Canadian Forces Halifax Rock Fest

Natal Day brings Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani and Sloan together on Citadel Hill.

Sammy can often be found in Cabo. Just livin'

Halifax Rock Fest, August 2 on Citadel Hill, combines "a show of support for our military members and their families" with Chickenfoot, Our Lady Peace, Finger 11, Sloan and other special guests including the winner of the Next Great Atlantic Rock Band contest. Who is Chickenfoot, you ask? Why, it's only Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony, Chad Smith and Joe Satriani, on their first Canadian tour. I am dying to see what those guys look like. “We’re connecting family, friends, neighbours and musicians in an evening of unbelievable entertainment. And by including the deployed troops in this community event we hope to send a clear message of support to our service men and women while they are away from home,” says Frank Cleysen, Canadian Forces Halifax Personnel Support Programs Manager and General Manager for the event.

Ticket information is as follows, and, I'll warn you, it's quite a read. Doors at 1pm, and it's all ages (children 6 and under get in free). All early bird tickets (on sale now until May 31) will be entered into a draw for a vehicle and the first 100 people to register their tickets online will receive an exclusive invite to the VIP party. Early Bird tickets $73.45 + $4 service fee. Early Bird Family and Friends 4 pack: 4 tickets for $67.80 each + $4 service fee. Regular tickets (from June 1 on) are $84.75 + $4 service fee. VIP seating includes great view, separate VIP entrance, washrooms, bar area, tables, chairs and catered service and those tickets cost $197.75 + $4 service fee. Tickets are available through Ticketpro Call Centre (1-888-311-9090), online at or at Ticketpro outlets. Tickets available at the Personnel Support Programs Information Kiosk on the CF Base, for Canadian Forces members only. Tickets are the same price, but fee is $2 per ticket.

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