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!
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.