Nick Gilder belts out a tune performing with Sweeney Todd at Bullen Park as part of Esquimalt’s Canada 150 celebrations. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Esquimalt fans rock out for Canada 150 celebration

Nick Gilder and Sweeney Todd headline day of musical entertainment

Thousands of music lovers through the day checked out Esquimalt’s Canada 150 celebrations at Bullen Park on Sunday, with local performers in the morning setting the stage for featured rock and roll performers in the afternoon.

Local blues rockers The Jason Buie Band, plus veteran recording artist Jerry Doucette kicked off the high octane part of the day’s show, with headlining act Nick Gilder and Sweeney Todd hitting the stage at around 4:30 p.m. for a punchy set of 70s and 80s pop-rock.

The crowd got dancing early on the grass, as Gilder and company pounded out such hits as “Hot Child in the City” and a cover of Golden Earring’s “Radar Love.”

The free day-long concert, part of the Township’s community celebrations marking the country’s 150th birthday, is wrapping up soon.

Next up for Esquimalt will be Ribfest, set for Sept. 8 to 10 back at Bullen Park.

editor@vicnews.com

 

Nick Gilder connects with a couple of fans from the stage at Bullen Park as he performs with Sweeney Todd on Sunday as part of Esquimalt’s Canada 150 celebrations. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Just Posted

Langford, Royal Roads partner to keep talent on the West Shore

MOU will target talent creation, retention and attraction with official partnership

Tsunami warning an ‘exercise in precaution’

Warning for Greater Victoria called off shortly before 5 a.m. Tuesday

Sirens don’t sing in tsunami warning for Esquimalt

Officials pleased with process, say sirens would have been activated had threat escalated.

Support growing for palliative care facility on the West Shore

Dave Saunders says facilities ‘bursting at the seams’

Vic-Alert faces tidal wave of registration after tsunami warnings

City of Victoria system is free and provides early warnings of disaster

WATCH: Greater Victoria residents gather at higher ground during tsunami warning

Ocean Boulevard and the Esquimalt Lagoon reopened shortly before 5 a.m. Tuesday

Babcock, Goyette and Smyth honoured at Order of Hockey in Canada

Mike Babcock, from Saskatoon, guided the Detroit Red Wings to a Stanley Cup in 2008

Bell Canada alerts customers who may be affected by latest data breach

Federal Office of the Privacy Commissioner said it had been notified

‘The tsunami alarm failed my household’: North Coast residents concerned over sirens, alerts

People living in northern communities share how they learned about Tuesday’s tsunami warning

Snowboarder dies at Vancouver Island ski resort

Death at Mount Washington Alpine Resort

Man faces 48 charges in string of random Toronto shootings

The string of unprovoked shootings began Jan.9, say police

‘Shape of Water’ producer, Christopher Plummer among Canadian Oscar nominees

Guillermo del Toro film about merman romance earns 13 nominations

Canada, TPP agrees to revised deal without the United States

Canada and the remaining members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership have agreed to a revised trade agreement

Most Read