ROTR Band Profiles
4 p.m. – Foster Martin Band
Lyle Foster and Ray Martin joined forces to create the Foster Martin Band – and they’ve become mainstays on Manitoba’s country music scene. With a long list of albums and awards the band has performed at countless venues across the province and around the world.
9:30 p.m. – The Boom Chucka Boys
The Boom Chuck Boys are definitely different, with a unique sound that’s been described in many ways. The labels range from hot-rod country and old-time country to good old 50s-style rockabilly… but whatever you call it, their high-energy stage show guarantees a great time in the Patch!
9:30 p.m. – No Direction Band
Self-described as Winnipeg’s oldest, hairiest boy band, No Direction Band covers every genre of music – ranging from pop, punk and rock to country and metal. They’ll be on stage at the Patch to entertain the curling fans.
9:30 p.m. – David James and Big River
David James is as close as you’ll ever come to witnessing a performance by the late, great Johnny Cash. Even the most discerning fans will concede that James and the Big River band presents an homage to one of the world’s most recognized icons that is profoundly believable.
9:30 p.m. – Wonderland
This Regina-based group has earned a wide audience for its colourful tribute to all the one hit wonders of the contemporary music. Dressed in costumes that come straight out of the 80s, these four crazy guys take the crowd on a memorable blast through the past.
9:30 p.m. – Shane Chisholm
Shane Chisholm performed many years as a bass player and backup singer for major country artists including Gord Bamford and George Canyon. Now the talented musician, nominated for several Canadian Country Music Association awards, is playing his own brand of music and the fans love every second of his performance!
10 p.m. – Tim Hicks
A crowd-pleasing live performer, Tim Hicks has established his reputation as one of the up and coming stars on Canada’s country music scene. Fueled by a love of music and a desire to polish his craft, Hicks honed his musical skills in his hometown of Niagara, Ontario. Now he brings all his talents to Winnipeg for the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings.
9:30 p.m. – JukeBox Heroes
Classic hard rock music is the perfect fit for Canadian curling’s classic “rock festival”. Fans that are ready to rock the night away after all the action on the ice in MTS Centre are in for a treat when Winnipeg’s JukeBox Heroes take to the stage in the Patch to perform the all-time favourite hits.
10:15 p.m. – Kenny Shields and Streetheart
In the late 70s, Streetheart was one of the most popular bands on the Canadian music scene, achieving gold-record status with its cover of “Under My Thumb” by the Rolling Stones. Today, with the familiar sounds of Kenny Shields at lead vocals, the iconic group is still rocking the crowds just like they did more than three decades ago.
1 p.m. – Free Ride
Free Ride will be hitting centre-stage in the Patch to wrap up an amazing week of entertainment at the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings. The Winnipeg band performs a flawless tribute to the Beatles, as well as a solid repertoire of hits from biggest names in the music industry, dating back to the 50s, these guys will take you on the ride of your life!
*Schedule subject to change