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The Minnedosa Tribune Friday, February 8, 2019 11


The Minnedosa

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Volume 136 Issue 48 Friday, February 8, 2019 www.minnedosatribune.com 90 cents plus tax

INSIDE First Acts Announced for RFM ‘19

this week By DARRYL HOLYK

T he first round of artists

scheduled to appear
at the 16th annual Rockin’
the Fields of Minnedosa
(RFM) this August long
weekend was announced
Tuesday afternoon at a
press conference at the
Keystone Centre in Bran-
Rapid City don.
Following opening
Digging Out remarks from Rockin’ the
Fields board president, Al
Mill Pond Logan, festival promoter,

Rob Waloschuk of Perfor-
mance Promotions took
to the podium. This is the
second year that Perfor-
mance Promotions has
booked acts for RFM.
Then, just like a live,
rock concert, the lights
dimmed and the official
lineup announcement was
made by way of a video
featuring the first 12 acts
booked to hit the RFM
UCT S upports stages in August.
The festival will kick
Local Project off on the FP Genetics
Main Stage Friday night

with headliners Canadian
“Metal Queen” Lee Aaron Photo by Darryl Holyk
and fan favourites Harle-
quin and April Wine who Rockin’ the Fields of Minnedosa Board President, Al Logan welcomes fans, sponsors, supporters
are celebrating five de- and media to the band announcement press conference Tuesday afternoon.
cades of music and Plati-
num Blonde. Over on the
If your label reads Heritage Co-op Hilltop
the Bands contest take to
the main stage to serve as
ing with “Shine”.
The party won’t cool
after a two-year hiatus to
honour the passing of its
the legendary Tom Co-
chrane and Red Rider take

19/02/28 Stage, the Guns N’ Roses

tribute band, The Night-
the opening act for alter-
native rockers, Sam Rob-
off any for Sunday night as
this year’s festival will close
lead man, Kenny Shields.
Also filling Sunday night
to the stage who is sure to
please fans with classics
It’s time to renew rain, will also perform on erts Band and the night’s out with Bed of Roses, a main stage slots will be such as “Life is a Highway.”
opening night and are closing band, one of the tribute show based on Bon Canadian rock queen, Sass More acts will be an-
your subscription! sure to be a crowd pleaser most anticipated and most Jovi on the Heritage Co-op Jordan and 54 40, the BC- nounced in the coming
bringing a taste of GNR requested hard-rocker’s, stage. Over on the main based band best known for months.
204-867-3816 hard rock to Minnedosa. Collective Soul, who had a stage will be a much-an- hits like, “I Go Blind” and
Saturday night will see string of number one hits ticipated performance by “Ocean Pearl”. RFM ’19 will Continued
the winner of the Battle of in the mid to late 90s start- Streetheart which returns end on a high note when on Page 9

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