Live concerts are back in Sarnia area in October. There will be two nights of concerts at the Starlight Casino parking lot in Point Edward. On October 1st, The Glorious Sons and Born Ruffians will perform live. The Barenaked Ladies and Sarnia’s Kim Mitchell will perform on October 2nd.
To book a ticket or learn more information about the event, please visit www.bluewaterborderfest.ca.
The Sarnia group is organizing this event. It’s not the first time for them to do such a thing as they organized summer music festivals in Centennial Park and a drive-in concert last fall at the city’s airport.
Mark Perrin of Bluewater Borderfest talked about the event and its performers:
“It has been a bit of a whirlwind. The Glorious Sons are one of Canada’s top rock bands right now. They typically bring good crowds.”
Borderfest officials told the Point Edward council to expect up to 3,000 people to show up at the festival. Perrin said that casino officials were on board with plans for the October shows. The event will be held in accordance with Live Music Canada’s rules. Also, people who visit the festival will need to agree to a “COVID waiver”. Perrin said that masks will be required.
“We’re encouraging social distancing if you’re not from the same household. I think those are the important policies we want to enforce.”
Perrin confirmed that both the organizers and performers are excited. He said that vaccinations won’t be required to attend the festival.
“In the future, we’ll probably be looking at that. I think we’ll get there. It’s just a matter of letting the big guys roll it out.”