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FRIDAY LINEUP
on the 
Port Stanley Lions & Lioness Main Stage
Pinafore Park - 95 Elm St. St. Thomas
Friday's Performances Sponsored by
 

11:00 AM
12:15 PM
1:45 PM
2:45 PM

4:00 PM
5:45 PM
7:45 PM
9:45 PM

THE GRIFFIN JAMES BAND
CIRCLE THE CITY
TROPE
MARS 51

SONIC SINNERS
GRUNGE CANTINA
TREADING ZERO
THE AVALON STONE BAND

FRIDAY 9:45 PM

THE AVALON STONE BAND

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Avalon Stone’s new single Drag Me is out now! Channeling influences like Alice In Chains and The Cranberries, Avalon Stone infuses modern grunge into her alt-rock sound. With lyrics that delve into the mind's deep recesses, she resonates with listeners, offering both vulnerability and power. From Kitchener, Avalon started her stage journey at age 10 and has since captivated audiences across Ontario and the U.S. With nearly a decade's stage experience, Avalon's performances are a magnetic blend of youthful authenticity and seasoned passion. After sharing stages with acts like Big Wreck and Kim Mitchell in 2023, she's collaborating with Juno winning producer Kevin Dietz. Look for new music through 2024 as part of her debut album “Chained”.

A few words from her fans:

“Stone is quickly cementing her status as a worthy up-and-comer in Canada's alt-rock world. Expect to see her name pop up a whole lot more this coming year.” - Exclaim Magazine

“Avalon Stone isn’t shy of being wholeheartedly real, even if it means speaking of authentic pain, the repercussions of which she’s still living through.” - Existential Magazine

“(Avalon Stone’s) sound is deeply rooted in the gritty embrace of ’90s grunge like Alice In Chains, Cranberries and Nirvana, yet she rejuvenates the classic genre with a contemporary, sharp edge. The Kitchener artist’s soaring vocals resonate deep within, echoing long after the last note has played.” - The Tinnitist

"I saw this band last night... and I'm going to *try* to restrain myself here: this band kicked ass. I mean take-your-breath-away good... and the singer, her voice literally gave me chills." - Fan 

"I saw you guys for the first time last night and you honestly rocked my world. Your talent is indescribable. it was one of the best live performance experiences of my life!" - Fan email
 

FRIDAY 7:45 PM

TREADING ZERO

Contrasting with the sound of their “plugged-in” contemporaries, the quartet creates an intimate sound that exudes raw, driving energy which draws on the band members’ individual backgrounds. Treading Zero is inspired by the inherent tension that exists in a society that is struggling to adapt to unprecedented change while still maintaining humanity.

FRIDAY 5:45 PM

GRUNGE CANTINA

Bio coming soon

SONIC SINNERS

FRIDAY 4:00 PM

Bio coming soon

MARS 51

FRIDAY 2:45 PM

MARS 51 is an alternative / hard rock band from St Thomas/London.  

 

Check out their EP released earlier this year called “When all that’s left, goes right”.

TROPE

FRIDAY 1:45 PM

From Port Stanley, Ontario, Trope is an alternative rock band with progressive elements featuring vocalist Diana Studenberg. The band formed in 2016 and spent the next couple of years writing and recording demos which became their upcoming debut album ''Eleutheromania".

 

They garnered the attention of the music industry including Mike Fraser (ACDC, Metallica) who agreed to engineer the album. David Bottrill (Tool, Peter Gabriel) also expressed interest and agreed to creatively consult and mix the album, and Ted Jensen (Alice In Chains, Pantera, Stone Temple Pilots) joined the team as mastering engineer.

 

Trope have played the main stages at Summerfest for two-consecutive years and were invited on an 18-date European tour with Kings X, and to open for The Cult in Reno, Nevada. They've played world-renowned venues including the Viper Room, The Whisky and the Hollywood Improv and were featured as one of HEAVY Mags' Top 40 Female Rock Acts in their Ladies of Rock Edition in 2019 alongside Lzzy Hale, Lacuna Coil, Jinjer, The Runaways and more.

 

Trope were added to the Spotify Rock Hard Editorial spotify playlist with over 750k listeners, Featured in Prog Magazine, Louder Sound, Metal Hammer Germany, Loudwire (Best songs of April Staff Picks), added to the Loudwire Spotify Playlist and Performed at NAMM 2020 for Sennheiser. They also have international terrestrial radio play including climbing to #4 on the Bulgarian Rock Radio Chart. In Summer/Fall of 2021 they have been playing club dates and Festivals in Eastern Europe including Kapana Festival in Bulgaria and WTF Rock Festival in Romania and they have been invited on a 27 date North American tour with Symphony X and Haken in Spring of 2022, and a 10 date UK Fall tour with the legendary band, Kings X.

FRIDAY 12:15 PM

CIRCLE THE CITY

Against the mesmerizing backdrop of Lake Huron, Circle The City masterfully blends rock, psychedelic, progressive, jazz, and metal elements to craft a unique musical tapestry. With unwavering prowess, they are etching a trail through Ontario's dynamic music scene. Emerging from Sarnia, the band has surged within their local community, entrancing listeners and garnering momentum in the live music arena over the last couple of years. Today, their magnetic aura transcends Sarnia's borders, as Circle The City's influence pervades the southern expanse of Canada, leaving an indelible impression and showing no signs of slowing their momentum.

 

Circle The City are:

Karina Pakalnis

Jesse Mootrey

Nathan Yeadon

Harold Collins

FRIDAY 11:00 AM

THE GRIFFIN JAMES BAND

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New to the St. Thomas music scene, the Griffin James Band offers a unique blend of 70's, 80's, and 90's classic rock, as well as some newer rockin' country favourites.  The band is composed of Jamie (Jay) Griffin (lead vox, acoustic guitar), Rob Martin (lead guitar, backing vox), Jordan (Some Young Guy) Young (rhythm and lead guitar), supported (one might say held up) by the rhythm section of Sean (Seanny D) Dennis (bass) and Rick Nemett (drums, backing vox) of Silver Molly notoriety (who happens to write band bios in his spare time).  You never know what you're going to hear when the Griffin James Band plays, but neither does the band - the set list changes weekly.

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