Timmins Festival & Events Committee

Press Release

May 28th, 2019


The wait is over!  Save the weekend of July 26th and 27th for Northern Ontario’s fastest growing
family friendly party – Rock On the River!  Presented once again by Tahoe Resources. The
Timmins Festival and Events Committee (TFEC) have been hard at work after another successful
year of fundraising and are finally ready to present our line up.

The party taking over the Participark in Timmins this summer will be headlined by Juno winning
rockers The Sheepdogs, fellow Canadian hit makers Theory, and rising country star Tim Hicks!
The festival is rounded out with Grammy winning rapper Everlast, the top selling Canadian
Country act of all time The Roadhammers, US Mainstream Rock chart toppers Red Sun Rising,
5x Juno Nominees The Trews, star of CTV’s “The Launch, Maddie Storvold, platinum selling 90’s
rockers I Mother Earth, and a Northern Roots Stage full of local and upcoming Canadian Talent
where you might find the next big thing!

“TFEC finds our success strictly because of community support. We’ve noticed an increase in
awareness about our festival within Northern Ontario and want to make sure our festival can
reflect as many of our residents as possible. If there’s no support, volunteers, or sponsors,
there’s no Rock On The River. We’ve read every single piece of feedback we’ve received
about our artist direction and are happy to finally try out a bit of Country for all you Cowboys
and Cowgirls – Without losing touch of our roots. We hope to see you at the Participark this
summer! At this rate year 5 is going to be insane!”

Tickets will be on sale Friday May 31st at TimminsFestivals.com. A tiered pricing will be
introduced to give a discount to our early supporters for weekend passes, and an early bird
discount will be applied to single night tickets. Once again TFEC will be partnering with local
non-profits (TBA) for a child’s discount. Children 10 and under will get in free with a monetary
donation to the non-profit / charity of the night.

“Less than 5 years ago Rock On The River started as an idea between people frustrated with a
lack of live music in Timmins. Taking it upon themselves to fundraise and volunteer to make it
happen on their own. We never expected it get grow this quickly and the overwhelming
support from Timmins and the North. Let’s get ready to ROCK! “


Filed under: live music, ROTR, TFEC, Timmins