Rock­to­ber­fest Satur­day in aid of food bank

North Bay Nugget - - NORTH BAY NUGGET -

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.

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