 - 19:04

    Bob Seger for sure!

    • Gerard
      July 12, 2013 - 12:51

      Saw the Eagles in AZ twice and they were great. AT 44 you would think I would be in to something else but no go I guess. Fleetwood Mac would be great too

  • Leanne Nicole
    February 12, 2013 - 17:53

    Nicki Minajj !!!!! or Lil Waynee hehe

  • stephen park
    February 12, 2013 - 17:46

    i would love to see kiss there because i didnt get to see them in 2011,the eagles or metallica or the rolling stones or motley crue would be awsome too,hope to hear an announcement soon

  • jim
    February 12, 2013 - 17:27

    if you announce the dates .you already knows whos coming,so come on and announce the acts please .ps.THE EAGLES

  • Teri
    February 12, 2013 - 17:23

    Red Hot Chili Peppers

  • Christine Hicks
    February 12, 2013 - 17:01


  • Cathy Toope
    February 12, 2013 - 16:44

    I would love to see AC/DC play here in GFW. I have seen them in concert and they are amazing. Although the rumour mill says no not this year anyway!

    • Valarie
      February 12, 2013 - 19:31

      AC/DC :))