The Brandon University Students’ Union has unveiled an all-Canadian list of performers for this year’s Rock the Block.
Taking the stage on Rosser Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets on Sept. 5 will be Canadian singer-songwriter Alyssa Reid, Canadian pop band These Kids Wear Crowns and Canadian rock group Trooper.
“We were just looking at having a little bit of everything this year,” BUSU president Joel Springer said.
“You got some classic rock and some current music.”
Although the all-Canadian theme wasn’t intentional, Springer said it adds something “extra” to this year’s lineup.
“Some people are quite excited, some people maybe would have liked to see different bands. But when it comes to an event like this, there’s always going to be people who like it and don’t like it,” Springer said.
“It should be a good show as always. It’s a unique event in Brandon.”
Tickets for the annual event go on sale Friday and will be made available for students at the BUSU office or by calling 204-727-9660.
Several off-campus locations will also be selling tickets for non-students, including the Double Decker, the Dock on Princess, Smitten and B.O.B. Headquarters.
BUSU announced this year’s lineup on its Rock the Block Facebook page with a 35-second video.
The annual Rock the Block concert caps off BU’s orientation week at the beginning of September.
Last year, nearly 3,000 concertgoers packed the party to see the Sheepdogs, Helix, Dallas Smith and 18 Rabbit of Brandon perform.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition August 7, 2014