Tickets still left for nighttime shows

While the “Sensational Hot Rods” burned up the stage in front of hundreds of people at the Sorting Gap Marina last night, the party at the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship is just getting started.
“Everyone who came out [last night] had a great time,” said FFCBC nighttime entertainment director Dave Ashworth, adding the Early Iron Car Club show that preceded the “sock hop” drew about 40 vehicles and many car buffs.
Ashworth noted he’s equally excited about Canadian rock legends Kenny Shields and Streetheart playing under the big tent tonight.
“We’ve sold quite a few advance tickets,” he said. “We’re hoping for over 1,000 people tonight.”
Ashworth said advance tickets, which cost $15, are available at the Chamber of Commerce office on Scott Street until 5 p.m., and then at the ticket booth at the bass tournament site prior to when the gate opens at 6:30 p.m.
After that, tickets cost $18 (age of majority is required).
Local teen group “Something Else,” which captured Tuesday night’s “Battle of the Bands,” will open tonight’s show, along with previous winners “Hearsay” (2003) and “Shades of None” (2004).
Popular hypnotist Tyzen will kick off the nighttime entertainment tomorrow with a free show at 7 p.m. under the big tent.
He will be followed by country music sensation Gil Grand, with special opening guest Scott Van Teeffelen and The Backroads Band, at 9:30 p.m.
“It should be a great show. Gil Grand is really excited about playing here,” noted Ashworth.
He added “quite a few” advance tickets have been sold for that show, but noted some are still some available at the Chamber office. Tickets cost $12 in advance and $15 at the door.
Age of majority again is required.
Then Ashworth and his band, “The Poor Boys,” will take to the stage Saturday for what he expects to be a packed concert due to the fact it is the final night of the bass tournament.
There’s no advance tickets for this show, with admission costing $10 at the door.

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