Articles By: Joe Burd

ROCK THE PARK: Whitesnake and Journey deliver tour de force performances, record turnouts raising tens of thousands for Bethanys Hope

Whitesnake and Journey co-headlined Rock The Park, Friday, July 26, 2013. Photo courtesy of Kerry Belliveau.

Photography courtesy of Kerry Belliveau of Kerry’s Klips Photography Story by Joe Burd If the first day of Rock The Park ’13 was any indication of what was to come over the following two days – the 10th anniversary edition of London’s summer tradition that’s raised almost two million dollars for Bethanys Hope since its inception […]

ROCK THE PARK: 10th anniversary weekend charity bash opens in style with performances by The Trews and Tragically Hip

Gordon Downie Jr has the capacity crowd in attendance at Day 1 of Rock The Park eating out of the palm of his hand on stage with the Tragically Hip.

Photography courtesy of David Burrows Story by Joe Burd Last night, London didn’t seem too far away at all as concert-goers from all over the region and beyond – including perhaps hundreds of music lovers from Sarnia – descended on the forest city for the inaugural night of this year’s 10th anniversary edition of, what’s become a […]

Rock The Park to kick off 10th anniversary festivities tonight, co-headlined by The Trews and Tragically Hip

Rock The Park opens up tonight, July 25, at Harris Park in London with The Trews and Tragically Hip.

Tonight’s the night, Rock The Park officially kicks off it’s 10th anniversary milestone three-day bash in London’s Harris Park starting off on an adrenalin-fueled note with none other than Canadian favorites The Trews and Tragically Hip. The announcement earlier this year that Sarnia’s preeminent annual music festival Rogers Bayfest will be on hiatus indefinitely left […]

THE SHOW: Mackinac Under The Bridge, Dirty Little Secret, Woodstock, The Trews and 54-40

The Show with David Burrows for July 24, 2013.

This week on The Show, David takes a trip down to the annual Mackinac Under The Bridge weekend and serves up exclusive interviews with local cover band juggernauts Southern Funk Experience and Retrospect. Also on tap this week, footage from the recently hard-fought Under The Covers battle of the bands contest at Norma Jean’s in […]

THE SHOW: Mackinac, INDIEFEST, Autocratic Oath, Sam Scott, and more special announcements

The Show with David Burrows for July 19, 2013.

This week on The Show, David talks about this weekend’s annual Mackinac under the bridge celebration and the live music slated to play the bash this year including Southern Funk Experience, Scott Manery & The Barnburners, Bluewater Ridge, and Retrospect. Also on tap this week, interviews and footage from last weekend’s fifth installment of the […]

THE SHOW: 3rd Wave at Norma Jean’s, Rock The Park, Bridge Bash, INDIEFEST, and Dream Aria

The Show with David Burrows for July 10, 2013.

This week on The Show, David joins regional UNDER THE COVERS winner Glenn McKinnon and 3rd Wave on their bus trip to London’s Norma Jean’s to watch them compete against three other finalist bands – hailing respectively from the other three Blackburn Radio markets – for a spot to open this year’s Rock The Park in London’s […]

Dirty Little Secret wins UNDER THE COVERS at Norma Jean’s, 3rd Wave gives championship performance

Dirty Little Secret wins the night at London's Norma Jean's, will open Rock The Park on Saturday, July 27.

Last month, after weeks of narrowing down local finalists from a plethora of outstanding homegrown rock cover bands, local rock station K106.3 selected three deserving finalists – 3rd Wave, Pöwer Hoüse and Ugly – to compete at London’s Norma Jean’s for a chance to open this year’s Rock The Park on Jul. 27 in Harris Park. The top three finalists – […]

THE SHOW: Canada Day, Steven Page, Steadfast, Gibson, Rumble Fish, and 3rd Wave

The Show with David Burrows for July 4, 2013.

This week’s episode of The Show with David Burrows has something for everyone as David offers up some great features about Canada Day and a myriad of top musical entertainment that headlined the day from Point Edward to Sarnia to Bright’s Grove. David hosted the Jun. 30 pre-Canada Day celebrations at Point Edward’s Canatara Park […]

THE SHOW: Canada Day Celebrations, INDIEFEST, Whiskey Rain & 3rd Wave, exclusive interviews and more announcements

The Show with David Burrows for June 26, 2013.

This week on The Show, David talks about the coming Canada Day weekend and celebrations that are happening from the traditional order of business at Canatara Park; to the anticipated return of the notorious Rockin’ Country Collide Tour, that prominently highlights popular regional bands 3rd Wave (the rock) and Whiskey Rain (the country), at Bright’s Groves’ newly […]

Third man arrested in shoplifting incident involving a knife

Sarnia Police Service cruiser

Sarnia Police have arrested a third man who was wanted in relation to a shoplifting incident on June 14 in which the suspects reportedly produced a knife when approached by security. The three males, police say, went into a local business giving the impression they were there to make purchases when instead, once they had […]