Monday, August 15, 2011

Blue Rodeo to Christen 'HarbourDome'

Blue Rodeo will be first concert at Kenora's HarbourDome.
Blue Rodeo is playing for the opening of Kenora's new Harbourfront tent. The yellow and black tent that has been a staple on the Harbourfront for many years is no more. Last Monday a strong gust of wind lifted the tent and down it came. As I walked by a day or two later it was a sad sight to see the tent laying in a crumpled heap. The end of an era I guess.

Luckily for Kenora residents and visitors, contractors have been hard at work last year and this summer building  the new 'HarbourDome'. The new permanent, year round tent will be bigger and better. The tent is one part of the massive renovation down at the Kenora Harbourfront. I for one can't wait to see it completed. This is the second phase of the downtown revitalization. The first phase was done a few years ago with Main Street being gutted and the roundabout being built.

Blue Rodeo is set to christen the tent performing live on September 16th. Tourism Kenora is selling tickets online and you can either get them mailed to you or you can pick them up at the new Discovery Centre on Lakeview Drive. Tickets are either $50, $70 or $90 plus a $4 service fee and tax.

Kenora, often promoted as the 'Events' city has just announced that the Stampeders are booked to play two weeks later on October 2nd. The Juno Award-winning classic rock group is best known for it's 'Sweet City Woman' hit. Tickets are $45 and can be bought at It looks like the new tent with a capacity of 2000 people will be bringing bigger names in the future. Personally, I am hoping for the Tragically Hip one day. The Stampeders are also set to play in Fort Frances and Dryden. On September 30th you'll find them belting out tunes at the Townsend Theatre in Fort Frances and then at the Dryden Cultural Centre on October 1st.

For other events in Sunset Country visit our Events Calendar on our Facebook page.

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