Rocktoberfest Saturday in aid of food bank
Live local music will fill the downtown Saturday during North bay’s inaugural rocktoberfest.
the event, organized by the North bay real estate board and its partners, will see Main Street shut down between Fraser and Ferguson in order to accommodate a full stage, as well as local food and beer vendors.
the event is free, although organizers are asking attendees to bring a non-perishable food donation for the North bay Food bank.
“We’re really looking forward to this opportunity to give back to the community,” irene Smit, president of North bay real estate board, states in a release.
the event, which is a Northern spin on the famous Oktoberfest celebrations, runs Saturday from 2-10 p.m.
derek corbeil, general manager at the crown and beaver, says his restaurant will be on hand with unique off-the-menu food items, as well as its staple and seasonal drinks.
Mike harrison, brewmaster at New Ontario brewing company, says the local brewery is excited to be offering some of its longawaited seasonal brews and signature beers.
“We’re looking to help bring the spirit of Oktoberfest to North bay for this special event,” he says.
the event will feature local and Northern Ontario musicians, including Main Street echo, Peter cliche, david dino White and headliners Murder Murder of Sudbury.
“Outside on Main Street is such a great venue for these performers,” says cliche. “and it’s events like this that really provide the lifeblood for up-and-coming music artists in the area.”
an official after-party will also be hosted at the raven and republic on First avenue.
cheryl raney, chairwoman of the board’s events committee, notes how the North bay Food bank plays such a big role in making the community a better place.
“We thought we’d throw a great event for the city, showcasing some great local vendors and artists while also supporting our local food bank,” she says.