Three Days Of Peace & Free Music


Three days of free music will fill Clergue Park from Thursday, July 18 to Saturday, July 20 as Stage 1 celebrates the 50th anniversary of Woodstock at ROTARYFEST, The Sault’s Summer Festival!

Every band performing on Stage 1 will be covering some songs from artists that played at the original festival in 1969, and some sets will be dedicated entirely to celebrating that profound event in the history of music.

On Thursday night at 8 p.m., local music guru Rusty McCarthy has put together an amazing tribute to The Beatles which will feature music from The White Album and also Abbey Road, which is also celebrating a 50th anniversary.

Friday night will be groundbreaking for Stage 1 as many bands perform original songs, including Odd Man Out, Sailor’s Tongue, and headliner Jesse Merineau, who brought in record crowds to SooToday Stage Two two years in a row.

Saturday will showcase talented local musicians from early afternoon into the night. The headlining act is Canada’s own Green River Revival, North America’s most authentic sounding Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute which is officially licensed by John Fogerty’s record company.


  • 6:00 PM AlgoRhythms
  • 7:00 PM SideFX
  • 8:00 PM Beatles ’69
  • 9:00 PM Encore
  • 10:00 PM Soundcheck


  • 5:00 PM Mid Life Crysis
  • 6:00 PM Griphook
  • 7:00 PM Odd Man Out
  • 8:00 PM Sailor’s Tongue
  • 9:00 PM Jesse Merineau
  • 10:15 PM Bone Yard


  • 12:00 PM Mustang Sally
  • 1:00 PM Obsession
  • 2:00 PM L!ME
  • 3:00 PM Northern Jazz Ensemble
  • 4:00 PM The Very Best of John Denver with Mark Tarantini
  • 5:00 PM Kt & Kyle
  • 6:00 PM The Woodstock Show
  • 7:30 PM the eMTees
  • 9:00 PM Green River Revival CCR
  • 10:45 PM Dustin Jones & The Rising Tide

Stage 1 at ROTARYFEST is brought to you in conjunction with the Arts Council of Sault Ste. Marie & District and sponsored in part by OLG and Canadian Heritage.

ROTARYFEST, The Sault’s Summer Festival will be taking place in Clergue Park July 18 to 20. Savour the lip-smackin’ BBQ at Ribfest, boogie to continuous free entertainment on our two music stages, get hands-on and creative in the Tenaris PlayZone, jump and bounce in the Northern Dental Care Inflatable Park, delight in the family memories being created and so much more at ROTARYFEST!


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