Food and Music Festival

On Saturday July 7, Cobourg staged yet another successful Festival that attracted citizens and visitors.  It helped that the weather was perfect – a cloudless sky yet not too hot.  It was not quite as big as organizers hoped – 25 food trucks were booked but only 15 showed up – so it only stretched from George to Division with Hibernia to George being left out.  But to judge from the crowds, especially mid-afternoon, those who came enjoyed the food and at least some of the entertainment.  The Festival was in its second year and vendors did well enough – not perhaps as well as they’d like but enough they’d probably come again.  If you look at the collection of photos below, one photo proves that at least some beach goers do visit downtown!

Band at Food and Music Festival
Band at Food and Music Festival

The event went from 11:00am to 9:00pm with the following bands:

  • Backyard Riot:11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
  • Nurse Joy: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Shaun Savoy and the Spirits:2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • MaxMouse and the Gorillas: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Storm the Palace: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Who Made Who (AC/DC tribute band):7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Not all were worth listening to – I sampled Backyard Riot (not good – I think they were surprised to find themselves actually on a stage) and Storm the Palace (OK).  DBIA chair Adam Bureau conceded that not all were top grade.  I understand the “headlining” band Who Made Who were good but by then we were at the Loft listening to another top rate band.

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Jason Beatty
13 July 2018 1:24 pm

I enjoyed it. Storm the Palace was fantastic! Sure it won’t please all the people on here, but I’m confident there will be a Conway Twitty revival band hitting the Legion soon for your enjoyment.

Jason Beatty
Reply to  Jason Beatty
24 July 2018 10:43 am

Conway Twitty’s bass player voted me down 🙁

10 July 2018 2:36 pm

It was a great day. I love all the summer activity in Cobourg. And next weekend we have another new event….the Courtyard Summer Series down at the beach. Friday Saturday and Sunday food, live music and a licensed bar. Yeah Cobourg!!

Reply to  Debra
10 July 2018 4:48 pm

I see the miserable people have voted this happy, upbeat comment down. Just can’t please some folk 🙂

Rusty Brown
Reply to  Debra
10 July 2018 9:45 pm

Thanks for reminding me about this. I had forgotten.

10 July 2018 10:46 am

I was there twice during the day. Once for lunch, it was very hard to decide! Back for “Storm the Palace” who needed another hour to satisfy the crowd and those who danced.I am a “senior” and I enjoyed them. It was a wonderful day. The only negative I heard was from a grouchy store owner who said she was going to complain to the DBIA about the food trucks taking away business from the restaurants. Any local restaurant worth their salt had a booth out on the street anyway and, from what I saw, other restaurants were doing very well. Well done Cobourg, let’s do it again next year!

Reply to  Elaine
10 July 2018 4:48 pm

I see the miserable people have voted this happy, upbeat comment down. Just can’t please some folk 🙂

Walter L. Luedtke
10 July 2018 8:34 am

Why not try some classical chamber music instead of that amplified cacophony?
BTW do we need some sort of dress code by-law for downtown?
Maybe just shoes should be required?
I know, I know. Just an old fogey!

Reply to  Walter L. Luedtke
10 July 2018 9:18 pm

Better bikinis than burkas.

Wally Keeler
Reply to  Tim
24 July 2018 11:16 am

Typical Timwit! Earned 13 thumbs down; sez it all.

Reply to  Wally Keeler
25 July 2018 11:03 am

13 thumbs down certainly says it all.

Reply to  Tim
25 July 2018 11:34 am

As of 11:33 on the 25th you have a net +6.
Wally… not so good.

10 July 2018 8:28 am

If you ask me, the Bands that were hired (their music) did not match the people (age) that made up the majority of the audience. Perhaps more Country & Western would have inspired the more mature crowds…just a thought to make next year’s event more successful.

Reply to  cornbread
10 July 2018 9:17 am

Yeehaw! Let’s git some line dancin’ also.

Walter L. Luedtke
Reply to  Durka
10 July 2018 9:26 am

That should get them good ole boys off’n their rockin chairs where they sip misty- tastin moonshine outa Mason jars.

Reply to  Durka
10 July 2018 10:47 am

There was line dancing.