CHATHAM (April 5, 2013) – Culture Factory, with the support of RM Auctions, is thrilled to present JUNO Award nominees and multiple award winners The Trews at a free concert in Tecumseh Park on May 25, as part of Retrofest 2013.
“With the addition of The Trews to this year’s Retrofest, it is shaping up to be the biggest event Chatham-Kent has ever seen!” says Fannie Vavoulis, Board Chair, Culture Factory. “This concert is perfectly in keeping with Culture Factory’s mission to enrich Chatham-Kent’s already vibrant music scene, and it wouldn’t have been possible without RM’s generous support.”
The Trews, a Canadian band originally from the East Coast, are backed by four albums, including two certified Gold in Canada, and 13 Top 10 Canadian singles. Over the past number of years, they have toured Canada, the U.S.A., Europe, and Australia, gaining a loyal following from around the world. The concert in Tecumseh Park will feature many of The Trews’ well-known hits and bangers, providing a musical atmosphere the entire family can enjoy.
“RM Auctions is delighted to support Culture Factory and Retrofest in bringing The Trews to Chatham for a free concert in the park,” says Rob Myers, Chairman and Founder, RM Auctions. “Retrofest is a fantastic event that highlights Chatham as the Classic Car Capital of Canada, while also benefitting local businesses and providing wonderful entertainment that the entire family can enjoy. RM has supported Retrofest since its inception, but this year we look forward to ‘creating havoc’ and making this the biggest and best event Chatham has ever seen!”
Saturday evening’s events will kick off at 7:30 p.m. in Tecumseh Park, with The Trews taking the stage at 9:00 p.m. Opening the show are Windsor’s “The Fisher Kings” and local group “Walking 47″. The event will be family friendly, with an unlicensed section for families, a designated beer garden hosted by the Knights of Columbus, and a number of food vendors on site.
When is The Trews concert?
The Trews concert will be the evening of Saturday May 25, starting at 7:30 p.m. Gates will open at 7:00p.m. Walkin 47 will take the stage at 7:30 with the Fisher Kings performing next.
Where can I purchase tickets?
There are no tickets. This is a free event open to the general public on a first come basis.
How much are tickets?
As a free event, there are no tickets and no cost for tickets. There will be items available for purchase including food, beverages, and swag from the bands so you may like to bring some money.
Where is the concert going to be?
The Trews concert will take place in the band shell at Tecumseh Park.
When will the gates open?
The gates will open at 7:00 p.m. We expect there will be large crowds and ask that everyone please be patient as there will be a bag check to ensure safety for all of our guests.
Can I bring my own cooler, blanket, umbrella, gym bag, or knapsack?
To ensure a safe environment for all, there will be no outside drinks or food allowed in the park and no gym bags or knapsacks. There will be ample vendors for food and beverages onsite until the end of the concert around 11:00 p.m.
The concert will be “standing room” only to ensure that the expected large crowd may be accommodated and to honour the wishes of the performers. As a result, no outside chairs or umbrellas will be allowed in the park.
Can I bring outside food, water, pop, coffee etc. into the concert?
No, you cannot bring outside food or beverages to the concert. There will be plenty of vendors onsite to purchase these items from.
Can I bring my camera?
Personal (point and shoot) cameras are welcome but professional cameras are not permitted.
Can I bring my pets (dogs, cats, etc.)?
No, there will be no animals allowed at the concert.
Must I be legal drinking age to attend?
No, there will be ample area for people that are under 19 years of age or do not wish to be in the licensed area. Only people 19 years of age and older with valid I.D. will be allowed in the licensed area (beer garden), this includes the V.I.P. area.
When will alcohol be served until?
Alcohol will be served in the licensed area only until 11:00 p.m. or the end of the concert, whichever comes first.