Attendance low for Salmon Festival concert

Published on July 15, 2017

Grand Falls-Windsor’s own Meg Warren, vocalist, and drummer Nick Coultas-Clarke led Repartee’s performance Saturday afternoon for the annual Exploits Salmon Festival concert.

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GRAND FALLS-WINDSOR, NL-Saturday’s temperatures reached the high 20s and the heat did bring out some last minute ticket buyers for the Exploits Salmon Festival.

But, not many of them.

As the concert was set to begin this morning there was a hope the weather would boost ticket sales. The crowds for the first three acts for this year’s main concert – Clever, Barry Canning and Repartee - appeared to number in the vicinity of 300.

Co-headliners April Wine and Lover boy hit the stage later in the evening.

Barry Canning, left, and his band hit the stage early at this year’s Exploit’s Valley Salmon Festival Concert.

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Those attending lengthy concerts are always trying to find a way to stay comfortable throughout the day, and into the evening. These inflatable loungers gave these Salmon Festival patrons an edge against fatigue.

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Little rockers Olivia, left, and Damien LeBlanc visited from St. John’s for the Exploits Salmon Festival concert.

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Tim Power lashed this bit of bait to the outside of the Riverside Convenience booth to lure customers for ice cream on a hot, sunny afternoon at the Exploits Valley Salmon Festival Concert.

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