Rock The Dock celebrates a decade of loud, good times on the Sydney waterfront with legendary rockers, Nazareth, and Canadian rock icon, Kim Mitchell.
2011 marks the 10th Anniversary for, as it bills itself, “Cape Breton’s largest three-night outdoor summer party event”, this year happening on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, August 4, 5 and 6 on Sydney’s Government Wharf.
The Thursday, August 4, features bluesman (new Cape Bretoner) Matt Andersen, Newfoundland rockers Signal Hill, fiddler extraordinaire Colin Grant and his band, and singer/songwriter Molly Thomason.
Scottish rock gods, Nazareth, headline the Friday, August 5, line-up. Best known for their chart-busting cover of Gram Parsons/Emmylou Harris duet, “Love Hurts”, the band has also earned kudos for bringing a hard rock sensibility to tunes by Woody Guthrie, Leon Russell and Joni Mitchell.
Joining them onstage that night will be Cape Breton’s own rock god, Matt Minglewood, along with the soulful funk of Slowcoaster and indie band Back Pocket Material.
The line-up for the Saturday, August 6, so far includes another Cape Breton rock king, Sam Moon, and Kim Mitchell, known for his hits “Patio Lanterns” and “Go For A Soda”.
Tickets are available at the following outlets: Rolling Phones-Bell locations, Mac’s Convenience on George Street (by Victoria Park), Cape Breton Curiosity Shop on Charlotte Street in Sydney, and Membertou Trade and Convention Centre Box Office or by phoning 902-539-2300.
The Three-Night Super Pass is available for a limited time only at $25, after which it will cost $40. Individual Nightly Tickets are $20 Advance ($25 at the gate) and are also available at all the above locations.
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