Loverboy, April Wine to headline Salmon Festival

The Salmon Festival in Grand-Falls Windsor will be staying Canadian this year, with bands Loverboy and April Wine headlining the summer concert.

Tyler Shaw, Repartee, Barry Canning and local act Clever are also slotted to play at the concert being held July 15, according to a town news release.

Loverboy, best known for hit singles like Working for the Weekend and Turn me Loose have won multiple Juno awards and were inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

April Wine, originally based in Halifax, were also inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

Staying small

Mayor Barry Manuel said in a statement that the town wanted to keep the concert small and affordable.

"People want to move around and see friends they have not seen for a while. They want to be able to access washroom facilities and food and beverage concessions in a timely manner."

The town called their 2016 concert, which featured Trooper, a success.

"There was a lot of positive feedback after last year's show which saw a nice crowd with no long lineups or other issues," the town wrote in a statement.

Tickets for the event go on sale May 1, for just under $50. Same-day tickets will cost just under $70.