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

11:00 AM
12:30 PM
2:15 PM
3:30 PM
5:00 PM
6:30 PM
8:00 PM
9:30 PM

SUNNYVILLE
RYAN NAISMITH BAND

STEVE WILSON
SUPERNATURAL BUFFALO
THE PEAKS
THE DIRTY RIFFS
AWAKE & DREAMING
THE JOEL DUPUIS BAND

SATURDAY 9:30 PM

THE JOEL DUPUIS BAND

Based out of London, Ontario, The Joel Dupuis Band (awarded London blues band of the year 2024) is an electrifying three piece band that gives an energetic performance, and a straight shot of pure, no filler, rocking blues in the form of soulful originals as well as an original take on old favourites.

At just 21 years of age, Joel Dupuis has played all over the Southern Ontario music scene as well as Festivals in Thorold, Toronto, Kincardine, and London to name a few. He has shared the stage with the likes of Scott Holt (current frontman of Foghat), The Cashbox Kings (top 10 blues album of the year 2017), JW-Jones (JUNO Nominee) and Pat Harrington (Victor Wainwright and The Train, Grammy nominee).

 

As well, he has also toured with Ghost Town Blues Band out of Memphis Tennessee (#1 Billboard Blues Album 2019, B.B. King International entertainer of the year award 2020). 

SATURDAY 8:00 PM

AWAKE & DREAMING

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From right here in St.Thomas we are thrilled to present the up-and-coming musical group — Awake & Dreaming! Comprised of the incredibly talented Sasha Kristoff, Stefan Schneider, and Ryan Dugal, this trio creates ethereal and captivating indie rock soundscapes inspired by their favourite bands Muse and Radiohead. Come enjoy their performance as their themes, lyrics, and melodies will stay with you long after the show.

SATURDAY 6:30 PM

THE DIRTY RIFFS

Bassist BRENDAN SOMERVILLE found his calling in music from a young age, starting with piano. His music journey has since lead him to bass and guitar. Sound influences include Radiohead, Them Crooked Vultures, and Queen, setting the groundwork for his solid bass lines and creative flexibility.

Vocalist and Guitarist STEVLAND WILSON has been in and around the music scene as long as Yoda has been speaking his Wisdom to the Hobbits. Influences are many including The Beatles, Stones, BB King, Rhythm & Blues and Traditional Folk. Steve is also a recording artist  and songwriter and places creativity first and foremost in his music and performing.

 

Guitarist CARY JUAN has played with bands varying in styles from Blues, to Rock, Funk and Alternative. His session work and recordings for solo acts such as Ben Segev, and collaborations with DJ Wolfe were well received. He has enjoyed performing across the GTA at venues such as the legendary Horseshoe and charity events at Rogers Centre. After moving to Waterloo Region a few years ago, he has been enjoying the rich musical community.

MAC COLE: Professional drummer in the mid 80’s with a number of east coast bands including Attic recording artists Haywire. Continued music career forming DROG recording artists Dissemblers, and various independent projects. Currently playing local events and involved with Nonprofit Music Organization events.

SATURDAY 5:00 PM

THE PEAKS

 Generously Sponsored by:

SATURDAY 3:30 PM

SUPERNATURAL BUFFALO

SATURDAY 2:15 PM

STEVE WILSON

SATURDAY 12:30 PM

RYAN NAISMITH BAND

Ryan Naismith is a singer-songwriter from London, Ontario. His songs weave together stories of Life,
Loss, and Redemption with a straightforward delivery that connects with his audience. Accompanied by
his band, their Alt-Folk, Americana sound has been building a strong fan base one show at a time
throughout Ontario.


In the vein of his musical influences such as Townes VanZandt, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Steve Earle, Blue
Rodeo, and Chris Knight, Ryan strives to write songs that resonate like an intimate conversation. Songs
that are honest, and reach below the surface of the everyday.


2023 held the highlight of playing a showcase at Diamonds in the Rough stage, during the CCMA’s in
Hamilton. 2024 has Ryan nominated for a Forest City London Music Award in the Singer-Songwriter
category and he is planning to record his first EP in 2024.

SATURDAY 11:00 AM

SUNNYVILLE

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