Salmon Festival dates confirmed

No official word on acts, but rumours flying

Andrea Gunn agunn@live.ca
Published on February 12, 2013
Flo Rida woos fans at last year's Salmon Festival Concert.
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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, atlanticcanadarocks.ca, 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.

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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!

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