THURSDAY JULY 24 – FRIDAY JULY 25 – SATURDAY JULY 26,2014
All Ages Licensed Outdoor Event
Gates open @ 6:00 p.m. – Music @ 7:30 p.m.
Tickets can be ordered in person at The Empire Theatre Box Office,
by calling the Box Office at 613-969-0099 x.1 and Online (links below).
Buy Weekend Passes or Individual Nights
ONE WRISTBAND will be affixed to patron for the WEEKEND
Ticket and Wristband MUST BE PRESENTED THE FIRST AND EACH CONSEQUENT NIGHT
of Empire Rockfest at Gates. No exceptions.
Huey Lewis and The News are truly on of America’s great rock & roll bands. As they enter their 35th year together, their contagious brand of music has outlasted countless trends, and is as fresh today as ever. Formed from two rival Bay Area band in 1979, they continue to thrill audiences worldwide, selling over 20 million albums in the process, earning them the right to mark their place on the pop history map. These Grammy Award winners have written and performed such classic Top Ten Hits as “Heart of Rock & Roll”, Stuck With You”, “Hip To Be Square”, “If This Is It” and the list goes on.
Glass Tiger is one of our Nation’s most beloved bands. Juno Award Winners with hits including “Don’t Forget Me”, “Someday” and “Diamond Sun”
Weezer formed in 1992, exploding on to the alt-rock scene with their infectious songs “Buddy Holly” and “Undone-The Sweater Song”. They are also known for their pioneering use of the internet to reach their fanbase, innovative videos and funny and/or quite strange behind the scenes footage, as well as their extremely passionate and devoted fans. Whether on stage or in the studio its not uncommon to see just about anyone in the band playing just about anything they can get their hands on. Other Weezer favourites include “Islands In The Sun”, “Say It Ain’t So” and “Beverly Hills”.
Click to watch Weezer’s “Buddy Holly”
An Empire favourite. Steeped in the tradition of Classic Rock greats, The Trews, always deliver. Favourites include “Not Ready To Go”, “Tired of Waiting” and “Highway of Heroes”
Sammy Hagar is the multi-platinum Red Rocker, former front man of hard rock legends Van Halen and respected member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Hagar burst onto the scene as the lead singer of Montrose and is currently on his fourth platinum run with the super group Chickenfoot. Throughout his prolific music career he also evolved into a dedicated philanthropist, New York Times best-selling author and auspicious entrepreneur with the Cabo Wabo Tequila brand, Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum and several successful bar & restaurants.
Click to watch Sammy Hagar Rolling Stone Q & A
Michael Anthony – Original bass guitarist of Van Halen (1978-98) and a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Jason Bonham - Drummer for the Led Zeppelin Reunion Concert, released as a feature film in 2012. Son of the legendary John Bonham of Led Zeppelin.
Vic Johnson – Guitarist for the Bus Boys during the 1980′s. Joined Sammy Hagar in 1997, continues to tour with members of Hagar’s Waboritas.
In the early days, Extreme described their music as “Funky Metal” but evolved much more in the mid-90s by blending classic rock influences with post-grunge and alternative rock. The band, headed by frontmen Gary Cherone and Nuno Bettencourt, was one of the early 1990′s biggest selling acts. Lead vocalist, Gary Cherone, joined one of the world’s most successful rock acts, Van Halen in 1996 – 1999. Extreme continue to rock audiences worldwide with their unwavering songcraft, diverse musical approaches and chart topping hits ”More Than Words”, “Get The Funk Out”, “Hole Hearted” and more.
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VIP area includes seating, private bar, food concession & washrooms.
General admission is standing only, no lawn chairs permitted.
All sales are final, no refunds or exchanges.
No re-admittance to the site, no exceptions.
Rain or shine
All ages licensed outdoor event
Age of majority will be checked
Entrance off Pinnacle Street only
Mandatory bag check at gate
Food concession on site
NOT permitted on site:
Smoking in Reserved Seating areas
Lawn chairs, umbrellas, coolers
Cameras or video recorders
Alcohol or illegal substances
Outside food or beverages, including water