|No Limits||11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|Paul Sebalj||11:45 am - 12:15 pm|
|Shaun Melanson||12:30 pm - 1:00 pm|
|Mitch Jean||1:15 pm - 1:45 pm|
|Flipside||2:00 pm - 3:00 pm|
|Small Town Liberation Project||3:30 pm - 4:30 pm|
|The Shaftmen||5:00 pm - 6:00 pm|
|Barrel House Blues||6:30 pm - 7:30 pm|
|Johnson's Creek||8:00 pm - 9:00 pm|
|Who Made Who||9:30 pm - 11:00 pm|
|Kickback Tracii||11:30 pm - 1:30 am|
Lisa Froment (Accoustic)
Shaun Melanson is a GoldCorp employee by day and musician by night. Born and raised in Timmins, a great city with a heart of gold. His passion and dedication for playing music has led him to the stage. For the past two decades he has performed locally, and up and down the province. His rich experience, professionalism and diverse musical repertoire appeals to various ages and guarantees a welcoming atmosphere for any event.
From Northern Ontario, I am a singer/songwriter and the Co-founder/Writer and lead guitar player of the Northern rock group Kickback Tracii. I have been involved in countless music venues and festivals sharing stages with several great musicians from local groups to Trooper and April Wine.
Spending most of my days teaching guitar to children in school and my studio, I recently discovered a new passion for singing and writing modern country music. A style very close to what my father loved. The project started in October of 2017 were I teamed up with Recording Engineer Jay Vernali, from Nashville, and Head Engineer, Darren Magierowski from Jukasa Studios in Hamilton, Ontario and started putting together and recording songs.
Now I am very eager to start performing my new songs such as "Sweet Summertime So Fine", "A Little Direction", "Please Believe" and more... plus adding several great rockin' tunes to the set list from "Eric Church", "Keith Urban", "Lynyrd Skynyrd", "Bon Jovi" just to name a few. Joining forces with my son Jayden Jean on guitar, Phil Gauthier on drums and Scott Powers on bass, we are confident and looking forward to Play some great music for you all:)!!
Visit and LIKE my Facebook page to stay tuned for my soon to be released songs and videos!!
Mitch Jean - Guitars / Vocals
Jayden Jean - Guitars / Vocals
Phil Gauthier - Drums
Scott Powers - Bass
Flipside is a 5 piece band covering rock, folk country and blues music from the 70's right through to current music. We love variety and play anything and everything that gets our feet tapping!
Marielle Roussel - guitar, mandolin, vocals
Eric Gagnon - bass, harp, vocals
Claude Babin - keys, vocals
Denis Hachez - lead guitar, vocals
Denis Audet - drums
Made up of long-time friends Stephanie Boucher, Corey Olford and Sheldon Reasbeck, STLP is an acoustic cover band with a passion for folk and indie music-basically, a lot of really great stuff you may not normally hear (but should!) on small-town radio stations. STLP is heavily influenced by Mumford & Sons, the Zac Brown Band, and Vance Joy-but you may still hear this trio busting out the occasional acoustic Pearl Jam, Beatles or Lynyrd Skynyrd song. Each member of Small Town Liberation Project sings and plays instruments including the guitar, ukulele, piano, tambourine, and cajon (a really cool percussion "box" that imitates a bass drum and a snare, and is a lot less cumbersome to carry from gig to gig). The end result: a small group with a full-band sound. Professional, more than musically-inclined and friendly, Small Town Liberation Project is no mere garage band! That said, with a shared fondness for craft beer, Stephanie, Corey and Sheldon do like to keep a cold stock in a nearby fridge for rehearsals. No matter where they play, Small Town Liberation Project focuses on providing a lively, high-energy and rhythmic performance that engages all viewers and leaves the audience wanting more.
Photo credit: Pixel Pond Photography
They are a Blues Rock and Roots orientated band hailing from Timmins Ontario. Three of the four members have a background in the mining industry. Their history and heritage in Northern Ontario have a great deal of influence on our music and what it's about. The Shaftmen's music is honest and tough. The sound is filtered through the four musicians. It mixes blues, rock, boogie and roots music. Everything you hear is original.
The Barrel House Blues Band formed in the spring of 2007. Their music is a blend of R&B, Chicago, Texas and British Blues. With a twist of Outlaw Country and straight forward Rock and Roll they pay homage to their blue collar roots. They are a melting pot of high energy, hard working, riping blues rock music. However when called upon can be smooth and stinging. They do it cause they love it! The energy and vibe of their live shows is certain to leave any blues fan satisfied!
Johnson's Creek is a premier country rock band from south-central Ontario. The music is fresh, drawing inspiration from legends like: Cash, Haggard and Williams, with the fun styling of The Road Hammers and Blackjack Billy. Johnson's Creek's music is best described as country rock or "redneck rock n' roll". Johnson's Creek bring a high energy stage presence and deliver a selection of original music along with a lot of today's country hits and yesterday's favourites.
Johnson's Creek enjoy playing and have played venues big and small throughout Ontario, from Chatham in the south to Cochrane in the north. Supporting local charities is high on the band's itinerary and have been invited to participate/perform at several charities and private functions in their own communities.
Having released their debut single "Ocean Fantasy", Johnson's Creek are currently in studio recording their album with a spring 2018 release date projected.
Rick Carreiro - Drums
Glenn Code - Lead Vox/Guitar
Mike Crombez - Bass Guitar/Vox
Michael Lanteigne - Lead Guitar/Vox
After countless performances on regional stages and watering holes including Iroquois Falls’ Summer Rush, Kapuskasings’s Lumberjack Festival, Cochrane’s Summerfest, Timmins’s Kayak Festival and will be taking the main stage in 2018 at the Timmins Stars & Thunder, Kickback Tracii is pleased with the growing buzz after their latest single release "Down By The River" Previous Singles include "Ten Beers Down" currently released on The Seizure and Brain Injury Centers “Northern Ontario Rocks against Epilepsy” album, a fundraising effort for epilepsy.
With over 15000 downloads and views on the first day of release KBT front man and former Timmins resident Eric Girard states “we are extremely excited about the buzz created and also the energy generated since their follow up release "All That I Need".
|"The epitome of Country meets Classic Rock shaken with Tequila"||High End Productions - Lee Purdy|
|"A familiar and inviting feeling with small town values built nicely into it"||John Emms music critic for the Timmins Daily Press|
|"This band should be playing the biggest stages in Ontario"||Timmins Festivals and Events Committee Chair- John Olavson|
The current country rock line up consisting of front man Girard- vocals & rhythm guitars, sided by veteran ax man Mitch Jean, Chris Burton (Bass) and Paul Joanis (Skins) are sure to keep the Kickback Tracii Machine red lining @ this Summerfest events.
Come feel the energy with: Mitch Jean - Lead Guitar and Vocals; Chris Burton - Bass and Vocals; Cedrik DeFinney - Drums and Vocals; Eric Girard - Lead Vocals and Guitar"