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Stratford Blues & Ribfest

Stratford Blues & RibfestStratford Blues & Ribfest is a three day summer festival featuring live blues music, world-class ribs, a  variety of quality non-rib food options,  and a beer garden for our Blues/Rib-loving friends 18 and over.

Historic Stratford is a Southwestern Ontario hot spot for culture and the culinary arts. Stratford offers an award winning parks system, Victorian architecture, fine dining on par with North America’s best, unique Bed & Breakfasts, a distinctive shopping experience, and a safe, rural ambiance.

Stratford is also the Pork Capital of Ontario and home of The Ontario Pork Congress. Much of Ontario pork is produced in surrounding Perth County. The 2013 Stratford Blues & Ribfest will once again be held along the banks of the scenic Avon River as well as in and around the William Allman Memorial Arena on June 21, 22 & 23rd.

This year will feature Blue Rodeo, Dick Wagner – Maestro of Rock, The Weber Brothers, Stu Heydon, Bill Durst, Dylan Wickens, Shawn Kellerman, and Harrison Kennedy. Enjoy your time throughout the festival; whether this be the vintage motorcycle show, the first Canadian screening of LOUDER THAN LOVE! The Story Of The Grande Ballroom or the Saturday night low contact Roller Derby …you’ll have a terrific time no matter what.

WHEN: June 21, 22 & 23 , 2013

WHERE:  Stratford, Ontario  (radiating along  Lakeside Dr/Morenz St/ Veterans Dr.).

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Blue Rodeo

Blue Rodeo is one of my favorite Canadian bands. When I lived in Taiwan in the 1990‘s they were one of my lifelines to Canadian culture. Blue Rodeo are a unique sound with inspiring lyrics. Their first album Outskirts (1987) is still one of my favorites and they’ve stayed true to form ever since. They’ve released 12 studio albums, 2 live albums, a greatest hits album, and were inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2012. The band is innovative and quirky.

They are coming to Stratford, performing at the Blues & Ribfest. I don’t know if there are tickets left. Must find tickets.

Where: William Allman Arena

When: June 21, 2013

Time: 9:30pm


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